Scott M Posted September 20, 2012 Share Posted September 20, 2012 Well, year number two with my boat is going to be in the books for me soon. A record low Minnesota River and the scarcity of fall hunting days means despite the tremendous fishing that can be had in the fall, I'm likely putting the boat in storage in a few weeks. When I purchased the boat, I pledged to make upgrades in each year of ownership. The first year, I put in some rod holders and did some tune up work on the motor. This year, I upgraded all of my seats. Baby steps. My biggest deficiency is now my electronics. I typically take out a small GPS with chip to get around on lakes and then rely on my old Lowrance X45. It's good enough to read bottom and that's about it.The fishing learning curve is greatly steepened with electronics. Like it or not, it makes the difference between good and great fishing in many instances. After spending time in the boats of friends and seeing how they use their depthfinders, side scanners, and dual-purpose units, I've come to the realization that I need to upgrade next year. If you're like me, you take some time to research your purchases. So for 2013, I will be looking at depthfinder/GPS combos. I did make an electronics purchase a couple years ago, and I found a company, a sponsor here at HSO, that does a super job of delivering great products at a great price: Pro Fishing Supply To me, a purchase of something so important, and quite frankly one of the more expensive purchases one will make within the fishing hobby, should be done with someone you trust. Trust is built by consistency, excellent customer service, and helpfulness. This is why I would recommend, and will be doing my shopping, at Pro Fishing Supply (PFS). Dave Weber runs PFS. When you call the store, you get Dave, not some machine. He can answer all questions, because he's used all the equipment. He's been in outdoor product retail his whole career. He fishes for fun, and he fishes for tournaments. He has all anglers covered. If you buy a product, and you have a question, he can help you. If you buy it at Big Box, can you call them and have them help you get it going? Good luck. To me, its the person behind the product as much as it is the product and the price point.I've got a little bit of Depthfinder/GPS combo research to do this winter, and am actually looking forward to it.So I have to ask...anybody else have plans for your boat next year? A new trolling motor? Radio? Fishfinder? New motor? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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