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#12149178 - 03/20/17 11:03 AM motor guide IX5
cdswolf Offline
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Registered: 07/28/05
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Loc: Dallas, TX
anyone have any input on the Motorguide IX5 trolling motor?
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#12151358 - 03/21/17 02:15 PM Re: motor guide IX5 [Re: cdswolf]
Mo Offline
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I love mine. Mostly , I fish brushpiles for crappie. The anchor function is
wonderful.
MO
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#12151379 - 03/21/17 02:21 PM Re: motor guide IX5 [Re: Mo]
nitroslim Offline
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do you have it linked with a lowrance? Is that the only way it will anchor?

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#12152690 - 03/22/17 09:47 AM Re: motor guide IX5 [Re: cdswolf]
Mo Offline
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On the remote , there is an anchor button that activates spot lock and the numbers one thru 8 for favorite spots. I have ordered a lowrance so that I can mark all my
brushpiles and use waypoints to position the boat at each location.

It is so cool to just get close to your spot , hit a button and let the
TM do all the work .

good luck
MO


Edited by Mo (03/22/17 09:48 AM)
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#12152695 - 03/22/17 09:49 AM Re: motor guide IX5 [Re: cdswolf]
Mo Offline
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IMHO , the Xi5 is the best thing to come along since sidescan.

MO
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#12203915 - 04/17/17 08:14 PM Re: motor guide IX5 [Re: cdswolf]
Skunked Again Fishing Offline
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Registered: 07/23/09
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It's really changed my fishing. The anchor function lets me fish more instead of messing with anchoring especially in deep water.
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#12204540 - 04/18/17 08:08 AM Re: motor guide IX5 [Re: Mo]
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Originally Posted By: Mo
IMHO , the Xi5 is the best thing to come along since sidescan.

MO

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#12205915 - 04/18/17 08:25 PM Re: motor guide IX5 [Re: cdswolf]
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Registered: 07/01/10
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Loc: E TX
Better than the Ulterra by far as far as actor mode... Won't own another boat without one! Allows so much more fishing time vs. fighting the tm.

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#12207459 - 04/19/17 05:41 PM Re: motor guide IX5 [Re: cdswolf]
cdswolf Offline
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Loc: Dallas, TX
What about battery life on the foot pedal and remote?
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#12207463 - 04/19/17 05:47 PM Re: motor guide IX5 [Re: cdswolf]
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I have mine linked to both the HDS 12 on the console and the HDS 9 on the bow. It is unbelievable how great it is to see something on the sidescan and just touch it and tell the troll motor to go there and anchor. Yep, it does that. Also can have a bunch of brush piles along a route, you can just go from to the other and it will stop and anchor on each one. Yep, it does that. Wouldn't trade mine for any other motor out there.
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#12209986 - 04/21/17 09:50 AM Re: motor guide IX5 [Re: cdswolf]
PKfishin Offline
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Registered: 09/28/12
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Loc: Texas
I think Ernest Patty swears by them. Says it's better than the Minn Kota at spot lock. That's not saying much though. My Terrova needs half a football field to wander around before spot locking.
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#12213924 - 04/24/17 01:57 PM Re: motor guide IX5 [Re: cdswolf]
Mo Offline
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Originally Posted By: cdswolf
What about battery life on the foot pedal and remote?


I have never taken the foot control out of the box. It would be a good idea to keep a back up
battery for the remote on the boat. Now that I have a HDS9gen3 on the bow , I can fish
brushpiles all day and not use the handheld.( much)

NO
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#12222523 - 04/29/17 09:22 AM Re: motor guide IX5 [Re: cdswolf]
Kevin R. Offline
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Registered: 03/22/13
Posts: 780
Loc: Crossroads Texas
I have had mine for a year now and am running the same batteries. I will get new ones next week. I love mine, it has helped my fishing.

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#12222543 - 04/29/17 09:38 AM Re: motor guide IX5 [Re: cdswolf]
GBNathan Offline
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Registered: 07/01/14
Posts: 26
Loc: Texas
Love everything about mine other than the foot pedal.

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#12224984 - 05/01/17 08:19 AM Re: motor guide IX5 [Re: cdswolf]
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Loc: E TX
I have run mine with the remote for a year. I just replaced the batteries, i did not have to but went ahead and changed them, just so I would not get caught out on the water with dead batteries. The life of the batteries seems to be very acceptable. Except for the batteries that came in the remote. Those batteries were dead on arrival.

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