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Old 19 September 2013, 08:52   #11
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Old 19 September 2013, 09:11   #12
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Wow she must be a really special lady to want a birthday present like that - you're a very lucky bloke.
yeah but the problem is she will get me some earrings for my birthday
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Old 19 September 2013, 09:13   #13
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yes that 7x hdi looks very nice
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Old 19 September 2013, 09:58   #14
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The lowrance and the d/fly screen shots of the "down scan" sonar seem almost identical in detail...
I'll quiz the bods at the show on the differences!

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Old 19 September 2013, 11:18   #15
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I have the Dragonfly and the Navionics Gold sd.
The screen is great. Very easy to view even in bright sunshine with polarised glasses. The controls are very easy to use, especially the map zoom and switching views. The sounder and map function are excellent. The jury is still out on the DSI function.
There are some things that I don't like such as the huge 8" transducer - I'm worried I'm going to prop it.
The main thing I don't like is the crappy slot cover for the SD card. There is absolutely no way this waterproof or ipx6 or ipx7 rated. There is a very real risk of getting water ingress and ruining the 160 gold card as well as the unit. I will be taping this shut in future.
I'm also not a fan of the unit stand. Its unnecessarily tall and fiddly and very plastic when compared to Garmin.

Overall great value and very easy to use. But the Lowrance Elite 5 HDI is just out for similar money which looks like a good unit to.
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she will get me some earrings for my birthday

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Old 19 September 2013, 11:40   #17
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I have the Dragonfly and the Navionics Gold sd.
The screen is great. Very easy to view even in bright sunshine with polarised glasses. The controls are very easy to use, especially the map zoom and switching views. The sounder and map function are excellent. The jury is still out on the DSI function.
There are some things that I don't like such as the huge 8" transducer - I'm worried I'm going to prop it.
The main thing I don't like is the crappy slot cover for the SD card. There is absolutely no way this waterproof or ipx6 or ipx7 rated. There is a very real risk of getting water ingress and ruining the 160 gold card as well as the unit. I will be taping this shut in future.
I'm also not a fan of the unit stand. Its unnecessarily tall and fiddly and very plastic when compared to Garmin.

Overall great value and very easy to use. But the Lowrance Elite 5 HDI is just out for similar money which looks like a good unit to.
seriously is the transducer 8" ? I would be worried it would get broken too easily especially when considering all the movement a boat gets in a dry stack environment.
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Old 19 September 2013, 21:42   #18
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I manage to get the dragonfly for 530 with a silver card and transom mount transducer, if there are any people who wants one let me know [ i am not making one penny out of this , this will be from a shop with a receipt and warranty in original box
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Old 19 September 2013, 21:45   #19
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dats orlrite

iyl tel hir too gett sum dat wil mach yor masscara an nayl varrnish
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Old 19 September 2013, 22:29   #20
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I manage to get the dragonfly for 530 with a silver card and transom mount transducer, if there are any people who wants one let me know [ i am not making one penny out of this , this will be from a shop with a receipt and warranty in original box
Ribeye27 you will get one
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