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Navionics Info & How-To / depth shading
« on: January 11, 2018, 09:53:16 PM »

Navionics Info & How-To / distance tool
« on: January 11, 2018, 09:44:01 PM »

Navionics Info & How-To / how to upgrade to Navionics+ on your mobile app
« on: January 11, 2018, 09:39:26 PM »

Navionics Info & How-To / $50 rebate
« on: January 11, 2018, 08:00:17 PM »
 US and Canadian boaters who purchase a new plotter can take advantage of a $50 rebate when they also buy a Navionics card! Customers can shop for one of the plotters listed below from any store and choose a Navionics+ Regions card to go with it!  

Navionics Info & How-To / how to adjust water level (video)
« on: December 28, 2017, 08:02:02 PM »

here is some great info I found already publish check it out

Finding good fishing spots is one of the most important tasks for fishermen who want to consistently catch fish.
Because we aren?t able to find where our target fish are staging, we have no shot at catching them no matter how fancy our boat is, now smooth our reel is, or how great our bait is.
And on the contrary, if we simply find the feeding zones of our target fish, everything else is easier.
In past tutorials, we?ve covered how to efficiently find good fishing spots using online satellite imagery maps such as Google, Bing, and Mapquest.
But a limitation with those options is that they are only as good as the clarity of the satellite images.
Fortunately, there is still a way to get some great insight into where the most probable feeding zones are in a given area? and that?s with the use of detailed maps that show the bottom contours.
And I am pleased to report that Paul Michele from Navionics was nice enough to get on a webinar with me to share some great tips on how you can use bottom contour data from mapping services like theirs to identify specific spots that are likely to hold feeding fish.
Click on the video image below to watch the webinar:

this was published by Luke Simonds
How To Use Navionics Contour Maps To Find Fishing Spots

Navionics Info & How-To / winter webinar series
« on: December 14, 2017, 08:29:51 PM »
Boat Safer. Fish Smarter. Don't miss out on your opportunity to learn from some of the top minds in freshwater and saltwater fishing. Visit to see the full webinar schedule and to watch recordings of past webinars.
December 14: 8 PM EST
?Ice Fishing for Lake Trout? ? Bernie Keefe & Kirt Hedquist

December 19: 8 PM EST
?Locating Bass in the Submerged Grass? ? Josh Douglas & Seth Feider

January 11: 10 PM EST
?Spotted Bay Bass? ? Erik Landesfeind 

January 16: 8 PM EST
?Catching More Crappie? ? Pro Angler Tommy Skarlis

January 17: 9:30 PM EST
?Master Deep Water Drop Shotting? ? Ricky Shabazz

January 20: 8 PM EST
?A Finesse Revolution - Fishing the Ned Rig? ? Miles "Sonar" Burghoff

January 23: 9 PM EST
?Using Electronics for Finesse Fishing? ? Tyler Brinks
January 29: 7 PM EST
?Starting a High School Fishing Team? ? Kirt Hedquist

Navionics Info & How-To / Navionics mobile app
« on: December 14, 2017, 07:56:09 PM »
The Navionics mobile app is an application used on the Apple-based smartphones & tablets and the Android-based smartphones and tablets. For a full list of currently certified devices go to the Mobile: Devices section at:

The app for boating provides the charting details (depths, buoys, channels, obstructions, etc...) for the freshwater lakes in the US & Canada along with saltwater coverage throughout the world - depending upon the region purchased. They are available in separate regional apps - such as Boating: US&Canada or Boating: Europe - or they are available in the free app called Boating (Boating HD for tablets) in which you purchase the region(s) of coverage you require.

