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#10953985 - 07/02/15 04:47 PM Trolling motor opinions
Skeeter291 Offline
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Registered: 03/11/12
Posts: 41
Loc: Edgewood, Texas
Having to get a new TM and have it narrowed down to minn Kota but can't decide between the Fortrex 112 or the Terrova 112. Anyone have any input between the two. Pros or cons that you experienced

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#10954141 - 07/02/15 06:10 PM Re: Trolling motor opinions [Re: Skeeter291]
coachallentca Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/19/08
Posts: 3967
Loc: crowley
My terrova motor went bad. Would not turn side to side. I sent it in to minn kota. They said it has been used in saltwater. I never have been in saltwater with my boat. I fish east Texas. The had problems with there saltwater terrova'a with the seal going bad. They said my seal was bad. Once I get it fixed I will sell it. If the seals go bad every 2 years and cost me $700 I will go back to motorguide. My friend has a fortrex and loves it. Has lift assist on it.. They said they will not fix it but they fixed the saltwater one's even though they were out of warranty.
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#10954142 - 07/02/15 06:11 PM Re: Trolling motor opinions [Re: Skeeter291]
bobrfishes Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 02/11/10
Posts: 744
Loc: Lake Fork & Longview Texas
I've had both and now have an Ulterra. The extra bucks are worth it.
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#10954478 - 07/02/15 09:02 PM Re: Trolling motor opinions [Re: Skeeter291]
Bobby Milam Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 2878
Loc: Arlington
Really comes down to a preference. Some people love the features on Ulterras while others hate losing the touch of the cable control. I have the Terrova and love it. Eventually, I'd like to upgrade to the Ulterra. It does take some getting used to but I can control mine better than I ever have been able to a cable control plus I can do it from anywhere in the boat. It really let me stop fighting with boat control and concentrate on fishing. I have a small boat so it can get pushed around in open water when it is rough. I never fished deep water because it was just a PIA to stay where I wanted and retie lures, etc. Now, as long as I'm not taking water over the bow, I'll fish anywhere on the lake and not think twice about it and enjoy doing it.

I've already decided that I'll never own another boat without an Ulterra

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#10954526 - 07/02/15 09:19 PM Re: Trolling motor opinions [Re: Skeeter291]
Roll Tide Ranger Offline
Angler

Registered: 01/08/07
Posts: 386
Loc: Krum, TX.
I have the motor guide Xi5 and though I can't speak to longevity because I have only fished it once but after one trip I sure do like it.

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