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#11495432 - 03/23/16 09:38 AM Which trolling motor??
Andrew Taylor Offline
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I'm in the market to buy a new trolling motor, i just don't know which to go with. I want one with an anchoring system for sure and that's the main thing. I've looked at both the Terrova and motorguide Xi5. I'm not hooking it up to my graph so the compatibility of that isn't a big deal.

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#11495491 - 03/23/16 09:58 AM Re: Which trolling motor?? [Re: Andrew Taylor]
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Look at Streetwalkers post in the classified this is a very good TM I have used it many times and it works perfect.
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#11495519 - 03/23/16 10:07 AM Re: Which trolling motor?? [Re: lenahorse]
Andrew Taylor Offline
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Originally Posted By: lenahorse
Look at Streetwalkers post in the classified this is a very good TM I have used it many times and it works perfect.
appreciate it, but im looking for opinions on which is better. Not looking to buy one just yet

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#11495554 - 03/23/16 10:17 AM Re: Which trolling motor?? [Re: Andrew Taylor]
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I have a Terrova and love it but I would guess Motorguide is great as well. Opinions are going to be based on what each person currently owns.
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#11495567 - 03/23/16 10:20 AM Re: Which trolling motor?? [Re: Andrew Taylor]
Mo Offline
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I have heard the anchor system on the Xi5 is superior to the Minnkota.

I will be installing Xi5 this weekend,

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#11495574 - 03/23/16 10:23 AM Re: Which trolling motor?? [Re: Mo]
Andrew Taylor Offline
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that's what i keep hearing, plus the price is quiet a bit different

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#11495595 - 03/23/16 10:31 AM Re: Which trolling motor?? [Re: Andrew Taylor]
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The MG Xi5 will keep a tighter anchor by far.
The MinnKota has the option of a long shaft (72") and higher thrust power
The MK has a fancier remote
The MGs remote uses standard cheap AAA batteries
They both work great - even more options when hooked up to the graphs

If you need to park over brush and not move much -- Xi5 is the best choice

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#11495603 - 03/23/16 10:33 AM Re: Which trolling motor?? [Re: voodew]
Andrew Taylor Offline
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Originally Posted By: voodew
The MG Xi5 will keep a tighter anchor by far.
The MinnKota has the option of a long shaft (72") and higher thrust power
The MK has a fancier remote
The MGs remote uses standard cheap AAA batteries
They both work great - even more options when hooked up to the graphs

If you need to park over brush and not move much -- Xi5 is the best choice

you tha man thumb exactly what i was wanting to hear.

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#11495642 - 03/23/16 10:45 AM Re: Which trolling motor?? [Re: voodew]
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Originally Posted By: voodew
The MG Xi5 will keep a tighter anchor by far.
The MinnKota has the option of a long shaft (72") and higher thrust power
The MK has a fancier remote
The MGs remote uses standard cheap AAA batteries
They both work great - even more options when hooked up to the graphs

If you need to park over brush and not move much -- Xi5 is the best choice


This plus the MK is reported to be more powerful. I got this info from a couple of reputable guides.
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#11495709 - 03/23/16 11:13 AM Re: Which trolling motor?? [Re: Andrew Taylor]
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I've had both. Currently I have the MG and love it. If you use the foot pedal often you will like the MG better. It is also better at the spot lock. What I do not like is the fact that the remote does not have a digital read out showing the speed your on. Also the MG is slightly less powerful.
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#11495717 - 03/23/16 11:19 AM Re: Which trolling motor?? [Re: Andrew Taylor]
Andrew Taylor Offline
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Thanks for all the input guys, i think im going to go with the xi5!

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#11496351 - 03/23/16 02:55 PM Re: Which trolling motor?? [Re: Andrew Taylor]
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Originally Posted By: Andrew Taylor
Thanks for all the input guys, i think im going to go with the xi5!


I've ran both...I prefer the Minnkota Terrova.

The spot lock is tighter on the MG but the Minnkota is more hearty...and is almost 1mph faster.

Go with the 112...and since u fish salt, go with the Riptide.
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#11496451 - 03/23/16 03:42 PM Re: Which trolling motor?? [Re: Salsa®]
Andrew Taylor Offline
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Originally Posted By: Salsa®
Originally Posted By: Andrew Taylor
Thanks for all the input guys, i think im going to go with the xi5!


I've ran both...I prefer the Minnkota Terrova.

The spot lock is tighter on the MG but the Minnkota is more hearty...and is almost 1mph faster.

Go with the 112...and since u fish salt, go with the Riptide.

The salt is the only thing i was worried about noidea

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#11496481 - 03/23/16 03:54 PM Re: Which trolling motor?? [Re: Andrew Taylor]
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MG has an Xi5 for salt - but no built in transducer
Higher thrust and longer shaft will be your friend in high winds or rough water. Never heard none say I wish I had less power and since you can adjust the shaft height that's only an issue when it's stowed.
For the record - I have only hooked up an Xi5 to a graph......with the Xi5 hooked to lowrance you will get unlimited numbers of waypoints. Auto pilot feature - fine tuning of cruise control speed, shows which function the trolling motor is in and lots of features I don't use

MK has the follow a depth contour that MG doesn't have and probably all of the above but not 100% sure

The Ulterra looks awesome for the lazy fisherman

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#11496948 - 03/23/16 07:12 PM Re: Which trolling motor?? [Re: Andrew Taylor]
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Send mdiel a pm he tested both of them very extensively.
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