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Old 01-01-2004, 11:20 PM
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Saw the post from JAGSARE1 about electronics on a budget. He mentioned $10000! Wow, what a budget!! Being a teacher, I am looking at a more realistic budget of say <$1200. I just purchased a 20' Hewescraft Searunner with a Johnson 140 (thanks to those that gave suggestions on the motor). The boat is a custom welded aluminum. Will use to fish in Puget Sound, the Pacific and Canadian waters. They start the boat January 5 and I will take delivery late February so I have some time to look for the best prices. I would like to be able to get a VHF and GPS/Fishfinder combo. I will be going to the Seattle show. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for the replies.
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Old 01-02-2004, 12:19 AM
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Save yourself a lot of money and buy the Eagle 320. It's a high quality FF and chartplotter for around $400. Then buy a navionics chip for your area and a nice VHF and antenna. The only problem is that it's black and white.
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Old 01-02-2004, 01:37 AM
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Idea, not advice, you can get an Icom 402 vhf @$175, Galaxy antenna @$110, and Garmin 188 gps/sounder @$785. Total $1070
These are some places to review some products. 1st 2 are sponsors of this forum.
http://www.byownergroup.shoppingcart...age/278831.htm
http://www.threeriversmarine.com/

http://www.brokenlegdave.com/index.html
http://www.consumersmarine.com/
http://www.dbmarine.com/
http://www.voyager-marine-elect.com/why.html
http://www.marine.com/index.tam?priorcase=main
http://www.pyacht.net/cgi-local/Soft...24a+1073084892
http://www.bargainmarine.com/default.asp


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Old 01-02-2004, 11:45 AM
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Hey Tuck, are all Hewescraft owners teachers? My 22-foot Hewescraft is aptly named "Summer School" .

I bought most of my electronics through a local stereo shop that was getting rid of their marine electronics. My best deal was a new Garmin 238 sounder for $450! I might be worth checking the yellowpages and visit all the shops that advertise marine electronics. They often have something on sale that isn't advertised. This is how I found my deals.
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Old 01-02-2004, 05:46 PM
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my budget on my new boat is $25k
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Old 01-02-2004, 09:54 PM
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quote:Originally posted by flounder1979:
my budget on my new boat is $25k

And the suggestion you would like to make in reference to the post?
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I've got a few I could think of real quick for the Flounder post.

But my mamma always said if you don't got nuttin nice to say.......
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