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kda

I just picked up the Lowrance LCX-17M from Reed's on a tip I got from one of you fine folks out there. Can't wait to get my hands on it.

I do have a question though. I've heard you all talking about downloading lake maps or buying chips and I need to know where to get a hold of them. Is there a website(s) that I can download from? Or do I need to order the memory sticks separately. If I can download, I guess I would be partial to that as patience is not one of my virtues.

Thanks in advance for your help.

K

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18 inch Crappie

You should have picked up a Lowrance chip at Reeds. They run about $100 and work great I use one in my 332c

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I would suggest the Lakemaster card with one foot contour maps of Mille Lacs and others in Minnesota. It should be available at Reed's, Gander Mtn, Cabela's etc. for under $100. I have had one since the day it came out and would not fish without it! See it at www.lakemaps.com

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archer59

I use the Lakemaster chip for Minnesota and it works great.

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propster

Speaking of the LMS332c, I picked one up this spring and put a Navionics Gold Hot Map chip in, North region. I have found that on lakes like Leech and Mille Lacs, this baby is right on. But on a lake I fish most often, Mantrap, everything is off by 3/4". Meaning, when the boat is right on the reef or structure, say 4 feet of water, it shows your position as 3/ of an inch to the SE, over 30' of water. I'm not talking about position error here, because even when that is very low (25'), it's still a long way off. I'm saying they laid the map down relative to the GPS coordinates incorrectly. I'm just wondering if anyone else has experienced this and if there is a fix for it or if you just have to live with it? Also, how do most of you handle the water spots that get on the screen - they don't seem to want to go away rel easy. Thanks for any insight.

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JWB475

The maps for Leech, Mille Lacs, Winnie, etc., are high definition lake maps that were created with GPS technology. They are extremely accurate.

However the maps for the smaller less popular lakes like Mantrap, are not created with GPS technology and are created form old paper maps, that are not very accurate. Besides, there are no fish in Mantrap, stop wasting your time on that lake...

I believe the MN Lakemaster chip has some 57 +/- lakemaps created with GPS technology that have either 1 foot or 3 foot contours, I have no idea what the Navionics chip has.

I have the Lakemaster chip, the map for Mantrap is no different than the one I can download from the DNR website which is not very accurate.

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propster

I'll stay away if you will!

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ctuma

Anyone know how to get the gps speed up on the Lowrance LMS332c while its in the split screen mode. I have the sonar on the right side of the screen and my map of the lake on the left. Just bought it and have been playing around but the manual is a little tough to follow. Also how do I delete my trails left on a lake map of the GPS. I was breaking in my new motor and I have lines all over the map but cant't figure how to get them off.

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Thank goodness that chip doesn't well with smaller lakes otherwise alot of smaller lakes would be pressured way to much and adventually fished out. I heard that those chips are very accurate as well JWB on the bigger lakes such as Mille Lacs, Red, and Winnie. I think a downfall for fishing, and really isn't fair for the fish but thats just my 2 cents.

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Anyone know how to get the gps speed up on the Lowrance LMS332c while its in the split screen mode. I have the sonar on the right side of the screen and my map of the lake on the left. Just bought it and have been playing around but the manual is a little tough to follow. Also how do I delete my trails left on a lake map of the GPS. I was breaking in my new motor and I have lines all over the map but cant't figure how to get them off.


To get the speed on your split screen: Hit Menu -> Overlay Data -> then under 'Sonar data' add 'water speed'. You can also customize the map with more info, like destination, steer arrow, temp.

To remove the trail from your map: Hit Menu -> Map Categories Drawn -> and uncheck 'my trails'.

HB

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kda

Thanks everyone for the info. Had the new unit out this weekend...Had as much fun playing with it as I did fishing. laugh.gif

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