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#12020649 - 01/04/17 06:24 PM 1st day with Ultrex
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I wanted to give a brief opinion on my ultrex. I don't have a lot of experience using TM. I had a fortrex before I used about 5 times. Quick thoughts- it's awesome for me. Spot lock worked great. Fishing a submerged bridge I was able to lock on top of the drop off. No getting blown around when landing a fish or tying on a new lure. Not sure of the actual feature name but it has a sort of cruise control. Set a speed and direction and it goes. You can adjust on the fly. I liked how it reacted better than the fortrex. It had a little more noise but I wouldn't trade it in for that. That would be my only complaint.

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#12020778 - 01/04/17 07:24 PM Re: 1st day with Ultrex [Re: getbent956]
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#12020783 - 01/04/17 07:26 PM Re: 1st day with Ultrex [Re: getbent956]
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Please keep us updated...I'm interested in installing one on my boat.
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#12020799 - 01/04/17 07:29 PM Re: 1st day with Ultrex [Re: getbent956]
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#12020819 - 01/04/17 07:33 PM Re: 1st day with Ultrex [Re: getbent956]
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I have an odd question. Say you find yourself in a deep hydrilla bed or your hull hits bottom. Is it possible with these electric drive motors to pull the motor up and run it just on the surface of the water until you get out of trouble? You guys know what I'm talking about? That "oh sh**" moment when you pull the cord to unlock it from the bracket, lift the motor up enough just to skim the top to get out of weeds or off a stump.
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#12020823 - 01/04/17 07:35 PM Re: 1st day with Ultrex [Re: Jacob]
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Originally Posted By: Jacob
I have an odd question. Say you find yourself in a deep hydrilla bed or your hull hits bottom. Is it possible with these electric drive motors to pull the motor up and run it just on the surface of the water until you get out of trouble? You guys know what I'm talking about? That "oh sh**" moment when you pull the cord to unlock it from the bracket, lift the motor up enough just to skim the top to get out of weeds or off a stump.

Not really. Not like you can with what you have.
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#12020857 - 01/04/17 07:48 PM Re: 1st day with Ultrex [Re: Davedave]
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Originally Posted By: Davedave
Originally Posted By: Jacob
I have an odd question. Say you find yourself in a deep hydrilla bed or your hull hits bottom. Is it possible with these electric drive motors to pull the motor up and run it just on the surface of the water until you get out of trouble? You guys know what I'm talking about? That "oh sh**" moment when you pull the cord to unlock it from the bracket, lift the motor up enough just to skim the top to get out of weeds or off a stump.

Not really. Not like you can with what you have.


I've had no trouble with my Terrova doing this. Instead of the rope lift I've used my hand to lift the head, tilt it and turn whichever way needed, and used the remote to power it.

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#12020864 - 01/04/17 07:52 PM Re: 1st day with Ultrex [Re: UJC]
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Originally Posted By: UJC
Originally Posted By: Davedave
Originally Posted By: Jacob
I have an odd question. Say you find yourself in a deep hydrilla bed or your hull hits bottom. Is it possible with these electric drive motors to pull the motor up and run it just on the surface of the water until you get out of trouble? You guys know what I'm talking about? That "oh sh**" moment when you pull the cord to unlock it from the bracket, lift the motor up enough just to skim the top to get out of weeds or off a stump.

Not really. Not like you can with what you have.


I've had no trouble with my Terrova doing this. Instead of the rope lift I've used my hand to lift the head, tilt it and turn whichever way needed, and used the remote to power it.


Been there done that,..with the remote.. fish

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#12020890 - 01/04/17 08:04 PM Re: 1st day with Ultrex [Re: getbent956]
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Thanks for the update GB, you're one of the 1st here to give a on the water review....
I'm really interested in the spot lock, was there much wind, how far would you say it allowed your boat to float off before reacting to get back on spot?

Thanks!
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#12020925 - 01/04/17 08:21 PM Re: 1st day with Ultrex [Re: Jacob]
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Originally Posted By: Jacob
I have an odd question. Say you find yourself in a deep hydrilla bed or your hull hits bottom. Is it possible with these electric drive motors to pull the motor up and run it just on the surface of the water until you get out of trouble? You guys know what I'm talking about? That "oh sh**" moment when you pull the cord to unlock it from the bracket, lift the motor up enough just to skim the top to get out of weeds or off a stump.



