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#11006700 - 07/28/15 10:26 PM Who's running the ulterra?
Mike_Kelley Offline
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Registered: 11/07/13
Posts: 499
Loc: Lake Fork, Texas (Wolf Creek)
Pros/cons? Any issues?
Was at a major retailer and advised to lay off for a couple years till the "bugs" got resolved
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#11006796 - 07/28/15 11:51 PM Re: Who's running the ulterra? [Re: Mike_Kelley]
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Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 2953
Loc: Arlington
I think the main bug is the belt that deploys it. Also, trying to mount a transducer to it. I just bought a terrova right before the ulterra came out. I wouldn't want to be without it now. If the ulterra had been out and I had the extra cash to move up to it, I think that I would have bit the bullet and gone with it even with the bugs.

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#11007617 - 07/29/15 12:09 PM Re: Who's running the ulterra? [Re: Mike_Kelley]
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#11008301 - 07/29/15 05:46 PM Re: Who's running the ulterra? [Re: Mike_Kelley]
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Loc: Austin, Tx
Originally Posted By: Grasshoppah
Pros/cons? Any issues?
Was at a major retailer and advised to lay off for a couple years till the "bugs" got resolved


That was sound advice. Buying the first year's model of anything is asking for trouble.
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#11009391 - 07/30/15 08:56 AM Re: Who's running the ulterra? [Re: Mike_Kelley]
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Registered: 07/31/05
Posts: 1379
Loc: Rockwall, TX
I have the 36 volt, 60" Ulterra with ILink and it has worked perfect every time so far! I love it.
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#11009629 - 07/30/15 10:26 AM Re: Who's running the ulterra? [Re: Mike_Kelley]
BTM Offline
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Registered: 10/22/05
Posts: 616
Loc: Fort Worth,Texas
I have had an Ulterra 80 US2 I-Pilot since April and could not be more pleased with everything it does. I am using a Lowrance HDS 8 with the built in transducer.

The stow/deploy is what I like best. When I get ready to leave a spot I put it on low speed away from the bank into the wind while getting a drink, tying down rods, and hooking up kill switch. When I go home I am not tired from lifting the trolling motor up and down. It sure is nice to go anywhere in the boat to do something while using the remote control.

I had an 80lb Motor Guide before getting the Ulterra. Even with using the remote steer and the stow/deploy I believe that my batteries last longer than with the Motor Guide. Better digital motor?

The speed of the turning motor is almost as fast as the foot control, only about 3 or 4 seconds difference. Also the turning noise is a little more than the running motor.

All Ulterra's were recalled about the first of the year for a programing problem, but I am not aware of any problems after they were put back out for use. Mine and others that I know of all work O K.

I believe that the Ulterra and Motor Guide remote controlled trolling motors will be used by many boaters when they can afford them.

BTM

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#11009940 - 07/30/15 12:44 PM Re: Who's running the ulterra? [Re: Mike_Kelley]
Streetwalker Offline
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Registered: 02/28/13
Posts: 4685
Loc: Kaufman...kind of.
Mine is sitting on the front deck of my boat waiting to be installed.
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#11034317 - 08/10/15 10:36 PM Re: Who's running the ulterra? [Re: Mike_Kelley]
Mike_Kelley Offline
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Registered: 11/07/13
Posts: 499
Loc: Lake Fork, Texas (Wolf Creek)
I just wonder if the stow/deploy motor will give issues, wear out, or how long it will last... More turning parts.. More to go wrong...
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#11034876 - 08/11/15 09:46 AM Re: Who's running the ulterra? [Re: Mike_Kelley]
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Registered: 08/25/09
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Loc: Richland-Chambers
I'm running the Ulterra 112# 36v. I really like it. No issues and makes fishing easier. I had my left knee rebuilt and 2 back surgeries and climbing to the front of the boat and putting and pulling the TM all day really wears on me. Since I most often fish from the helm, it is nice to never even leaving the sterring wheel to fish!
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