I was really skeptical about this trolling motor being able to hold my boat on a brushpile. After using it for a few trips this is what I have found.
1. When in anchor mode it will hold my boat (pontoon) within two feet of designated spot in wind up to 20 MPH.
2. Anchor mode would not work under bridges. GPS lost it's signal. For fishing bridge pilings the foot control works best.
3.The remote control has 8 hot buttons that can be used to designate favorite spots. Just drive to the area of your brushpile, put the trolling motor down and hit the button and the motor will go right to the brushpile, no looking around or using marker required.
4. The motor's bracket to deploy and pull up sucks. I added a handle to make it easier to use.
Using this motor is like having an extra person on board that does nothing but hold the boat in position for you to fish.
I LOVE IT, WOULD PAY TWICE THE PRICE IF NECESSARY.