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#11882270 - 10/15/16 07:18 PM Lowrance HDS map card
Atta Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 12/29/09
Posts: 1872
Loc: Durham NC
Should I stick with lowrance or is the Insight pro and insight hd worth the time to learn??

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#11883043 - 10/16/16 11:32 AM Re: Lowrance HDS map card [Re: Atta]
Atta Online   content
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Registered: 12/29/09
Posts: 1872
Loc: Durham NC
Thank you so much for all of the help guys I really appreciiate it......

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#11883210 - 10/16/16 02:09 PM Re: Lowrance HDS map card [Re: Atta]
Pantera III Offline
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Registered: 11/07/10
Posts: 159
Loc: Pittsburg, TX
I'd go with navionics

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#11883359 - 10/16/16 03:51 PM Re: Lowrance HDS map card [Re: Atta]
grout-scout Offline
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Registered: 12/08/08
Posts: 5491
Loc: Boerne, Texas
I laugh at you getting mad because of no one responding, but answer this question for me OP. Why would anyone buy an Insight card if all of our graphs come with built in Insight?

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#11887019 - 10/18/16 10:59 AM Re: Lowrance HDS map card [Re: Atta]
Corey Stanley Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 10/26/09
Posts: 834
Loc: Tx
Agree with Grout-Scout, if you plan to go away from the built in Insight mapping, I wouldnt go with another Insight Mapping, may see some differences but not what you may think. I would recommend either the Navionics Platium or Nav+ region card, depending on what your mapping preferences are, but before you make a purchase, you do have the ability to look at all of the avaiable mapping from Navionics free of charge at:
http://webapp.navionics.com/#boating@6&key=omvvDnjx%7DP

Be sure to toggle the button in the bottom left and turn on the Sonar Chart layer.

By going this route you have 2 different option at your disposal for mapping between you built in Insight and your Navionics mapping. IMO always better to have more than one tool.


Edited by Corey Stanley (10/18/16 11:03 AM)
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#11887026 - 10/18/16 11:02 AM Re: Lowrance HDS map card [Re: Atta]
Michael Huffer Online   content
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Registered: 09/01/14
Posts: 75
Loc: texas
I just bought the hotmaps platinum last night and so far what ive seen its pretty awesome
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#11887549 - 10/18/16 03:53 PM Re: Lowrance HDS map card [Re: grout-scout]
lipjerk Offline
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Registered: 03/04/09
Posts: 1757
Loc: Lantana,Tx
Originally Posted By: grout-scout
I laugh at you getting mad because of no one responding, but answer this question for me OP. Why would anyone buy an Insight card if all of our graphs come with built in Insight?


Not all units come with Insight built in, there are ROW units that do not have it. I have Navionics + and I dig it.

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#11887559 - 10/18/16 04:00 PM Re: Lowrance HDS map card [Re: Atta]
SK1 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/14
Posts: 205
Yeah Op, just go with the Navionics platinum hot maps south. You will not be disappointed.

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#11887595 - 10/18/16 04:13 PM Re: Lowrance HDS map card [Re: Atta]
Texascajun69 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 04/06/09
Posts: 551
Loc: Midlothian, Texas, USA
I have a Lowrance with factory installed INSIGHT mapping and I have the Navionics Platinum Map. The Navionics generally has much better mapping and features, but occasionally the Navionics INSIGHT on certain lakes will beat it. This past weekend on Rayburn I was wanting to run the Long Cut about the 147 bridge. My Navonics did not show the boat lane, but the INSIGHT did. If you have the money get both. It pays in the long run.
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#11887598 - 10/18/16 04:14 PM Re: Lowrance HDS map card [Re: Atta]
Texascajun69 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 04/06/09
Posts: 551
Loc: Midlothian, Texas, USA
Meant to write LOWRANCE INSIGHT
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#11888387 - 10/19/16 06:24 AM Re: Lowrance HDS map card [Re: Atta]
Gamblinman Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 11/26/02
Posts: 2161
Loc: Yantis, TX
If you have not looked at one of the Legend cards for specific states, please do so.

http://www.legendcartography.com/texas.html
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#11891726 - 10/20/16 08:49 PM Re: Lowrance HDS map card [Re: Atta]
Klinger Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/22/15
Posts: 43
Loc: Texas
I just found an Old Insight Pro card and plugged it into my HDS. The card offers more contour but very little beyond that from what I could see.

Gamblinman - Those legend cards look pretty cool. Is it only available for the lakes listed? None for Ray Roberts or Lewisville? Wish I had the Lanier map when I was living in Georgia. Loved that lake!
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