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Hello all,

Just curious to know how any of you who might have used the new MMC Reelbottom chip for Mille Lacs like it?

I used it for the first time on Saturday and here is my observations...

Overall I like it, but it does have some downsides.

Likes>>> Hey it is a paperless map!I also like the fact that you can place your cursor over locations, enter as a WPT and to right to it.

Dislikes (at least a little)>>>The map updates load somewhat slower than I would like it to. The zoom in feature is not as good as your LCX series is capable of. What I mean is...

Normally you can zoom a map down to 0.05 miles per screen. With the Full map screen you can only zoom down to .35 miles per screen. In the split sonar/gps map, zooming in depends on the size of the map that is split on your screen. The smaller the map versus sonar, allows you to dial in to a screen size of .08 miles/screen.

Note: you can resize map by using the "Resize Map" feature in your menu.

I also noticed that the accuracy of the contour lines were sometimes not entirely accurate. However, this may be due to the reception of the GPS in those given moments. Many times accuracy was pretty close though.

Anyone else use it? Let me know what you think.

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No complaints here. As a matter of fact I found the breaklines to be very accurate . I thought is was helpful to find some of the deeper shelves/breaks on the north end that may hold more fish. With those postions clearly defined on the GPS Screen, very easy to hold and work that specific spot.

Is it worth it the $200? That remains to be seen. I know for a fact that this sport is becoming more expensive every day and if my wife really knew what I spent to feed my fishing habit she would shocked.gif. But so be it!!!

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I got the file conversion utility from them last week ($18?) that'll convert LakeMap to Lowrance and back. Created a set of wpt's in the LakeMap software for a bunch of different lakes (Mille Lacs, Sugar, Clearwater, Leech, Vermillion, etc), converted it to Lowrance, copied it the MMC card in my X-15 and then uploaded it. It worked like a champ. I obviously don't get the breaklines on the GPS like I would with the Navionics MMC, but all I do is print out the maps from the software and laminate them. I have the wpt's on paper and on the GPS and have a full color map to boot for ALOT less than $200!!

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