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#12257440 - 05/22/17 02:18 PM Minn Kota Ultrex
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does anybody have the new ipilot ultrex?

what does the 80lb thrust feel like, is it enough for a full size boat?

where is the best place to get one?

is this the new best thing? should everybody get it?
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#12257446 - 05/22/17 02:20 PM Re: Minn Kota Ultrex [Re: CartersFishingAdventures]
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What size boat do you have?

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#12257461 - 05/22/17 02:27 PM Re: Minn Kota Ultrex [Re: CartersFishingAdventures]
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Bass Cat Pantera 2
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#12257465 - 05/22/17 02:29 PM Re: Minn Kota Ultrex [Re: CartersFishingAdventures]
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Originally Posted By: CartersFishingAdventures
does anybody have the new ipilot ultrex?

what does the 80lb thrust feel like, is it enough for a full size boat?

where is the best place to get one?

is this the new best thing? should everybody get it?

I can only answer the last two questions and the answer is yes.

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#12257471 - 05/22/17 02:35 PM Re: Minn Kota Ultrex [Re: CartersFishingAdventures]
ColoradoAg Offline
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Registered: 12/25/12
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I have a 112 on my Pantera and I've been happy with it. I had an 80 pound Fortrex and it did alright on most days but struggled in the wind.

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#12257474 - 05/22/17 02:36 PM Re: Minn Kota Ultrex [Re: CartersFishingAdventures]
getbent956 Offline
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Registered: 01/13/08
Posts: 184
I have a Phoenix 618. Moves it fine and I can't believe they still make a fortrex. Ultrex is well worth the extra $$$.

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#12257512 - 05/22/17 03:01 PM Re: Minn Kota Ultrex [Re: CartersFishingAdventures]
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80 is plenty on my Bullet.

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#12257539 - 05/22/17 03:19 PM Re: Minn Kota Ultrex [Re: CartersFishingAdventures]
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Registered: 06/26/16
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Loc: Magnolia, TX
I have a 112 on my Bass Cat Eyra. I used it for the first time yesterday and it's absolutely as good as everything I've heard from people that have them. Spotlock worked flawlessly and I used the navigate to a waypoint feature also which worked great. We ran it all day and still had plenty of battery left.

I had an 80 pound Fortrex on my Sabre and it was plenty. I know the PII is right in between the Eyra and Sabre. I'm very happy with the 112 on my Eyra. I bought my Ultrex at Jasper Outboard, not sure if he still has any or not. My Ultrex is the link model, not sure if it's worth the extra cost but it's pretty cool. I had to buy the Hummingbird 5 port Ethernet hub to connect my two Helix units and the i-Pilot link.


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#12257545 - 05/22/17 03:23 PM Re: Minn Kota Ultrex [Re: CartersFishingAdventures]
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They are the best thing since sliced bread. If I knew a lake I'd rather have this trolling motor than a graph if I had to choose between the two.
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#12257551 - 05/22/17 03:29 PM Re: Minn Kota Ultrex [Re: Jpurdue]
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Loc: Magnolia, TX
Originally Posted By: Jpurdue
They are the best thing since sliced bread. If I knew a lake I'd rather have this trolling motor than a graph if I had to choose between the two.


I think I might agree. My son and I fished a spot for over three hours Saturday. Hit spotlock and just sat there and fished without dealing with the trolling motor and trying to stay in position. I really like my power poles for shallow stuff but the Ultrex can't be beat in the deeper water.
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#12257583 - 05/22/17 03:48 PM Re: Minn Kota Ultrex [Re: CartersFishingAdventures]
Blackcoal Offline
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Registered: 11/12/15
Posts: 24
Loc: Magnolia, Texas
I upgraded to the Ultrex 36v 112 from a 24v 70 on a 20'foot boat. Night and day difference. IN the same wind conditions i would have to run the 70LB motor in the 70% -100% power setting i can now run the 112 in the 30% - 60% power setting.

As for the Ultrex features, way way nice. Spot lock is awesome. Catch fish hit a bottom stay on spot. Break off, hit button and retie..find a brush pile or hump....you get it. Ipilot works great too.

Long term reliability report is still TBD as i have just had it a short time. Waited 2 months for mine to come in but i was tied to one retailer due to having lots of gift cards..

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#12257588 - 05/22/17 03:55 PM Re: Minn Kota Ultrex [Re: CartersFishingAdventures]
kellisag Offline
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Registered: 12/08/06
Posts: 1628
Loc: SETX
80lb is plenty for me on a Phoenix 619. Love it and use the Spot lock every time I am out. It really shines when fishing offshore and you need to re-tie or put one in the live well.

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#12257615 - 05/22/17 04:14 PM Re: Minn Kota Ultrex [Re: CartersFishingAdventures]
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Loc: Realville
A boat has always had a Drive, Neutral and Reverse. The Ultrex adds the Park.
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#12257685 - 05/22/17 05:13 PM Re: Minn Kota Ultrex [Re: CartersFishingAdventures]
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Registered: 05/27/12
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Loc: San Antonio, Texas
Totally worth the money!
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#12257687 - 05/22/17 05:16 PM Re: Minn Kota Ultrex [Re: CartersFishingAdventures]
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Loc: nederland, TX
Ultrex is worth it. I think the 80 will be fine unless you like to fish in the wind. It still might gold you but an 80 on high won't last very long where a 112 wouldn't be but maybe 50% and last all day without an issue.

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