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#11688854 - 06/25/16 08:18 PM Who uses power poles/ I need help
NitroNX898 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 01/03/15
Posts: 111
Loc: Crosby

I have really been thinking about buying a new boat but just can't see paying $60,000 and a new boat when mine runs just fine. But if I don't buy a new boat I want to upgrade stuff on mine. I need a new trolling motor and looking at the Ipilot. Move my Lowrence hdi 7 to the front and get a 12 for the console and link them together.
Now to the power poles. I see a lot of them and also the Talon. What are the good and bad of both. Do I go 8' or 10', I am thinking this could be like a shop. If you are thinking about building a 40'x60' you better go 40x80' to just make sure. How bad do they get in the way for someone fishing from the back deck. Do they effect boat speed/performance. I have never fished from a boat with the power pole/Talon so I do not know where to start. Also if I'm going to do this do I get 1 or 2. I bass fish, catfish and crappie fish. The way I'm going to get away with the upgrades are that my stepson school is starting up a fishing team this year so these are things that I need for him to be competitive. That's my story and I'm going to stick to it.

I am running a 2004 Nitro NX898 SC with a Mercury 225 optimax

Thanks for yalls help.

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#11689063 - 06/25/16 10:13 PM Re: Who uses power poles/ I need help [Re: NitroNX898]
kevine80 Offline
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Registered: 11/20/15
Posts: 216
Loc: humble texas
i have my second boat with talon 8 ft --- i just run a single --dual will prevent you from pinwheeling with the wind --not a big deal --talon all electric --p.p. hydraulic -- both good units chocolate/vanilla

either one beats nothing by a bunch !

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#11689085 - 06/25/16 10:21 PM Re: Who uses power poles/ I need help [Re: NitroNX898]
Txmedic033 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 08/13/13
Posts: 3663
Loc: Longview, Tx
First off don't get an iPilot if you are on team Lowrance. Get a MG Xi5 and you will not regret it. I have the two cheapest 8' power poles that money can buy. Both of them cost me less than what most people are paying for one 10' blade. I can anchor up rock solid in 6.5' of water with my power poles and can anchor up at any other depth with my Xi5.

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#11689690 - 06/26/16 11:49 AM Re: Who uses power poles/ I need help [Re: NitroNX898]
NitroNX898 Offline
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Registered: 01/03/15
Posts: 111
Loc: Crosby
I'll look into the Xi5

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#11690959 - 06/27/16 08:40 AM Re: Who uses power poles/ I need help [Re: NitroNX898]
bobrfishes Offline
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Registered: 02/11/10
Posts: 578
Loc: Lake Fork & Longview Texas
I have used power poles since 2009. Wanted to be able to hold in water deeper than 6'.
I looked at the 8' poles but decided they were an electrocution hazard.
Ended up with 12' Talons and couldn't be happier. They hold in 11.6 feet.
I also have a Minn Kota Ulterra for depths over 11.5 feet.
I strongly recommend both.



Edited by bobrfishes (06/27/16 08:26 PM)
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#11690973 - 06/27/16 08:47 AM Re: Who uses power poles/ I need help [Re: bobrfishes]
Po Boy Offline
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Registered: 02/25/14
Posts: 244
Loc: McKinney Texas
Power pole customer service is second to none.

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#11691189 - 06/27/16 10:15 AM Re: Who uses power poles/ I need help [Re: Po Boy]
Fishbonz Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 12/30/08
Posts: 3759
Loc: Desoto,Tx. Dallas county
Originally Posted By: Po Boy
Power pole customer service is second to none.
I`m having trouble with my power pole it wont go up or down how do I contact Cust svc?
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#11691230 - 06/27/16 10:28 AM Re: Who uses power poles/ I need help [Re: NitroNX898]
deepwater Offline
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Registered: 05/19/02
Posts: 53
Loc: Colleyville,Texas,USA
I have a power pole sportsman on my bass boat and two 12' Talons on my center console.I went with Talons on my newer boat because they can be removed by unplugging the connection cable and loosening two bolts for a family day of inner tubing or skiing, and for the depth they anchor in they stick up in the air less. The power pole has been to the shop twice, once for a hydraulic line leak and this year the motor went out and it has taken weeks to get a new one. R&R marine told me the motor brushes went out but you have to get a new motor since the brushes can't be replaced. I noticed the last time I was in Bass Pro their display said the sportsman II and the higher model power poles have brushless motors so they must have improved the later models. My power pole was purchased in 2010 and was their least expensive model, but was still about 1200.00 so certainly not inexpensive. No problems with the Talons so far but they are only 2 yrs old. I noticed in a previous post on here that someone said Talons can pick up debris from the bottom on the pole and when retracted some small pieces of the mud/ sand can eventually affect the gears/ pulleys, this may apply to salt water more than fresh. Maybe other posters can comment on this.

