Winter Value

Some of the best solutions for an affordable price. Many of these devices support multiple functions and incorporate different technologies to provide you the best value.


Raymarine Dragonfly

PROs:

  • 1500 nit colour screen with high visibility in sun
  • Tilt and swivel holster with quick release
  • User friendly three button control with joystick and dial

CONs:

  • Inability to network

Garmin GMI 20 / GHC 20

PROs:

  • Bonded screen prevents dust and condensation
  • Bright screen for use in sunlight
  • Can be flush or flat-mounted

CONs:

  • NMEA 2000 Network Updater sold separately

Maretron DSM150 3.5” Multi-Function Colour Display

PROs:

  • Shallow, flush mount installation
  • Bright 800 NIT display with small bezel
  • User configurable screens

CONs:

  • Does not display AIS data
  • Average display resolution

Raymarine a-series Touchscreen MFDs

PROs:

  • Maximum screen size in minimum helm space compared to A-series
  • Can network with up to six c- or e-series MFDs
  • Offer video over IP

CONs:

  • No Wi-Fi connection or control apps
  • Will not be released until October 2012

Lowrance Elite-4 HDI Fishfinder/Chartplotter

PROs:

  • Regular fishfinding and downscannning
  • DownScan Overlay technology overlays DownScan Imaging onto Broadband Sounder
  • Multi-Window Display features pre-set page layouts

CONs:

  • No NMEA 2000 support

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