The truth about electronics
Every time I get someone in my boat that has something to say about the electronics they use on their boats, there is a mixed bag of opinions. We hear some good, some bad and some ugly.

The truth is, no matter what manufacturer you choose there are many ways to view them by those who use them every day.
It can also be said that opinions are generally based on what their latest issue, or need might be as they try to upgrade or just make their electronics on their boat better.
Also, it’s true that everyone that is spending money on today’s expensive boats want the very best of electronics. This makes the choices very difficult for most as the opinions of who has the best of the best differs like art in an art gallery.
It’s very easy, in today’s world, to spend 10 to 15 thousand dollars on your electronics. The cost alone makes those using the equipment feel that what they bought should be perfect. The bottom line is, none of today’s electronic equipment is perfect. They all have flaws, and all have positives and negatives. Part of the reason is that we all have opinions on how the product set-up should work. There are many variables about what should be easy, or not, and for most anglers it drives them nuts if they don’t get it right the first time.
The bottom line is, no manufacturer has all the answers. All they can do in today’s world is continually try to improve, listen to their customers and improve the things that make sense. This is done in a couple of ways. Continually expanding their technology and coming out with nextgeneration products or sending out software fixes that improve the units you use today. The software fixes are the easiest solution, but software changes don’t upgrade hardware, so the need to stay current with next-generation technology becomes paramount and, of course, the customer is caught in the middle as new products drive us to purchase and improve our boats.
The best advice I can give you is to spend time learning what you have, and don’t be afraid of messing something up as it can always be fixed. Become efficient and knowledgeable at what you have and how you use it.
Captain Mike

Dunham's Sports

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