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#11163207 - 10/14/15 08:21 AM Any luck with auto deploy trolling motors + sonar?
plasma800 Offline
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Registered: 10/13/14
Posts: 366
Loc: Montgomery Texas
I hate my trolling motor. It's an improperly installed fotrex, and I hate it. It's twisted, so it never sits back into it's groove. It gets stuck down, and I find myself yanking on the rope, praying it doesn't break or I fall in, and every time I deploy or stow, because of the twist, it knocks my new elite 7 HDI chirp transducer. I hate the tall foot pedal.

A replacement is in order.

I would LOVE one of the new minnkotas with a remote, possibly auto deploy.

The problem is the transducer wire.

I hate to give up my chirp using the built in transducer.

Has anyone found a way around this?

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#11163211 - 10/14/15 08:23 AM Re: Any luck with auto deploy trolling motors + sonar? [Re: plasma800]
plasma800 Offline
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Registered: 10/13/14
Posts: 366
Loc: Montgomery Texas
OR is the only thing I lose the 400khz?

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#11163457 - 10/14/15 10:26 AM Re: Any luck with auto deploy trolling motors + sonar? [Re: plasma800]
Tommie Offline
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Registered: 12/18/10
Posts: 899
Loc: Longview, Tx
The Fortrex is one of the most popular trolling motors available. Can you reinstall your Fortrex properly and eliminate the twist?
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#11163914 - 10/14/15 01:08 PM Re: Any luck with auto deploy trolling motors + sonar? [Re: plasma800]
plasma800 Offline
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Registered: 10/13/14
Posts: 366
Loc: Montgomery Texas
I know a lot of people own them, but it drives me batty. Also strongly dislike the height of the foot pedal.

If i went cable steer again, it would be a motorguide tour all the way.

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