I just ordered a Kingfisher 2725 and need to decide on a GPS/Fishfinder electronics package in the next couple of weeks. I'll be going with Garmin for no reason other than I'm familiar with their products and they've served me well in the past. I'm trying to keep the costs under the "break out in a cold sweat" threshold so I'm leaning toward the GPSMAP 741xs paired to the GMR 18HD radar. Any thoughts on this system as compared to going all in with a 7000/8000 series chartplotter?
Also, I want a second fishfinder for the aft helm (won't necessarily need radar or GPS). Any thoughts on an affordable way to do this?