Options and features of the Boating apps are:

    New User Interface ? All of your Map Coverage in one single App!
    Shop In-App for Navionics+ Chart Coverage with Advanced Features
        2 Week Free Trial of Charts & Features!
        Receive Navionics award-winning navigational charts
        Access Navionics SonarChart? high-definition bathymetric layer reflecting ever-changing conditions.
        Community Edits ? Add, Edit & Delete chart objects
        Navigation Module ? Offering advanced routing options and features
        Advanced Map Options ? Allowing you to customize your map display and highlight important map features
        Dock-to-dock Autorouting ? A unique breakthrough in boating navigation, quickly creates detailed routes even through narrow passages and channels, based on chart data and navigation aids
    Map Download function
    FishFinder - View a fish finder directly in your app (requires Vexilar T-Box or a Raymarine Dragonfly 4, 5 or 7 PRO or Wi-Fish units)
    SonarChart Live - Create SonarChart real-time on your map (requires Vexilar T-Box, SonarServer by Digital Yacht, GoFree WiFi unit or aRaymarine Dragonfly 4, 5 or 7 PRO or Wi-Fish units)
    Magazines & Guides (allows you to read articles within the app, from various publications)
    Weather& Tides (allows you to view wind, tides, currents and other information for a selected area)
    Sync My Data (synchronizes Favorites data across all devices, if you are using the app on multiple devices)
    Plotter Sync with Raymarine Wi-Fi MFD plotters - Sync routes and markers, Upload Sonar Logs for SonarChart and update your charts directly through the app!
    Panoramic Photos

Navionics Info & How-To / Sonar chart event
« on: December 14, 2017, 07:53:43 PM »
would any of the forum member have any interest in hosting a Sonar Chart Live event?
SonarCharts event ? (This is easy to do, 1 Saturday Morning)

     Club members would pick a location lake/river that they would like to have better contours data on.

    This is open to Humminbird, Garmin, Simard, Lowrance, Simrad, B&G and Raymarine chart plotter users.
    Easiest way to do sonar logging is SonarChart Live. 
    Navionics will donate 4 Navionics+ 2GB Charts (Value $400.00)

Custom made for your area, for your next outing, tournament, auction, etc..


Navionics Info & How-To / chart icons and sybols
« on: December 01, 2017, 09:37:14 PM »
Chart symbols and icons will have different meanings.  Generally all of the symbols, abbreviations and icons found on our charts are based on those of the government.  For a full listing you can find this document on the NOAA website at

All of our chart products also include the Xplain? features, which provides additional, easy-to-understand details for chart icons and symbols.  Accessing this information is easy on your Navionics mobile apps!

Get chart details directly on the map screen by using the cross hairs. Tap the pop-up or the question mark to go to the object information screen. You will receive a list of icons/objects in the general area and you can find more information by tapping the ones with an arrow ( > ) symbol.
you may also be interested in this video

Navionics Info & How-To / how to register and update you chip
« on: December 01, 2017, 09:31:41 PM »
How To Register And Update Your Chip
To register and update your Navionics chip:
(Registering your card will register your first year of free Freshest Data updates.)

***Please ensure that your GPS plotter is running the most current internal software version in order to display the updated charts properly.***
***Note: Current version of the Navionics Chart Installer are not compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Mac OSX versions less than 10.8.***
***Note: Chart Installer is currently not compatible to download from Internet Explorer. Compatible browsers include Edge, Chrome, Firefox, and Safari.

1.  Go to Update My Chart on the Navionics website.

2.  Select "Get Started" button to download the Chart Installer.

3.  Select ""NEW Chart Installer"

4. a. >> FOR WINDOWS USERS << (Mac users see below)
Installation will begin immediately. You should see a progress bar at the bottom of the screen that shows the download file Chart+Installer.exe. Once completed, you can click on the arrow and select "Open", or you can find the Navionics Chart Installer icon on your desktop and double-click to open.

   b. >> FOR MAC USERS <<
Double click (or right-click > Open) the .dmg file under Downloads to mount (access and open) the file.

