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  • Depth finder!!!!!!!!!

    So i have been wanting to upgrade the depth finder on my boat from the 3in. that came on it so ive been looking at the Dragonfly pro7 and i do alot of night fishing and i was wondering how the screen is at night bc i read somewhere online that at night its hard to see the depth finder in the dark so i was wondering if anybody has this and uses it at night and lemme know if its actually worth buying?

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    I don’t have a DragonFly but I’m also in the market for a new FF also. Most of the reviews on the DragonFly have been favorable. I don’t know how you saw much of anything on a 3” screen. All of the Fishfinders I’ve fished with have had well lit screens for night. I don’t use the fish finder part much at night but I do use the gps at night. Going to a 7” screen will make a world of difference for you regardless of what brand you go with. I’m upgrading from a 7” Lowrence to a 9 or 10”.

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    • #3
      Never heard of such a thing.
      Usally a bigger problem to reduce the backlighting enough to avoid problems with your night vision
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      • #4
        All the units I have seen you can adjust the back lighting from dim to bright.

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        • #5
          I don’t know how you saw much of anything on a 3” screen.
          Agree..and a 7" combo unit is simply two 3" screens side by side....not a fan of combo units in general because of the inherent size limitations....I also don't like all my eggs in one basket.
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          • #6

            Purchase the largest screen you can afford. I have a 7 inch combo and a 7 inch sonar so I don't have to use split screen I have never heard of a Dragonfly unit so can't comment. All the sonar units have backlight for night viewing, I have never experienced one without it, including my 23 year old Black and White Eagle Ultra. If you are installing a new transducer do not run the wire close to other electrical wiring, most likely you will get interference
            Experience is a lifetime of mistakes, wisdom is not making them again.

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            • #7
              I looked into the dragonflies and was not impressed by the reviews, instead went with another lowrance, 7 inch combo with downscan. Am very happy with the unit. I also do a lot of night fishing both fresh and salt so a chartplotter is mandatory for me
              Ronnie

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              • #8
                Thank yall and believe me it was hard with the 3in screen lol but im getting trim pump put on this weekend then imma be looking to buy thank yall i think im going to go with a lowrance

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                • #9
                  I would highly recommend you look at the performance of a CHIRP (spread spectrum) unit before buying a conventional fish finder.

                  And don’t fall for the 2 or 3 frequency junk being marked as CHIRP. It’s not, and the performance is nowhere close to a unit with a 70-80 kHz frequency spread.
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                  • #10
                    As long as you don't care about networking, the dragonfly is a good choice....I have never used it at night but it has no problem in full sunlight! I have the 7 Pro on my kids 13' whaler and love it! I assume that your budget is about $500-700 so real chirp is not going to happen...Any Lowrance or Raymarine unit in that price range will serve you well.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by b.gagnon View Post
                      I assume that your budget is about $500-700 so real chirp is not going to happen..
                      You know what they say about making assumptions.....

                      Full CHIRP, 9” display, downview, sideview and side scan with world map set - $599

                      Same features 7” display - $499
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                      • #12
                        Maybe I can chime in if it's not too late. I'm not a fan boy by any means but I think a Lowrance is hard to beat. I really didn't like the resolution on the earlier dragonfly. If you're looking to save a few bucks humminbird makes some good ones. There is a pretty good list below.
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                        • #13
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                          I have a 1972 Glastron with fiberglass hull and wood transom.I want to put a transducer in boat for fish finder will it work?

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