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Re: Xi5------does it work? [Re: ERNEST PATY] #11726639
07/17/16 12:37 AM
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Re: Xi5------does it work? [Re: ERNEST PATY] #11726848
07/17/16 03:21 AM
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I have the terrova, and I wouldn't call what it has spot lock! It's terrible! Anyone with Xi5, I sure would like to see a video of u throwing a bouy market out and locking urs on it so I can get a better idea of how good it is! Cause if it's anything like my terrova, not a chance I'll be making the swap!

Re: Xi5------does it work? [Re: reel believer] #11726942
07/17/16 04:33 AM
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Arlington
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Originally Posted By: reel believer
Bassthumb, what about the xi5 makes it better than terrova ? I'm almost ready to chunk down the cash and want to make the best decision.


What fish finders do you use? If humminbird then wait a few months until the new Terrova is available with the updated, the ilink hook up to the FF is a nice feature. If not HB then it doesn't matter.

Re: Xi5------does it work? [Re: ERNEST PATY] #11726974
07/17/16 04:57 AM
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Canton, Tx
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I was on Texoma last year labor day weekend, pulled up on one of the islands between 2 boats and dropped the xi5, doin it around into the waves and hit the anchor button. The family stayed there swimming on the beach for half a day and the boat stayed locked between the other 2.

If you are swaying left and right you may have inadvertently engaged the jog feature which swings the boat left and right 5'in with direction.


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Re: Xi5------does it work? [Re: ERNEST PATY] #11727241
07/17/16 03:01 PM
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I have the xi5 and love it ,
To make the perfect TM , they need to make with power deploy and retract, and unlimited
Presets ( remote only has 8)
Make it Bluetooth connected to a phone app that hold all your brushpile waypoints.
That would be crazy good.
Make it HB compatible. With DI and SI. Built in.


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Re: Xi5------does it work? [Re: ERNEST PATY] #11727773
07/17/16 11:04 PM
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Marietta, Oklahoma
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What do they cost? Thanks


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Re: Xi5------does it work? [Re: ERNEST PATY] #11727848
07/17/16 11:55 PM
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From what I saw $1,499 and up


Re: Xi5------does it work? [Re: Crappie Bait] #11727989
07/18/16 01:55 AM
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Originally Posted By: Crappie Bait
What do they cost? Thanks


12 v $1150

Re: Xi5------does it work? [Re: ERNEST PATY] #11728216
07/18/16 05:19 AM
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We have had both the terrova and Xi5.

Xi5 blows it out of the water. I rarely will tie to trees anymore because the trolling motor will keep me there.

Re: Xi5------does it work? [Re: ERNEST PATY] #11728287
07/18/16 11:53 AM
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We fished yesterday morning on a riprap stretch in 17' to 20' deep water. Wind was blowing about 15 MPH parallel to the dam. Boat faced into the wind and we fished out the back. Slow fished roadrunners right on the rocks. Caught a box full of big black crappie, I knew the fish had to be there but had never been able to fish them slow enough to catch many. Would fish one spot about 30 min. and jog the boat back 50' and do it again. Boat never moved more than a foot or two unless I told it to.

No jerking around or moving up or back, you never notice the motor running at all. Motor ran continuously for 5 hours and my batteries still showed 90% charged.

I love it.


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Re: Xi5------does it work? [Re: Slabster24] #11728723
07/18/16 04:34 PM
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Originally Posted By: Slabster24
I have the terrova, and I wouldn't call what it has spot lock! It's terrible! Anyone with Xi5, I sure would like to see a video of u throwing a bouy market out and locking urs on it so I can get a better idea of how good it is! Cause if it's anything like my terrova, not a chance I'll be making the swap!


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Re: Xi5------does it work? [Re: ERNEST PATY] #11729184
07/18/16 09:25 PM
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In another thread about the Ultrex Guy stated the following:

"Ernest solved the problem on his 'toon by making a separate holding attachment, putting the transducer on it and making it so that you can put it in the water when fishing and take it out when running. So he has both DI and sonar now."

Ernest,
Can you please post some pictures of your setup?
I'd like to see how you rigged it.
Thinking of going the MG route as well.

Thanks,
Fab


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Re: Xi5------does it work? [Re: Fab] #11729191
07/18/16 09:30 PM
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Lewisville Tx.
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Originally Posted by Fab
In another thread about the Ultrex Guy stated the following:

"Ernest solved the problem on his 'toon by making a separate holding attachment, putting the transducer on it and making it so that you can put it in the water when fishing and take it out when running. So he has both DI and sonar now."

Ernest,
Can you please post some pictures of your setup?
I'd like to see how you rigged it.
Thinking of going the MG route as well.



Thanks,
Fab


I do not believe this is what Ernest has but it sure seems to do the trick.

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Re: Xi5------does it work? [Re: ERNEST PATY] #11729196
07/18/16 09:31 PM
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CARROLLTON, TX, US
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I will take some pictures tomorrow and post them.


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Re: Xi5------does it work? [Re: ERNEST PATY] #11729323
07/18/16 10:51 PM
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Thank you sir!


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