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Navionics + vs Navionics Hotmaps Platinum


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Hi guys,

I am in the market for a new nav card for my new boat/plotter.  In my old boat I had a Hummingbird Helix 5 Si GPS with the Lake Master chip and it worked well for my needs.  My new boat has the Lowrance HDS-7 Gen 2 and the Insight card.  The Insight card is not the greatest for the lakes I fish up north so I will be upgrading it.  I dominantly fish Ontario, Erie, St.Clair, Detroit River, and several smaller lakes in northern Ontario. 

 

My choices are between the Navionics + card (Canada & Alaska) $149.00USD, or the Navionics Hotmaps Platinum (Canada) $199.00USD.  Both cards qualify for a $50USD rebate until Dec 31. 

 

My question is...........is the Hotmaps Premium worth it?  The difference between the cards is:

- Satellite overlay (not available in Ontario)

- Relief shading - ?? Usable ??

- Sonar chart relief - ?? usable ??

- 3D view - useless feature IMHO

- Panamera photo's - useless feature IMHO 

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I have the plus and there is a lot of flaws in it not very accurate.

Depths are way off and chart images.

Trolling on the grand river it shows me trolling on land.

A lake I fish up north shows a sunken island about a 1000 yards off from where it is. 

 

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