Originally Posted by tim griffin
When it conks out I have the problem of replacing it with another unit but I will have a very expensive black box fishfinder that will be of no use to me.
Tim, if and when it comes to it, I'd be interested in buying the fishfinder and transducer from you.
I had a CP180i on my Rib, which was mounted right on the top of the console, and exposed to the elements. It seemed to handle that fine, but it didn't like being left inside a box full of water for a week, so I've replaced it with a flush mounted CP-300. The CP-300 has been in for a month and a half, and hasn't missed a beat yet.
Other than my CP180i, which was damaged through my stupidity (!), I've never yet had a standard plotter returned, although I believe Doug Innes from Stormforce has had a few problems.