Double click the Chart Installer setup file (or right-click > Open)

Select Open to run the setup

***If your computer is not allowing you to open the application to let it run, make sure to enable the download and installation of Chart Installer from your Mac:
Go on the Mac Settings >> System Preferences >> Security & Privacy >> General
"Unlock" the padlock at the bottom-left of the window
Click to Allow Apps downloaded from: "Mac Store and identified developers" (will require permission and your computer password to install programs downloaded from sites other than the Mac Store)

Go to the top of step 4 and try running the application setup again and then proceed to step 5.
5.  It is suggested to restart your computer.

6.  Once your computer is rebooted, insert your Navionics Chart into the card reader in your computer. If you have a SD/MSD chip, please UNLOCK it first (locking mechanism pushed to the top of the card toward the contacts and make sure your MSD card is in the SD adapter).

7.  Create a new account by clicking the Create Account button.
Active Navionics account holders (such as Navionics mobile users) can simply sign into their existing account.

8.  Select the manufacturer, family and model of your GPS/chart plotter/sounder.

If you would like to download to or update your card, please continue through the next steps.
*** If you have a plotter card you were using to create SonarChart? Live, you can move the files to your new card and continue to use them on your plotter. For full instructions see our Help article: Moving SonarChart? Live logs from one card to another.

9.  For Navionics Updates cards go through the activation process
Activating your Navionics Updates Card
10.  For Platinum+ or HotMaps Platinum products 
Your chart is preloaded with Nautical Chart, SonarChart and Platinum features
Community Edits (for compatible plotters) can be downloaded to the card at this time
11.  For Navionics+ products
​Smaller selection areas use less memory and will reduce the downloading time
Use the pins on the selection box to adjust your download area
Zoom in or out to be more specific in choosing/selecting the area to download
After each download completes, you will have the option to add more coverage
 12. Click "START" (see illustrations below)


13. Allow the charts to download.  Estimation of download time will vary based on internet connection & speed, as well as selected chart size.
Navionics+ Preloaded cards include Nautical Chart and SonarChart files loaded on the card when purchased (excluding US & Canada, which is preloaded with Nautical Chart only). This will contain several GB of data, which will take a significant amount of time to update.

Cards can also be purged of the preloaded data by selecting the trash can icon .
Your Navionics chart files are removed from the card and you can then select the areas of charts to download.
Note: If you have a preloaded Navionics+ or Navionics Updates card, purging will remove all of the files on your card. Charts must then be downloaded using the selection tool.

14. Once the download has fully completed, correctly remove your Navionics chip.

FOR WINDOWS USERS - Click to show hidden icons - Click to Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media - Select Eject NAVIONICS

FOR MAC USERS - Click to select the NAVIONICS drive - Select File > Eject NAVIONICS - Or select NAVIONICS and hit ⌘E

Navionics Info & How-To / deleting tracks, markers and waypoint
« on: December 01, 2017, 09:28:04 PM »
All of your saved Tracks, Markers & Routes can be found in your Menu.
Steps will differ slightly when renaming a Route when a Navionics+ subscription is active.
Boating Apps with a Navionics+ Subscription (renaming)

Renaming Routes -
Go to Menu
Select Routes
Select the Route you want to change
Select Route > Details from the Map page
Tap the text box at the top
Rename the item
Tap Done
Tap Map to save

Deleting Routes -
Go to Menu
Select Routes
Long Press on the Name on the Route you want to delete
Press on OK to confirm the Route deletion

The Compatibility Guide indicates which plotters are supported by Navionics,
as well as which format they use, which specific charts the plotters are compatible
with, and the features that the plotters can utilize. Check it out?

hey everybody heads up to update your navionics apps to the latest version 8.6
there is alot of new features such as
What?s New:
- Personalize the app by creating a profile with your picture and activities on the water. Go to Menu > Me
- Quickly log into the app via Facebook: join the Navionics Community and team up with millions of boaters!
- Easily check your sonar status on the app. If you have done Plotters Sync with your Raymarine, Lowrance, Simrad and B&G at least once, you can renew your plotter card subscription from here with 1 click! Go to Menu > Device Connected
- Bug fixing and optimizations

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