Raymarine Dragonfly-4 Pro Sonar/GPS with US C-Map essentials

Raymarine Dragonfly-4 Pro

Raymarine Dragonfly-4 Pro is a new-ish model that comes integrated with CHIRP and DownVision Technology. This unit features a heavy duty ball and rocket that makes it easy to install, adapt and use. It comprises of a 4.3 inch diagonal screen with 480 H x 272 v pixel matrix with 16:9 ratio. Raymarine Dragonfly-4 Pro has frequency and coverage of 320 – 380 kHz/ 60 degrees side-to-side and 1.4 degree fore to aft for DownVision and 170 – 230 kHz/ 25 degrees conical bean for 2D.

Raymarine Dragonfly-4 Pro provides incredible clear imaging and readings that are very accurate. This unit also offers multifunctional displays in a variety of bundles. You can choose other model of this product Raymarine Dragonfly 4 Pro Navionics+ Dual Channel Sonar/GPS

Some of the key features include

  • Screen display of 4.3 inches with TFT color
  • LED backlight for easier readability
  • Internal dual channel CHIRP sonar module with CHIR standard sonar and CHIRP DownVision
  • Depth capability of 600 ft (183 m) for CHIRP DownVision and 900 ft (272 m) for standard CHIRP sonar
  • 72 channels on GPS
  • Ray marine Wi-Fish app
  • C-Map Essentials maps
  • Transom CPT-DVS Transducer

Installation

Even though its display is not as wide as one would hope for, Raymarine Dragonfly-4 Pro provides incredibly sharp images with excellent clarity. Regardless of whether condition or amount of light available (be it day or night), you’ll be able to read the screen thanks to its superior readability. This screen never fogs over when there are changes in weather. Raymarine Dragonfly-4 Pro is relatively easy to install as well. It comes inclusive of a connector for power and transducer signals.

Raymarine Dragonfly-4 Pro’s CHIRP Downvision provides incredible clarity of the bottom in Downscan. It also provides a superior target separation for structures, objects, brush, fish, and so much more, in both sonar models. This unit is designed for high speed tracking meaning a user will be able to attain information of what is below them even when their boat is at high speeds (20 – 40 mph). However, your images might not have the best clarity – some of the best quality images are obtained at 2 – 5 mps.

How to use Raymarine Dragonfly-4 Pro

Raymarine Dragonfly-4 Pro has split screen function which allows a fisherman to view two applications simultaneously. You can choose to view CHIRP sonar and DownScan at the same time or you can change it up and view your boat’s position and one of the sonar applications, at the same time.

Raymarine Dragonfly-4 Pro uses a conical sonar beam for the conventional CHIRP sonar at a 25 degree angle. For Downvision, Raymarine Dragonfly-4 Pro uses a fan shaped beam with a 60 degree side-to-side angle and a 1.4 degree front to back. This unit has an integrated Wi-Fi module that allows you to interconnect with your Dragonfly 4PRO to your smartphone, smart-TV, or your tablet. This way, you’ll be able to stream Downvision sonar and enjoy hours of replay. It also allows a user to freeze frame, scroll back or forth.

Waypoints and Tracks

Raymarine Dragonfly-4 Pro can save up to 3,000 waypoints and 15 tracks. It comes with the C-MAP essentials pack that is inclusive of all crucial chart objects, tidal information, coastal data (here, you’ll be able to see all depth contours, spot soundings out of 60 ft, and even depth shading), as well as all navigation aid. This model uses a 72 channel internal GPS system as well.

Pros/Advantage

  • Plug and play device and very easy to use
  • You can connect it with Wi-Fi modules, Smartphone, Smart TV or Tablet
  • Cristal clear picture

Cons/Disadvantage

  • It may take long time to start up
  • You may face problem to fit it on Hobie

FAQs

Q. What type of power required for Raymarine Dragonfly-4 Pro?

A. 12V DC

Q. How long its power cable?

A. 15 ft

Development of Thoughts - Raymarine Dragonfly-4 Pro

One of the best features about Raymarine Dragonfly-4 Pro is its integrated Wi-Fi that enhances flexibility and allows you to share your data – you will be able to stream the sonar later on from a wider screen, rewind, pause, and so much more. There are a few drawbacks though. Some of them are: this unit does not use NMEA connectors and it has no routes function as well. This means that you can only save record tracks and waypoints. Its screen is also a bit small, measuring in at only 4.3 inches. This is relatively small especially when you want to use split-screen function. Overall, Raymarine Dragonfly-4 Pro is a durable, portable, affordable and functional gadget that will help you find fish and so much more.

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