Go Back   TeamTalk > General MasterCraft Topics > General Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-18-2013, 04:26 PM
jgraham37128 jgraham37128 is offline
MC Fanatic
 
Join Date: May 2012
Boat: 2010 Mastercraft X2
Location: Center-Hill Lake / Southeast
Posts: 816
Who uses the Mastercraft Navigation?

Anyone out there using it?

Anyone added to their boat after they bought their boat?

I'm very interested in this it seems we do a lot of driving back to our dock at night and I'm currently using my phone for night navigation thru the Navionics app. It works great but I'd love to have it on my Mastercraft VDIG screen.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-18-2013, 11:32 PM
CottagerGreg's Avatar
CottagerGreg CottagerGreg is offline
MC Devotee
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Boat: 2008 Mastercraft 40th Anniversary X-star
Location: Muskoka
Posts: 1,058
Might be cheaper to get a small raymarine unit....
__________________
2008 Mastercraft 40th Anniversary X-star
www.buckeyemarine.com

2008 Touareg V8 Galapagos Metallic, Sienna leather, Execline, Technology pkg, Sports pkg,Class III hitch.

2012 Volkswagen GTI 5dr DSG, Carbon Grey Metallic w/ Leather/Luxury, Technology and 18" Serron Pkg's. H&R springs, Unitronic Stage 2 Chip, Ultimate racing 3" downpipe w/200 cell metal cat, xenondepot 3k HID Fog lights.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-18-2013, 11:52 PM
onewheat's Avatar
onewheat onewheat is offline
MC Fanatic
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Boat: 2013 Mastercraft X-25 with the awesome 6.2
Location: Moving again...
Posts: 682
We don't go out at night much, but when we do, I just use my Lowrance ZOG out of the car and stay in the middle of the "water". It always gets me home, no problems. Of course, if you have water hazards (other than shore) or depth is a problem, you might want to get something more detailed. My only worries are other boats and shore - depth is not a problem where I tend to go at night. To answer your question though, no one that I know of.
__________________
onewheat

2013 X-25 - Love it!
2007 X-15 - Sadly no longer mine
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-19-2013, 08:26 AM
jgraham37128 jgraham37128 is offline
MC Fanatic
 
Join Date: May 2012
Boat: 2010 Mastercraft X2
Location: Center-Hill Lake / Southeast
Posts: 816
GPS Navigation

Cmon, there has to be ONE person that has the GPS feature on their Mastercraft?

If you haven't ever used Navionics on your PDA give it a try it's an excellent app.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-19-2013, 10:59 PM
Astepatatime Astepatatime is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Boat: X55, 2013, 7.4L
Location: Southeast
Posts: 209
I've been meaning to ask my dealer the cost of the maps. So the feature is there on our boat, but no data.

Anyone have an idea of the cost?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-20-2013, 07:25 AM
X25John's Avatar
X25John X25John is offline
TT Regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Boat: Mastercraft, X25, 2013, 6.2 Ilmor
Location: midwest
Posts: 70
Around $550-$600 is what I've heard. I would like to know more details about it as well. My dealer has the GPS chip but I didn't want to plug it in and find out I own. I would imagine once plugged in it becomes exclusive to the boat. I've searched everywhere and can't find much info on it, just generalizations.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-20-2013, 08:07 AM
jgraham37128 jgraham37128 is offline
MC Fanatic
 
Join Date: May 2012
Boat: 2010 Mastercraft X2
Location: Center-Hill Lake / Southeast
Posts: 816
Gps

Well here's what I know to this point. You can get the maps from Navionics. They sell them at Bass Pro and I think the one the VDIG takes is $149.99. Or at least it was because I bought it last year. I ended up returning it because I heard you had to pay 600 or so to have Medallion to unlock it? This is what turned me to the phone app, but I'm not sure they aren't already unlocked? That's what I'd really like to know. I know you also have to have the GPS module from the dealer and I heard it was about $400.00.

I'm amazed it cost this much that any phone can do for almost nothing.

Anyone know if this information is correct? Or chime in with what you've been told.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-22-2013, 04:15 AM
hragsarkissian hragsarkissian is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Boat: 2010 X25SS
Location: Lebanon, Middle East
Posts: 119
I unlocked my navigation through medallion instruments (no more than 200$) bought the gps antenna and sd card w maps and use it here on the Mediterranean. Works quite well its honestly not too hard to do but expect around 400-500 dollars for the whole thing including maps.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 06-22-2013, 04:16 AM
hragsarkissian hragsarkissian is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Boat: 2010 X25SS
Location: Lebanon, Middle East
Posts: 119
Quote:
Originally Posted by jgraham37128 View Post
Well here's what I know to this point. You can get the maps from Navionics. They sell them at Bass Pro and I think the one the VDIG takes is $149.99. Or at least it was because I bought it last year. I ended up returning it because I heard you had to pay 600 or so to have Medallion to unlock it? This is what turned me to the phone app, but I'm not sure they aren't already unlocked? That's what I'd really like to know. I know you also have to have the GPS module from the dealer and I heard it was about $400.00.

I'm amazed it cost this much that any phone can do for almost nothing.

Anyone know if this information is correct? Or chime in with what you've been told.
GPS module is simply a garmin antenna, comes with the harness and is pretty much plug and play.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 06-22-2013, 07:35 AM
2RLAKE's Avatar
2RLAKE 2RLAKE is offline
MC Devotee
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Boat: 2008 X14 photo boat, 1993 25th Anniversary Limited Edition
Location: Cincinnati OH & Lake Norris TN
Posts: 2,411
Quote:
Originally Posted by onewheat View Post
We don't go out at night much, but when we do, I just use my Lowrance ZOG out of the car and stay in the middle of the "water". It always gets me home, no problems. Of course, if you have water hazards (other than shore) or depth is a problem, you might want to get something more detailed. My only worries are other boats and shore - depth is not a problem where I tend to go at night. To answer your question though, no one that I know of.
Coming back from wings last night I had my X25 warning go off ... Your boat looks beautiful day and night ...
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:45 AM.