Benefits of having a Map Card

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Benefits of having a Map Card

Postby williwonder » Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:41 am

Hi Fishos,

I am considering buying a gold map card for Port Phillip for my Elite5x which I have used for several years.
I have never bothered with the mapping because I have a mooring and dont use ramps etc.

I figure the benefits for me would be that my marks would be displayed on the screen so I could make decisions on where to go next if I was dipping out at a spot, and If I was sounding I could follow contour lines.

Would this be correct or is there any other benefits. cheers



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Re: Benefits of having a Map Card

Postby purple5ive » Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:22 pm

very handy if your fishing when there not much light left..
besides the obvious, navigate as the crow flies to the next spot. see contour lines and dropoffs.
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Re: Benefits of having a Map Card

Postby williwonder » Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:45 pm

Thanks sounds like a good fathers day present.

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Re: Benefits of having a Map Card

Postby Nude up » Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:42 pm

One thing I like is it leaves a breadcrumb tail so if it goes dark you can follow your trail back home with confidence. Some of my marks are 20 to 30 k from where I launch I can just line up with one engage the autopilot and head straight to it whilst just maintaining a watch for other boats.
Having the contour lines on your plotter if you get nothing at your usual spots you can look around your screen for good looking spots move then sound around.
When out in the open ocean I mark up bait fish then work around them if nothing move on but keep the mark for later to return to try again to see if a marlin tuna etc have found them

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Re: Benefits of having a Map Card

Postby fishnut » Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:58 am

Also if boating in areas new to u it wil help with navigation markers,channels,isolated dangers etc which u could look up before the trip and plan
Very handy

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Re: Benefits of having a Map Card

Postby rb85 » Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:11 am

I like the map card can easily pick rises or drops to fish or search around. Helps for navigation in the dark and keep clear of danger areas



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Re: Benefits of having a Map Card

Postby blacklab99 » Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:10 pm

rb85 wrote:I like the map card can easily pick rises or drops to fish or search around. Helps for navigation in the dark and keep clear of danger areas


plus 1 on that reasoning.......


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