Electronics Upgrade for 2018

As most of you who follow my YouTube channel know, I am a big fan of Navionics. The GPS feature of Navionics is very accurate for the area I fish and I rely on it heavily while on the water. I like to use it in conjunction with my graph to confirm that I am where I think I am when fishing a particular structure.  For the last few years, I have used the app on my phone since my Lowrance Mark 4 unit didn't come with the card. While this has worked well for me, it hasn't been ideal. Having to constantly open my phone not only quickly drains my battery but is also a nuisance.

After adding a second kayak a few months ago, I decided I would look for a new graph with a Navionics chip for my Hobie and put my Lowrance on the other kayak. I ended up buying a RayMarine Dragonfly 5 Pro with Navionics from Eric of the YouTube channel: TNBassin. He had won the unit at a tournament last year and had no use for it.


After getting the graph installed, it didn't take me long to realize what I had been missing. Having the Navionics map open beside my chart at all times is really going to help me in marking spots going forward. I will be able to quickly save locations where I catch fish while drifting or trolling so that I can easily return to them again in the future. Being able to always see where I am on the map is also going to help keep me on course when I am following specific contours.

Right now I have the RayMarine installed on my Nucanoe with a RAM Mount transducer kit. Once I am physically able to pedal my Hobie again, I will switch out the graphs as previously planned. The convenience factor alone has made this purchase worth every penny. I wish I had done this years ago.

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