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Dave swMN2

LakeMaster '09 vs. Navionics HotMaps '09

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Trying to decide which chip to get. Any one know which one might be better and what the differences are?

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i use the lakemaster chip from 08 in my lowrance h20c so i know the skinny on that. and i am very very impressed as it not only shows lakes and dryditch creeks it also has loads of info on streetnames and buisness and man i tell ya its night and day vrs the stock map info. the hug amount of lake info is super nice too

as it shows rock bed and weed beds on the more detailed lakes.

they also did the lake we are on this year in one foot contours.

its worth every penny i paid for the 2008 chip(98.00). i for one am getting the 09 chip the day its out

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Trying to decide which chip to get. Any one know which one might be better and what the differences are?

Depends on what unit you have and where you fish.

If you have a H2O, or H2Oc you would want the Lakemaster chip. They perform best in these units IMO. Of course that is assuming it has the series of lakes you want on it. Lakemaster zooms in a lot closer on these than the Nav chip.

With a 522c, or similar unit, it doesn't matter because performance is not an issue.

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We have the 522c....should have given more info last night but was half asleep! It looks like either on.....are the details from one better than the other? Plan on using it on Lake of the Woods/northwest angle. Do you know if either covers that area?

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The MN LakeMaster card does not cover LOTW, you need the LM LOTW / Rainy card for that body of water. I believe the Nav North Prem '09 card covers LOTW (not all of it, parts of it).

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The list of new updates and added waters for the 09 LakeMaster MN chip is on there web site. I would compare the list from the Navionics site to that and see what chip fits your needs best.

The added waters and detain on the 09 chip is very impressive.

The 09 LakeMaster MN chip will be in retail stores on or near May 1st.

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