Navionics: Lake Charts and Mapping| Official Catfish Conference ® 2019

Navionics: Lake Charts and Mapping| Official Catfish Conference ® 2019

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[Music]
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we’re not selling product here at the
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show okay so I’ll start off by telling
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you I’m not trying to sell you on
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Navionics I hope the one thing that I’ll
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do here this afternoon is educate you on
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Navionics no matter what kind of card
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you previously owned I want to be able
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to educate you on what you have what you
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can do to make it better and tell you
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some of our little shortcuts of stuff
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that’s actually on your chart it
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probably didn’t mean no exist one of the
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things when I started working for this
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company two years ago that I honestly
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felt they weren’t doing was talking to
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you people and what I mean by that we
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would have pro staffers come and set up
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a booth for the show and they fill out
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this little form and they’d send it back
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but they never met anybody from the
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company and my previous employer one of
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the things we always emphasized on was
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we need to be there we need to be hey I
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want to talk to somebody from Navionics
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well you just found Tom branch that’s
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who I worked for what can I help you
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with that’s my philosophy huh and I said
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it before when we were getting started
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everybody that works full-time for our
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company fishes boats and cruises and
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sales to me that’s incredible
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that’s one of the things probably the
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one of the most important things I’ll
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tell you about Navionics
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we’ve grown from a small two-man
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business that was started in 1984 we
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this year celebrate 35 years of being in
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the mapping business that’s pretty huge
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nobody else out there has been doing it
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as long as Navionics they have a name we
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employ over 500 people in the United
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States alone we have about 50 people but
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our company is worldwide our office main
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headquarters is in Italy I’ve been there
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one time and it’s pretty awesome but
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they’re near the water a lot of sailors
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a lot of cruisers in the United States
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is our fishing industry that’s where the
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catfish the crappie the wall out of the
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bass that’s why we are 50% of our
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business throughout the world and that’s
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what we do the difference again like I
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talked about is everybody that works for
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so I guess I got to take skiers off
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there now we don’t have a skiing aft
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anymore
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but we used to have snow skiers
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everybody’s voters and outdoors people
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the thing I know I’ve talked about it
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before and I like to re-emphasize it is
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when you reach out to our customer
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service you’re not talking to somebody
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in India you’re talking to somebody in
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New Bedford Massachusetts that is either
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a boater sailor a fishing person and
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they can help you I promise you they can
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the best thing to do I tell people this
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all the time we change this three years
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ago and I think it works pretty good I
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got the experience in myself last week
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we have online chat so if something’s
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going on with your electronics for me
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personally I was having a problem with
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my new Ford truck so I went on Ford comm
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and got on their chat line and started
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talking to him about what was going on
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my truck and it works the same way at
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Navionics you can just go online type of
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question if you don’t feel like the
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computer deal is not your deal you leave
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them your phone number or in in your
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email address and they’ll follow up with
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you can’t make a promise when they’ll
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call you but they will call you back
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it’s not gonna be as quick as the chat
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thing that’s going on right now last
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year we kind of set history and we set
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the world on fire and the one thing I
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tell everybody when we start these
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seminars is if you own a Navionics app
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raise your hand if you’re here folks
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last year in the United States and all
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over the world we sold seven million
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apps
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that’s why Navionics is the number one
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leader in navigation throughout the
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world it’s unbelievable to me that the
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people that I meet at these shows like
