The massive number of different chart plotter combos out there makes trying to pick one maddening!
I am to the point where I need to order whatever I am going to order so it will be here to install in a couple of weeks. I have to make a decision....
I am looking for an 8" display. It needs to offer full chart plotter capabilities, be network capable so I can input camera
and other stuff. It needs to offer a sounder / fish
finder though tons of bells and whistles on that feature are not required. It needs to support AIS
It also needs to support GOOD charts
and NOT require dozens of expensive downloads to get the charts
we need for cruising the US east coast
and down island to Grenada
I am looking for the chart plotter, AIS
"B" transceiver and a satellite radio
receiver. All 3 must talk easily to each other, be easy to use and reliable and NOT be terribly expensive.
I do not need all the super high tech bells and whistles. The truth is.... I will never learn to use all the stuff it will do. I will use it for the basics pretty much.
If it could talk to my Raymarine
that would be ok, but not crucial.