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Which Spot Lock TM? #12475245
10/23/17 01:23 AM
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Question:

I'm wanting to upgrade to a TM with Spot Lock, and all I want it for is spot lock. I currently have a Maxxum 80, want something similar performance-wise.

So, what's the best/cheapest way to go? Terrova? anybody got thoughts?reviews?


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Re: Which Spot Lock TM? [Re: hoodat92] #12475270
10/23/17 01:51 AM
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Do you want foot control? If you do it isn't the cheapest but the only real one out there is the Ultrex. Yes some of the others have a foot control but there is no feedback to it. You are basically pushing the pedal to engage a button underneath. Most everyone that I know uses their remote. Now if you don't mind using the remote then several options for you. I just upgraded from the first generation Terrova to the new Ulterra. Spot lock before was good but not great. Now it is about as close to perfect as it gets. It only moves a foot or two and you have to really be watching to even notice.

Re: Which Spot Lock TM? [Re: hoodat92] #12475568
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I went the Motorguide xi5 route and have been very disappointed with the wireless foot pedal, flat out sucks IMHO. I wish I went MinnKota route with spot lock and kept the cable drive option. But I fish trees quite a bit. Xi5 will hold you on a brush pile easy.

Re: Which Spot Lock TM? [Re: hoodat92] #12475590
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My buddy is in love with the Ultrex. We all know it's pretty pricey though...


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Re: Which Spot Lock TM? [Re: hoodat92] #12475644
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Minn Kota ULTREX


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Re: Which Spot Lock TM? [Re: hoodat92] #12475714
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minnkota ultrex is the way to go the terrova has the same problems as the motorguide xi5 the mount is [censored] an the gearbox is very suspect around rocks an stumps.

Re: Which Spot Lock TM? [Re: Bobby Milam] #12475718
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Originally Posted By: Bobby Milam
Do you want foot control? If you do it isn't the cheapest but the only real one out there is the Ultrex. Yes some of the others have a foot control but there is no feedback to it. You are basically pushing the pedal to engage a button underneath. Most everyone that I know uses their remote. Now if you don't mind using the remote then several options for you. I just upgraded from the first generation Terrova to the new Ulterra. Spot lock before was good but not great. Now it is about as close to perfect as it gets. It only moves a foot or two and you have to really be watching to even notice.


Are their models without foot controls ??

I would like to hear some pros and cons with or without foot control.

If the remote is pretty accurate, I would love to be rid of my foot control and cable.


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Re: Which Spot Lock TM? [Re: hoodat92] #12475739
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Only foot controlled models,but the remote is awesome.


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Re: Which Spot Lock TM? [Re: hoodat92] #12475764
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Re: Which Spot Lock TM? [Re: hoodat92] #12475779
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I'll sell you a 112# Terrova with the foot control pedal, remote and brand new 60" shaft on it and new mount for $1,100 and pay shipping to your door. It has not been in the water once since installing the new shaft & mount.

I am upgrading to the Ultrex. I plan to post it in the classifieds. Pm me if interested.

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Re: Which Spot Lock TM? [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing] #12475901
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Originally Posted By: Big Kahuna Fishing
Originally Posted By: Bobby Milam
Do you want foot control? If you do it isn't the cheapest but the only real one out there is the Ultrex. Yes some of the others have a foot control but there is no feedback to it. You are basically pushing the pedal to engage a button underneath. Most everyone that I know uses their remote. Now if you don't mind using the remote then several options for you. I just upgraded from the first generation Terrova to the new Ulterra. Spot lock before was good but not great. Now it is about as close to perfect as it gets. It only moves a foot or two and you have to really be watching to even notice.


Are their models without foot controls ??

I would like to hear some pros and cons with or without foot control.

If the remote is pretty accurate, I would love to be rid of my foot control and cable.


I've been using them for 3 years now. You don't have to plug in the foot control. Yes the remote is accurate it's just a personal preference. I use remote and make minor adjustments with foot control . You want the new model not the old one. It will be Bluetooth.

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