Updating navionics charts
I contacted Navionics to see if they would be willing to extend my subscription since I would be mapping my home lake (Claytor Lake, Dublin VA) for them at my cost (boat hours, fuel, and subscription price to use Navionics! They claim to already have some community edits but it's almost laughable how off they are...
if you were to navigate by the community edits here you wouldn't make it out of the first turn without grounding your boat! if you do not continue to pay every year for your subscription you CANNOT continue to use the sonar chart logging feature and are essentially left with nothing.
After the update, my C80 seemed to be quicker to zoom in and out on the chart now too, maybe because I didn't include the 1ft 'Sonar Chart' detail. So no need to be afraid of using the Navionics update if you have an older Raymarine unit.
It's certainly nice to be able to have the latest chart info, unlike some other brands that no longer update charts for older units.
I Hope this helps someone and saves you some time and a headache. No reluctance on their part, but there was a small fee. Completed the firmware update (v5.16) on the C70 classic per Raymarine instructions.Please note that to use this service, your existing card number needs to end with "XG", for example 28XG.Note:- the following Codes are a different Price, Please select these charts Individually by clicking on the link to CANADIAN ana RUSSIAN In Land Charts below.Two questions if you don't mind: (1) any problems with the firmware update to V5.16? Will chime back in if I run into hangs or reboots... Then popped the Navionics CF card in to give it a shot as-is.No problems yet, but I've only had the device on for a couple of 5min stints.
Here's what I found and with the help of Navionics it's working again. Note, from what I understand, Navionics uses Bizer data (or did at one time) for the lake. They said this information and these files are not used on the older Raymarine units, and for some reason they were causing it to hang.