Turning on SonarCharts

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Turning on SonarCharts

Postby CaptainSolo » Mon May 11, 2015 4:28 pm

I was fishing a tournament last week and I had several guys ask me about their Navionics mapping cards. Two of them had Platinum or Navionics + cards with SonarCharts on them, but neither of them knew that you had to turn that feature on in their plotters to access the charts.

In case there are some of you that are making the same mistake here is a link to directions on how to turn them on on your unit:

http://www.navionics.com/sites/www.n...chartstm_4.pdf

Hope this helps.

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Re: Turning on SonarCharts

Postby rickyshabazz » Tue May 12, 2015 4:11 am

That is some great information. I will add that I get a lot of questions about updating cards and sonar logging. Here is a second link that goes step by step on how to sonar log based the OEM unit.

http://beta.navionics.com/en/plotter-tutorial
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Re: Turning on SonarCharts

Postby The Jerk 936 » Sun Nov 15, 2015 10:50 am

So, once I turn on the recorder, what exactly am I recording, my trail, or the bottom contour, or structure? I'm learning the capabilities of my 1198/998 combo...
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Re: Turning on SonarCharts

Postby rickyshabazz » Mon Nov 16, 2015 7:11 pm

You are recording the depths and data in your trails and sonar. This data is used to update the contours for the lake. You upload the data onto a SD card and then onto the Navionics website to update the map of the lake.

Here is a picture of what it looks like on a Lowrance:

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