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Coon
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Standard Mapping chips for Lowrance


Anyone have Experience with these?


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sloopy
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No experience with the standard mapping chip, but my buddy had a navionics chip and it looked like google earth on his gps. Incredible for fishing the marsh, I need to get one.





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Coon
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That's exactly what I want it for. I'll check those.





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sloopy
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It was awesome. I have been looking for something like that too, because I have been using my iphone in the marsh I like the maps better. I think he said it was like $200





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DieselTiger1
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Navionics for lowrance is the shite. They were between 150 and 200 when I.worked at bass pro a couple years ago





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AlxTgr
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Is there anything specific to Toledo bend?





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Coon
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The platinum+ version has satellite imagery and they run about $165-$180 from what I see online.





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007mag
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Navionics for lowrance is the shite.
This!
I have the one with North American Lakes. I like the fact it shows depths and bottom topography for finding hidden points and ridges. It shows most of the inshore marshes as well for an added bonus.

ETA Bass Pro has samples of most cards that they'll plug into their demo GPS's for you to look at before purchasing.



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Coon
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Fwiw, i emailed standard mapping yesterday to ask about their chip. The owner (Glen) called me to talk about it and their new product. The previous chip "GPS Routs" was just basically a roadmap through the water showing safe routs but on your GPS's built in map. They debuted a new product in the last few weeks which now has the actual satellite image on the chip which will overlay on your GPS's map so it's like looking at their maps on your gps. It's $80 for the first map + $40 for each additional map. I'm going to try out the cocodrie one and if it's good I'll add more.





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thedice20
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I wish i had some decent electronics in my boat...






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Coon
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i had an old handheld that croaked (lost all my points ) so we upgraded to an HDS5. Academy had last years model on display so i got it for cheap.





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PearlsLSU
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So i have an Elite 4 Lowrance on my yak. Now usually my routes in the marsh show some water and some land. If I buy one of these chips it will have accurate google earth views on it?





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Coon
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Now usually my routes in the marsh show some water and some land


same problem i have. i was in the intercoastal and it said i was high and dry!

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I buy one of these chips it will have accurate google earth views on it?


From what i understand, yet. I use my the map on my phone in the kayak because I'm usually not far enough away from civilization to lose cell service but there's no service deep in the marsh. I'll review this product once i get a chance to try it out and also post some screen shots.

ETA: Just placed the order and they said it shoudl deliver tomorrow afternoon. Hopefully it does and i can try it out this weekend!



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PearlsLSU
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Thanks Coon. I'll be in the Hobie on Saturday down Hwy 23. Can't wait.





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AlxTgr
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OK, I have a stupid question.

I have no idea if the chip in my unit is doing anything. Does it work automatically, or must you access that info through menu options?






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Me4Heisman
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You need to look in the menu and check which maps are being used by the unit. It should either say Lowrance (base maps) or Navionics.





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BigCountry
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Coon, did you ever get to try out the Standard Mapping cards for Lowrance? I've got to get something better than the insight that's loaded on my HDS. It's useless in the Spillway.





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jsmoke222000
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Navionics 907p+ is the card that you want if you are fishing the marsh or anything inshore / offshore from florida to the tip of texas. The gold chips suck! Get the platinum plus (p+)





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