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#12513792 - 11/23/17 09:14 AM Ulterra owners input please!
texboxer Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 12/18/10
Posts: 1266
Loc: Hewitt/Waco
Because of medical problems I could really use the auto deploy and stow but I continue reading of problems with Ulterras getting stuck while deploying. And I've read that just bumping something can knock it out if wack.So my question is, would you buy another one or if given the chance, would you go with an Ultrex?
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#12513804 - 11/23/17 09:20 AM Re: Ulterra owners input please! [Re: texboxer]
Bruce's Guide Service Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 09/04/03
Posts: 4272
Loc: southlake
I would buy another,
But always have a back up motor


Edited by Bruce's Guide Service (11/23/17 09:20 AM)
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#12514033 - 11/23/17 01:34 PM Re: Ulterra owners input please! [Re: texboxer]
Bobby Milam Offline
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Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 3516
Loc: Arlington
I haven't had mine long but it would be hard for me to give up. I don't troll fast so I'm not worried about bumping into things. Mine got stuck but it was more of my fault than the units because a cable got caught and wouldn't allow it to store and I didn't catch that until I had tried numerous times.

They really make fishing more relaxing not having to jump up to lower and pull it up all day.

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#12514036 - 11/23/17 01:37 PM Re: Ulterra owners input please! [Re: texboxer]
Bobby Milam Offline
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Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 3516
Loc: Arlington
I bought a reconditioned unit with a one year warranty. Some places like universal mania offer an extended warranty pretty cheap. If try to get one of those if possible

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#12514657 - 11/24/17 08:00 AM Re: Ulterra owners input please! [Re: Bobby Milam]
TxPanhandle Offline
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Registered: 07/02/11
Posts: 319
Loc: Texas Panhandle
My Ulterra is now 2 yrs old and have not had any problems with it so far. Wish I have the new version with blue tooth and improved spot lock but very satisfied with it. Best accessory I have ever bought for my boat.
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#12514998 - 11/24/17 02:59 PM Re: Ulterra owners input please! [Re: texboxer]
texboxer Offline
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Registered: 12/18/10
Posts: 1266
Loc: Hewitt/Waco
Thank you gentlemen.
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#12515022 - 11/24/17 03:40 PM Re: Ulterra owners input please! [Re: texboxer]
Capt Craig Offline
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Registered: 08/25/09
Posts: 1621
Loc: Richland-Chambers
They require a little regular maintenance. Water-based silicone lube spray where the shaft slides up and down and water-resistance grease on the hinge area. I really love mine.
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#12517088 - 11/26/17 05:54 PM Re: Ulterra owners input please! [Re: texboxer]
texboxer Offline
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Registered: 12/18/10
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Loc: Hewitt/Waco
Thank you gentlemen.
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#12517236 - 11/26/17 07:28 PM Re: Ulterra owners input please! [Re: Capt Craig]
toofy Offline
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Registered: 12/26/15
Posts: 593
Loc: Fort Worth
I had one on my old boat and loved it. 1 year ago I got a new boat and a new Ulterra. Still love it. Haven't had any trouble except when I hit a huge wave too hard and busted it up. But that was my fault and any TM is at risk on huge waves. I love the link to my Humminbird units where I can stow and deploy from behind the steering wheel. I use that way more than I thought I would.
I use the remote only and don't even have the foot pedal plugged up. For some reason, some people prefer the old cable foot pedals which to me are clumsy, bulky, and more arduous.

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#12521409 - 11/30/17 11:59 AM Re: Ulterra owners input please! [Re: texboxer]
Travis@BorisMarine Offline
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Registered: 04/07/12
Posts: 1227
Loc: Lake Worth
We sell rebuilt ones with a year warranty. We're not seeing alot of issues with them. More user errors then mechanical.
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