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Lowrance Update and Training Day April 29th 2017

On April 29th at Radioworld in Toronto we will host an information day on Lowrance and Simrad products.  The focus of the day will be to get your unit ready for the 2017 open water season.  We’ll update your units for free and assist you in setting them up.  Lowrance prostaff Gerry Heels from Heels Marine Electronics Installations will be here to assist with updates and information regarding installs.

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Bring your units with you and we’ll get you ready for 2017!  If you need an update on anything other than a current Lowrance or Simrad unit please bring your power cable with you.

Win a Trip to Fish with Bob Izumi Courtesy of Navionics

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You could win a fishing trip for two with Bob Izumi – Canada’s most popular bass fishing personality and TV host!

Bring your fishing buddy along with you to one of three exciting fishing hot spots!

Bay of Quinte, Ontario – Stuart, Florida – Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Promotion begins April 1, 2014 and ends on June 30, 2014. Winner will be announced July 1, 2014.

Entering the contest is easy! Complete the entry form and email izumitrip@navionics.com along with proof that you have either:
Updated your Navionics card with the Freshest Data, (Include a screenshot of completed process.
 or
Uploaded a sonar log to navionics.com. (Include a screenshot of completed process, or confirmation email received from Navionics.)
Alternate mail-in entry, send completed entry form along with proof of performance to;
Att: Bob Izumi Fishing Trip, Navionics, Inc., 6 Thatcher Lane, Wareham, MA 02571 USA

This promotion is open to all legal residents of Canada. Exact location and target species to be determined prior to trip. Trip includes – airfare, two nights hotel accommodations, ground transportation, and meals, plus use of fishing tackle and boat. Trip must take place before July 30, 2015.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Void where prohibited. Contest is open to legal residents of Canada of the age of majority as of 01/04/14. Begins 12:00:01 AM ET 01/04/14; ends 11:59 PM ET 30/06/14. Enter by updating your Navionics card, uploading a sonar log or by providing a related story. Grand Prize: Fishing trip for two with Bob Izumi (ARV $3,000). Further conditions apply. For Official Rules visit https://www.navionics.com/izumitripClick here for complete Official Rules.

Lowrance Training Seminar March 15 at Radioworld

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This is a great opportunity to learn how to use your Lowrance unit by one of the most knowledgeable anglers in Canada.  This seminar is FREE of charge for any one interested in learning more about their Lowrance products.  No matter where you purchased your Lowrance or if you are considering a Lowrance unit you are welcome to joins us.

Navionics rep Scott Walcott will be here as well to talk about the new mapping options available for this year Navionics+ and SonarCharts.

-Lawren

Fugawi Marine ENC Upgrade Program

Do you have an older version of Fugawi Marine ENC or Navionics NavPlanner?  If so, and you’d like to upgrade it to Fugawi Marine 5, here is an offer from Fugawi to upgrade at 50% off .

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The qualifying products for the end-user 50% off are Fugawi Marine version 3 and higher, and a slew of other serial numbered products made by Fugawi under the Navionics brand, even maps and charts. The full list is:

Fugawi 3, Fugawi Marine ENC 3, Fugawi Global Navigator 4, Fugawi Marine ENC 4, Fugawi Global Navigator 4.5, Fugawi Marine ENC 4.5, Fugawi Canada Maps, Fugawi Map of America, Fugawi UK Ver. 1, Ver. 2 and Ver. 4, Fugawi Fishing Lakes USA, Navionics NavPlanner 2, Navionics HotMaps Explorer.

The best part of the Upgrade program is that unlike other upgrades you keep the old qualifying software and receive a loyalty discount of 50% to download the latest and greatest FM5. Upgrade here – upgrade.fugawi.com 

-Lawren

 

The Flex Insider – February 2013 Edition

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In last month’s January 2013 FlexInsider, I reported the following update on our plan for production shipments:

“Our plan is to ship the Limited Edition radios during Q2 2013. That means that we expect to ship early orders near the beginning of the quarter and late orders toward the end of the quarter.  It is possible that some of the later orders could spill over into early Q3.  Post Limited Edition orders will begin shipping in Q3.”

I am pleased to report that we are still on this schedule. While no schedule is 100% perfect, accuracy does improve as one nears the goal line. Our team is very proud and excited about what we have accomplished. We can’t wait to get the new FLEX-6000 Signature Series radios into your hands.
73,
Gerald Youngblood, K5SDR
President & CEO

Navionics SonarCharts Mapping Enhancements

Now available through Navionics Freshest Data updating program is Navionics SonarCharts. SonarCharts provides an alternative perspective for boaters and fishermen who want more detailed depth contours for safer navigation or for targeting productive fishing areas.

We all ask for better cartography. We all want the latest data. Now you can contribute and see the new details the next day. Buoys change, sand bars shift, new rocks and submerged structures are discovered every day. So why not see them all with SonarCharts?  The best part of all is it is a completely FREE service.  All you need to participate in this program is a Platinum Navionics chart.

Simply upload your sonar logs and within 24 hours the new bathimetric data is on your Platinum chart after using Freshest Data.

