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#11289239 - 12/17/15 08:03 PM GPS charts question
justinl8688 Offline
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Registered: 10/17/09
Posts: 348
I just bought a new boat, and am working on electronics now. If I have the unit at the console and bow connected, do I need a map card for each unit? Or will the maps "share" on both units?

Thanks!

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#11289275 - 12/17/15 08:13 PM Re: GPS charts question [Re: justinl8688]
Wayne P. Online   content
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Registered: 11/16/10
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Depends on the brand and model. Some share mapping and some do not.

What specific brand and model are you interested in?
There are too many variables to state every possible scenario in a forum reply.
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Humminbird Helix 12 CHIRP SI, 1198c SI, 1198c SI, ONIX 10 SI NT, Helix 7 CHIRP SI GPS G2, SOLIX 12 SI, 360, RC-1

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#11289276 - 12/17/15 08:13 PM Re: GPS charts question [Re: justinl8688]
Flippin-Out Offline
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I only know that answer for Lowrance HDS. If you happen to buy Lowrance HDS Gen 2 or later, multiple units can share one map if the units are networked & properly configured. If you buy any used HDS Gen 1 gear, it won't.

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#11289287 - 12/17/15 08:20 PM Re: GPS charts question [Re: justinl8688]
justinl8688 Offline
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I'm looking at the new Humminbird Helix 10 and 12

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#11289291 - 12/17/15 08:27 PM Re: GPS charts question [Re: justinl8688]
Wayne P. Online   content
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Originally Posted By: justinl8688
I'm looking at the new Humminbird Helix 10 and 12


Neither of those will share map data. Only the ONIX and ION series in Humminbird products will do that.
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