I'm buying a skiff next week that does not have a depth finder or GPS unit. What brands would y'all recommend?
Garmin bought out Navionics.Simrad GO series is popular for touch screen.
Simrad Nss is more expensive but has buttons in addition to touch screen.
Simrad Cruise series for serious budget minded product but newly released.
Ray marine Axiom series is also getting popular.
Not personally a Garmin fan due to mapping limitations (proprietary Garmin maps only) but otherwise hardware is up there with best of them.
Can’t speak to anything Furuno in small boat stuff.