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Ultrex Unbreakable shaft #12450479
10/02/17 09:53 PM
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Lake Vilbig, Irving, TX
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Well....not quite unbreakable. On Palenstine this weekend for the Bud Light, 3 hours in and the motor hit a stump, it flexed then an explosion, Cracked from the motor to the head. Sucks to happen at the Champ....

At All Star now awaiting a new one.

Last edited by pacertom; 10/02/17 09:54 PM.

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Re: Ultrex Unbreakable shaft [Re: pacertom] #12450495
10/02/17 10:09 PM
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Dang it! I fell off my boat at the ramp a month ago holding onto to the Ultrex shaft, I broke the U shaped guide, and am still worried about the shaft, so far so good.


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Re: Ultrex Unbreakable shaft [Re: pacertom] #12450521
10/02/17 10:36 PM
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Snapped mine on a stump at Ray Roberts during Bass Champs this season..

Re: Ultrex Unbreakable shaft [Re: pacertom] #12450561
10/02/17 10:55 PM
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Nothing is unbreakable

Re: Ultrex Unbreakable shaft [Re: pacertom] #12450620
10/02/17 11:29 PM
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Dang, how fast are you guys trolling? I've been using terrovas for a few years and have it numerous stumps and other obstructions and never had one break. Bad thing is if I remember right us warranty covers a new shaft but installation is on your dime unless they changednit

Re: Ultrex Unbreakable shaft [Re: pacertom] #12450629
10/02/17 11:38 PM
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Palestine stumps are a different world. I've fished 3 championships on Palestine now and all 3 boats we used sustained damage

Re: Ultrex Unbreakable shaft [Re: pacertom] #12450669
10/03/17 12:01 AM
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I watched Mr Wicox go there back in January several years ago and he whacked em, went up there one year to the date of his show and I swear I felt like a pinball in a pinball machine. Never been back. I hate Bill Wilcox! He makes it look too easy.

Re: Ultrex Unbreakable shaft [Re: pacertom] #12450702
10/03/17 12:25 AM
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I did the same thing at the back of Monticello. To my surprise All-star replaced it under warranty. I was shocked but very grateful.

Edit....Mine is not an Ultrex. It's a Frtrex

Last edited by K.D.; 10/03/17 02:47 AM.
Re: Ultrex Unbreakable shaft [Re: Jaret Latta] #12451948
10/03/17 09:11 PM
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Originally Posted By: Jaret Latta
Palestine stumps are a different world. I've fished 3 championships on Palestine now and all 3 boats we used sustained damage



It's a mine field!!!

Re: Ultrex Unbreakable shaft [Re: Bobby Milam] #12451970
10/03/17 09:32 PM
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Originally Posted By: Bobby Milam
Dang, how fast are you guys trolling? I've been using terrovas for a few years and have it numerous stumps and other obstructions and never had one break. Bad thing is if I remember right us warranty covers a new shaft but installation is on your dime unless they changednit


Wasn't crazy fast....Dylan at All Star did say that Minn Kota had a mix up with some composites for a run of Ultrex models. They are breaking at 500#'s of pressure versus the 700#s - He has had quite a few in.


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Re: Ultrex Unbreakable shaft [Re: pacertom] #12452018
10/03/17 10:23 PM
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I went thru 2 shafts on 101 Foretrex then had them put on a salt water shaft. It's white but I could care less. Much thicker than the regular shaft. Y'all might consider getting one.


Never test the depth of the water with both feet.

Bobby


Re: Ultrex Unbreakable shaft [Re: pacertom] #12452569
10/04/17 12:39 PM
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I'm on my third one on an early model 101# iPilot. Hardly unbreakable.....

Re: Ultrex Unbreakable shaft [Re: pacertom] #12452677
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I've been guiding for 27 years with Minn Kota TMs and have only broken 2 shafts. With my style of fishing, that's pretty amazing.

Re: Ultrex Unbreakable shaft [Re: pacertom] #12452919
10/04/17 05:03 PM
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Don't they have a life time warranty on their shaft's?


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Re: Ultrex Unbreakable shaft [Re: Guide Richie White] #12453145
10/04/17 07:50 PM
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Originally Posted By: Guide Richie White
I've been guiding for 27 years with Minn Kota TMs and have only broken 2 shafts. With my style of fishing, that's pretty amazing.


Pretty Amazing is an understatement! thumb

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