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Lake Masters And The 90 Day Warrantey

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If one decides to purchase a Lake Masters SD charts, think Twice about it!  I bought a Hummingbird 587ciHD last summer (if you can afford a larger screen go for it!) not a bad unit, worked for what I needed.  I keep the unit in an cam-corder bag in my shop when its not being used. I also bought the lake mastsers sd MIDSOUTH STATES and man it was great!  so I thought.

   A couple weeks ago I went out on Lake Jacksonville for an afternoon of checking brush piles and see if I could find some more for this summer when it gets hot.  I fired up the boat and turned on the FF and waited for the gps to do its thing, well after a few minutes the FF tells me that the GPS is not connected.  Long story short- GPS is fried.

    Called Hummingbird and sent it in, got it back about a week later, everything works great.  New updates, GPS is working, life is great, so I thought...  get out to the lake for a morning fishing on Lake Tyler and I cant get the charts to load.  couple days later I take the card to Gander Mountain to see if it will load on a display model- it doesn't.

    I call Humminbird back, we go through the diagnostics, sd card reads as 0/0kb and then I find out that basically l'm out 154+ bucks.  They only warranty their cards for 90 days.  The first time I take the card out of the FF its fubar.  So...  IMO dont waste your money buying their junk.

    I bought a Navonics app for my phone just before I got the Lake Masters, and I think it was better than the Lake Masters software.  Now, I don't know if I'm going to try to get into the Navonics nightmare of map purchasing for my FF or not, but I sure liked having a chart on the FF...

   Just thought I would share my experience with Lake Masters.

 

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The product is Lakemaster. It is owned by the same company that owns Humminbird and Minnkota--Johnson Outdoors.

 

For Navionics mapping, your unit is compatable with Navionics Hotmaps Premium in a regional coverage and Navionics+ which is no mapping included--you choose what waters to download to the card anywhere in the country up to 2GB of data..

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The product is Lakemaster. It is owned by the same company that owns Humminbird and Minnkota--Johnson Outdoors.

 

For Navionics mapping, your unit is compatable with Navionics Hotmaps Premium in a regional coverage and Navionics+ which is no mapping included--you choose what waters to download to the card anywhere in the country up to 2GB of data..

This I know, I had all three products on my boat and have always used them.  I was EXTREMELY disappointed when I learned about the warranty of information stored on an SD card.  The thing that bothers me most about this whole thing is that I have 5 Spypoint Game cameras on my deer lease and have never lost any information from a SD card before.  I've use SD cards in most of my automatic car washes for storing programming and wash packages and have never lost any information (and these things get wet, cold, hot, and shake around all year long). I've had cameras fall into the pool and never lose a picture on the card.  So how do I lose the information from the LakeMasters in less than 6 months?  Johnson Outdoors stands behind everything in my experience (my FF and my Trolling motor have both needed repair and were handled perfectly) and that was one of the main reasons I went with Lake Masters.  Now I'm out 150+ bucks and really P-Off about it.

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