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this just love what we’re doing with our
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product there is some glitches we’re
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trying to get better we listen to our
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customers that’s one thing I could tell
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you but we did last year we sold that
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many we do have a new look for 2019
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you’re going to notice that our products
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look a little bit of different we have
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gone away from the plastic storage
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holders that we used to have there’s
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still plenty of them floating around but
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now we’ve gone to a cardboard package we
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have some samples at the booth if you’d
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like to see them afterwards and we’ve
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also put a what I call security tape on
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the side of them so now you don’t
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though they you can tell they’ve been
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open but it also identifies the region
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or area of that chart on the chart
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itself so you’ve got a little piece of
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white tape on the side of it
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also in a 2019 we’ve changed our app
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look we’ve gone away from the one on the
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far right to the new look if you haven’t
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uploaded the app the the renewal part of
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it it will change from where it used to
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be five dollars to renewal now it’s
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going up to $14.99 but I think when I go
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through this presentation you’ll see
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some of the additions we’ve done to the
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app and it’s actually better
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the biggest difference I’ll tell you is
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the guy that’s or lady that’s fishing
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it’s running a tablet they’ve been
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paying $50 for that app and we sold some
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of them okay now it’s $14.99 either app
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or telephone so that’s that’s really a
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great deal that we’ve done I tell people
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all the time I got to one of the coolest
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jobs in the world follow me on Instagram
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Facebook and Twitter I’ve tried to take
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pictures of everywhere I get to go and
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fish my wife gets mad at me most of the
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time but my buddies are really jealous I
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love small mouths I caught my first
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peacock bass in May down in Florida and
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I live on the greatest spotted bass lake
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in the United States and that’s Lake
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Lanier just north of Atlanta I ever
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since I was a kid I fish for everything
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I don’t have it I told Greg was making
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fun of me I got to have a catfish
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picture this year and a crappy picture
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and a walleye picture because I’ve
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caught all of them but I just don’t have
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a picture of one but hopefully next year
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I can do that so 2019 some of the
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product changes that you’ll see we’re
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going to review those will also go into
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detail a little bit about the app I’ll
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talk about Garmin maps a little bit to
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give you an idea of the future and then
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I really the other thing I focus on is
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just the general features of the charts
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and then we’ll finish up with some
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questions and answers
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2019 we’re doing something for the first
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time we’ve ever done and this is to help
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our customers that
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or I would say non computer-savvy
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is probably a good way to say it we’ve
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started a trade-in program it’s gonna
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run from January 1 to December 31st all
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throughout 2019 and what this means is
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if you’re an old subscriber to Navionics
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card let’s say you got a car that’s
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three years old you’ve got a competitors
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brand card that you’re not happy with
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the quality of it you can take that card
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and go to wherever your purchase your
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fishing supplies from and buy a new
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Navionics card and you can get a refund
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of either 50 or 75 dollars depending on
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the card all you have to do is create we
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have some envelopes out here at the
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booth there’s also an online forum if
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you want to use it you print it out fill
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out the information you mail in the old
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card or the cards are trading in with
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the coupon with the forum and a copy of
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your receipt and you’ll get fifty or
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seventy-five dollars back what that does
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it gives you a fresh new card with the
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most updated data you also get another
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year of updates you can do for free if
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you are computer savvy and we’ll talk
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about I don’t remember it we didn’t
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really go into detail on this because I
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didn’t do it with this user promotion if
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you are computer savvy for the month of
