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Old 22 January 2016, 12:20   #31
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Hi Fenlander - yes, saw your post in the other thread a while back. I see Garmin have upgraded the 45DV to include CHIRP (whatever CHIRP is) and Barnet are now charging 60 more for the package - if one was to wish to buy the latest spec I guess.

I assume no extra maps etc. are required?

I saw some say the maps with Raymarine probably need upgrading to be of much use.
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Old 22 January 2016, 13:27   #32
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The Garmin "Bluecharts" with the unit are the full detail ones for pretty well all of the UK. Yes I know the Raymarine standard ones with their unikts are basic and need upgrading to (Gold I think) match the Garmin ones.
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Old 24 January 2016, 15:19   #33
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Here we go, new Dragonfly Pro vs old Lowrance Elite.

- just lashed the Dragonly roughly to the console so I could do a comparison. Now I have removed the Lowrance unit and re-doing the console to fill holes properly and properly install the dragonfly.

Few niggles with the Dragonfly -

1) moulding on cable is awkward distance back from plug, basically right where I want the cable to go through the console so I'm left with a slightly too long length of cable outside of the console - worried someone might grab at this or it might snag a fishing rod or boat hook

2) seems to lose GPS signal randomly even at sea with no obstructions nearby then flashes up really annoying repetitve alarms telling me so

3) seems to lose bottom tracking randomly (this most likely means I need to mess around with fine tuning transducer position)
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I cabled up through the console using a cable gland a couple of inches behind the unit (mine's a 7) & have a low splashguard screen round the front of the console which keeps cables away from fingers etc.
Not had a loss of GPS, but do lose bottom track at speed on the plane - no different to previous Humminbird & I expected that as there's not a lot in the water! Low speed planing & off the plane with the boat settled down no issues. I can't put it any lower as it would be grounded at low tide.
Can't do pics as it's currently off the boat - I pike fish during the winter & use it with the fishery boats at Rutland.
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Old 28 January 2016, 15:23   #35
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Any idea how to get the unit to display actual gps info (long / lat) on the screen.

might be a daft question but for the brief few minutes I've had to play with it so far it hasn't been obvious to me so I've been lazy and referred to the Lowrance. Would be useful feature to enable though, if its not possible then in my opinion they shouldn't market it as a chartplotter
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I personally wouldn't have garmin if I was given 1. I have a lowrance hds 12 on the rib with a 1k airmar transducer. And on my evolution 38 raymarine c120. Both great units the lowrance is much easier to use
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Fair comment I don't much like the Garmin's either. But my comment refers to the new Raymarine Dragonfly Pro that I have fitted.
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Fair comment I don't much like the Garmin's either. But my comment refers to the new Raymarine Dragonfly Pro that I have fitted.
Every 1 I no with a dragonfly loves them think they are great value for money
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Any idea how to get the unit to display actual gps info (long / lat) on the screen.

might be a daft question but for the brief few minutes I've had to play with it so far it hasn't been obvious to me so I've been lazy and referred to the Lowrance. Would be useful feature to enable though, if its not possible then in my opinion they shouldn't market it as a chartplotter
I'll have to suggest you look through the manual for that one. I believe the link I posted earlier covers yours: https://www.svb.de/media/504275/pdf/...2015-01-21.pdf
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It's in settings/ Gps info.


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