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Craigums

Humminbird 798c \ Lakemaster Compatability

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Craigums

Hi just bought a boat that came with a Humminbird 798c SI. When I test drove the boat the original owner had a Navionics Hotmaps chip in the unit and it showed all the contours on the map. However he took the chip with him when he sold the boat to me.

So, yesterday I took the Lakemaster chip out of my Lowrance H2Oc handheld, popped it in the Humminbird and took the boat out for the first time. For some reason the Contours would not show up on the GPS...

Do I have to change the setting to allow it to display the Lakemaster or am I going to need to buy a Navionics hotmaps?

thanks alot,

Craig

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MN Mike

Craigums,

You have to buy a Humminbird specific Lakemaster chip, any Lakemaster chips made for Garmin or Lowrance will not work in your 798.

Mike

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Craigums

Craigums,

You have to buy a Humminbird specific Lakemaster chip, any Lakemaster chips made for Garmin or Lowrance will not work in your 798.

Mike

Doh! That's what I was afraid of.

thank you sir!

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Craigums

Just looked at the lakemaster website. The MN chip no longer contains any WI lakes? WTH...Ive got a club tourney on Deer Lake, WI in a couple weeks and I don't want to spend $125 on the WI chip and only use it once...

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MN Mike

You'll probably want to look at Navionics, I think they have more coverage, I can't tell you which chip though, a buddy of mine picked one up for his 798 and it had MN, ND and Wisc. lakes on it for about $129.00

That's what I never liked about Lakemaster..........

Mike

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Wish-I-Were-Fishn

Just looked at the lakemaster website. The MN chip no longer contains any WI lakes? WTH...Ive got a club tourney on Deer Lake, WI in a couple weeks and I don't want to spend $125 on the WI chip and only use it once...

If you have a smartphone, or tablet you can get by with the Navionics mobile app for that trip.

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JohnMickish

None of my Lakemaster chips contain lakes outside of the state. Navionics makes a chip that contains many states, maybe that is what you are thinking of?

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KirtH

Navionics covers a 5 state area, I would check out the Hotmaps Premium Chip and an added bonus you great free downloadable lake map upgrades to your chip for a year

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Jmnhunter

just dont expect any accuracy with the navionics grin

you could check some forums and c list for used WI chips

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Craigums

None of my Lakemaster chips contain lakes outside of the state. Navionics makes a chip that contains many states, maybe that is what you are thinking of?

Na, I've got a Lakemaster chip I used in my Lowrance H2O. Its a few years old and had a handful of WI and IA maps.

I think Im just going to use my handheld for the club tourney. Ive got the navionics on my phone but that thing is more novelty than practicable

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