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#12666549 - 03/10/18 01:23 PM Minn Kota Ulterra manually stowed
Tgatortexas Offline
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Registered: 11/15/10
Posts: 140
Loc: TX
I had to manually stow my Ulterra. The instructions say it now has to be reset by a MK service tech. Does anyone know what that requires as far as time and money? It's the peak of the bass season and hoping this will be a quick procedure (done while I wait). I'm in the Pleasanton, Texas area (South of San Antonio.

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#12666560 - 03/10/18 01:31 PM Re: Minn Kota Ulterra manually stowed [Re: Tgatortexas]
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#12667221 - 03/11/18 12:30 AM Re: Minn Kota Ulterra manually stowed [Re: Tgatortexas]
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Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 3464
Loc: Arlington
What happened to make you manually stow it? I had to do mine after a transducer cable caused it to get stuck. It took me 3 weeks to get it back and it wasn't fixed properly so I took it to another shop and it took about 1 1/2 weeks. It will depend on what parts it needs and if they have them in stock. They have to re calibrate it so I wouldn't plan on waiting for it.

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#12667956 - 03/11/18 05:55 PM Re: Minn Kota Ulterra manually stowed [Re: Bobby Milam]
carb Offline
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Registered: 09/25/06
Posts: 122
Loc: Fort Worth Texas
Gentlemen, quick question and it seems like I am in the right place to ask it. I am thinking about pulling the trigger on a Trolling motor with GPS position lock/ electronic anchor feature. Are you happy with your ulterra's I am leaning towards a Terrova but am also tempted by the motorguide brand because it is a little cheaper. Any advice?
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#12668326 - 03/12/18 02:57 AM Re: Minn Kota Ulterra manually stowed [Re: Tgatortexas]
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Registered: 07/13/14
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Loc: Arlington
I have had the Terrova (non bluetooth model) and it is a good unit. The new model is more accurate and I think they improved the stowing of it. I now have the Ulterra bluetooth model. I love it. It is super accurate on spotlock and I never have to touch the thing to deploy or stow it. I fish alone a lot. I now just unhook the boat and let it slide into the water. Grab the remote, drive it to a safe location and spotlock it. Once I park, I just drive it back to pick me up at the dock. Motorguide makes a good unit also. I think they now have 2. Minn Kota also has the powerdrive with spotlock which is cheaper but not near as sturdy of a unit as the terrova or ulterra.

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#12668360 - 03/12/18 05:41 AM Re: Minn Kota Ulterra manually stowed [Re: Bobby Milam]
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Registered: 07/02/11
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Loc: Texas Panhandle
Had mine for two years and no problems with it so far.
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#12669043 - 03/12/18 01:04 PM Re: Minn Kota Ulterra manually stowed [Re: Tgatortexas]
BlueNitro Offline
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Registered: 06/08/10
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Loc: Lewisville
Get the Xi5 and a LiftSaver. Or get the Terrova and a LiftSaver. Either way, you cant go wrong.
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#12670662 - 03/13/18 11:27 AM Re: Minn Kota Ulterra manually stowed [Re: Tgatortexas]
texasbass1 Offline
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Registered: 02/12/05
Posts: 6039
Loc: The Colony, TX
I started to go with the Terrova but after watching a few videos, I decided to go with the Ulterra. Not having to get on the bow to stow or deploy in rough water was the deciding factor for me going with the Ulterra. I love it
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#12678045 - 03/18/18 10:18 AM Re: Minn Kota Ulterra manually stowed [Re: Tgatortexas]
9094 Offline
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Registered: 08/11/09
Posts: 7539
Loc: Albany
I called minn Kota and they told me how to do it over the phone. It was easy. I would tell you but can’t remember how.

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#12678194 - 03/18/18 01:39 PM Re: Minn Kota Ulterra manually stowed [Re: Tgatortexas]
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Registered: 07/13/14
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Loc: Arlington
Let me know if you remember. I took mine out today and it was working fine then when I decided to stow it, it went 3/4 of the way up and started beeping an error. I read that to reset it, turn it on wait 3 seconds then push the button 3 X in 2 seconds. Nothing. I also read to make it stow, hold the button for 10 seconds. Got it to slowly go into the stowed position and now it has the power light and a red light that stays on. I am pretty mad at this point. A trip was cut short after 30 minutes on the lake. I can't trust the thing now. I like to go to Fork for a couple of days. I'm not paying gas, hotel, launch fees, etc. to have it malfunction 30 minutes after I get to the lake.

This will be my 3rd time to go to the shop. I also used 2 different shops to do the warranty work. The first time was close to a month, the 2nd a little over a week and who knows how long this time. It has literally spent more time in the shop than on the water since I bought it. I've had 2 full days of using it on the water since around October. I'm calling MK this time on it and want it replaced. I'll never trust this one again.

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