I had a foot steered motor and got rid of it for a MinnKota I-Pilot. I don't miss having that steering cable cluttering up the foredeck. You can also get a foot pedal for use with them. The response is a little different that the standard steering, but like anything new, you'll get used to it. I would never go back.
2015 Seaark 1872 MV CC Etec-90
Helix 12 CHIRP SI, HB 1199, MinnKota Riptide ST80/i-pilot Link, Bob's Hydraulic
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