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#11773522 - 08/12/16 12:50 PM Lowrance Gen 2 HDS 7
Bass-N-Buck Master Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/16/13
Posts: 1908
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
what is the best chip that i need to put into my HDS 7 don't know many that are out there and the cost of them and do any of them cover multiple regions or states and all the lakes in that region.

thanks in advance for your responses.

#11773955 - 08/12/16 05:59 PM Re: Lowrance Gen 2 HDS 7 [Re: Bass-N-Buck Master]
Kamm Offline

Registered: 02/15/15
Posts: 44
Loc: Beaumont Texas
Good question Jeff I have the same and also would like to know. Thanks
2005 Skeeter 200SX Yamaha ProV 200

#11774007 - 08/12/16 06:41 PM Re: Lowrance Gen 2 HDS 7 [Re: Bass-N-Buck Master]
David Burton Online   confused
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Registered: 07/14/11
Posts: 1450
Loc: McKinney, TX

Download the Maps you want.
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2015 Skeeter FX 21

#11774827 - 08/13/16 11:22 AM Re: Lowrance Gen 2 HDS 7 [Re: Bass-N-Buck Master]
SK1 Offline

Registered: 05/27/14
Posts: 152
I have the navionics platinum hotmaps south and I'm still learning about how to use this unit , especially the side imaging but 1 thing that I actually love about this unit is that I can map out my fishing spots from the garage the night before. Priceless.

#11781980 - 08/17/16 10:26 AM Re: Lowrance Gen 2 HDS 7 [Re: Bass-N-Buck Master]
Corey Stanley Offline
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Registered: 10/26/09
Posts: 801
Loc: Tx
You have a couple different options...Take a look at how the regional maps are broke down on the Navionics website....

IF you stay in any one region, take a look at either the Hotmaps Platinum or the Nav+ regions card(just came out), the main difference between the 2 will be the Nav+ covers salt and fresh water but does not have the 3d or google overlay options that the Platinum card does.

IF you cover more than one region, I would recommend the Nav+ card. It comes preloaded with all of the US for immediate out of the package use, but in order to achieve better mapping you would need to plug it into your computer and purge the card, which will then ask you to draw boxes around the areas you fish. This allows you to make a completely custom mapping card without boundaries just for lakes you fish. If you keep the yearly $99 update renewal up to date(comes with 1 year free on all cards) you can add or remove lakes as you wish. If you do not keep the renewal up to date, you do not lose any info, you simply can not add or remove things to the card. If you have any other questions, feel free to ask away or shoot me a PM.


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