It works like a CHARM!
I love the auto deploy/retract function the best
The foot control has 2 modes -
Ulterra Mode - uses the foot/heel for steering and the button for on/off, was very easy to adapt to the QUICK
Standard Mode - uses 3 buttons at the bottom of the foot control. I really liked it... I took off my sandals and was running the trolling motor with my big toe!
The remote control was very easy to use also.
The "Spot Lock" will keep you on large bp's and laydowns, but for small precise areas, I found that it's the best to just use the trolling motor so far. A great use of this feature is being able to hit the "Spot Lock" button and forget about staying in the area while you weigh/measure fish or retie/change baits.
You can hear the steering motor turn the trolling motor, but it's doesn't scare fish, I'll post that in another post, but you cannot hear the actual motor turning the prop till you get the power up to over 6!
I couldn't tell any difference using the Universal Sonar transducer that's built into the TM hooked up to my Lowrance!
If you have a bad back, this trolling motor is a good investment!!!