I have had an Xi5 for a year and a half and love it. Remote can be set to waypoint 9 spots and I just get close with sonar waypoint and then use it to go to exact spot over brush or hump.
Never used the foot control and if doing it over I would get the salt water model. Upgraded corrosion resistance and no foot control.
I live on lake so have a dock for my boat and installed this plate to remove the motor to trailer.
Composite is $60, metal $100.http://www.cabelas.com/product/MOTORGUID...mp;gclsrc=aw.ds