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THE BAIT SHOP GUY

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What map chip for LBDN?
« on: April 26, 2017, 06:34:58 PM »

I finally made an upgrade to a new depthfinder/GPS. Went with a Lowrance Elite 7Ti. So far, I've been very impressed with the unit, (of course my last one was made sometime in the 1990's, so it's like comparing apples and oranges.) It has a basic background map built into the unit, but I wanted something with more detail, so I also got Lake Insight Pro map chip to go with it. I was pretty disappointed to find that for LBDN and northern Lake Michigan, it's the same damn map! Better than nothing, but still lacking in detail.

At least 90% of my fishing is done in the bay, so my question is, "What is the best chip card out there for the bay and northern Lake Michigan, for Lowrance units?"
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Re: What map chip for LBDN?
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2017, 07:58:15 AM »

Chris,
I use Navionics platinum. I also had to buy the latest version last year because my 2 year old card cut off with the detailed contours in Cedar River, so if you buy a used one make sure it is 2016 or newer.
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Re: What map chip for LBDN?
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2017, 01:04:16 PM »

Thanks for the info. Think I'll go with one of the Navionics+ cards. MUCH more detail for the bay, plus way more inland lakes than the Insight chip, had.

Between the the Lowrance and Navionic rebates, I'll basically get the chip for free :thmb:
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Re: What map chip for LBDN?
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2017, 04:43:54 PM »

Would you be interested in selling the Lake Insight Chip when you get your new one?
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Re: What map chip for LBDN?
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2017, 05:12:10 PM »

Yeah, I could do that. I'll shoot you a PM.
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Re: What map chip for LBDN?
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2017, 11:56:07 AM »

Chip was not compatible with Joe's unit, so I'll give anyone interested the same deal I offered him. New they run about $100. I'd sell mine for dealer cost of $85.

Lowrance units compatible with the Lake Insight Pro V16 chip - https://www.lowrance.com/PageFiles/114490/Cartography%20Compatibility%20Matrix.pdf
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