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#12365440 - 07/30/17 10:41 PM Minn Kota ulterra sucks
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Green Horn

Registered: 01/11/15
Posts: 15
Loc: Plano
Last summer I bought a Sea Hunt with the Minn Kota Ulterra trolling motor.First problem I had was transducer was not working. Dealer sent it to authorized service center. Three weeks later it was back on the boat. Then before winter the stop lock went out. Due to family health issues I was not able to take back to dealer until 2 weeks ago. Once again off to service center. Got it back on boat yesterday. They replaced the head. Went out on lake today and hit deploy. The trolling motor stood up but did not deploy into water. Now the boat cannot be loaded on trailer. I wet slip the boat. Anyone else had these issues? I paid a lot of money for this boat anchor. I will call Minn Kota tomorrow. I will let you know what they say. I am frustrated.

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#12365560 - 07/31/17 06:39 AM Re: Minn Kota ulterra sucks [Re: Pro Bait]
don the angler Offline


Registered: 09/05/01
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Loc: Dallas,Texas,USA
My Terrovia with the ipilot has given me excellent service. Sorry for your problems.
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#12368092 - 08/01/17 04:47 PM Re: Minn Kota ulterra sucks [Re: Pro Bait]
Capt Craig Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/25/09
Posts: 1330
Loc: Richland-Chambers
If your TM was serviced and raised prior to stowing, when you deploy, it just stands up and then you need to use the remote to lower the unit into the water. You also need use marine grease on the hinge and water-based silicone spray on the shaft and belt. Periodically you may need to tighten the belt along the shaft as indicated in the manual to keep it taunt. I have had both a fresh water and salt water Ulterra and not had any issues.
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#12368100 - 08/01/17 04:50 PM Re: Minn Kota ulterra sucks [Re: Capt Craig]
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TFF Team Angler

Registered: 09/04/03
Posts: 3965
Loc: southlake
Originally Posted By: Capt Craig
If your TM was serviced and raised prior to stowing, when you deploy, it just stands up and then you need to use the remote to lower the unit into the water. You also need use marine grease on the hinge and water-based silicone spray on the shaft and belt. Periodically you may need to tighten the belt along the shaft as indicated in the manual to keep it taunt. I have had both a fresh water and salt water Ulterra and not had any issues.


^^^^^^this. with over 700 hours on mine it has been flawless
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#12368829 - 08/01/17 10:47 PM Re: Minn Kota ulterra sucks [Re: Pro Bait]
toofy Offline
Angler

Registered: 12/26/15
Posts: 438
Loc: Fort Worth
I love mine. But I also have a GMC Yukon Denali that I have had continuous trouble with while everyone else loves theirs. It's the nature of buying something mechanical.

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#12374168 - 08/05/17 09:11 PM Re: Minn Kota ulterra sucks [Re: Pro Bait]
MrYby Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 06/19/12
Posts: 73
Loc: Benbrook Texas USA
I've had an Ulterra for 2 years now. No problems whatsoever. Works like a charm.
You must have just gotten a lemon.
Your dealer will work with you to make things right
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#12379481 - 08/09/17 04:48 PM Re: Minn Kota ulterra sucks [Re: Pro Bait]
TrailHand Offline
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Registered: 05/18/17
Posts: 86
Not to break the fun, I plan on buying one myself....but is ANYONE worried about a kid with his laptop on the bank making your ulterra run into a powerboat or a dock for fun?

AFAIK the i-Pilot system isn't secured against hacking at all. Minn Kota says "Shouldn't be a problem, we use the same code again and again."

To me, that sounds like the definition of a problem.

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#12379541 - 08/09/17 05:39 PM Re: Minn Kota ulterra sucks [Re: TrailHand]
Bruce's Guide Service Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 09/04/03
Posts: 3965
Loc: southlake
Originally Posted By: TrailHand
Not to break the fun, I plan on buying one myself....but is ANYONE worried about a kid with his laptop on the bank making your ulterra run into a powerboat or a dock for fun?

AFAIK the i-Pilot system isn't secured against hacking at all. Minn Kota says "Shouldn't be a problem, we use the same code again and again."

To me, that sounds like the definition of a problem.


No. I will be sitting there fishing. Not letting someone else run my motor.
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#12379611 - 08/09/17 06:21 PM Re: Minn Kota ulterra sucks [Re: TrailHand]
Bobby Milam Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 2669
Loc: Arlington
Originally Posted By: TrailHand
Not to break the fun, I plan on buying one myself....but is ANYONE worried about a kid with his laptop on the bank making your ulterra run into a powerboat or a dock for fun?

AFAIK the i-Pilot system isn't secured against hacking at all. Minn Kota says "Shouldn't be a problem, we use the same code again and again."

To me, that sounds like the definition of a problem.


The range isn't very far. I've lost the signal to mine when I spotlocked it while getting my truck and had to be taken to the boat.

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#12382112 - 08/11/17 12:42 PM Re: Minn Kota ulterra sucks [Re: TrailHand]
PKfishin Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 09/28/12
Posts: 2553
Loc: Texas
Trailhand: I've had a terrova for about 5 years. I swear a monkey designed it sometimes. Lot's of small design issues. Having someone hack it and crash me into a dock is not funny at all.
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#12390405 - 08/17/17 09:08 PM Re: Minn Kota ulterra sucks [Re: Pro Bait]
Buff2 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 04/08/09
Posts: 150
Loc: Avinger TX
Love mine
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