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2018 AOTY/DOTY Entry

Topic: Raymarine Dragonfly 7PRO vs Lowrance HOOK2  (Read 218 times)

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woland

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Hi

I'm looking at buying my first serious echo-sounder+GPS. My main purpose is feature finding and also being able to locate the same spot every time.

I have been recommended the Raymarine Dragonfly 7PRO but I see the Lowrance HOOK appear to be cheaper and I can get a discount on Lowrance.

Any advice?


Tinker

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Kind of in the same market right now, although I'm after a second finder, not my first.

The Raymarine units do not display the time or the battery voltage.  I don't care about the time - I wear a watch - but I want to keep track of the battery voltage, so that was a deal-breaker for me.  YMMV.

The 4 and 5-inch HOOK2 finders use a stupidly big and clunky mount for the head unit, but the 7-inch and larger head units use the same mount as  the older Elite and HOOK units.  I'm looking for a 5-inch screen and that new mounting system on the HOOK2 is also a deal-breaker for me, but again YMMV.

I've never seen them side-by-side, but I'm told the Raymarine display is brighter and sharper (clearer) than Lowrance displays.

Would be good to know what kayak you own or plan to use so someone can comment on how you'd have to mount the transducers.
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