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Old 10-04-2011, 03:20 AM
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uhhh . . . . that's a mere 5" unit--you said largest screen, correct?

what do you have for a plotter that takes a FF/BBox? RM, Furuno, new Garmin, and standard Horizon make BBox FF's which are around $5-600 plus add xducer. Most of the BBox are a very good quality FF and you can utilize your "large" screen plotter.

If you don't have a large screen plotter or want a stand alone FF, Furuno 620--6" screen (600 watts) with an xducer will be close to $1000 or find a 582L (7" screen).

Here's another option, consider used equipment. You could relatively easily find a Furuno VX1 system with a 10" screen and a BBox FF for around your budget. You'd get a nice big screen and a very good FF provided you add a nice xducer. Add a GPS sensor and you'd have a good back-up plotter to boot.