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#12620808 - 02/10/18 05:05 PM Minn kota Terrova I pilot
shane crutcher Offline

Registered: 03/30/05
Posts: 39
Loc: Neches,Tx
I have a tough decision to make and need some help! I can purchase a minn kota terrova I pilot or a power pole..Which would you prefer?

#12620821 - 02/10/18 05:12 PM Re: Minn kota Terrova I pilot [Re: shane crutcher]
lenahorse Offline
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Registered: 10/11/12
Posts: 4086
Loc: Cash, Texas
Super easy there not even a thought------------ I Pilot
Fishing on Texoma

#12621661 - 02/11/18 08:58 AM Re: Minn kota Terrova I pilot [Re: shane crutcher]
Whaler-170 Offline

Registered: 12/11/17
Posts: 42
Loc: Abilene, TX
I put the terrova on my boat add love it but I primarily fish in freshwater where depths would be to much for a power pole. The late model version is spot on as far as holding the boat on a mark.

#12622665 - 02/11/18 07:26 PM Re: Minn kota Terrova I pilot [Re: shane crutcher]
CraZyNOTRT Offline

Registered: 01/04/13
Posts: 83
Loc: McKinney, Tx
I have a Terrova and Spot lock works just as good in 2ft of water as it does in 30ft. Just have to adjust the dept of the trolling motor which takes 6 seconds.

#12622983 - 02/11/18 10:21 PM Re: Minn kota Terrova I pilot [Re: shane crutcher]
Bobby Milam Online   content
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Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 3579
Loc: Arlington
Spotlock. Plus you'll never have hydraulic fluid leak in your boat banana

#12625492 - 02/13/18 10:05 AM Re: Minn kota Terrova I pilot [Re: shane crutcher]
texasbass1 Offline
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Registered: 02/12/05
Posts: 6247
Loc: The Colony, TX
As stated above spot lock.
Pat Leach

USAF MSgt Retired

#12625893 - 02/13/18 01:39 PM Re: Minn kota Terrova I pilot [Re: shane crutcher]
JWC Nauticstar Offline

Registered: 09/19/16
Posts: 173
Loc: N. Texas
Spot Lock!!!!
NauticStar CC2200 Bay

#12626049 - 02/13/18 03:03 PM Re: Minn kota Terrova I pilot [Re: shane crutcher]
BlueNitro Offline
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Registered: 06/08/10
Posts: 5731
Loc: Lewisville
TM with spot lock for sure. You will use it all the time.

As for the issues with mounting these electric steer trolling motors or those of you that are concerned with how much the electric steer trolling motors protrude out from the boat, I created the LiftSaver TM Mount for the MG Xi5 but wanted to throw out that it also works for the MK Terrova, Ulterra, PD V2 and Riptide. It helps solve a lot of the mounting issues with these electric steer motors. Take a few minutes to look at the website and PM if I can answer any questions or help you out in any way.
LiftSaver Trolling Motor Mounting Bracket - Patent Pending

Works with MG Xi5, Xi3 and MK Terrova, Ulterra, PD V2 and Riptides as well.

#12628505 - 02/14/18 07:53 PM Re: Minn kota Terrova I pilot [Re: shane crutcher]
sfw1960 Offline

Registered: 02/16/14
Posts: 30
Loc: Michigan, USA
My 8th year with i-Pilot/Link since introduction, no water depth limits on "anchor" mode - a.k.a. Spot-lock...

Power Pole isn't too good in 30 fow...LOL

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