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#12324455 - 07/05/17 07:41 AM Spot Lock
Tracker Tim Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 09/25/06
Posts: 2776
Loc: Murphy, TX



Spot lock while getting boat trailer. Just push your boat away from the dock and lock it with the remote.

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#12325063 - 07/05/17 01:41 PM Re: Spot Lock [Re: Tracker Tim]
SteezMacQueen Offline
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Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 4484
Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
I was doing that with mine for a while. Now that I've witnessed the spot lock "lose spot lock" a couple times...I don't trust it to have my boat within remote range for that kinda stuff any longer. Haha....

Would NOT be too cool to come back and see your pretty Skeeter a couple hundred yards from the dock. Or, worse yet, smashing itself on those rocks a little down wind.

Fun trick, but a rope and a couple boat fenders are what ya need to be doing.
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#12325067 - 07/05/17 01:43 PM Re: Spot Lock [Re: Tracker Tim]
fouzman Offline
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Registered: 01/20/09
Posts: 45854
Loc: Houston, TX
That Ranger boat looks terribly underpowered.
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#12325265 - 07/05/17 03:56 PM Re: Spot Lock [Re: Tracker Tim]
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I'm getting one....soon..deep water guys dream come true banana
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#12325270 - 07/05/17 03:59 PM Re: Spot Lock [Re: Tracker Tim]
FalafelSupreme Offline
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Registered: 07/08/13
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Loc: Brownwood, Tx
Would be interesting to see a 'summon' feature like the new Teslas have, as a fail-safe. I still can't wait until I have a fancy trolling motor.
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#12325323 - 07/05/17 04:25 PM Re: Spot Lock [Re: fouzman]
John175 ® Offline
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Registered: 10/21/05
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Ranger 175 @ 17ft...I didn't know you took a video! Thanks Tim. Those kids were fascinated.

I've never lost spot lock on mine and have been stepping out and pushing it away from the dock for awhile now.

Originally Posted By: fouzman
That Ranger boat looks terribly underpowered.
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#12325420 - 07/05/17 05:10 PM Re: Spot Lock [Re: John175 ®]
Tracker Tim Offline
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Registered: 09/25/06
Posts: 2776
Loc: Murphy, TX
Originally Posted By: John175 ®
Ranger 175 @ 17ft...I didn't know you took a video! Thanks Tim. Those kids were fascinated.

I've never lost spot lock on mine and have been stepping out and pushing it away from the dock for awhile now.



I was keeping you anonymous!

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#12325451 - 07/05/17 05:32 PM Re: Spot Lock [Re: Tracker Tim]
John175 ® Offline
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Originally Posted By: Tracker Tim
Originally Posted By: John175 ®
Ranger 175 @ 17ft...I didn't know you took a video! Thanks Tim. Those kids were fascinated.

I've never lost spot lock on mine and have been stepping out and pushing it away from the dock for awhile now.



I was keeping you anonymous!


Tim who?
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#12325470 - 07/05/17 05:43 PM Re: Spot Lock [Re: SteezMacQueen]
ezbassin Offline
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Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 12911
Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
Originally Posted By: SteezMacQueen
I was doing that with mine for a while. Now that I've witnessed the spot lock "lose spot lock" a couple times...I don't trust it to have my boat within remote range for that kinda stuff any longer. Haha....

Would NOT be too cool to come back and see your pretty Skeeter a couple hundred yards from the dock. Or, worse yet, smashing itself on those rocks a little down wind.

Fun trick, but a rope and a couple boat fenders are what ya need to be doing.



Keep the remote with you and drive the boat back with it.

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#12325485 - 07/05/17 05:53 PM Re: Spot Lock [Re: Tracker Tim]
wtf242 Offline
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Registered: 10/26/16
Posts: 123
Loc: Austin, TX
I use my 12' talons for this. Too much can go wrong with spot lock. It does on occasion lose GPS location which would scare me. Also if there's any kind of strong wind, your boat is going to pivot around the trolling motor in whichever direction and most likely be smashing into the dock

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#12325690 - 07/05/17 07:48 PM Re: Spot Lock [Re: ezbassin]
SteezMacQueen Offline
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Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 4484
Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
Originally Posted By: ezbassin
Originally Posted By: SteezMacQueen
I was doing that with mine for a while. Now that I've witnessed the spot lock "lose spot lock" a couple times...I don't trust it to have my boat within remote range for that kinda stuff any longer. Haha....

Would NOT be too cool to come back and see your pretty Skeeter a couple hundred yards from the dock. Or, worse yet, smashing itself on those rocks a little down wind.

Fun trick, but a rope and a couple boat fenders are what ya need to be doing.


I


Keep the remote with you and drive the boat back with it.


I know that's the idea.....but can the remote reach a few hundred yards? I know the alpine remote for my radio can only reach about 20 ft....it's NOT IR.

I can just imagine my boat being just far enough away to watch it keep on drifting. Lol.
Nope. I use the tm to fish, and a rope and cleat to hold my POS to the dock.

To the OP, Sorry for the Skeeter misidentification....I see now it was a ranger. GOOD LOOKING BOAT!
I definitely would not rely on my Ultrex to hold my boat....on a boat that costs 30x what I paid for my Nitro...never ever.

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#12325710 - 07/05/17 07:58 PM Re: Spot Lock [Re: RedSkeeter]
JIM SR. Offline
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Registered: 09/25/06
Posts: 6937
Loc: NRH/Fork ! GET THE NET
Originally Posted By: RedSkeeter
I'm getting one....soon..deep water guys dream come true banana


Love mine,...

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#12325712 - 07/05/17 08:01 PM Re: Spot Lock [Re: Tracker Tim]
ToadSnatcher14 Offline
Team Slot Fish

Registered: 08/19/09
Posts: 18123
Loc: Justin,Texas
I like everything about mine except the led lights on foot pedal kill me at night. Got some electrical tape to solve that problem.

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#12325829 - 07/05/17 08:39 PM Re: Spot Lock [Re: Tracker Tim]
dlwfish Online   content
Angler

Registered: 09/21/05
Posts: 260
Loc: North TX
You're a brave man.... I won't do that with my Skeeter

Mine loses spot lock from time to time and it sometimes drifts away from its original lock.


Edited by dlwfish (07/05/17 08:40 PM)

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#12325842 - 07/05/17 08:43 PM Re: Spot Lock [Re: ToadSnatcher14]
521 ranger Offline
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Registered: 01/25/07
Posts: 2282
Loc: Hurst, TX.
Originally Posted By: ToadSnatcher14
I like everything about mine except the led lights on foot pedal kill me at night. Got some electrical tape to solve that problem.


Yes I know. Need to find a way to dim the lights on mine also. I was thinking window tint.

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