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#12529730 - 12/06/17 10:23 PM New trolling motor
zhopson Offline
Angler

Registered: 03/29/12
Posts: 255
Loc: Nacogdoches tx
Well dad wants a new trolling motor for our champion for his Christmas. The boat is a 223 elite soooo the question is which model of minn Kota is the best for the money with I pilot. And what size do y’all suggest, currently it’s an old 73lb motorguide.


Edited by zhopson (12/06/17 10:29 PM)

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#12529756 - 12/06/17 10:42 PM Re: New trolling motor [Re: zhopson]
scruboak Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/11/03
Posts: 1259
Loc: Cisco,tx
While I love the guys here that support the site check glenns reels on ebay. Always seems to have the better deals .

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#12529802 - 12/07/17 12:45 AM Re: New trolling motor [Re: zhopson]
jcwebb70 Offline
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Registered: 02/20/06
Posts: 366
Loc: Allen, TX
24V = Ultrex 80# had this on my 18'
36V = Ultrex 112# put this on my current 21'

Outside chart/SI, most useful equipment on the boat.

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#12529806 - 12/07/17 01:35 AM Re: New trolling motor [Re: zhopson]
Walker_wilson13 Offline
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Registered: 04/17/13
Posts: 796
Loc: Fayetteville, AR
The champs need the 52” shaft for sure, just installed the 112lb 52” Ultrex on my 203 and it is golden. I mean if y’all are rocking the 22’ boat I would definitely say get the 112.
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#12531567 - 12/08/17 11:19 AM Re: New trolling motor [Re: zhopson]
Ken A. Online   content
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Registered: 10/02/06
Posts: 9328
Loc: Trophy Club, TX
Champs sit up kinda high and catch a lot of wind. Get the biggest TM you can afford. You can always dial it back.

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#12531616 - 12/08/17 11:54 AM Re: New trolling motor [Re: zhopson]
206champion Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/12/04
Posts: 2324
Loc: Decatur
I have a 206 Champion and in 2014 I put a minn kota fortrex 112lb 36 volts 45in shaft I wish I would have got a 52in shaft , its going to make me get the ultrex sooner though lol.
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#12532058 - 12/08/17 07:04 PM Re: New trolling motor [Re: Ken A.]
Bandit 200 XP Offline
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Registered: 03/03/11
Posts: 5365
Loc: Ray Roberts
Originally Posted By: Ken A.
Champs sit up kinda high and catch a lot of wind. Get the biggest TM you can afford. You can always dial it back.

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#12532059 - 12/08/17 07:04 PM Re: New trolling motor [Re: zhopson]
i-Fish Online   content
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Registered: 06/07/16
Posts: 767
I’ve got a 112# Ultrex on my 19’ Nitro and I’m glad I have it. 52” shaft would have come in handy at times in high wind. Also, I have i-pilot but not link. Didn’t feel the need for the additional HB equipment. Still don’t feel any different since I’ve had the Ultrex.
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#12532165 - 12/08/17 09:24 PM Re: New trolling motor [Re: zhopson]
bradnitro175 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/11/08
Posts: 4781
Loc: Dallas,tx
Get him the 24volt ultrex inless your gunna buy him a battery and install it

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#12532293 - 12/09/17 04:53 AM Re: New trolling motor [Re: zhopson]
basseditor Online   content
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Registered: 06/26/06
Posts: 574
Loc: Austin
I installed the 36 volt Ultrex on my Phoenix Friday. Heading to the lake soon to try it. I got the 52” shaft.
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#12533390 - 12/10/17 09:22 AM Re: New trolling motor [Re: zhopson]
Mudbone Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/23/03
Posts: 1247
Loc: Cuney, Texas
Definitely 52" shaft...I have one on my BassCat and my Champion, perfect length
He will LOVE the spot lock...best thing I've ever done

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