Raymarine Dragonfly 7 Review

 

Raymarine Dragonfly 7 with Transducer

The Dragonfly 7 Sonar GPS is a fishfinder that delivers unique and clear photo like images of all objects, structures, fish and images below the water surface. It uses CHIRP down vision and displays the images on a 7 inch screen.

Manufactured by Raymarine marine electronics, Dragonfly 7 has dual channel CHIRP vision that enables you to explore target fish like never before.

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Key Features of the Raymarine Dragonfly 7

CHIRP technology is one of the outstanding features of the Dragonfly 7. It allows transmission of a broad spectrum of frequencies which result in clear images.

The Dragonfly 7 has a trackback feature that stores search history and hence enables easy retrace of waypoints. You do not need to manually retrace your steps in the waters. This saves your time and fuel.

Sonar GPS, which is in-built, is a key feature that allows ease of navigation through the waters.

Micro SD slot for media storage; this is where you can insert your map cards that will assist you in your navigation. It has Navionics silver and gold and Hotmaps which are compatible with media SD.

Other SPECs of the Dragonfly 7 Fishfinder

It is unique in that while others use a single frequency for each pulse, it uses CHIRP technology and transmits a broad spectrum of frequencies which result to spectacularly clear and lifelike images.

The Raymarine Dragonfly 7 weighs 5 pounds and measures 12 x 10 x 6 inches in three dimensions.

Transducer

For enhanced performance; Dragonfly 7 has a complete Raymarine exclusive CPT-60 transom mount transducer. The transducer is a dual element and is supplied with the package.

Display

All images are displayed on a high resolution screen of 640 x 480 pixels. The screen utilizes LED technology that allows it to be visible even in sunny conditions. With full color, dragonfly produces clear and colorful images.

Power

Powerful does not fully describe it, Raymarine Dragonfly 7 transmits across a very wide range of frequencies accounting for each pulse, making it very powerful.

Portability

If you like moving your fishfinder from one place to another, you will need to set aside a few minutes of removing it from your boat. This means that the device is fully portable.

Ease of Usage

Using this fishfinder is as easy as using your phone, this is because all the controls are simple and you do not need to attend a lesson to get accustomed to using it.

Comparison With the Raymarine Dragonfly Gold Fishfinder

Both fishfinders use dual channel CHIRP technology to explore target fish and structures beneath the boat. However, the dragonfly 7 displays the images on a 7 inch screen while the Dragonfly Gold fishfinder displays the images on a 5.7 inch screen.

Several features of both fishfinders are very similar; however, the Dragonfly Gold fishfinder is cheaper than its larger cousin, the Dragonfly 7.

Check out and compare our other fishfinder models here. The full interactive chart may also be viewed here.

Pros

Enjoy Crystal Clear Images – With Dragonfly 7, you will enjoy clear images since it uses sonar technology, which combines a broad spectrum of frequencies resulting in detailed and crystal clear images. You will clearly differentiate between target fish, predator fish, wrecks and other structures.

Fully Packaged – This fishfinder comes fully packaged with everything you need to get started. You will expect to find; dragonfly 7 fishfinder, bracket, transom mount transducer, power cable and a user’s manual.

Easy to Use – The Dragonfly 7 is very easy to use; apart from the installation process which may require someone familiar with their setup, once installed, you are good to go.

Multi-Languages – This fishfinder is available in several languages which mean you do not have to worry wherever you are. The user’s manual is also available in several languages.

All Weather Use -Dragonfly 7 has a LED feature backlight that makes it possible to clearly see the screen in sunny conditions. This makes your fish hunt unlimited to weather.

Cons

Short Cable – The cable is one of the accessories that are packaged with the dragonfly. If you have a large boat, the cable is a bit short which means that you will be required to obtain an extension cable which is an added cost. However with small boats, the cable is sufficiently long enough to suit your fishing needs.

Shipping – Another setback is the fact that the item can only be shipped within US currently, maybe with time shipping will be available to the rest of the world.

Final Verdict

The Raymarine Dragonfly 7 delivers unmatched clarity of underwater images and makes them life like images. At its price, this item may sway some potential buyers, as it is in the higher end spectrum of the pricing range. However, for the features and clarity of images this model guarantees, you will certainly get your moneys worth.

The feedback we have received for the Dragonfly 7 is not short of plaudits, and has had many buyers smiling. It is a durable piece of fishing equipment and one we would strongly recommend you include in your fishing arsenal. For some amateur anglers, this may be too much, that’s understandable, however if you consider yourself a serious fisherman, we strongly recommend you consider the Raymarine Dragonfly 7 fishfinder for your boat.

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