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Electronics for around $1200

Old 02-07-2007, 09:35 AM
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Just purchased a Carolina Skiff 238 DLV. Will be doing a little offshore with the boat but alot of Bay fishing. I am in the market for a very nice bottom machine that is surfasce mounted, a GPS that is color with mapping. And a mounted vhf. I am looking at several different options but really need some expert advice. I understand that the new Garmin line won't be out for a little while. Not really interested in the top of the line here. The Garmin 498 looks nice but I saw a demo in a store and the clarity wasn't as strong as the Lowrance. I have owned a few different garmins in the past, quality is there and so is accuracy. Have never owned anytype of lowrance. The store had a Lowrance 337 I think was the number. Around the same dollar bill. I don't know what to do. Combo unit or split units. And which to buy. Any and all help will be muchly appreciated.

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The Lowrance 337 is no longer available as they have new units coming out. The new ones are nice but I like the ease of use and the maps in the Garmin. As for vhf, look at the Icom 302 or 422 and an 8' antenna. The antenna is what makes the difference.

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