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Which navionics card for just Florida?

I recently purchased a used HUMMINBIRD 398CI HD SI to go on my 19DLX CAROLINA SKIFF(tired of having 2 units, wanted 1 to reduce clutter, and found a good deal on a side imaging one). I haven't been able to find much detail on what exactly comes on each card as far as fresh VS salt coverage goes. I only have plans of fishing Florida, primarily the west coast down to the Keys, but I also venture into freshwater and would like to see if 1 card can do it all since the 398 only has 1 card slot in it. Also my unit cannot use the platinum series of ccards, so it's plus or gold for it. Any help is appreciated.


  • FISHHUNTRFISHHUNTR Posts: 1,286 Officer
    According to the brochure the only ones that have HD lake mapping are navionics plus and Hotmaps. Not sure if that would include all lakes or just the popular ones. Ive got a Gold 1XG card for humminbird that Im going to sell at a great price if your interested, it includes all of USA and north bahamas. Never had it on a lake so not sure what data it gives for them ill have to check
    "FISHUNTR"- 2012 20' Pathfinder, Yamaha F150, HDS gen 3 9T
  • StratosStratos Posts: 149 Officer
    THEFERMANATOR I've been looking for map cards as well. From what I can tell, Lakemaster will come in either fresh or salt but not both. Navionics I believe will show both. They also have a new one for around $200 that you can download what maps you need at the time.
    Downloading just the maps you need would be fine, that is how my old GARMIN hand held worked. The downside to the GARMIN was I had to buy the map set for salt, then buy the disk to get fresh. Really don't want to buy a card fro the whole us for salt, then buy another one for the SE for fresh if all I need is just one state. FISHHUNTR, PM me when you are going to sell it. I'm going to be buying one here soon, and I have no problems with a used one for the right price.
  • StratosStratos Posts: 149 Officer check out this video might be what you are looking for.
    Stratos wrote: » check out this video might be what you are looking for.

    Thank you, that answers my questions I had about it. You would think they would have this video plastered all over the navionics + page to showcase just what all it can do.
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