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#12668862 - 03/12/18 11:28 AM Question for XI5 owners...
Jig Man Online   content
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Registered: 01/10/09
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I'm thinkin about buying one, and I'm curious if they are working out like you were hoping?
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#12669158 - 03/12/18 02:18 PM Re: Question for XI5 owners... [Re: Jig Man]
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Loc: Cedar Creek lake, Tx
Had mine for 18 months and love it! Look at the new Xi3. 70 lbs verses Xi5 at 80. No foot pedal. And the biggie, lower priced.
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#12669187 - 03/12/18 02:37 PM Re: Question for XI5 owners... [Re: Jig Man]
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Does the Xi3 have spot lock?
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#12669275 - 03/12/18 03:39 PM Re: Question for XI5 owners... [Re: Jig Man]
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Registered: 01/09/10
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Loc: Texas
I bought mine from David at Shut-Up-And-Fish more than a year ago. Went with MG because it seemed the best fit with my Lowrance electronics.

- It made my overall experience on the water WAY more productive.
- ANCHOR mode is amazing, in any winds.
- GO TO WAYPOINT or GO TO CURSOR saves a ton of time.
- Remote operation is so good to have, you'll wonder how you ever lived without it.
- Like many (most) others, I never use the foot pedal because the remote works so well.

Hope this helps. [url=http://www.shut-up-and-fish.com/][/url]

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#12669293 - 03/12/18 03:46 PM Re: Question for XI5 owners... [Re: Jig Man]
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stop thinking about it and just get one, you can thank me later.
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#12669326 - 03/12/18 04:13 PM Re: Question for XI5 owners... [Re: Jig Man]
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Registered: 08/26/10
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Bought both of mine used. No problems, ever. I did change to the 3 blade prop though. Much smoother operation on high speed with no lack of speed. I did that on both.
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#12669336 - 03/12/18 04:20 PM Re: Question for XI5 owners... [Re: Jig Man]
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Ditto on prop.

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#12669365 - 03/12/18 04:32 PM Re: Question for XI5 owners... [Re: Jig Man]
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I love my Xi5. On my 2nd one because I sold the first one when I sold my old boat.

Don't forget to take a look at the LiftSaver to help address the mounting issues.
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#12669380 - 03/12/18 04:43 PM Re: Question for XI5 owners... [Re: Jig Man]
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Went to the Motorguide website to check them out and I have a(?) Some of these units are listed with sonar only,some GPS only and some with both. How & why are either of these options significant if I were to purchase?


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#12669396 - 03/12/18 04:49 PM Re: Question for XI5 owners... [Re: Jig Man]
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Registered: 07/02/12
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Loc: Grapevine, TX
I’m a big fan of the Xi5. I wouldn’t want to go without one now.

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#12669526 - 03/12/18 06:25 PM Re: Question for XI5 owners... [Re: Jig Man]
Slewfoot Offline
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Registered: 03/27/02
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Loc: E Texas
It's great for spotlock on brushpiles, docks, or submerged structure. I'm not a fan fishing bridges or timber with it but it's a game changer for what it's good at!!

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#12669717 - 03/12/18 08:21 PM Re: Question for XI5 owners... [Re: Fishbonz]
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Loc: Cedar Creek lake, Tx
Originally Posted By: Fishbonz
Went to the Motorguide website to check them out and I have a(?) Some of these units are listed with sonar only,some GPS only and some with both. How & why are either of these options significant if I were to purchase?


Gps is motor guide anchor feature, called spotlock on Minn Kota. Sonar is internal sonar transducer that can be connected to a Sonar head but it is sonar only. No DI.
Depsndes on what you want the motor to do or provide.
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www.constantpursuitoutfitters.com
www.chriswebbsfishing.com

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#12669721 - 03/12/18 08:24 PM Re: Question for XI5 owners... [Re: Jig Man]
Jacob Offline
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Registered: 05/31/08
Posts: 16865
Loc: Deep East Tx
I love mine. Doubled my catch rate instantly, and it feels more like you’re a backseater in your own boat since you’re not having to jack with the trolling motor all the time.
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#12669736 - 03/12/18 08:33 PM Re: Question for XI5 owners... [Re: Jig Man]
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Hey thank ya'll for the responses, I appreciate it. My biggest hold back is figuring out how to pay for it without my bride finding out what its gonna cost... But I think I have that covered now. thumb
I wasn't sure how well it would work under bridges, but it is what it is...
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#12669748 - 03/12/18 08:39 PM Re: Question for XI5 owners... [Re: Jig Man]
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Registered: 02/21/15
Posts: 1118
Loc: CenTex
2+yrs using ours. 3 blade prop is a great upgrade.
Holds great, no drift, quiet too!! Zero issues from our end. First one we bought was from TW and had some internal gps issues so we called MG and they overnighted another unit. Would definitely buy again. My 2cents

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