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TheUnderDog
Southeastern LA Fan
My Boat
Member since Feb 2011
705 posts

SD Cards for Lowrance GPS

I know The Trolling Motor Shop sells them in Baton Rouge but has anyone bought them online for a better price and were pleased with it? Also I see they also sell "fishing hot spots" chips online for salt water has anyone purchased these? TIA


MorningWood
LSU Fan
On the coast of North Mexico
Member since May 2009
713 posts

re: SD Cards for Lowrance GPS
They sell them all over the internet. I know basspro and cabela's sells them both in store and online. I use Lake insight, but never fishing hot spots.


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dpark
LSU Fan
Northeast LA
Member since Feb 2011
767 posts

re: SD Cards for Lowrance GPS
I bought the navionics marine and lakes for louisiana. I chose it because it has both salt and fresh and focuses on La....I've been impressed so far


AlxTgr
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Kyre Banorg
Member since Oct 2003
41093 posts

re: SD Cards for Lowrance GPS
How do you know if the unit is actually using the card? Mine has one, but I know doodly-squat about it.


MorningWood
LSU Fan
On the coast of North Mexico
Member since May 2009
713 posts

re: SD Cards for Lowrance GPS
You have to go into your menu and select the card. If not it will just continue to use the factory default map


AlxTgr
LSU Fan
Kyre Banorg
Member since Oct 2003
41093 posts

re: SD Cards for Lowrance GPS
Right, but is it obvious when it's using one vs the other?


laangler21
LSU Fan
On the lake.
Member since May 2012
2778 posts

re: SD Cards for Lowrance GPS
It should be, when using the navonics card, you should have contours on your map. If you are on the internal gps, there will only be an outline of the lake. At least thats how mine is anyway.


AlxTgr
LSU Fan
Kyre Banorg
Member since Oct 2003
41093 posts

re: SD Cards for Lowrance GPS
Yay! Mine is working. Well, when the unit turns on. I have had some trips where it won't turn on at all. I probaly need re-wiring of the entire deal.


TheUnderDog
Southeastern LA Fan
My Boat
Member since Feb 2011
705 posts

re: SD Cards for Lowrance GPS
dpark Where did you buy or order yours?


laangler21
LSU Fan
On the lake.
Member since May 2012
2778 posts

re: SD Cards for Lowrance GPS
What GPS do you have?


AlxTgr
LSU Fan
Kyre Banorg
Member since Oct 2003
41093 posts

re: SD Cards for Lowrance GPS
Some Eagle chart plotter. Can't recall the model. It's probably from 2006 or so.


laangler21
LSU Fan
On the lake.
Member since May 2012
2778 posts

re: SD Cards for Lowrance GPS
I have an Eagle Fishelite 460, this year started having similar problems. Wouldnt always turn on, other times it would turn on and it was like one of the buttons was stuck down, so it just beeped at me all G'damn day. Then GPS module would not respond. It is with Eagle/ Lowrance now for repairs. Probably about the same age as yours, FWIW. I tried everything prior to sending it off, a buddy has the same unit, I even tried it on his boat, same problems. So you might be about to have some problems with yours.


AlxTgr
LSU Fan
Kyre Banorg
Member since Oct 2003
41093 posts

re: SD Cards for Lowrance GPS
Mine is almost definitely current. I can see a slight, I mean SLIGHT, flash when it's doing this. I have also had it shut off when starting the engine. That tells me drop in voltage, right? I suspect the contacts, but could be the acc. switch itself.


MorningWood
LSU Fan
On the coast of North Mexico
Member since May 2009
713 posts

re: SD Cards for Lowrance GPS
It happens often with all models. I had to send back my hummingbird SI because it would just randomly turn off or just stop reading the transducer. Haven't had any problems with my new HDS yet, but it's to new to know.


laangler21
LSU Fan
On the lake.
Member since May 2012
2778 posts

re: SD Cards for Lowrance GPS
quote:

right?


That is what I would assume, at least a first assumption.


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AlxTgr
LSU Fan
Kyre Banorg
Member since Oct 2003
41093 posts

re: SD Cards for Lowrance GPS
When mine turns on, it works perfectly. I just can't count on it turning on.

Lats time I was at TB, it would not turn on. Rained. Then it turned on


MorningWood
LSU Fan
On the coast of North Mexico
Member since May 2009
713 posts

re: SD Cards for Lowrance GPS
Is it wired to a power/accessory switch? If it is the switch can be bad and it's the cheapest place to start narrowing it down.


AlxTgr
LSU Fan
Kyre Banorg
Member since Oct 2003
41093 posts

re: SD Cards for Lowrance GPS
Yes, and I do need to investigate that switch.


laangler21
LSU Fan
On the lake.
Member since May 2012
2778 posts

re: SD Cards for Lowrance GPS
TB is a magnet for something on my boat to break/ quit working.
TM damn near came off making a run from S. State Park to Inidan Mounds, rod straps broke sending 6+/- combos bouncing around on the front deck at WOT, carb float stuck (nothing but a gerber in the boat at the time), and now that I think about it, pretty sure TB was the first place my Eagle started messing up. Just cant help myself though, going back in a couple weeks.


AlxTgr
LSU Fan
Kyre Banorg
Member since Oct 2003
41093 posts

re: SD Cards for Lowrance GPS
Good luck. Looks like Saline for me Saturday. Oh, with no gps.


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