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#12035147 - 01/11/17 11:45 PM Re: MinnKota. Ulterra I Pilot [Re: CCL Hybrids]
Cigga Offline
Angler

Registered: 06/04/10
Posts: 286
Loc: Frisco, TX
Well, I just started having problems with my ulterra. Bought mine new back in June. It started to make loud noises like it's off track while stow and deploy. Then eventually it gets stuck. All I did was turn it off to reboot and I was able to get it to stow properly by pulling the head in manually. It's in the shop now getting warranty work done. Hopefully it'll be done soon.
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#12035982 - 01/12/17 12:57 PM Re: MinnKota. Ulterra I Pilot [Re: CCL Hybrids]
mysticslobra Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 05/18/16
Posts: 228
I wish the spot lock held closer to where it was set, but it is still awesome

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#12036307 - 01/12/17 03:41 PM Re: MinnKota. Ulterra I Pilot [Re: CCL Hybrids]
SangerCrappieMan Offline
Angler

Registered: 12/07/12
Posts: 292
Loc: Justin, TX
same here on the spot lock

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#12048273 - 01/18/17 09:42 PM Re: MinnKota. Ulterra I Pilot [Re: CCL Hybrids]
Lewis Perry Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 10/07/06
Posts: 187
Loc: Stratford, Ok
I have had the Ulterra 80lb with I-pilot {not I-pilot link} since last May. It drove me crazy in that it would just stop responding to the remote or foot control. I took it off the boat two times and took it to an authorized service center and it would work perfectly when they tested it. After many calls to customer service it was finally determined that the wiring and breaker from the batteries to the trolling motor were not heavy enough. Minn Kota finally told me that it must be at least 8 ga. and mine was 10. I changed it out to 6 ga. and have had no more issues. I really do like it a lot. I wish the spot lock would hold on spot better but it sure beats messing with an anchor. The stow-deploy feature is great for an old 78 worn out fisherman.
I have bought a different boat and I have not decided for sure that I am going to put the Ulterra on it. I am wondering if the spot lock on the Ultrex is better than the Ulterra?
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#12048401 - 01/18/17 11:26 PM Re: MinnKota. Ulterra I Pilot [Re: CCL Hybrids]
Lakeguide Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 05/09/04
Posts: 15680
Loc: Lake Tawakoni
I was about the first guide I know to run out and get one. It has been in the shop more than on my boat. 5 separate trips to repair centers. Motherboard twice, spot lock unresponsive once, and stuck in down position twice. The spot lock has never held within acceptable ranges and I've had 2 gps modules mailed to me to try and solve. In short, it is in my garage as a back up motor. I wanted to return, but it was in the shop twice in the 1st 90 days and they would not refund my money. Only honor warranty. I loved it when it worked, but it's been a headache. Again, I use mine 6 days a week and I'm rough on motors, but my Riptide is bulletproof and holds tight on anchor. I love Kotas but the ulterra I have is a nightmare
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#12048834 - 01/19/17 10:19 AM Re: MinnKota. Ulterra I Pilot [Re: Lewis Perry]
44 Diesel Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 12/25/12
Posts: 4580
Loc: Burleson,TX
Originally Posted By: Lewis Perry
I have had the Ulterra 80lb with I-pilot {not I-pilot link} since last May. It drove me crazy in that it would just stop responding to the remote or foot control. I took it off the boat two times and took it to an authorized service center and it would work perfectly when they tested it. After many calls to customer service it was finally determined that the wiring and breaker from the batteries to the trolling motor were not heavy enough. Minn Kota finally told me that it must be at least 8 ga. and mine was 10. I changed it out to 6 ga. and have had no more issues. I really do like it a lot. I wish the spot lock would hold on spot better but it sure beats messing with an anchor. The stow-deploy feature is great for an old 78 worn out fisherman.
I have bought a different boat and I have not decided for sure that I am going to put the Ulterra on it. I am wondering if the spot lock on the Ultrex is better than the Ulterra?



The 2017 Minn Kota trolling motors have the new and improved I,pilot concepts. The newer motors whether ulterra,terrova,ultrex all have the improved I pilot feature with tighter spot lock.

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#12048852 - 01/19/17 10:28 AM Re: MinnKota. Ulterra I Pilot [Re: CCL Hybrids]
donothin Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/16/08
Posts: 1007
Loc: Belton Lake, Moffat
Getting me one installed tomorrow by Shut up and fish. I hope the bugs have been worked out. We will see.

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#12052778 - 01/21/17 05:38 PM Re: MinnKota. Ulterra I Pilot [Re: CCL Hybrids]
Odds Offline
Angler

Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 319
Loc: Crossroads
I bought a Power-drive 2 with the I pilot. The anchor feature is awesome. Work great for 6 months so far. I have a Powerdrive 2 with a copilot for sale new 80 pound thrust. 60 in shaft. New never installed bought it thinking it was an Ipilot.

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