So I am doing research on electronics for the new rig and am getting overwhelmed by the options available. My las boat had a cheap eagle fishfinder. It worked OK I suppose but was pretty bare bones. At the other end of the spectrum are the 2K+ SI chartplotters. They look cool but I just can't drop that kind of scratch right now. So here I land, somewhere in the middle. I just looked at the 798CI which seems to a "less expensive" way to get into SI technology with integrated chartplotter. These are still pretty spendy at about 1K. I'm wondering if those with units with the chartplotter technology find it usefull on the rivers around here. Are there charts available for our rivers? Are they at all accurate with wingdams and such?? If not would I be better off with another option? I'm sure there have probably been lots of threads on this but the technology seems to be advancing so quickly I'm finding it difficult to keep up with.