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#12455499 - 10/06/17 11:17 AM I want your NEGATIVE experiences with the Ultrex.
i-Fish Offline
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Registered: 06/07/16
Posts: 399
Somebody has got to have had some performance or accuracy issues with these. I'm just trying to do my research and make the best decision. Personally, I want one but not if it's something that still has several kinks that need to be worked out.

Do you find it spinning your boat around from time to time? Moving you off of your spot by a considerable distance?
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#12455526 - 10/06/17 11:35 AM Re: I want your NEGATIVE experiences with the Ultrex. [Re: i-Fish]
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Works as advertised. I wish I had bought one sooner.
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#12455530 - 10/06/17 11:38 AM Re: I want your NEGATIVE experiences with the Ultrex. [Re: i-Fish]
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Registered: 06/11/12
Posts: 8879
Loc: On the lam
I bought mine in February and I fish an average of 3-4 days most weeks. I honestly cannot say one thing negative as far as the performance of my Ultrex.

I did have an issue with slack in the steering about 3 months after I bought it , Minn Kota sent me a brand new Ultrex within 1 week of me reporting it to them.
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#12455537 - 10/06/17 11:45 AM Re: I want your NEGATIVE experiences with the Ultrex. [Re: i-Fish]
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Registered: 12/12/01
Posts: 1602
Loc: Texas
Nothing negative...happy so far...friend had his pedal freeze up, but MK took care of it pronto!!

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#12455548 - 10/06/17 11:50 AM Re: I want your NEGATIVE experiences with the Ultrex. [Re: i-Fish]
stxrippinlips1 Offline
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Registered: 04/17/16
Posts: 140
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
Had a frozen foot pedal on my first ultrex, had it swapped out and now working like a dream! One of my best investments I have bough!
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#12455593 - 10/06/17 12:19 PM Re: I want your NEGATIVE experiences with the Ultrex. [Re: i-Fish]
Champion 221 Elite Offline
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Registered: 10/12/09
Posts: 789
Loc: Grand Saline, Texas
Have had an ULTREX since they came out and have had ZERO problems.I have 2 boats and an ULTREX on both boats! thumb
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#12455601 - 10/06/17 12:24 PM Re: I want your NEGATIVE experiences with the Ultrex. [Re: John175 ®]
Fork-Legend211 Offline
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Registered: 07/25/11
Posts: 2205
Loc: Fork
Originally Posted By: John175 ®
Works as advertised. I wish I had bought one sooner.


Same here... I love mine

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#12455662 - 10/06/17 12:57 PM Re: I want your NEGATIVE experiences with the Ultrex. [Re: i-Fish]
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Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 4337
Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
I caught a fishing pole with mine last night. Took 30 minutes out of my tourney time last night. I had to go back to the ramp and get a 9/16 socket to remove the prop and 30lb big game [censored] that was wrapped around the motor shaft.

That's my only negative.
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#12455664 - 10/06/17 12:59 PM Re: I want your NEGATIVE experiences with the Ultrex. [Re: i-Fish]
SteezMacQueen Offline
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Registered: 11/02/14
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Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
The only other negative ......was paying for it.
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#12455679 - 10/06/17 01:11 PM Re: I want your NEGATIVE experiences with the Ultrex. [Re: i-Fish]
squib Offline
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Registered: 01/03/03
Posts: 1199
Loc: Lubbock, TX
The only negative is that I wish I had one years ago. Best addition that you do to a bassboat hands down.

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#12455681 - 10/06/17 01:12 PM Re: I want your NEGATIVE experiences with the Ultrex. [Re: i-Fish]
criglizard Offline
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Registered: 05/22/08
Posts: 309
I don't have an Ultrex right now but have had the Terrova since 2009. The Terrova includes the auto pilot and anchor (spot lock) features that led to the Ultrex. After 8 years, these features both still work well and the only issues I have had with the Terrova are broken shafts.

If they got the technology right 8 years ago, I can only imagine that they have likely perfected the technology for the Ultrex. My experiences with the Ultrex have been really good as well. I will have one soon.

Like you, I wanted to wait for a later version. Not because I expected problems but because I wanted to benefit from the minor tweaks that most products get after year 1.

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#12455682 - 10/06/17 01:13 PM Re: I want your NEGATIVE experiences with the Ultrex. [Re: Fork-Legend211]
Matt Jackson Online   content
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Registered: 03/18/09
Posts: 1103
Loc: Rockwall, Tx
Originally Posted By: Fork-Legend211
Originally Posted By: John175 ®
Works as advertised. I wish I had bought one sooner.


Same here... I love mine


X3 but don't get one because they have a big advantage on windy days and would prefer my competition not to have one.
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#12455702 - 10/06/17 01:33 PM Re: I want your NEGATIVE experiences with the Ultrex. [Re: i-Fish]
texasbassdude Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 05/31/08
Posts: 139
Loc: San Antonio, TX
I was talking with a guide down at Falcon about his (I recently bought a Terrova) and he said it crapped out on him after 6 or 7 uses. He called Minn Kota and was told that the new Ultrexes are new enough where they don't have people to work on them, so they just sent him a brand new one.

I don't recall the exact problem he had, but I think it was with the updated technology (spot lock, iPilot, etc.) and that's why they just sent him a new one, rather than a problem with the motor itself.

Look at the Terrova and see if you still want an Ultrex after that. You might already know this, but if it's the technology you're after (spot lock, iPilot, advanced auto-pilot), that's all the same on the Terrova, Ulterra, and Ultrex. The deal with the Terrova is that it's an electric steer motor. The Ultrex is electric steer when it comes down to it (that little squiggly cord that goes to the control head...), but the foot pedal has a cable in it, so it's closer to what people are used to with a conventional cable steer motor.

And of course all of the pros have an Ultrex because it's the most expensive one out there.

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#12455707 - 10/06/17 01:38 PM Re: I want your NEGATIVE experiences with the Ultrex. [Re: i-Fish]
ssmith Online   content
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Registered: 11/22/07
Posts: 2920
Loc: scotland tx
the pros have the ultrex because it is a much better mounting system an the drive to steer it is cable with assist. the mounting bracket on the terrovas do not work well fishing around rocks an trees.

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#12455720 - 10/06/17 01:49 PM Re: I want your NEGATIVE experiences with the Ultrex. [Re: i-Fish]
texasbassdude Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 05/31/08
Posts: 139
Loc: San Antonio, TX
Yeah, my experience with my Terrova is that for that mount, you just have to remember that it hangs over the front. Same with pulling up to a doc.. bumped it once, thought, "Oh yeah..." and remember it from then on.

I'm certainly not going to knock the Ultrex; if someone wanted to give me one, I'd take it. I just don't see it being worth $500 more.

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