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#12678186 - 03/18/18 01:23 PM Ulterra auto stow/deploy
Jiggy wid it Offline
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Registered: 02/01/12
Posts: 179
Loc: Plano TX
After seeing the tv commercial of the guy using the auto stow/deploy feature on his Ulterra I am wondering how many people use it for launching your boat when you are by yourself? I hear all good things about the spot lock and I pilot features.

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#12678209 - 03/18/18 01:58 PM Re: Ulterra auto stow/deploy [Re: Jiggy wid it]
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Registered: 08/11/09
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Loc: Albany
I use it when launching by myself. Works like a charm

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#12678250 - 03/18/18 02:54 PM Re: Ulterra auto stow/deploy [Re: Jiggy wid it]
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Registered: 09/25/06
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Whats the working distance on your remote,...to the trolling motor ??
anyone ever check it..??

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#12678261 - 03/18/18 03:02 PM Re: Ulterra auto stow/deploy [Re: Jiggy wid it]
Bruce's Guide Service Offline
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Loc: southlake
I have let mine get about 250 feet away
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#12678350 - 03/18/18 04:45 PM Re: Ulterra auto stow/deploy [Re: Jiggy wid it]
Bobby Milam Offline
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Registered: 07/13/14
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Loc: Arlington
I've been using it for launching lately. Works good but unfortunately, it broke again for the 3rd time today. I don't think that I'll trust it to do the launching any more.

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#12678627 - 03/18/18 07:41 PM Re: Ulterra auto stow/deploy [Re: Bobby Milam]
Jiggy wid it Offline
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Registered: 02/01/12
Posts: 179
Loc: Plano TX
Did the same thing break each time?

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#12678651 - 03/18/18 07:51 PM Re: Ulterra auto stow/deploy [Re: Jiggy wid it]
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Registered: 12/04/05
Posts: 770
Loc: Lone Oak,TX
I have used mine several times to launch. I always make sure that the wind is blowing back to the ramp though, don't trust it that much.

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#12678692 - 03/18/18 08:08 PM Re: Ulterra auto stow/deploy [Re: Jiggy wid it]
sprigsss Offline
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Registered: 02/11/11
Posts: 520
Loc: Snyder, TX
I tie my bow rope to my winch. I let boat float off trailer, pull up and after rope tightens and boat floats back to trailer I stop. I have slack in rope to u tie, boat is halfway on trailer, easy to get into.

I dont look as cool, but its just as fast and never have to worry about my boat drifting away.

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#12678723 - 03/18/18 08:25 PM Re: Ulterra auto stow/deploy [Re: Jiggy wid it]
junbengreat Offline
not so great

Registered: 04/19/10
Posts: 18935
Loc: Granbury, TX
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What would wawi do

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#12678726 - 03/18/18 08:26 PM Re: Ulterra auto stow/deploy [Re: Bobby Milam]
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Originally Posted By: Bobby Milam
I've been using it for launching lately. Works good but unfortunately, it broke again for the 3rd time today. I don't think that I'll trust it to do the launching any more.


Curious what might have gone wrong - 3x would have a potential buyer concerned.
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#12678780 - 03/18/18 08:51 PM Re: Ulterra auto stow/deploy [Re: Jiggy wid it]
Wildkow Offline
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Registered: 08/07/15
Posts: 106
Loc: Fresno, CA
I've used mine to solo launch for a couple years, it draws a lot of attention. Which is good if you forget to turn the power on. Don’t ask me how I know that! hammer
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#12678787 - 03/18/18 08:53 PM Re: Ulterra auto stow/deploy [Re: Jiggy wid it]
toofy Offline
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Registered: 12/26/15
Posts: 561
Loc: Fort Worth
I have used my Ulterra for launching a few times. Makes me nervous though because things can go wrong with any mechanical/electrical device. You also have to remember that you MUST power on the trolling motor before you launch!!

Otherwise you'll be doing this. Fast forward to 2:02


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#12678899 - 03/18/18 09:50 PM Re: Ulterra auto stow/deploy [Re: Jiggy wid it]
Gator don't play Offline
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Registered: 01/02/14
Posts: 134
I’m waiting on someone to accidentally hit the deploy button while running 65mph+ across the lake!!!
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#12678916 - 03/18/18 10:00 PM Re: Ulterra auto stow/deploy [Re: Gator don't play]
toofy Offline
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Registered: 12/26/15
Posts: 561
Loc: Fort Worth
Originally Posted By: Gator don't play
I’m waiting on someone to accidentally hit the deploy button while running 65mph+ across the lake!!!


It would be really tough. You have to select it in the menu then put your finger on the button and press it twice. I usually do it from my Helix.

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#12678926 - 03/18/18 10:08 PM Re: Ulterra auto stow/deploy [Re: Jiggy wid it]
Bobby Milam Offline
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Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 3305
Loc: Arlington
Originally Posted By: Jiggy wid it
Did the same thing break each time?


Yes. I've never heard anything about it being a problem before and the last repair facility that worked on it told me that they were good motors. I think that I just have a bad one and am going to talk to MK tomorrow and try to get the entire unit replaced.

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