the ulterra will trim up and down with the remote or foot pedal

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#12020946 - 01/04/17 08:30 PM Re: 1st day with Ultrex [Re: getbent956]
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You fellas are better than me. Last time I tried it, I boogered up the prop pretty good. I couldn't keep it consistently where I wanted to like I could with the old rope style.
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#12020949 - 01/04/17 08:31 PM Re: 1st day with Ultrex [Re: getbent956]
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Wind varied and so did the cover that blocked it. The windiest was about 12mph maybe 15 at some points. It held well. When a boat flew by and the wake pushed us off it didn't go far before we were back. I fished on a boat with the terrova (sp ) and that thing was junk compared to this. As far as floating off- I wouldn't say more than 18" at most when it was pushed hard. In the lighter wind 6"? I fished a submerged bridge at the end of the day for crappie. Top of bridge is 5fow and the bottom is 25fow. I locked on the edge of the bridge and fished the drop off. It held me there. Let's say there was no spot lock. The pedal steering I personally liked it better than my Fortrex. Responded better and felt easier to "navigate". It just made the motor noise which is expected, and I would take that trade off for all its other features.

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#12020964 - 01/04/17 08:37 PM Re: 1st day with Ultrex [Re: getbent956]
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Thanks for the update. I would be curious to see how it compares to the xi5 for holding on a spot.
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#12020987 - 01/04/17 08:45 PM Re: 1st day with Ultrex [Re: getbent956]
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Dave if I remember next time I will throw a marker buoy out and due a video. I will try to do it open water with wind (hopefully there isn't any lol)

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#12021035 - 01/04/17 09:02 PM Re: 1st day with Ultrex [Re: getbent956]
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Originally Posted By: getbent956
Dave if I remember next time I will throw a marker buoy out and due a video. I will try to do it open water with wind (hopefully there isn't any lol)

Thank you sir. I'm not in the market, because I have the xi5, but I'm curious. It sounds like a real winner.
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#12021069 - 01/04/17 09:16 PM Re: 1st day with Ultrex [Re: Jacob]
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Originally Posted By: Jacob
I have an odd question. Say you find yourself in a deep hydrilla bed or your hull hits bottom. Is it possible with these electric drive motors to pull the motor up and run it just on the surface of the water until you get out of trouble? You guys know what I'm talking about? That "oh sh**" moment when you pull the cord to unlock it from the bracket, lift the motor up enough just to skim the top to get out of weeds or off a stump.


Sure you can. Simply raise the motor straight up as high as you need it and then drop the shaft lock down and tighten....
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#12023239 - 01/05/17 09:29 PM Re: 1st day with Ultrex [Re: getbent956]
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Jacob, the Ultrex deploys the same way the Fortrex does and you can pull it up and down to manuever around stumps and such.
I got the new motor today and reading all about it. Problem with the new motor is that the motor will cut out when disengaged from the locked position. Yes, you can manually slide the motor up and down and it will run as far as I can tell, but it will not stay running while pulling the deployment cord up and down to get around objects.

There is a LOT to learn about this remote with the link system. Pages of stuff it can do.

A LOT TO LEARN!!!


Edited by koobycrappie (01/06/17 07:35 PM)
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#12023247 - 01/05/17 09:30 PM Re: 1st day with Ultrex [Re: koobycrappie]
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Originally Posted By: koobycrappie
Jacob, the Ultrex deploys the same way the Foretrex does and you can pull it up and down to manuever around stumps and such.
I got the new motor today and reading all about it. Problem with the new motor is that the motor will cut out when disengaged from the locked position. Yes, you can manually slide the motor up and down and it will run as far as I can tell, but it will not stay running while pulling the deployment cord up and down to get around objects.

There is a LOT to learn about this remote with the link system. Pages of stuff it can do.

A LOT TO LEARN!!!


I was wondering if it had a feature like that! I figured it might. Thanks for the info!
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#12023290 - 01/05/17 10:07 PM Re: 1st day with Ultrex [Re: getbent956]
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I have the Ultrex.It will still run if you pull it up from the locked position.It will automatically cutoff if you raise more than about 6 inches from the locked position and start back running when you lower it back towards the locked position.
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#12025154 - 01/06/17 07:38 PM Re: 1st day with Ultrex [Re: getbent956]
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Thx Champion 221 for the info, 6 inches will help a little! thumb
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#12032535 - 01/10/17 06:59 PM Re: 1st day with Ultrex [Re: getbent956]
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Did you have to install the bow stabilizer bumper rod?

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#12034693 - 01/11/17 07:19 PM Re: 1st day with Ultrex [Re: getbent956]
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Ok fished in some wind. I will attach and you can see it was blowing. Trolling motor did great. It had a little trouble but I am sure it was due to hitting submerged limbs. No way would have I been able to catch any crappie without it.



Edited by getbent956 (01/11/17 07:19 PM)

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#12036232 - 01/12/17 02:51 PM Re: 1st day with Ultrex [Re: getbent956]
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WTG!
Thanks for the info.
Dang... that's a clean boat.
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