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Old 15 January 2016, 08:22   #1
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hi guys ...
I know I don't post often ... but just a heads up on a bloody good deal ...
I am nothing to do with the company or know anyone there ...

I had done my research ... knew my budget ... and ordered a Garmin 201dv as it was the best I could afford ... ordered it from Amazon ... and awaited my new toy ...
Amazon ... cancelled my order ... apparently it wasn't available

so I searched again ...
and am now the proud owner of a raymarine dragonfly 5dvs ... way out of my budget range!!!
if it weren't for Charity&Taylor who are currently selling it at a 55% discount!! ... it was actually cheaper than I was going to buy the garmin for!!
Raymarine DragonFly Fish Finders

many thanks too to a Philip Marshall there who was really helpful when I emailed a query ...
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Old 15 January 2016, 15:42   #2
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Just had a look at the offer, having not used one before is every thing you need in the box,,,, nothing else to buy?
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Old 15 January 2016, 17:44   #3
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Wow - the Dragonfly 5m chartplotter for 198 with Europe Navionics silver charts. Lowest price I've seen. Has anyone used this unit? Is it any good?
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Old 16 January 2016, 02:55   #4
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Think I might get one?


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Old 16 January 2016, 03:45   #5
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Just had a look at the offer, having not used one before is every thing you need in the box,,,, nothing else to buy?
It usually is, don't see why it wouldn't be - unless you want certain charts not already pre loaded on the plotter ones. Be worth checking first with the company.
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That looks like a proper bargain.

I've only heard good things about these units.
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The Navionics silver charts are very basic, or at least they were the last time I looked. They are a hook to get you to upgrade.
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Just ordered one. its 359 on force 4. ☺️


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Old 16 January 2016, 11:05   #9
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Thanks! I've just ordered the Dragonfly 5 Pro. Much as I like the Lowrance unit I currently have the imaging on the Dragonfly was too good not to investigate further. Especially with the I phone app and saving data direct onto the phone then PC. Could be very useful me thinks
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Old 16 January 2016, 11:27   #10
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Just had a look at the offer, having not used one before is every thing you need in the box,,,, nothing else to buy?
Big Al ...
you will need a power supply ...
I bought this ...
Raymarine battery / charger set for all Dragonfly 4 & 5 sonars - great price ! | eBay
then I only need to sort out sort out a transom bracket that is removable ... I have already seen some good ideas on here that the other lads have made ...

am glad now that I did posted ...
I have found so many useful threads here but wasn't sure if mine would be of any help to you guys ...
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