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#11763596 - 08/07/16 04:21 PM New Minn Kota Ultrex
Cougar FTD Offline
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Who's going to be getting one on their bass boat? What's the cons with the new design? If any?
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#11763643 - 08/07/16 04:34 PM Re: New Minn Kota Ultrex [Re: Cougar FTD]
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I want to see one in person and figure out exactly how it works before i commit. I have an iPilot Terrova that has been wonderful but the new Ultrex may solve two issues I have with the Terrova.
1. Launch and stow appear to be much easier with the Ultrex.
2. It is supposed to come with the improved SpotLock.

Assuming these two features are really improvements I'll upgrade AFTER the Ultrex has been out for 6-8 months.

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#11764095 - 08/07/16 08:47 PM Re: New Minn Kota Ultrex [Re: Cougar FTD]
hoghead2007 Offline
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Registered: 05/14/13
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Loc: North TX
I'm going to wait for a few months

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#11764148 - 08/07/16 09:11 PM Re: New Minn Kota Ultrex [Re: Cougar FTD]
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#11764175 - 08/07/16 09:27 PM Re: New Minn Kota Ultrex [Re: Cougar FTD]
redmojo Offline
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Registered: 03/02/14
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I want to wait as well but knowing me I will buy one as soon as they are available.

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#11764180 - 08/07/16 09:32 PM Re: New Minn Kota Ultrex [Re: Cougar FTD]
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#11764189 - 08/07/16 09:35 PM Re: New Minn Kota Ultrex [Re: Cougar FTD]
Scott A. Offline
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Registered: 09/16/07
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Loc: Tampa Florida
When is the expected release date?

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#11764246 - 08/07/16 09:53 PM Re: New Minn Kota Ultrex [Re: Cougar FTD]
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Registered: 02/05/06
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Loc: Farmers Branch/Sulphur Bluff
I won't get another MK till I get mine back complete from their service center mad

Finally got my MK back complete dance2 Now I will consider the Ultrex when I am ready for a new TM!


Edited by bronco71 (08/10/16 01:01 PM)

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#11765069 - 08/08/16 11:02 AM Re: New Minn Kota Ultrex [Re: Jobucko]
Kevin D. Offline
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Registered: 04/10/15
Posts: 111
Loc: Bryan, TX
Originally Posted By: Jobucko
I want to see one in person and figure out exactly how it works before i commit. I have an iPilot Terrova that has been wonderful but the new Ultrex may solve two issues I have with the Terrova.
1. Launch and stow appear to be much easier with the Ultrex.
2. It is supposed to come with the improved SpotLock.

Assuming these two features are really improvements I'll upgrade AFTER the Ultrex has been out for 6-8 months.


I am with you on this. I have a Terrova with an iPilot Link, and there's a whole lot that I love about it. But the deploy and stow methods are terrible. Personally, I don't need cable steer, but I do not understand how they managed to make the response time to the steering mechanism so slow. That second to respond to a left or right command is ridiculous. I am going to really be chapped if Minn Kota doesn't give us some sort of upgrade path.


Edited by Kevin D. (08/08/16 11:03 AM)
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#11765377 - 08/08/16 01:44 PM Re: New Minn Kota Ultrex [Re: Cougar FTD]
Tracker Tim Offline
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Registered: 09/25/06
Posts: 2776
Loc: Murphy, TX
Ultrex stows just like the fortrex since it is a similar mount. It looked like Scott Mating had one on his boat this weekend.




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#11765414 - 08/08/16 02:00 PM Re: New Minn Kota Ultrex [Re: Kevin D.]
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Registered: 08/11/09
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Loc: Albany
Originally Posted By: Kevin D.
Originally Posted By: Jobucko
I want to see one in person and figure out exactly how it works before i commit. I have an iPilot Terrova that has been wonderful but the new Ultrex may solve two issues I have with the Terrova.
1. Launch and stow appear to be much easier with the Ultrex.
2. It is supposed to come with the improved SpotLock.

Assuming these two features are really improvements I'll upgrade AFTER the Ultrex has been out for 6-8 months.


I am with you on this. I have a Terrova with an iPilot Link, and there's a whole lot that I love about it. But the deploy and stow methods are terrible. Personally, I don't need cable steer, but I do not understand how they managed to make the response time to the steering mechanism so slow. That second to respond to a left or right command is ridiculous. I am going to really be chapped if Minn Kota doesn't give us some sort of upgrade path.


An upgrade would be almost impossible on the steering since it would take an upgraded motor in the bracket.
As far as stow and deploy get an Ulterra. It stows and deploys with the push of a button. I have one. It also trims up and down with the push of a button. and the spot lock is a lot more pinpoint.

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#11765468 - 08/08/16 02:23 PM Re: New Minn Kota Ultrex [Re: Cougar FTD]
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Registered: 07/04/11
Posts: 3091
Loc: nederland, TX
IF it's what they say it is I will have one. I would rather have that trolling motor over talons if it performs like they say it will.

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#11765618 - 08/08/16 03:33 PM Re: New Minn Kota Ultrex [Re: Cougar FTD]
Bobby Milam Online   content
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Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 2989
Loc: Arlington
I wish it was out now. I want to buy a used terrova from someone upgrading unfortunately I am impatient and probably won't wait until then.

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#11765653 - 08/08/16 03:48 PM Re: New Minn Kota Ultrex [Re: Cougar FTD]
Acuna Offline
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Registered: 01/11/04
Posts: 514
Loc: Austin, TX
Sounds like the perfect trolling motor to me. I have a three month old Fortrex and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't super interested in the Ultrex. Sure I run the banks in the spring and the fall, but I spend almost all summer and winter sitting on deep offshore structure and it would be so nice if I could just hit a button and the boat stays in place while I rig tackle, unhook fish, etc.

Cable steer motor with Spot Lock, OH MY!

I will probably get one more sooner than later if the funds allow for it.
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#11765719 - 08/08/16 04:15 PM Re: New Minn Kota Ultrex [Re: Cougar FTD]
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Brett Hite was using one at the Classic Bracket. IF you have footage you should check it out.
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