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Old 03-22-2003, 04:54 PM
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I recently puchased a 32 Stuart Angler Custome Sportfish. It has a LMX 18C color plotter/fishfinder. How expenisve and accurate are the Navinoics chart chips? Does anyone have one of these units? I boat out of Sebastian Fl which Chip should I get? Thanks for any input would be appreciated..
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Old 03-22-2003, 06:54 PM
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In your heading (Subject line) you say "Lowrance lmx 16c," but in the body of your message you call it an "LMX 18C."

Which unit do you have a question about?
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Assuming that you have a Lowrance LCX-18 unit, then you are looking for chart chips in the MMC chip format.

I have a Lowrance LCX-15MT and use two Navionics XL chips in the small drawer. One chip is the "Cheaspeake Bay" and covers from the North Carolina border north into the Delaware Bay. The second chip is "North Carolina" and covers from the southern border of North Carolina as far north as Tangier Light in the Chesapeake.

I do not have any experience with any other electronic chip formats, but have found these to be excellent. They were $200 each.

As to selecting a chip, try this link:
Navionics XL Southeast Coast

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I looked at the the link you provided and it looks as if I will need at least 2 chips because where I boat I need the one for central fla and the Bahamas. When i had a plotter that took the c-map chart I could go from Cape Canaveral to the abacos..but oh well i will just have to deal with it....thanks for the info
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If you need basic navigation just use the Map create software, it should have come with the unit, the Navionics are great, but I dont buy them for a trip to the Keys once a year. If you need more detail of your home area the navionics are great.

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chorn2 is correct about the MapCreate software providing basic navigation.
I went to the Navionics chips because I wanted depth contours available, and there were none with the MapCreate software.
Additionally, the Navionics chips provide tide and current information, as well as much greater detail than the basic software.
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quote:Originally posted by chorn24:
If you need basic navigation just use the Map create software, it should have come with the unit, the Navionics are great, but I dont buy them for a trip to the Keys once a year. If you need more detail of your home area the navionics are great.



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