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February in 2019 we have a free update
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it’s not free it’s half the price
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instead of it’s $50 to update any chart
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that you own for Navionics you go to
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Navionics calm and follow the
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instructions it’s simple if you’ve got a
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little computer savvy to you you can
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probably do it but that’s just something
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we’re running all 2019 some of the
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people asked all the time about daily
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updates what it is what it does I’m a
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fisherman just like you folks that are
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here today I update my charts monthly I
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even though I work for the company I
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still don’t know where they mapped out
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if you follow the fishing world at all
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just over last week one of our Pro goz
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Edwin Devers one to let a tournament at
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Lake Conroe on major league fishing the
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cool thing would
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learned was we had just finished mapping
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that Lake a month ago he updated his
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chart he got some new data that the
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other competitors didn’t have on their
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maps so he learned a couple places to
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fish and he actually ended up at the
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very end of the tournament catching that
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eight pounder in a cove that we had
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mapped that he didn’t know about so I
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took I stole this screenshot it’s kind
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of hard to tell in 2018 all over the
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world we updated eight hundred and
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seventy thousand lakes over the last 12
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months it’s unbelievable
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this little small section that you see
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right here is the hundred and thirty
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lakes that we updated just in the United
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States so there’s no reason not to
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update your car I mean that’s crazy
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right now we have eight boats on the
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water they just finished working a
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couple lakes in California Arizona and
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the lake that I’ve talked about at
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Conroe now they’ve started headed south
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a customer came by earlier and was
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asking me hey what about so-and-so Lake
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in Pittsburgh it’s not mapped I
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understand that not every Lake is map
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the best thing you can do is go to our
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website Navionics comm and go to the
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feedback section and get you and your
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buddies to write emails in and write
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information in about the particular lake
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they’ll ask you some questions about
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Latin long where’s it located how many
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acres you think it is examples like that
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and then as those build up on our stat
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sheet they’ll go and map that Lake you
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won’t see this big giant boat that says
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Navionics because we don’t advertise
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where we’re at that’s just a safety deal
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but we’ve had people like last year
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prior to the Mille Lacs Bassmaster
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tournament one of our guys said hey I
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saw six boats on the lake over the last
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month I think we should update our
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charts well he knew because he called me
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and I told him hey I just found out they
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are mapping that Lake but I don’t know I
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mean that’s what I tell people all the
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time I can find out where they’re going
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if I ask the right people but they’re
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always working their way
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if you live in the northern United
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States and your lake is frozen trust me
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they’re not mapping that Lake right now
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okay
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they’ll map that Lake you might see the
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boats in August or September when it
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warms up but there make their way all
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around the country and like I said we
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got eight boats in the United States and
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just focus on mapping the last I’d heard
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somebody asked me the other day when’s
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the last time you heard they were
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somewhere about a month ago all eight
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boats were down around Apalachicola
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Pensacola north to Apalachicola mapping
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that area through there and the only
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reason was because of the hurricane
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damage we knew that some areas changed
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there and we try to stay ahead of that
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game so if the waters clarity and we can
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do it then our boats go and they map
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that area so that was the last time I’d
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heard them so one of the things people
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ask me all the time is okay I see these
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packages are pretty cool so what comes
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in the box what comes in the box is that
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what we call an SD card reader a storage
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card in a micro SD card if you ever lose
