What units are you guys using for marine applications? My father in law's boat came with a Standard Horizon 150 which was probably a good unit in it's time, but it is acting up lately. It has been taking a LONG time to acquire satellite lock and intermittently loses it while out on the water even though it uses an external antenna.
This last trip to Valdez, I fired the unit up before we launched the boat. It didn't get a fix until we were almost to the Narrows! My handheld Garmin gets a lock in about 20-30 seconds and never loses it.
We were starting to look around a bit at replacement units and were wondering which ones were popular. A buddy of mine has a Garmin 2006C, but the price tag is a little scary. We were hoping to keep it well under $1,000 if possible.