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#11691264 - 06/27/16 10:38 AM Re: Who uses power poles/ I need help [Re: Fishbonz]
BThomas Offline
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Registered: 02/15/09
Posts: 7057
Loc: Rockwall,Tx
Originally Posted By: Fishbonz
Originally Posted By: Po Boy
Power pole customer service is second to none.
I`m having trouble with my power pole it wont go up or down how do I contact Cust svc?


Have you tried calling them or going to their web-site ?

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#11691334 - 06/27/16 11:06 AM Re: Who uses power poles/ I need help [Re: BThomas]
Fishbonz Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 12/30/08
Posts: 3759
Loc: Desoto,Tx. Dallas county
Originally Posted By: BThomas
Originally Posted By: Fishbonz
Originally Posted By: Po Boy
Power pole customer service is second to none.
I`m having trouble with my power pole it wont go up or down how do I contact Cust svc?


Have you tried calling them or going to their web-site ?
what is their link?
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#11691533 - 06/27/16 12:31 PM Re: Who uses power poles/ I need help [Re: NitroNX898]
Mike Yeager Online   content
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Registered: 07/31/14
Posts: 625
Loc: Cypress, TX
Nitro, I have two 10' Power Pole Blades on my Nitro. You are more than welcome to go with me and check them out yourself. I think the best way to decide is to test them out on the water. I can probably also help you save a couple of dollars.
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#11691544 - 06/27/16 12:36 PM Re: Who uses power poles/ I need help [Re: Fishbonz]
BThomas Offline
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Registered: 02/15/09
Posts: 7057
Loc: Rockwall,Tx
Originally Posted By: Fishbonz
Originally Posted By: BThomas
Originally Posted By: Fishbonz
Originally Posted By: Po Boy
Power pole customer service is second to none.
I`m having trouble with my power pole it wont go up or down how do I contact Cust svc?


Have you tried calling them or going to their web-site ?
what is their link?


Google.com

or

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Power-pole&l=1

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#11691669 - 06/27/16 01:31 PM Re: Who uses power poles/ I need help [Re: Mike Yeager]
NitroNX898 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 01/03/15
Posts: 111
Loc: Crosby
Originally Posted By: Mike Yeager
Nitro, I have two 10' Power Pole Blades on my Nitro. You are more than welcome to go with me and check them out yourself. I think the best way to decide is to test them out on the water. I can probably also help you save a couple of dollars.



That would be great. With what I want to upgrade I'm going to need any help I can get.

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#11692436 - 06/27/16 07:40 PM Re: Who uses power poles/ I need help [Re: Fishbonz]
Txmedic033 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 08/13/13
Posts: 3663
Loc: Longview, Tx
Originally Posted By: Fishbonz
Originally Posted By: Po Boy
Power pole customer service is second to none.
I`m having trouble with my power pole it wont go up or down how do I contact Cust svc?


Have you checked the fuse to make sure that there is power to the pump? Look for a little blinky light. If you don't see one, then it is not a power pole problem, but rather a power problem.

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#11692579 - 06/27/16 08:46 PM Re: Who uses power poles/ I need help [Re: deepwater]
Bobby Milam Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 1993
Loc: Arlington
Originally Posted By: deepwater
I have a power pole sportsman on my bass boat and two 12' Talons on my center console.I went with Talons on my newer boat because they can be removed by unplugging the connection cable and loosening two bolts for a family day of inner tubing or skiing, and for the depth they anchor in they stick up in the air less. The power pole has been to the shop twice, once for a hydraulic line leak and this year the motor went out and it has taken weeks to get a new one. R&R marine told me the motor brushes went out but you have to get a new motor since the brushes can't be replaced. I noticed the last time I was in Bass Pro their display said the sportsman II and the higher model power poles have brushless motors so they must have improved the later models. My power pole was purchased in 2010 and was their least expensive model, but was still about 1200.00 so certainly not inexpensive. No problems with the Talons so far but they are only 2 yrs old. I noticed in a previous post on here that someone said Talons can pick up debris from the bottom on the pole and when retracted some small pieces of the mud/ sand can eventually affect the gears/ pulleys, this may apply to salt water more than fresh. Maybe other posters can comment on this.


I don't own talons but remember reading a post and I believe that there is a place to attach your hose and flush them after a trip to prevent dirt and things from hurting the insides.

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