I will be taking delivery of a Hewes Explorer 260 this summer (although I just saw the new Hewes 290 at Tom n'Jerrys ) and I'm looking for input on how to proceed. I will be running 2 Honda 250's with a 15-20 hp Honda kicker. Fish electrics will be a Carbon 16 w/ Structure Scan 3D inside and Carbon 12 or HDS 12 Gen3 at aft steering that only controls kicker. It has hydraulic steering for mains and the kicker has tie-bar connecting to mains. I would like to go with Lowrance Outboard Pilot but research leads me to believe that its intended for a single main engine setup. I fish mainly the inner San Juans with occasional runs to Eagle Point and MacArthur/Hein banks.
Secondary topic. Do the Carbons pretty much render a Lowrance sonar unnecessary or overkill?
Suggestions, criticisms and recommendations welcome.