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#11172413 - 10/19/15 09:10 AM Navionics and Lowrance question
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Registered: 06/11/13
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When linking two units to share waypoints do you need to have 2 of the same navionics cards or 2 for that matter? I'm wanting to get a navionics plus and I have hot maps south but it's 2010. Will this effect anything when I share waypoints?

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#11172456 - 10/19/15 09:27 AM Re: Navionics and Lowrance question [Re: Desert Angler]
JimmyP Offline
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Registered: 11/26/12
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Loc: Waxahachie, Texas
If the units are linked you only need one card and any waypoint will be set off of the unit you choose to be your main unit.

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#11174274 - 10/20/15 08:31 AM Re: Navionics and Lowrance question [Re: Desert Angler]
Corey Stanley Offline
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To answer your question, no the Navionics card has nothing to do with your waypoint sharing, it is simple a "read only" overlay card. You can share waypoints between units just fine with the 2 different cards, as your waypoints are stored on the hard drive of the Lowrance unit itself.

On the sharing of the 1 Navionics card, this is only possible with the Gen3 units. If your units are Gen3 and are linked together, you can share a Navionics card between the 2.
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#11174289 - 10/20/15 08:36 AM Re: Navionics and Lowrance question [Re: Desert Angler]
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I have birds, but it's the same (I believe) I run a navionics card at the helm and a lake master at the bow. The waypoint is stored on the unit and shows on the overlay. You will want one for each unless you have a Gen3 like Corey stated above.
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#11174453 - 10/20/15 09:43 AM Re: Navionics and Lowrance question [Re: Corey Stanley]
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Originally Posted By: Corey Stanley


On the sharing of the 1 Navionics card, this is only possible with the Gen3 units. If your units are Gen3 and are linked together, you can share a Navionics card between the 2.



Actually this is wrong info, gen 2's with any software update with 2.0 or newer can do map sharing. It's not a gen3 exclusive feature.


Edited by grout-scout (10/20/15 09:44 AM)

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#11175270 - 10/20/15 03:40 PM Re: Navionics and Lowrance question [Re: grout-scout]
COHLMEYER Offline
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Registered: 10/21/08
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Loc: Weatherford, TX
Originally Posted By: grout-scout
Originally Posted By: Corey Stanley


On the sharing of the 1 Navionics card, this is only possible with the Gen3 units. If your units are Gen3 and are linked together, you can share a Navionics card between the 2.



Actually this is wrong info, gen 2's with any software update with 2.0 or newer can do map sharing. It's not a gen3 exclusive feature.


Correct. gen2 does the same thing

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#11175283 - 10/20/15 03:47 PM Re: Navionics and Lowrance question [Re: COHLMEYER]
WillieKetchum Offline
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Registered: 06/11/15
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Loc: Huntsville, TX
Originally Posted By: COHLMEYER
Originally Posted By: grout-scout
Originally Posted By: Corey Stanley


On the sharing of the 1 Navionics card, this is only possible with the Gen3 units. If your units are Gen3 and are linked together, you can share a Navionics card between the 2.



Actually this is wrong info, gen 2's with any software update with 2.0 or newer can do map sharing. It's not a gen3 exclusive feature.


Correct. gen2 does the same thing


Yep...Gen 2's share the card. Don't even have to have the Gen 3 software.

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#11176489 - 10/21/15 09:37 AM Re: Navionics and Lowrance question [Re: Desert Angler]
Corey Stanley Offline
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Registered: 10/26/09
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My mistake on the Gen 2 or Gen 3, wasn't 100% sure on the Gen 2, but knew Gen 3 could...sorry about that.
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