It’s fast and easy:

  • Record sonar using your GPS chart plotter
  • Upload sonar logs to the Navionics World Application
  • Navionics integrates the new data with existing data
  • Download New SonarCharts within 24 hours!

Even if your favorite lake is not mapped you can now go out, record your sonar data and create maps for that body of water.  This process will take a little longer than the 24hrs that the standard process takes.  In order to participate in this program all you need is a Platinum Navionics chart.

-Lawren

 

10% Off All Navionics Charts Until Aug 26th 2012

Starting on August 10th and running through August 26th we will be having a huge sale on all in stock Navionics charts.  We will be offering 10% off our already low prices on each chart purchase during this sale.

If you have a chart that is not updateable (Prior to Spring 2010) this is a great chance to purchase one at a reduced cost so you can take advantage of Navionics Freshest Data Program.  When you purchase your new chart it will be included with a USB card reader so you can download the latest updates from the web.  All you need to do is insert the card into the reader within 60 days of purchase and then plug the USB reader into a computer with internet connection and that’s it!  It’s literally that easy.  It will automatically begin a wizard for you to update your charts.  This is one of the easiest parts of your chartplotter system to update.  You are then entitled to 1 year of free updates for your chart.  With over 1000 updates per day you know you’ll have the most up to date information for all your boating or fishing trips.

Navionics manufactures many different charts for various application so determining which one you require is first step.   Platinum+ and Gold charts are better suited for pleasure boaters, sailors, and Great Lakes fishermen, while Hotmaps are geared towards inland lakes fishermen and cottagers.  Let’s take a look at what each chart option offers.

The Platinum+ charts are Navionics top of the line charts with just about every option imaginable.  They have full 2D charting data with NavAids, Marker Buoys, Contour Lines, Spot Soundings and Marina information.  They also include 3D charting, aerial photos of marina’s and port entrances, satellite photo overlays for land and water, and they also include the popular Fish’N’chip data which is high resolution bathymetric data which serious fishermen love.

Gold is the next charting in Navionics extensive product line and they have full 2D charting data with NavAids, Marker Buoys, Contour Line, Spot Soundings and Marina information.  These are one of our most popular charts and they cover an extensive charting region.  With just 2 charts you are able to cover all the coastal and Great Lakes waters of Canada and the USA.

For pleasure boaters and sailors the Platinum+ or Gold are the best choices as they have full navigational charting.  For fishermen on inland lakes in Canada there are two great choices.

Hotmaps Premium offers many lakes in HD format which include 1 foot contour lines for the serious fishermen.  This level of detail is what makes finding productive fishing spots a very quick process as the “spot on the spot” jumps right out at you.

Hotmaps Platinum has the same coverage area as the Premium and same detail level for the charting, plus it also offers 3D mapping for many lakes.  Also, included on the Hotmaps Platinum chart is satellite photo overlay and aerial photos for many marinas.

Whether you boat, sail, or fish Navionics is sure to have the right chart for you and at these sale prices there’s no better time to purchase one.

-Lawren

 

 

Navionics Community Layer Now Available on HDS

Navionics is proud to announce the next step in the Navionics Community Layer revolution.  In February 2012, the Navionics Web Store received an update that allows Community Layer (User Generated Content) to be downloaded along with Freshest Data to every eligible* chip.  UGC, user inputted data related to a specific location on a chart, is now viewable on compatible chart plotters such as Lowrance HDS Gen2 and Gen1 with more models are soon to come.

How to get it?

Whether you are a new or existing user, simply plug your Navionics chip into your PC after downloading the Navionics World Application from the web store on Navionics.com.  Follow the brief steps to ‘Get the Freshest Data’ and you will have UGC on your chip. It is that easy!

As an existing user of the Navionics World Application, you will receive an update notification upon your next Freshest Data attempt.

For new users of the Navionics World application, you will receive the updated application version. No update is necessary.

Above the image shows a Lowrance HDS Gen2 displaying Navionics Community Layer adding new Channel markers, Marina services, Boat Ramps etc.

How to view the Navionics Community Layer:

Lowrance HDS Gen2 : Menu > Chart Options > Community Layer

Lowrance HDS Gen1: download software update 4.1 here.
Menu > Chart Options > Community Layer

About Community Layer (User Generated Content):

A revolution in digital charts: not only are you empowered to edit your charts, but you also benefit from the contributions made by the entire community of Navionics users, all delivered in real time on your mobile device, and delivered daily to your Navionics chart along with Freshest Data. In 2011, Navionics received an Innovation Award at the Miami International Boat Show for demonstrating innovation in boating safety in the User Generated Content Layer within its mobile applications.

To date, over 200,000 edits have been made by the Navionics community that improve the accuracy of charting information and safety of Navigation. Navionics has seen significant contributions throughout the world where uncharted waters have been mapped overnight by the boating community of Navionics users. Users in the United States, Australia, Italy, UAE, Germany, UK, Russia and elsewhere have posted the equivalent to Notices to Mariners and fishing information at a rate that the world’s leading hydrographic offices complete in many years, if ever.

* Eligible charts for the Freshest Data program include Navionics Gold and Platinum+ as well as HotMaps Premium and HotMaps Platinum products purchased after 2010. 

-Lawren