Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Fever

lakemaster chip question

10 posts in this topic

I'm buying an Ifinder H2O gps unit and I'm wondering How much the local (Minnesota) lake chip will cost me on top of the cost of the unit itself. Do I have to buy the chip or is it possible to borrow a chip from someone to load the info into the unit?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Visit Lakemaster, I believe they have package deals available that could save you a couple of bucks vs. someplace like Gander Mt.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh-Ya, You can barrow a chip from a friend to use in your new unit if you want to go that way.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Only thing is that when your buddy wants his chip back your SOL. In other words...it doesn't load anything to your unit and then you don't need your chip.

IMO spend the extra cash and pick up your own chip. Well, well worth it. You'll want the MN ProMap chip. $99.00 on the lakemaster HSOforum.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One cannot copy a chip. You will need to borrow one or purchase one for yourself. As stated above, check with some different vendors as there have been some deals out there at times for a chip included.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks all... made the purchase. I figured 99.00 an investment I can use to make every trip out a bit more successfull. I hope my wife views it as such. For some reason I doubt she will.

A wise man once said: It's better to ask for forgiveness than permission.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A wise man once said: It's better to ask for forgiveness than permission.

I don't believe my wife knows this wise man or for that matter believes him. grin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

fever, have fun with your new toy. sat in my boat in the garage for hours on end this winter when i first got it. the smaller lakes are just glorified versions of the dnr maps, while the enhanced maps are pretty sweet. having said that, these maps are not accurate to the foot and there will be differences with your sonar. it still will be a geat tool for your trips. for future reference, i always buy my boy stuff only after the mrs. go shopping fo shoes, purses, rugs, drapes, ....... ....... ........ .............................!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A hint - get the jobberdo that lets you run the thing off your cig lighter. YOu'll go through a ton of batteries otherwise. That chip will make you think you really are a fisherman!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If I use batteries, I use the Lithium as they do last for a bit longer.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • If this crazy weather keeps up a guy might have to go to the mountains to have enough snow to ride.
    • I purchased a 20v 986 Dewalt brushless and used it with my Nils 8" and could not believe how fast it cut. Very close to my Tanaka motor as far as speed. My plan is to use it with my 6" Nils but wanted to give it a good test and it passed with flying colors. 
    • Pretty sure Bernie had that figured out. After the primaries I voted for "not Trump" You guys haven't picked up that liberals are still going for not Trump, even if that means Mike Pence (who from a political position standpoint is worse for liberals).   Instead you have Trump, a man incapable of taking any form of criticism regardless of how irrelevant it is to anything. Why do I post the crowd sizes? Because Trump, in a speech given only to members of the CIA, thought it was important enough to mention, as well as to have a team of his own people there to applaud when he mentioned the size of the crowds.
    • Here's the exact reason why I encourage everyone to buy the digital readout.  After getting holes drilled and everything setup, I always run my bathroom roof fan/vent to get rid of the moisture as the slush on the floor gets melted.  Yesterday I cranked the fan on max which moves some serious air, but I forgot to crack a window, which caused it to actually suction the CO from my water heater back into the house through a propane line pass through.  I looked up and saw 30ppm on the CO detector, which isn't high, but an indicator that something wasn't right.  All it took was cracking a window and turning down the fan for a minute and it was back to 0.  
    • You do realize the person you wanted to be president couldn't even understand the proper protocol for setting up a cabinet level email account don't you?    
    • I looked into fiberglass a few years back for a build.  I decided against it as it needed a wood backer.  Not sure if there is a different product out there now.  
    • finally got out Friday, put on 75 miles in the heavy drizzle, not the first time I have riden in the rain. the trails were OK, I rode in aitkin co. that doubles the miles I put on in the last two years.
    • they load tested the battery and said it was bad, everything else they said was fine, they put in a new battery. tried it today after sitting since Tuesday, and it started up fine, problem fixed.   I have a 2002 grizz carbed, and that sat for close to 3 months, went to start it this weekend, and it cranked for at least a minute (very cold blooded machine) and it started, it has the same battery that's in the Polaris.
    • Precious snowflake Trump needs a safe space from the media apparently.   I suggest you familiarize yourself with the word kakistocracy, because that appears to be the road we will be traveling down.
    • No,I am saying those who are left with jobs are working for those who Obama is happy to give money to for nothing. He was as bad as it gets in terms of getting people back to work after a recession especially when you factor in the amount of money he spent to do it.
  • Our Sponsors