Hello all...I am a newbie to the Barn, but an old salt on the beaches. I recently came into my first "good" boat last year...202 Hydrasport DC. I absolutely love it, however the fishfinder it came with is absolutely ridiculous to say the least. It is a humminbird 200DX but it might as well say Fisher Price on it. I have never needed one walking along our beaches but I am in the market for one now. I am going to the Edison boat show this weekend with a buddy, and I thought I would look at some of their electronics while there.
Anybody think that it's a smart move to buy something there? Also, any recommendations as to what to get? I have read a couple of threads on here about the Garmin 478s or 172s. I believe they are discontinued now, buy I still see them pop up on e-bay now and then. Any input would be welcomed as I am pretty much in the dark on this subject. My budget is about $600. Thanks if you guys respond and thanks for reading this long winded post.