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this card it’s okay all your data is on
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the micro card one of the things a lot
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of people get confused about is whit’s
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charts and which one all that on the
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right hand side all that is is a storage
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thing for the micro SD currently all our
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micro SD s are 16 gigabyte if you have
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an older card you might have a 2
12:37
gigabyte micro card it wouldn’t surprise
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me if you can’t update that card for
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some reason you can go on our website
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and fill out the information talk to a
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customer service they’ll let you mail it
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back and they’ll send you a new card and
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replace it also as long as it’s still
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under warranty and everything is covered
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if you can’t update it for example with
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the new sale that’s going on right now
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and you can’t update your card all you
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can do is get on the customer service
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tell them they’ll swap your cards or
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whatever usually after mail yours back
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and they have to check it and make sure
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the right cart but every one of our
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packages when you open it up it has a
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card reader here and it has your card
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here this right here is a stop sign that
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we started putting on our product about
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two years ago can’t say it was my idea
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but it was one of the best ideas I’ve
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seen in a long time but it tells you to
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register your charts one of the thing
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when biggest problems for my job as a
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promotions manager is trying to get
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people to register those cards last year
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in the United States alone the the
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Navionics US and Canada’s chart was
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purchased by over a hundred thousand
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people all right out of that hundred
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thousand people only 180 of them
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registered their chart that’s sad okay
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and the reason why I say that it’s sad
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is because you didn’t get the most out
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of your chart you’re buying a bundle
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from Lawrence or simmer add or Raymarine
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and you get a free map card inside you
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still got to register that card so you
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can download and get the one-foot
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contours and have the best mapping if
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you don’t download on the bundle deals
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all you get is nautical charts nautical
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charts are like 10 10 feet that’s the
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depth you get so you don’t get the
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actual contour lines and that’s very
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important our cards if you’ve purchased
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a card you have 60 days to register it
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if it goes 61-62 it’s no big deal
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they’ll they’ll work you through that if
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for some reason you have a card and
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you’ve never registered it before you
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can still renew it and and like I said
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till the end of February is $50 so
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that’s probably a good idea to do I
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guess what a couple people asked me
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about the charts all the charts are
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encrypted there’s been some people that
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have tried to break it and worked trust
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me we have a lot of guys over in India
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that do this for us they’re pretty good
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and I don’t know of anybody that’s broke
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the code on it I don’t even I can’t even
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do it myself and figure it out I’m not
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that computer savvy I’m gonna try to go
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through the products pretty quick just
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to give you an idea what each one of the
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navvy
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products are and we’ll finish up with
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talking about the app a little bit to
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Platinum Plus series is a is the
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high-end ocean maps that we sell they
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have everything that you can think of on
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them they range from $199 up to $499
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those map cards come with they’re great
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for ocean fishing or offshore fishing
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sailors love them also they have what we
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call panoramic pictures they also have
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satellite overlay and they also have our
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sonar chart one-foot contours if you
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fish anywhere offshore within five miles
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you can do an AB plus region will be
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fine if you’re going offshore greater
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than five miles you won’t want this kind
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of card if your fish in that area the
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Platinum Plus platinum hot map series is
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a take off from the platinum but it’s
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all freshwater there’s nothing offshore
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or saltwater on it you still get
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panoramic pictures you still get 3d and
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a satellite over overview the cool thing
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about this particular chart it’s divided
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up in five different regions south east
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north west and also the sea is the
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Canada the Canada card we had to
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separate it from all the other ones
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because of the Canadian government wants
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their kickin amount of money for when we
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give out charts and we sell a chart to
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you guys one thing we’re doing we did
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this year for 2000 what we did it last
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year 2018 we did a test and we put
17:05
Tennessee in the east and the south as a
17:08
test to see how it would work
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we wanted to see if it sold any
17:13
different amount of charts and we really
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didn’t do anything the one thing I can
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tell you is that if a lake is a border
17:20
lake and I’ll just tell you for example
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Georgia I’m very knowledgeable about
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that there’s a there’s a row of lakes in
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Georgia that started Lake Hartwell go to
17:31
Lake Russell and go to Clarks Hill the
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lake is in two states so it is in the
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east
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and the South if you buy a lake that is
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on a borderline state it will be in both
17:42
both ones so if you’re going to Clarks
17:45
Hill it doesn’t matter if you have a
17:46
south or east you still get the full
17:48
lake coverage that’s kind of important
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the future what do I see the future is
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on mapping I was telling a customer
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earlier today I don’t remember Hill
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speaking to but I don’t really think if
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we could get the a 32 or maybe even a 64
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gigabyte card we probably could divide
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the United States in half north and
18:15
south or east and west and draw a line
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right down the middle
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we’ve talked about that for two years
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since I’ve been with the company the
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problem we run into is we don’t control
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the processor that’s within your
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electronics that you’re using so if we
18:32
if you get a 64 gig card for example you
18:36
put it in a in a inexpensive unit that
18:38
doesn’t have a high speed processor
18:40
you’re gonna get mad because the Maps
18:42
not reading correctly it happened to me
18:46
with a Lorentz Elite Series when it
18:48
first come out I put my hot maps in
18:51
there it wouldn’t read my card I have a
18:53
little aluminum tracker a 79 foot both
18:56
it has a 60 horsepower I was out running
18:58
my maps and I mean I’m calling the Rance
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I’m calling Navionics people everybody I
19:03
know going hey what’s the deal and
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that’s what we ended up saying is the
19:06
speed of the processor controls
19:08
everything on your map card so even if
19:11
we put more data on that card it might
19:14
take you a little bit more time for it
19:15
to process I don’t know that’ll be good
19:17
or bad the interesting thing is I’ll
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tell you and we’ll get into it a few
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minutes I’ll tell you about the Garmin
19:24
map and coming that’s part of our test
19:26
dummy we did on the Garmin maps when
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they release them the end of this month
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they’ll be in East and a West and we’re
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gonna try it and see what happens
19:35
Garmin purchased Navionics back in
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October and they are the most
19:39
open-minded people I’ve ever ever worked
19:41
for in that if you suggest something you
19:44
show them how it’s going to work and it
19:45
approved in a work
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they’re gonna try and we’re pretty
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excited about that but going back to the
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hot maps again the hot maps like I
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talked about before you get 3d you get
19:56
satellite overlay panoramic pictures and
19:58
that sonar chart one-foot contours the
20:03
other map that we sell and a lot of
20:05
people have purchased these through a
20:07
bundle like we talked about earlier is
20:09
the unit Navionics plus US and canada
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again I emphasize please register this
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card so that you can get the sonar chart
20:18
so you can download the lake’s you want
20:20
on it it has all of US and Canada on it
20:23
but it’s all nautical charts it’s not
20:26
the detailed mapping you want if you
20:28
live at Douglass lake in Tennessee
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you’ve got to pick that lake and you got
20:33
to download it and I’ll show you how to
20:34
do it in a second and and put it on that
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card the US and Canada same way it comes
20:41
the same package it has a built in sonar
20:44
chart layer that you have to download
20:45
it’s very simple to do all you do is
20:49
select what kind of unit I did this with
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mine at home I’ve got a Lawrence Gen 312
20:54
on my boat right now that I’m running I
20:56
select the the type of plotter that you
20:59
have and then you then you pick the area
21:03
you want this was a river I don’t
21:05
remember where this was
21:06
I remember where this was I selected a
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river stream area the cool thing about
21:14
this just to educate you a little bit on
21:16
it you don’t need any more nautical
21:18
charts to go on here what you really
21:22
want is the sonar charts and you want
21:23
the community edits we’ll go into detail
21:26
about what they are here in a minute but
21:27
those are two things just to let if you
21:30
update nautical charts that’s going to
21:32
update the whole ship of nautical charts
21:34
and you don’t really need that you the
21:36
sonar charts is where you get your one
21:38
foot contours once you update the the
21:42
chip you’ll get a little check mark
21:44
saying it’s done you can remove the card
21:46
and install it and then you can see over
21:48
here on the right hand bottom side
21:49
that’s what one foot contours look like
21:52
if you don’t know what it looks like in
21:53
person stop by our booth down there and
21:56
I’ll be glad to show you we’ve got it on
21:58
all the plotters that you can see over
22:00
there
22:07
again this is just saying this one I
22:10
checked nautical charts and you can see
22:12
it’s going to load almost all that data
22:14
on to that ship and it’s going to be
22:16
over halfway full again
22:18
going back to what I said before about
22:19
computer cards the more you stuff you
22:22
load on the computer card the harder it
22:24
is for your processor to work so think
22:26
about that you don’t really need that
22:29
the Navionics regions cards are
22:32
preloaded with nautical charts and and
22:35
sonar charts a lot of people that are
22:37
not computer savvy love this card
22:39
because they can put it out of the box
22:41
register it I hope they do that if they
22:43
don’t they can plug it right in their
22:45
unit and they go fishing there’s not a
22:47
whole bunch of computer work this
22:49
computer stuff is not hard folks it’s
22:50
it’s a step by step process that we’ve
22:54
been working with people they don’t have
22:55
nothing to know anything about fishing
22:57
and computers and trying to teach them
22:59
how to do it but the Navionics regions
23:01
are built in that way one of the charts
23:04
that we sell that’s not a big seller but
23:07
it’s something to educate you on if
23:09
you’re a user of a lake master or sea
23:11
map card this is something you ought to
23:14
think about because you might be going
23:16
to lakes that lake master hasn’t mapped
23:18
or sea map as at math but with this card
23:21
you get it for $99 and you go at home
23:24
and it’s preloaded with US and Canada
23:27
just like the nautical it’ll set up and
23:31
validate your card the previous card
23:33
that you had and you can use this card
23:36
in your unit go back again I’m talking
23:39
bass fishing here at a catfish thing but
23:41
Lake Martin Alabama is not a lake master
23:44
lake those guys fished over there year
23:47
and a half ago and every one of the
23:49
hummingbird guys I would say almost all
23:51
of them called me trying to get a
23:53
Navionics chart and I sent them to Bass
23:55
Pro that’s the best place to buy and I
23:57
told them I don’t know where you’re at
23:59
but if you’re in Alabama go over there
24:00
and buy one because their lake master
24:03
had mapped that particular Lake somebody
24:06
was asking me earlier
24:07
we’re known to have mapped over 80
24:09
thousand lakes lake master has about
24:11
20,000 lakes
24:13
so depending on where you live it might
24:16
help you hurt you it whichever one but
24:19
uh we’re all a virgin about 800 new
24:22
lakes a year that we’re mapping this
24:27
particular map card it does have one
24:28
foot contour detail
24:30
you just have to validate the card so
24:32
you plug in your card reader you plug in
24:35
the new card it says oh this is a
24:37
Navionics update card please plug in
24:39
your blah blah blah card you pull out
24:42
your Navionics card you plug in your old
24:44
card it validates it okay yeah you got
24:46
that card pull it out it puts a new card
24:49
in and then you update it again so it
24:52
works great with any of the other brands
24:55
only thing I’ll tell you about lake
24:57
master one of somebody was asking me
24:59
earlier if you have the lake master
25:02
chart with the Johnson outdoor trolling
25:06
motor I’ll pilot to follow contours
25:08
won’t work lake masters the only chart
25:10
that works with that feature go in a
25:15
little bit of detail about the advanced
25:16
features that are available in Navionics
25:18
charts with the Lawrence and Ray marine
25:20
we have a new feature called dock to
25:22
dock auto routing this is a great great
25:25
tool for you to use if you’re pre
25:27
fishing for a tournament and let’s say
25:30
you’ve located the fish and a certain
25:32
depth you can go on our chart viewer on
25:34
the computer pick the areas you want to
25:37
fish and then you can create you a route
25:40
and then you can actually transfer that
25:42
route onto your depth finder if it’s a
25:45
Raymarine or a ranch unit we have a
25:47
feature called sonar chart lab where you
25:48
can make maps and then we’ll go over
25:50
some of the ideas and advanced features
25:55
but this is a Raymarine unit what you do
25:57
is select the Waypoint
25:59
select the ending place and then then it
26:04
hits it and does all the little magic
26:05
stuff and draws you away we also have a
26:08
way to do sonar chart live I I don’t
26:12
have time to do this but I told somebody
26:14
the other day one of the coolest things
26:16
I’ve ever done with this a buddy of mine
26:18
has a 10 acre farm pond that never been
26:20
mapped before we mapped it in a john
26:22
boat so if you go to an area or a creek
26:26
or something
26:26
never been mapped you can actually map
26:28
the area yourself you can upload it to
26:31
make it private or you can share it with
26:33
everybody else if you want to you can do
26:35
that through your phone or on through
26:38
your plotter if you want to some of the
26:42
advanced options that we have on our
26:44
charts that after one year if you
26:47
haven’t renewed your chart you will lose
26:49
these features one of them is
26:51
shallow-water markers what this is is
26:54
being able to shade an area it’s kind of
26:57
hard to see on these but I’ve got an
27:00
arrow red arrow pointing to the little
27:02
red dots I’m marked three foot on this
27:04
so anything that’s three foot or
27:06
shallower will have those little red
27:07
dots on there we also have a feature
27:11
called fishing ranges where the fishing
27:14
ranges let’s say you’re catching fish
27:16
and 24 to 30 feet you want to see that
27:19
all over the lake you can set it on your
27:21
plotters and and see it highlighted a
27:25
little bit better on your plotters one
27:33
of the cool features on some of the new
27:34
plotters that are out there now is this
27:36
Wi-Fi capability or Bluetooth capability
27:39
this can work in your advantage one of
27:43
the ways that it does that is if there’s
27:45
an update available for that mapping
27:47
area you can now update it without
27:49
pulling the chip out of the machine if
27:51
you can get it to hook to a Wi-Fi you
27:53
can update the chip while it’s still
27:55
plugged in the machine you never have to
27:56
pull it out Raymarine if you want to see
27:58
their new unit we’ve got it over there
28:00
in the booth you actually plug the chip
28:03
in the back of the unit so if it’s flush
28:05
mounted in your boat you’re not gonna be
28:08
able to reach back here and grab it out
28:09
anyway so with the new Wi-Fi capability
28:12
you update the chip watts on there
28:14
this is a pretty cool idea of some of
28:17
the mapping that we’ve done in the past
28:19
this is an area of Maine where our guys
28:22
said the mapping was horrible and they
28:25
took out one of the boats one of those
28:26
captains locally and you can see on the
28:28
left what it looked like before and on
28:30
the right they made it this sonar chart
28:33
so you can do that with sonar chart live
28:35
very very simple
28:38
this is an area we did in Florida on a
28:40
couple little ponds around consuming
28:43
just showing you how easy and simple it
28:44
is there is a lot of tutorials and
28:49
videos on our website you can also look
28:51
at our YouTube channel my biggest focus
28:54
on the YouTube channel just so you folks
28:56
know I think if a video is two minutes
28:59
to three minutes you can get everything
29:01
you need to know if you get in there and
29:03
you want to watch a video that’s thirty
29:05
minutes you don’t lost me after five
29:07
because I’m bored already so we try one
29:10
of the focuses I’ve done with all of my
29:11
people that make videos is we try to hit
29:14
highlighted areas and we try to do it
29:16
two to three minutes and then move on to
29:18
the next one if you want to learn about
29:19
sonar chart I got something on there
29:22
it’s five minutes long I got some on
29:24
there that are 30 minutes long but
29:25
nobody watches them you can look at the
29:27
numbers and see the people of what they
29:29
watch them but the same way with your
29:31
phone app and we’ll talk about here in a
29:33
minute
29:33
you can also do sonar chart live through
29:36
your phone if you have Wi-Fi Bluetooth
29:38
capable all the Newlin ranch units the
29:41
whole high-end hummingbird Sollux is the
29:45
simmer ad units and even the new rate
29:46
Marines you can do that and you can
29:48
watch on your phone like this is a
29:50
picture of a tablet just watching the
29:52
live so as long as they have Wi-Fi
29:55
capable these units I know have them the
29:59
new live series Gen 3 and the carbons
30:02
you can do all that on those guys but
30:04
this is what it kind of looks like when
30:06
you’re doing this on our chart live this
30:08
was an area that wasn’t even mapped it
30:10
was brown on the lake and we just went
30:13
through there and swept it and what I
30:15
call cutting the grass and we created
30:19
this lake map my buddy was just amazed
30:23
I mean his family had lived on this
30:25
property for over 50 years and they had
30:28
never seen a map they’d never seen topo
30:30
or nothing and we created this it took
30:31
us about two hours and it’s pretty
30:33
amazing so uh just a quick overview of
30:36
the products I know I hid a bunch of
30:39
stuff real quick but Navionics the
30:41
regents card is just plug and play there
30:44
is five miles off the coastal that chart
30:47
sells for 149 I know some of you came by
30:50
the booth I’ll tell you
30:50
dealin century right now Cabela’s and
30:53
Bass Pro have that chart on sale for one
30:55
1999 and if you have an old chart you
30:58
can also get the rebate that’s a deal
31:01
but check that out the Navionics US and
31:06
Canada is 199 that’s the bundle when we
31:09
talked about the updates charts
31:10
ninety-nine bucks that’s if you have an
31:12
old chart and then also the big thing is
31:16
talking about what the features are
31:17
daily updates is something that we’ve
31:20
mentioned it quickly but we’re on
31:22
average about 20,000 updates a week so
31:25
if you have a map card or you have the
31:26
app on your phone hit the Update button
31:28
you’d be amazed at what what’s updating
31:31
over there in the sonar charts
31:35
I’ll go quickly just through the app
31:38
tell you a couple things about it still
31:40
the number one selling app in the iTunes
31:42
in Google Play Store it’s been amazing
31:45
to watch this thing grow in the two
31:48
years I’ve been here I tell people all
31:52
the time and I said it before I have the
31:54
coolest job in the world the first day I
31:55
got hired I was in warhammer
31:58
Massachusetts and my boss took me
32:00
fishing
32:01
first question was hey show sure
32:04
Navionics app I said I don’t have one he
32:06
said should we fire you now or later
32:09
that’s I said I’ll download it he goes
32:13
why don’t you have it I said my last
32:15
phone I dropped in the lake a week ago
32:17
so I’ve been highly educated on the app
32:22
I use it a lot now I’ve learned so much
32:25
about it in that I think almost no too
32:28
much sometimes but I do get stumped
32:31
every once in a while also a couple
32:35
little things you need to learn about
32:37
the app the little sounder button on the
32:40
bottom left hand corner is government
32:42
charts and avionics and sonar charts the
32:45
government charts are going away on the
32:47
new app if you download it
32:49
that was something NOAA gave us the
32:52
years and years ago and nobody uses it
32:54
the sonar charts are truly the one-foot
32:57
contours you want to make sure that’s
32:59
turned on this particular one I had – so
33:02
in our chart live button
33:03
turned on because I was trying to record
33:05
some stuff while we’re out on the water
33:06
you can turn that off or on somebody was
33:11
asking me this is a pretty cool thing –
33:13
I’m gonna say hell over to the Bahamas
33:15
or I’m going somewhere fishing
33:16
satellites you know the cell service is
33:19
real bad
33:20
it doesn’t matter we’re not using cell
33:24
service we’re using the satellite
33:25
actually off the phone so the government
33:28
layer which a lot of people wanted to
33:30
see what it looks like it looks like
33:31
that that’s the free map that you can
33:34
get online and sometimes they actually
33:36
download it onto your unit and it’s
33:39
considered free the nautical stuff is
33:42
ten foot depth contours it still has
33:45
buoy markers and stuff like that and
33:47
then the sonar chart to me is the best
33:50
map that’s available that’s a one-foot
33:52
contours and everything else we talked
33:54
about before
33:55
one other thing is pretty neat about the
33:58
app that we have available is called
34:00
icons or point of interest you can hit
34:03
the little button up there in the top
34:05
corner and you can mark you know
34:07
anything areas that you want to do if
34:10
you’re looking for a marine apparel
34:12
while you’re out on the water and you
34:14
want to go find some clothing somewhere
34:15
you can look in the nearest find who
34:18
sells it or a dive shop the menu button
34:24
down on the bottom there’s a lot of
34:26
control features that are built through
34:28
that one of the ones is being able to
34:31
check the weather you can you can hit
34:34
the little arrow cursor to where you’re
34:36
at and then you can hit the question
34:38
mark and pull up the menu and you can
34:40
pick up the florida the particular tap
34:42
area where I was in Florida what the
34:44
weather was that particular day so you
34:46
any area around you it tells you the
34:48
winds tells you the tides features like
34:51
that you can also add a marker to it if
34:55
you wanted to if you go to this inlet
34:58
area and you notice that marker buoys
35:00
missing you can also put your finger on
35:02
it you can hit a question mark on it and
35:04
you can actually make a marker and make
35:07
a note on it you could drop a marker on
35:09
that particular thing to add it to it
35:11
you could call it something if you want
35:14
to some people put missing buoy marker
35:17
this particular feature wasn’t on her
35:19
app when it first started and our boss
35:22
the original owner of Navionics hit a
35:25
brock powell with his sailboat and he
35:28
says we got to come up with a way to do
35:29
this so they’ve created this marker
35:31
system so that you can warn people and
35:33
it actually becomes the community edit
35:36
part of it if you want to know the tides
35:38
for example in the area you can click on
35:41
the little weather button over there on
35:42
the side and it’ll tell you the tides if
35:44
you want the detailed tides you can
35:46
actually click further into it down at
35:48
the bottom left and actually get all the
35:51
highs and lows and times and all that
35:52
stuff the community edit part of it to
35:58
me or the little bitty signs that you
36:00
see there are little green circle with a
36:04
cross on them those are little points of
36:07
interest that could be good diving
36:09
places that could be a fishing spot a
36:12
funny story about that is over on
36:15
Kentucky Lake I got a phone call last
36:17
fall from one of my guys and he says hey
36:20
he said I just pulled up my app and I’m
36:23
over here practicing for Kentucky Lake
36:24
and my name is right down here by the
36:27
dam where I caught all my fish and won
36:29
that tournament last year I said really
36:31
yes I said okay tell me where you’re at
36:34
and he gave me the Latin long I pulled
36:35
up the app and look there it is Edwin
36:38
eavers winning spot I said okay you want
36:41
to delete it and he goes yeah I said put
36:43
your finger on the curser he goes okay I
36:45
did it you just pulled it up I said now
36:47
scroll down to the bottom and look at my
36:49
red button it says delete he goes yeah I
36:52
said hit delete you need to leave it and
36:54
goes it’s not on there anymore I said I
36:57
know that’s why community edits you have
36:59
control of them he goes he called me
37:01
back about 30 minutes later he goes hey
37:03
I know where Van Dam was fishing over
37:06
here last year somebody else is marked
37:08
at spot so the community edits are for
37:11
us as a community to use them you can
37:13
mark fishing spots if you want to I
37:15
don’t do that but I do mark hazards that
37:18
I see stuff there’s a floating log or
37:21
something big log that you see that you
37:23
think your buddies need to know about
37:24
that be something that I’d want to do
37:26
another cool thing you can do on the
37:29
is you can measure distance and down at
37:32
the bottom where those calipers are you
37:34
can measure how far it is to a certain
37:36
place let’s say you’re gonna run a
37:37
certain location you can tell how far it
37:40
is if you’ve got enough gas to get there
37:42
and back the advance map option that’s
37:46
probably the most popular thing we’ve
37:47
added in a long time where we got color
37:49
shading as part of the app now you can
37:53
do this multiple different ways you can
37:55
pick different depths different styles
37:58
of fish different areas you can change
38:00
it to different colors so you can move
38:03
back and forth one of the questions I
38:05
get from the most people about this
38:07
particular part of the app is hey my
38:09
fishing ranges aren’t working on my
38:10
phone I said okay did you pay for that I
38:14
don’t know I said you didn’t you’re two
38:17
weeks ran out and it cuts it off so that
38:20
you lose a couple features such as
38:22
shallow water and advanced map options
38:25
after the after the two weeks so if you
38:27
want that feature just renew your app
38:30
this is the shallow water marker that we
38:33
got everybody laughs about my pink ducks
38:35
but this is why we got pink ducks it’s a
38:37
kind of underwater it’s a watermark but
38:39
also all these red dots that you see on
38:42
the screen you can set that for your
38:46
shallow water markings this particular
38:49
one I got it set on 15 foot so it shows
38:51
me everything 15 foot because I’m not
38:53
gonna fish there and that way I can stay
38:55
out deeper and fish the cool thing about
38:58
this app to me mostly going on what’s
39:01
going on now with the water and how much
39:02
water is in the lakes you can actually
39:04
change the water level on the app this
39:07
is one of the coolest advanced features
39:09
that I think is available on this app if
39:11
your lakes up for feet like mine is at
39:14
home you can actually adjust it and
39:16
it’ll move the settings for you so when
39:18
you go up on that hump that’s supposed
39:19
to be four foot and the lakes up four
39:22
foot now it’s eight foot and it’ll tell
39:24
you it’s eight foot there is another
39:29
pretty cool feature that you can do is
39:31
called satellite overlay if you’re
39:33
fishing an area a lot of redfish inshore
39:36
guys like this feature it lays the
39:38
satellite actually over the contour
39:40
lines and the
39:40
I can’t do this with many things this is
39:43
kind of interesting to look at the
39:45
bottom color of the depth of what
39:49
satellite imaging shows you one of the
39:53
other things to do is that for example
39:54
if you live in Atlanta Georgia where I
39:57
do and you fish just in that area if you
39:59
travel over to Lake sam rayburn to go
40:02
fishing at a tournament or something you
40:04
got you can update those areas so you
40:06
can win it the map the app figures out
40:09
where you’re at you’re going to a new
40:11
lake getting ready to practice at a new
40:13
lake let’s say you travel into a
40:14
tournament you can actually pick that
40:16
area and download it and start studying
40:18
it before you actually get there and you
40:20
can do that through the app if you don’t
40:25
have it I don’t know why I tell people
40:27
all the time it’s free I mean everybody
40:30
likes free stuff use it for two weeks
40:33
figure out if it’s something you would
40:34
use try it at your next tournament put
40:37
it on your phone and try it and see it
40:39
look at it and see what you think about
40:40
it the last thing I’ll leave you with is
40:43
that to give you just a brief overview
40:46
of what our plan is in October last year
40:49
of Garmin purchased Navionics and
40:51
they’ve made some really drastic changes
40:54
to the mapping world and they’re fixing
40:55
to freak everybody out here in about a
40:58
week with some great new mapping they’ve
41:02
come out with they have taken their g2
41:04
mapping and the boats on the water and
41:07
the Navionics mapping and they combined
41:09
them and made probably the greatest map
41:11
I’ve ever seen in my life
41:12
it is incredible not just because I work
41:15
for the company but it is more advanced
41:17
than I’ve ever seen it before if you go
41:20
online there’s some a couple pictures of
41:22
it to kind of show you what it is but
41:25
what we’ve done is combined these two
41:27
maps together and now you all have the
41:30
maps that you see on the app or the same
41:33
maps you’re gonna see on the Garmin unit
41:35
plus they’re updating the Garmin last
41:38
year only did 50 lakes mapping next year
41:41
they plan to do 150 lakes so we’ll be
41:43
able to update 300 new lakes or up redo
41:47
some maps on other apps
41:48
it’s called g3 is the new map it’s ocean
41:52
and lakes the
41:53
Lakes as of last email I got was a 150
41:57
lakes so you probably look at the map if
41:59
you use the Garmin product figure out if
42:01
your lake is on there but the like I
42:04
said earlier this is a test for us as a
42:07
company we’ve drawn a line straight down
42:09
the middle of the United States and we
42:11
were having it East and a West chart
42:12
it’s all we’re having it’s two charts
42:14
there $199 what I last remember them
42:18
talking about the pricing of them if if
42:21
for some reason I’m talking above your
42:23
head and you have an older plotter of
42:27
some kind we also have something called
42:29
the compatibility guide on our website
42:31
I know one of my favorite units ever was
42:34
the Laurens LMS 520 I just that was the
42:38
best unit I’ve ever used in my life it
42:40
just did everything I wanted to do when
42:42
I was bass fishing at the time if you
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have one of those units now you can
42:46
still go on our website look at the
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compatibility guide and figure out what
42:50
chart will work in your depth finder you
42:52
might not be under the budget if you
42:54
need to buy up new plotter but you want
42:56
a new map so this way you can go on
42:58
there and you can click on when all else
43:01
fails you can go down to the bottom
43:03
there click devices and then you pull up
43:05
the compatibility chart and you select
43:08
and it will tell you if you’re running a
43:10
what is this North Star 6100 the only
43:15
thing that’ll work in your map is a
43:17
Navionics regions card nothing else to
43:19
work so just little things like that
43:22
some people are happy with the plotters
43:24
they have but we want to be able to let
43:26
them use something that’s the same slide
43:33
how can we help to me the biggest thing
43:37
a couple things we’ve done one is we
43:39
have the coolest search engine next to
43:41
Google that I know that’s out there you
43:44
can go on our Google on our search
43:46
engine type in a question and there’s a
43:48
good chance a video or a article will
43:52
come up or a brief overview of what it
43:54
is example I use the other day and I use
43:57
this one of my pro staff guys he didn’t
43:59
know what a in tag was and in tag is our
44:01
computer number that we put on our map
44:04
cards with in tag
44:06
educating him on what it was real quick
44:08
because I sent him a link to it and said
44:09
read this I don’t have time to tell you
44:11
what it is and that’s the way you get
44:13
educated on the product if all else
44:15
fails you can go down to the bottom
44:17
there where it says live chat and I
44:20
talked about this earlier pops up on the
44:22
screen and they start talking to you if
44:25
for some reason you can’t figure out
44:28
what they’re talking about you can
44:29
always give them your phone number and
44:31
they’ll call you at the earliest
44:32
convenience I’ll be happy to take any
44:36
questions if I could help people at all
44:38
yes sir do you have a wait okay so he
44:53
wanted to know about the app versus the
44:54
$200 chart do you have a way to keep
44:58
your phone charged all the time on the
45:00
boat or a tablet yeah so it’s a deal
45:05
that’s my and I’ll tell you my
45:09
futuristic goal when y’all hear this
45:11
y’all be going what up my future and
45:15
fishing industry my prediction is within
45:18
five years you won’t see a map card
45:21
anymore
45:22
because I think what people will be
45:24
doing is using tablets and iPhones and
45:27
they’ll be able to link it to their
45:29
chart plotter and that map will show up
45:32
on their plotter if they own a
45:33
subscription to Navionics I honestly
45:37
think within five years it’ll be there
45:39
the reason why I tell you that is
45:41
because on the new Laurens and on the
45:44
new hummingbird if you get a phone call
45:46
from your wife it pops up on the screen
45:48
and says your wife’s calling her who
45:50
everyone whatever your name is
45:53
yeah or you get text message so it’s
45:55
connected through why a bluetooth it’s
45:57
connected through the Bluetooth to do
45:59
that I think eventually within five
46:00
years you’ll see that we talked about it
46:03
last year just saying hey I tell them
46:07
all the time we go to these big meetings
46:09
with our old company I’m the guy who
46:13
sits in the back of the room that
46:14
hey what are we doing next year I don’t
46:17
care about next month I’m thinking about
46:19
next year what are we doing in five
46:21
years what are we doing in ten years and
46:24
that’s that’s always been my philosophy
46:25
Up We’re this year one of the things
46:28
that’s really not a secret anymore but
46:30
Navionics is planning to go back to
46:32
ICAST we have been in our cast of five
46:34
years while we go into a cast well we
46:38
got something to show again that’s why
46:39
we’re going so it’s like we’re planning
46:42
ahead and I think that’s the future
46:44
officially I mean everybody everything’s
46:47
on your phone now I mean my wife’s
46:49
girlfriend the other day was telling me
46:51
she was over the house for dinner she
46:53
can control the heat the air conditioner
46:55
in her house on her phone yeah yeah so I
47:00
mean where’s the map card it’s got to be
47:02
the future okay okay but you’re right I
47:06
mean if you got a good tablet this
47:08
waterproof you got power source to it I
47:11
can’t tell you which one to buy but it
47:14
makes sense to me we have more people
47:16
that talk about the tablet than we do
47:18
anything Pro fishermen Josh Douglas
47:20
fishes FLW for me runs a rattler
47:22
Navionics boat he’s got an app on his
47:24
dash next to his big old ranch
47:32
think about what I talked about earlier
47:35
in there he was talking about using all
47:37
his electronics think about the
47:38
processor with inside the computer
47:42
you’re looking at that is to me we have
47:46
to continue thinking about that and
47:48
that’s what I said when I was talking
47:50
about earlier with my boss since going
47:52
hey we can increase this card and make
47:53
it bigger but guess what it ain’t gonna
47:55
work the same if it’s smaller it works
47:57
faster so that’s just there any other
48:00
questions I can help you with hey our
48:03
booth is down about three-quarters the
48:06
way down on the left next to a ripple
48:10
lips and Garmin we’re all there together
48:12
please stop by and see us we got all the
48:14
maps on display and different plotters
48:17
be more than happy to help you in a meet
48:19
Greg he’s one of you guys he’s a catfish
48:21
and thank you very much appreciate you
48:24
coming out
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[Applause]

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