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loading Lance Vick's boat lane onto my Helix #12737271
05/01/18 12:25 AM
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I downloaded the boat lane and copied the file onto my SD card. I have a Mac so I do not have the option to "unzip" the file. The .gpx file is loaded onto my SD but my Helix doesn't recognize it. I believe I have to convert it to a .hmr file. Does anyone know how to load from Mac to the unit?

Re: loading Lance Vick's boat lane onto my Helix [Re: goodman1389] #12737281
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Are you getting a pop up that says not recognized. Or your not seeing the boat lanes on the lake

Re: loading Lance Vick's boat lane onto my Helix [Re: goodman1389] #12737294
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It asks me to confirm that I want to load new nav data. I click yes then it says ďno new nav data foundĒ

Re: loading Lance Vick's boat lane onto my Helix [Re: goodman1389] #12737340
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Check your trails. It may be in there and set to where it doesn't show. I think I had to change the trail to visible and then change the color of the trail. Hope this works for you. It would be the easiest fix.


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Re: loading Lance Vick's boat lane onto my Helix [Re: goodman1389] #12737394
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What size card are you using? I have them loaded on to my Helix units and have Macís, only issue Iíve had was when the SD capacity was too large.

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Re: loading Lance Vick's boat lane onto my Helix [Re: C130] #12737401
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Itís a 32gb sd card

Re: loading Lance Vick's boat lane onto my Helix [Re: Alex Finch] #12737404
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Originally Posted By: Alex Finch
Check your trails. It may be in there and set to where it doesn't show. I think I had to change the trail to visible and then change the color of the trail. Hope this works for you. It would be the easiest fix.


Trails are set to visible with bold black line. Still not loading

Re: loading Lance Vick's boat lane onto my Helix [Re: goodman1389] #12737506
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Originally Posted By: goodman1389
It asks me to confirm that I want to load new nav data. I click yes then it says ďno new nav data foundĒ

I finally got mine to load and every time I power up it says no new nav data found. I think what I did wrong was loaded it before changing trail to visible. Try taking out the chip and power up your unit then put the chip in and see if it shows up. I also thought I exported my waypoints to an sd card and was going to clear everything back to factory but finally got it working. Couldn't figure out how to import the waypoint back on the bird but got home and all my waypoints are still on the bird. hmmm Shows you how technically challenged I am.


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Re: loading Lance Vick's boat lane onto my Helix [Re: goodman1389] #12737571
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I had the same problem on my 898. The memory was full with the current way points already saved trying to load the boat lanes. Had to wipe out a lot of waypoints to make room

Re: loading Lance Vick's boat lane onto my Helix [Re: goodman1389] #12737821
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Originally Posted By: goodman1389
Itís a 32gb sd card


Do you have a 16G or smaller, try that.

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Re: loading Lance Vick's boat lane onto my Helix [Re: goodman1389] #12737869
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Here's the deal on Helix and the other legacy HB units.

1) MATRIX folder needs to be unzipped and copied to the SD-card.

2) Unit must be fully powered up and SAVED TRACK DEFAULTS should be changed to default color and solid bold line.

3) SD-card can be inserted.

4) Prompt should appear for options to load Nav Data.

The Other Info:

HB made the default track characteristics a very light color and a mostly invisible thin dashed line.
Go figure. . .

Saved Track Defaults ONLY applies to a track while it is being imported. After a track is imported, it has to be individually edited. Hint: if you Sort by Icon, tracks will display at beginning of list.

"No New Nav Data" message: ONLY NEW Nav Data is imported. This message will appear if waypoints or tracks are not new(ie already exist on the unit) or MATRIX folder not found or corrupt.

FYI: You have and import 100 new waypoints. Then you use HumminbirdPC to make 1 new waypoint and now have 101 waypoints in the new MATRIX folder. When you import, message will state you loaded 1 waypoint.

Hope this gets you going.

PM me or let me know if your still have problems.

Final FYI: When you Restore Defaults, Saved Track Defaults and existing tracks will revert again to invisible characteristics.

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Re: loading Lance Vick's boat lane onto my Helix [Re: goodman1389] #12737911
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I am beyond frustrated with mine as well. Thought I had an "old version" so I recently bought a new one. I am convinced its 100% my fault . No matter how closely I follow installation instructions I dont get the most trails. I just get the little waypoint markers. I knows its me that is goofing it up somehow. Wish I could figure it out.

Re: loading Lance Vick's boat lane onto my Helix [Re: goodman1389] #12738000
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I know I had to use a smaller SD card, canít remember if the 32G was the one that caused the issue. I have a bunch of 8 and 16G and have no issues loading updates, boat lanes info, saved tracks, etc. I have the Lance Vick boat lanes for Tolrdo Bend, Rayburn, and Fork. Try an 8G or 16G card.

I do have to go in and delete stuff to add. Iíve learnrd to try and manage it all through Humminbird PC. I have to go and transfer specific lakes to an SD card and then put them on Hummingbird PC. Iíve bought cards for each lake or put several lakes info on one card.

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Re: loading Lance Vick's boat lane onto my Helix [Re: C130] #12738081
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Originally Posted By: C130
I do have to go in and delete stuff to add. Iíve learnrd to try and manage it all through Humminbird PC. I have to go and transfer specific lakes to an SD card and then put them on Hummingbird PC. Iíve bought cards for each lake or put several lakes info on one card.


Humminbird PC doesn't have a version for Mac. I'm trying to do it without having Humminbird PC.

Re: loading Lance Vick's boat lane onto my Helix [Re: goodman1389] #12738138
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Originally Posted By: goodman1389
Originally Posted By: C130
I do have to go in and delete stuff to add. Iíve learnrd to try and manage it all through Humminbird PC. I have to go and transfer specific lakes to an SD card and then put them on Hummingbird PC. Iíve bought cards for each lake or put several lakes info on one card.


Humminbird PC doesn't have a version for Mac. I'm trying to do it without having Humminbird PC.


I run it through bootcamp on my Mac. You just have to buy Windows. You definitely donít need Humingbird PC for the boat lanes.

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