I'm looking for a good pair of binoculars to keep on the boat. I know you brothers will show me the way. I've done a search for binoculars, but didn't find anything specific. I would use these for all the obvious, but mostly for locating bait flipping on the surface and birds diving for bait. Some of my questions are: Compact?.... I'm thinking "yeah", for the boat. Water resistant or waterproof?.....I don't know if they make waterproof. expensive?.... I'm thinking my budget might be $100.00 for some really good ones, but I don't want to ever have to buy another pair. If I'm armed with the knowledge from you guys, what about perusing my local pawn shops?