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Lowrance Sonar/GPS Config Help

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Hey everyone. I have a Lowrance LCX-15mt and I would like to add a gps puck and a lake map chip to it. Good idea huh? Well here's the problem...

My Lowrance manual (dated 2001) calls for using a LGC-12S puck, but I have seen on a couple websites that I can also use a LGC-12W.

There doesn't seem to but much availability when it comes to the "S" series receiver.

Can anyone confirm that the LGC-12W will work with my sonar?

Also, I primarily fish lakes within 20 miles of the metro...should I be looking into one brand of map chip over any other?

Thanks in advance!

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Also, how accurate is the gps for this unit in terms of low speed (trolling) and location tolerances? (EI my location within xx Meters)

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I had a X-15 on my previous boat but can't recall which puck came with it. I want to say it was a 12W, but can't be certain of that.

On the map chip question the Lakemaster will work in the X-15. The Navionics cards have limited applicability to the X-15. I think there was a "Gold" card that worked, but didn't have the number of maps that the Lakemaster does.

If the WAAS signal is acquired you can get the Expected Position Error in the sub 20' range. Without WAAS it'll have a tad more error. Getting WAAS can depend on your exposure to the southern horizon, so fishing with terrain or tall structures to your immediate south could make it pop in and out occasionally. I think you'll be fine unless you're behind some very tall bluffs, etc.

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I just checked the Lowrance accessory HSOforum and the 12W puck is the only one available for the X-15, so that is the one you'll probably want. It is WAAS capable too.

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