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#12787493 - 06/11/18 07:38 AM Re: Ultrex Shaft Length [Re: Tight Lines]
squib Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/03/03
Posts: 1337
Loc: Lubbock, TX
I’ve got the 52. Wouldn’t want it any shorter. I can fish off the back deck of my boat without the shaft coming out of the water on the front.

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#12787849 - 06/11/18 11:24 AM Re: Ultrex Shaft Length [Re: Tight Lines]
Dug71 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 08/22/17
Posts: 52
Loc: Weatherford, Tx
ZX225 and I got the 52 just because I knew i could be out in more wind now which means bigger waves. Nice to fish out of the back while its pointed into the wind. Only draw back is the boat cover doesn't fit as well now.

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#12788632 - 06/11/18 08:42 PM Re: Ultrex Shaft Length [Re: Tight Lines]
DBEACH Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 10/06/15
Posts: 1
Loc: Toledo Bend
Have a 52 on Ranger 521c. Had 4 in cut off and it seems perfect.

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#12788738 - 06/11/18 10:02 PM Re: Ultrex Shaft Length [Re: DBEACH]
Happykamper Offline
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Registered: 01/20/07
Posts: 8961
Loc: Southlake, Texas
I like the motor head to set low, I fish shallow most of the time, when I do fish deeper in rougher water I have not had a problem with the 45 inch Ultrex, I actually think it sits lower in the water than my 45 inch four trex did, I fish out of a 21 Triton TRX, I think some boats sit nose high so a 52 may be better for them.
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#12791624 - 06/14/18 08:44 AM Re: Ultrex Shaft Length [Re: Tight Lines]
toledo puma Offline
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Registered: 05/02/16
Posts: 109
I ran 45" for years, but my Ultrex is a 52" and I love it. Toledo and Rayburn get rough and keeping the 45 in the water is hard to do when it gets rough.

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#12792220 - 06/14/18 04:16 PM Re: Ultrex Shaft Length [Re: Tight Lines]
FlatBack4 Offline
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Registered: 10/29/16
Posts: 209
Loc: Fairview, TX
I'm amazed that there are two pages devoted to only three sizes of shaft for the Ultrex. IMO, one post should have taken care of this.

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#12792321 - 06/14/18 05:51 PM Re: Ultrex Shaft Length [Re: Tight Lines]
dlwfish Online   content
Angler

Registered: 09/21/05
Posts: 323
Loc: North TX
Well lets make it four pages...

I have a 17 FX21 with 52” ultrex and the 45” would be an issue in rough water... 52” all day


Edited by dlwfish (06/14/18 06:30 PM)

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#12792327 - 06/14/18 06:00 PM Re: Ultrex Shaft Length [Re: FlatBack4]
Igofish2 Offline
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Registered: 01/05/08
Posts: 134
Loc: NW Missouri
Originally Posted By: FlatBack4
I'm amazed that there are two pages devoted to only three sizes of shaft for the Ultrex. IMO, one post should have taken care of this.


IMO, it looks like it's a spilt, between, 45 &52. MinnKota should offer a 48. Then problem solved.
I'm going with a 45 and hope for the best on my ZX200 Skeeter.

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#12792490 - 06/14/18 09:27 PM Re: Ultrex Shaft Length [Re: Tight Lines]
squib Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/03/03
Posts: 1337
Loc: Lubbock, TX
If you’re wrong on the 45, then you have prop out of the water. If you are wrong on the 52, you just got a little more if you need it. Btw, on the 52, the collar takes up about 3 inches and therefore it really is only about a 49. I have the 52 and wouldn’t want any shorter.

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#12792570 - 06/14/18 10:20 PM Re: Ultrex Shaft Length [Re: Tight Lines]
Jaret Latta Offline
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Registered: 01/06/07
Posts: 8221
Loc: Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
They should have 45 to 60 in 1 inch increments...

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#12792644 - 06/14/18 11:32 PM Re: Ultrex Shaft Length [Re: Jaret Latta]
Happykamper Offline
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Registered: 01/20/07
Posts: 8961
Loc: Southlake, Texas
I really think it depends on the boat that you run, I used to always run a 52 that was not a foot control, now a 45 foot control does just fine, hell get a 60 so there is no doubt, if some is good then more is better. thumb
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#12792734 - 06/15/18 07:05 AM Re: Ultrex Shaft Length [Re: Tight Lines]
Jpurdue Offline
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Registered: 04/28/14
Posts: 2587
Loc: NW Houston
I got a 60" then had it cut down to 50". Perfect.
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#12792887 - 06/15/18 09:17 AM Re: Ultrex Shaft Length [Re: Jpurdue]
bsouth401 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 12/16/10
Posts: 1953
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: Jpurdue
I got a 60" then had it cut down to 50". Perfect.



I did the same thing. When I bought my Ultrex the dealer told me there was only one 60" in North Ameria and no 52"s. They were scarce for sure. I cut mine down to 50ish" and it's just right for my 21" Triton. Some boats bow and deck sit lower so it's varies on how long the TM shaft should be if you want it perfect. It's not hard at all to cut these shafts down if you're careful. There could be warranty issues but I doubt they would make an issue of it if you did it right. I would go with the 52" if you fish off shore at all and if you find it to long well, fix it!
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#12796338 - 06/18/18 01:04 PM Re: Ultrex Shaft Length [Re: Tight Lines]
Skeeter man ZX225 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/30/03
Posts: 2777
they make a 45 inch and 52 inch and 60 inch. 52 inch is good for most bass boats. I am about to install the 52 inch Ultrex. I was just out this weekend on Tawakoni with a Fortrex 45 and it was out of the water quite a lot in fishing off shore. Good luck

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