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#12762773 - 05/20/18 04:22 PM trolling motors
wyatt c Offline
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Registered: 10/12/16
Posts: 288
Loc: abilene, tx
needing a new trolling motor and cant decide between a x5 or a fortrex. what are the pros and cons of both? itll be an 80lb either way.

edit: at the moment unless someone is selling a used ultrex its out of the picture
x5 vs fortrex
Only one choice allowed


Votes accepted starting: 05/20/18 04:21 PM
View the results of this poll.


Edited by wyatt c (05/20/18 04:33 PM)
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#12762776 - 05/20/18 04:25 PM Re: trolling motors [Re: wyatt c]
GIG'EM AGGIES Offline
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Registered: 05/14/14
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Loc: texas
I opted for a Ultrex, best money I ever spent.
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#12762832 - 05/20/18 05:30 PM Re: trolling motors [Re: wyatt c]
woolyhogtail Offline
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Posts: 331
Fortex

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#12762852 - 05/20/18 05:53 PM Re: trolling motors [Re: wyatt c]
JIM SR. Offline
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Ultrex with Spot-Lock with Jog: Spot-Lock will hold you in place with unparalleled GPS accuracy. Available on i-Pilot GPS system that is pre-installed, Spot-Lock gives you the power to stay right on top of any productive fishing spot, without touching your trolling motor. With the included heading sensor, you can use Jog to move your Spot-Lock location five feet in any direction. Activate Spot-Lock from the i-Pilot remote or Humminbird fish finder

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#12762859 - 05/20/18 06:05 PM Re: trolling motors [Re: GIG'EM AGGIES]
Paparon Offline
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Registered: 10/04/10
Posts: 2523
Loc: Rowlett, TX
Originally Posted By: GIG'EM AGGIES
I opted for a Ultrex, best money I ever spent.

I really want one of these too but the $$$ is a bit of of a problem for me.
P.S. Great signature! cheers


Edited by Paparon (05/20/18 06:07 PM)

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#12762882 - 05/20/18 06:29 PM Re: trolling motors [Re: wyatt c]
bronco71 Offline
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Registered: 02/05/06
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Loc: Farmers Branch/Sulphur Bluff
None of the above. I would not spend money on any unless it had spot lock and will link to depthfinders. I waited a long time to get an Xi5 due to the cost and the fact that I already had a wireless powerdrive (No spot lock) but once I finally took the plunge I wished that I had done it much sooner! I would get something low cost for now till you can save up to get the more expensive motor.


Edited by bronco71 (05/20/18 06:30 PM)

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#12762906 - 05/20/18 06:57 PM Re: trolling motors [Re: wyatt c]
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Registered: 11/02/14
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Fortrex. Better mount, lift assist, bow guard, spring loaded shaft, etc.

Just the best trolling motors made.
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#12762925 - 05/20/18 07:09 PM Re: trolling motors [Re: wyatt c]
Doing it for the fans since 71 Offline
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Ultrex or nothing at all.

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#12762936 - 05/20/18 07:17 PM Re: trolling motors [Re: Paparon]
GIG'EM AGGIES Offline
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Registered: 05/14/14
Posts: 4106
Loc: texas
Originally Posted By: Paparon
Originally Posted By: GIG'EM AGGIES
I opted for a Ultrex, best money I ever spent.

I really want one of these too but the $$$ is a bit of of a problem for me.
P.S. Great signature! cheers


They are expensive but my boat is paid for and I do most of the maintenance on it and I don't buy $300 rod and reels so I splurged a little. Really has been a " game changer " for me. Sorry, couldn't pass up the chance to say that.
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#12763051 - 05/20/18 08:21 PM Re: trolling motors [Re: wyatt c]
El Skeeter Offline
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Registered: 06/22/12
Posts: 523
Loc: Kissimmee,FL
I'm sure you've done some research.
Fortrex of course!!
I considered an Ultrex but after doing research, I'll wait till the bugs are
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#12763087 - 05/20/18 08:41 PM Re: trolling motors [Re: wyatt c]
cephusjoe Online   content
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Registered: 04/02/13
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Fortrex man! Lots of good used ones out there right now with the ultrex on the market.
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#12763121 - 05/20/18 09:07 PM Re: trolling motors [Re: wyatt c]
Ted Martin Offline
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Registered: 07/26/05
Posts: 2502
Loc: Dallas, TX
super time to buy either, with everyone upgrading to an Ultrex.

if you fish in heavy grass and/or heavy timber i would opt for the fortrex. Otherwise go with the best deal.

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#12763131 - 05/20/18 09:20 PM Re: trolling motors [Re: wyatt c]
Clint H. Offline
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Registered: 04/23/16
Posts: 177
Loc: N.E. Texas
Ive seen super deals on used fortrex. My x5 has been a good motor. I was in your dilemma a few years ago.the fortrex is a better unit.
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#12763148 - 05/20/18 09:35 PM Re: trolling motors [Re: wyatt c]
Pumadon Offline
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Registered: 01/29/03
Posts: 1216
Loc: Royse City, Texas
If you fish big open water and in the wind mostly then the spot lock, I donít and have the Fortrex for me the best.
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#12763175 - 05/20/18 10:01 PM Re: trolling motors [Re: wyatt c]
wyatt c Offline
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Registered: 10/12/16
Posts: 288
Loc: abilene, tx
i found an x5 for 900 brand new, most used fortrex ive seen are in the 700$ range
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