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Rigging a New Boat

Old 11-11-2002, 05:39 AM
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As a soon to be new boat owner and it being my first boat I am seeking recommendations for electronics - Make and Model would be helpful and ball park prices if you have an idea. I would like to keep it around $1500 or less if possible.

The boat is a Scout 202sf, no T-top. mostly flyfish (90% of the time) predominantly inshore waters and mostly here in the Northeast where I live. Boat will aslo be used for family purposes...
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Need more info to help ya:

What would you like to outfit boat with? Fishfinder? GPS? Chartplotter? Radar?

Handheld units? OR, fixed mount type units?

But, my advice is buy them in this order:
1. VHF Radio, fixed mount. Icom M402. Safety first! Cost = $200
2. VHF Antenna, by Digital Cost = $130
3. Fish Finder. I'd suggest the Raymarine L470 Cost = $400
4. That leaves you with about $750 to spend on a GPS/Chartplotter. I have no suggestions at that price range (cause I'm only familiar with higher end units) but I'm sure others can help ya out.

Good luck.

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I would go Birdman one better,

Fixed VHFw/antenna $225-350
Hand held (waterproof)VHF. $100-250 Standard Horizon HX460S
GPS. Anything Garmin with blue chart-make sure it has tide info and maybe one that you can add a fishfinder to later on. (I.E. GSD20)
Fish finder(Optional) When I fly fish it tends to be sight casting so need for Fish finder is questionable.[/list]
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Old 11-11-2002, 12:23 PM
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The electronics we're going to put on our 232 Sea Hunt are:

-Garmin 182 GPS/Chartplotter
-Blue Chart for Charleston-Jacksonville
-Shakespeare 5225-XT VHF 8' 6Db Antenna
-Standard Horizon Intrepid Plus radio
-Furuno LS6100 Fishfinder + transducer

Total cost including antenna mounts is around $1,450 from [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]
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