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#10923925 - 06/17/15 05:25 PM Ulterra owners
TxPanhandle Offline
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Registered: 07/02/11
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Loc: Texas Panhandle
Has anyone launched their boats using the Ulterra like the video that Minn Kota released in their ads..launched and not being in the boat but using the remote to deploy the TM and take it to the dock. Is this a reality or just advertisement
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#10923929 - 06/17/15 05:28 PM Re: Ulterra owners [Re: TxPanhandle]
Fishin' Rocket Offline
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Registered: 06/22/08
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Loc: Waco/Nacogdoches, TX
Watched a guy do it on Whitney several weeks ago. When the boat floated off the trailer I was like what is this moron doing then the troll motor deployed itself and worked just like the commercial lol
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#10923995 - 06/17/15 06:02 PM Re: Ulterra owners [Re: TxPanhandle]
BassBucknBeer Offline
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Registered: 08/24/13
Posts: 376
Loc: Rockwall,TX
I've done it several times while I'm fishing alone. Works exactly like the commercial. Guy at the ramp told me to quit showing off! Haha

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#10924234 - 06/17/15 08:21 PM Re: Ulterra owners [Re: TxPanhandle]
Washington Bass Offline
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Registered: 03/22/13
Posts: 185
Loc: Killeen
Just back seated a guy with one, he hadn't tested his remotes range yet but said he would. Side note, I thought it was a hyped up TM but holy cow... That thing is amazing, effortless, precise and his 112 lb was unstoppable. Come off plane, deploy TM, position the boat before he even got out of his seat and got ready. Yes it's over 2 grand but holy cow...


Edited by Washington Bass (06/17/15 08:22 PM)
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#10924313 - 06/17/15 08:51 PM Re: Ulterra owners [Re: TxPanhandle]
pro dirt raker Offline
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Did they improve the spot lock anchor on these compared to the power drive V2's? My PDV2 is no where near as accurate as the MG Xi5 is.

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#10924398 - 06/17/15 09:16 PM Re: Ulterra owners [Re: TxPanhandle]
BassBucknBeer Offline
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Registered: 08/24/13
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Loc: Rockwall,TX
The Ulterra will hold you within a 5ft circle if you are facing the wind. I've thrown out a marker bouy, and it kept me right beside it. Ive caught more fish in deep water than before.


Edited by BassBucknBeer (06/18/15 07:23 AM)

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#10924569 - 06/17/15 10:16 PM Re: Ulterra owners [Re: pro dirt raker]
buton Online   content
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Registered: 05/28/10
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Loc: Cypress,Tx
Originally Posted By: pro dirt raker
Did they improve the spot lock anchor on these compared to the power drive V2's? My PDV2 is no where near as accurate as the MG Xi5 is.


Do you have data to backup your statement that the mg xi5 is more accurate ?

If so where is that test ? Which calibrated instruments they used to measure position?
Was it with same boat?
Same wind?
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#10925100 - 06/18/15 08:28 AM Re: Ulterra owners [Re: buton]
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Originally Posted By: buton
Originally Posted By: pro dirt raker
Did they improve the spot lock anchor on these compared to the power drive V2's? My PDV2 is no where near as accurate as the MG Xi5 is.


Do you have data to backup your statement that the mg xi5 is more accurate ?

If so where is that test ? Which calibrated instruments they used to measure position?
Was it with same boat?
Same wind?


The GPS refresh rate is faster. A faster refresh rate allows for more accurate placement. The accuracy is based upon data that is calculated by the TM. If better, faster, more accurate data is provided, then the TM can correct course, better, faster, etc... The weather boat conditions are a moot point. Theoretically, the weather/water conditions couldn't effect the outcome.
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#10925186 - 06/18/15 08:59 AM Re: Ulterra owners [Re: SteezMacQueen]
buton Online   content
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Loc: Cypress,Tx
Originally Posted By: SteezMacQueen
Originally Posted By: buton
Originally Posted By: pro dirt raker
Did they improve the spot lock anchor on these compared to the power drive V2's? My PDV2 is no where near as accurate as the MG Xi5 is.


Do you have data to backup your statement that the mg xi5 is more accurate ?

If so where is that test ? Which calibrated instruments they used to measure position?
Was it with same boat?
Same wind?


The GPS refresh rate is faster. A faster refresh rate allows for more accurate placement. The accuracy is based upon data that is calculated by the TM. If better, faster, more accurate data is provided, then the TM can correct course, better, faster, etc... The weather boat conditions are a moot point. Theoretically, the weather/water conditions couldn't effect the outcome.


but there is not test data to prove which trolling motor is more accurate.
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#10925845 - 06/18/15 12:27 PM Re: Ulterra owners [Re: TxPanhandle]
srh0201 Offline
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Registered: 04/08/15
Posts: 42
Loc: Emory
Can they be controlled with a foot control too? If so is it as simple as my Fortrex?

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#10925859 - 06/18/15 12:33 PM Re: Ulterra owners [Re: TxPanhandle]
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Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 2019
Loc: Arlington
yes if has a foot control but you'll rarely use it. I only use it to make a minor adjustment when my hands are busy

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#10925876 - 06/18/15 12:42 PM Re: Ulterra owners [Re: Bobby Milam]
srh0201 Offline
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Registered: 04/08/15
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Loc: Emory
Originally Posted By: Bobby Milam
yes if has a foot control but you'll rarely use it. I only use it to make a minor adjustment when my hands are busy



What about timber in shallow water? Will it stop if it hits something while it is following a contour? I guess my main question is how is it in shallow water? No question it would help you when you fish deep.

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#10925919 - 06/18/15 01:01 PM Re: Ulterra owners [Re: srh0201]
TxPanhandle Offline
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Registered: 07/02/11
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Loc: Texas Panhandle
You know guys I ask the question about unloading your boat as seen in the Minn Kota ad not how accurate is spot lock. I have owned two Terrovas and the spot lock works well for me but it is not like throwing a anchor out and I sure MK or MG both have faults but that is not what I wanted to know. I am 71 with hip,knee problems and I am thinking of selling my Terrova and buying a Ulterra to make unloading easier when by myself.


Edited by TxPanhandle (06/18/15 01:03 PM)
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#10926070 - 06/18/15 01:59 PM Re: Ulterra owners [Re: TxPanhandle]
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Registered: 05/16/14
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Loc: Corinth,tx
Will these work with a lowrance depth finder or does it only work with a Humminbird ?
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#10926126 - 06/18/15 02:19 PM Re: Ulterra owners [Re: TxPanhandle]
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Registered: 11/25/14
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Loc: East Texas
I purchased a Terrova back in January and I'm with you Panhandle, I just have to have a Ulterra....

I love my Terrova, but some mornings my old knees and back just ain't working right and I sure could use a little help with the deploying and stowing process....

Don't know if I could ever have enough nerve to do the whole launching technique though. Seems like "Murphy" is always coming to the lake with me....
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