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#12149178 - 03/20/17 11:03 AM motor guide IX5
cdswolf Offline
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Registered: 07/28/05
Posts: 51
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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Registered: 10/08/01
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Loc: Lake Palestine/Cherokee co
I love mine. Mostly , I fish brushpiles for crappie. The anchor function is
wonderful.
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#12151379 - 03/21/17 02:21 PM Re: motor guide IX5 [Re: Mo]
nitroslim Offline
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Registered: 06/30/07
Posts: 1647
Loc: Ft. worth
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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Registered: 10/08/01
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Loc: Lake Palestine/Cherokee co
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]
Timmy P Offline
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Registered: 07/23/09
Posts: 160
Loc: Austin
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]
521 ranger Offline
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Registered: 01/25/07
Posts: 2182
Loc: Hurst, TX.
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]
ETxRT Offline
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Registered: 07/01/10
Posts: 87
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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Registered: 07/28/05
Posts: 51
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]
C Worthy Offline
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Registered: 10/28/11
Posts: 2227
Loc: Wylie
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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