A trolling motor with spot-lock is more valuable than power poles. The spot-lock keeps you stationary in all water depths but allows the boat to sway on the axis of the trolling motor. Having one power pole allows you to anchor only in shallow waters and will still allow you to sway on its axis. Having 2 power poles is required to prevent sway, but then again only in waters 8-10' or less.
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