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#12626159 - 02/13/18 03:50 PM Xi3 feedback?
EastTexasBassin Online   content
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Registered: 07/15/09
Posts: 958
Loc: Lake Ray Hubbard
Anyone used the new Motorguide Xi3 yet? I'm wondering how good the spotlock feature works. I'm sure it won't compare to the Ultrex, but the Ultrex is a bit out of my price range and at $900 less the Xi3 looks like an option.

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#12626165 - 02/13/18 03:53 PM Re: Xi3 feedback? [Re: EastTexasBassin]
bradnitro175 Offline
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Registered: 07/11/08
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Loc: Dallas,tx
From what I've seen there is no foot pedal

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#12626191 - 02/13/18 04:05 PM Re: Xi3 feedback? [Re: EastTexasBassin]
criglizard Online   content
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Registered: 05/22/08
Posts: 378
Save $ for the ultrex.

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#12626290 - 02/13/18 05:08 PM Re: Xi3 feedback? [Re: bradnitro175]
EastTexasBassin Online   content
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Originally Posted By: bradnitro175
From what I've seen there is no foot pedal


Yeah, I saw that. Comes with just a wireless remote. I think (hope) I could adjust and get used to it.

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#12626310 - 02/13/18 05:17 PM Re: Xi3 feedback? [Re: EastTexasBassin]
Bobby Milam Offline
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Registered: 07/13/14
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Loc: Arlington
I've never used one but there are plenty of people in here that will come along later and from what I have heard has all been positive. I use MK's version of the electric steer and I'll tell you that probably 90% of the people who use it do not use the foot pedal. If I'm not mistaken they have a wireless fot pedal that you can add to it for around $100.

Also you might want to look at remanufactured trolling motors. They come with a warranty, in MK's case 1 yr rather than 2 but are heavily discounted. I just bought one and it won't be long before the Ultrex starts having them come out.

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#12626890 - 02/13/18 10:08 PM Re: Xi3 feedback? [Re: EastTexasBassin]
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Registered: 07/01/10
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I've had a Xi5 for about a year and a half, if the 3 is as good as the 5 you've got nothing to worry about. And as far as the foot control goes I never once used mine. I always used the remote. It's not hard to get used to it and will give you a lot more fishing time!

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#12626931 - 02/13/18 10:32 PM Re: Xi3 feedback? [Re: ETxRT]
RJF1423 Online   content
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Originally Posted By: ETxRT
I've had a Xi5 for about a year and a half, if the 3 is as good as the 5 you've got nothing to worry about. And as far as the foot control goes I never once used mine. I always used the remote. It's not hard to get used to it and will give you a lot more fishing time!
Agree with this. I've had the Xi5 since they first came out. It has been a great trolling motor. Never use the foot pedal.
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#12627317 - 02/14/18 08:41 AM Re: Xi3 feedback? [Re: EastTexasBassin]
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I was told that sales have been real bad and will be discontinued soon. They were trying to offer a cheaper Xi5 and people are just getting the Xi5.

I never use the foot pedal either but definitely like having the LiftSaver under it to protect my investment.
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#12627320 - 02/14/18 08:42 AM Re: Xi3 feedback? [Re: RJF1423]
206champion Offline
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Registered: 02/12/04
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Loc: Decatur
Originally Posted By: RJF1423
Originally Posted By: ETxRT
I've had a Xi5 for about a year and a half, if the 3 is as good as the 5 you've got nothing to worry about. And as far as the foot control goes I never once used mine. I always used the remote. It's not hard to get used to it and will give you a lot more fishing time!
Agree with this. I've had the Xi5 since they first came out. It has been a great trolling motor. Never use the foot pedal.

To me it would be hard to use the remote and not the foot but Iam shocked that MG has not come out with something to match the Ultrex.
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#12627534 - 02/14/18 10:22 AM Re: Xi3 feedback? [Re: 206champion]
RJF1423 Online   content
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Registered: 11/15/10
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Originally Posted By: 206champion
Originally Posted By: RJF1423
Originally Posted By: ETxRT
I've had a Xi5 for about a year and a half, if the 3 is as good as the 5 you've got nothing to worry about. And as far as the foot control goes I never once used mine. I always used the remote. It's not hard to get used to it and will give you a lot more fishing time!
Agree with this. I've had the Xi5 since they first came out. It has been a great trolling motor. Never use the foot pedal.

To me it would be hard to use the remote and not the foot but Iam shocked that MG has not come out with something to match the Ultrex.
I'm sure that it's coming.

Honestly, I love my Xi5. It has changed the way I fish. Having said that, still wish I would've waited and bought an Ultrex. My uncle bought one that I installed on his boat and got to use for a weekend. That thing is SWEET!
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#12628330 - 02/14/18 06:17 PM Re: Xi3 feedback? [Re: EastTexasBassin]
EastTexasBassin Online   content
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Registered: 07/15/09
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Loc: Lake Ray Hubbard
Well I'm about to sell my house so I guess I'll just get the Ultrex.

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#12628344 - 02/14/18 06:25 PM Re: Xi3 feedback? [Re: EastTexasBassin]
GIG'EM AGGIES Online   content
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Registered: 05/14/14
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Loc: texas
Originally Posted By: EastTexasBassin
Well I'm about to sell my house so I guess I'll just get the Ultrex.


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