Looking for some electronics recommendations
My recently purchased boat is lacking some electronics, as a priority I'm looking to fit a VHF and a depth/fish finder and I'd appreciate some advice/recommendations.
The boats intended use is entirely recreational, fair weather day trips along the coast, maybe some light fishing etc.
For the VHF I was thinking of going for a fixed one over a handheld, is the Cobra kit good? I thought the "Cobra MR-F75EU" looked to be a reasonable price (approx £120), is it missing anything that some of the more expensive ones carry that you might consider very important? Any recommendations for an aerial?
For the depth/fish finder, I'm totally open to suggestions. I've read some good reviews of the Garmin customer service on here and their kit seems well established and respected, my only experience with Garmin is for GPS devices and I've been very happy with them. Are there any ones that incorporate GPS and chart plotter at a reasonable price (although I'm not sure what that is).
What's the best place to locate the transponder? Can a transom one be used when the boat is travelling at speed?
I have a Solent 5.4, I haven't really looked into how easy it is to run the cables/transponder under the deck yet through the existing channels, so if anyone has any experience they can share that would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance