Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Rock Creek, Maryland
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Re: Lowrance HDS8m route ransfer
I have a Raymarine MFD and have had lots of frustration attempting the same. I do my chartwork on Voyage Planner Software from Fugawi / Raymarine. You are able to do the chartwork on-line? I don't know if my problems were similar to yours but mine seem to stem from how the software copies the routes on to the sd card. I need to copy a few at a time on to the card and then the unit sees them and copies them on to the MFD. If I screw it up, the unit simply doesn't see any data on the card. It is NOT user friendly and I miss the ease of my old Garmin unit. That simply worked...
From your description, it seems like the 2 units (your and mine) have some similarities. I have 2 usb ports: 1 for the charts and the second to transfer data (waypoints and routes). My data has to be in the Raymarine format for the unit to read (.fsh) but the software can translate from the universal format (.gpx) to .fsh format and visa versa. Good luck!
Sailing out of Rock Creek, Chesapeake Bay
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