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Ulterra auto stow/deploy #12678186
03/18/18 06:23 PM
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After seeing the tv commercial of the guy using the auto stow/deploy feature on his Ulterra I am wondering how many people use it for launching your boat when you are by yourself? I hear all good things about the spot lock and I pilot features.

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Re: Ulterra auto stow/deploy [Re: Jiggy wid it] #12678209
03/18/18 06:58 PM
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I use it when launching by myself. Works like a charm

Re: Ulterra auto stow/deploy [Re: Jiggy wid it] #12678250
03/18/18 07:54 PM
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Whats the working distance on your remote,...to the trolling motor ??
anyone ever check it..??

Re: Ulterra auto stow/deploy [Re: Jiggy wid it] #12678261
03/18/18 08:02 PM
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I have let mine get about 250 feet away


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Re: Ulterra auto stow/deploy [Re: Jiggy wid it] #12678350
03/18/18 09:45 PM
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I've been using it for launching lately. Works good but unfortunately, it broke again for the 3rd time today. I don't think that I'll trust it to do the launching any more.

Re: Ulterra auto stow/deploy [Re: Bobby Milam] #12678627
03/19/18 12:41 AM
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Did the same thing break each time?

Re: Ulterra auto stow/deploy [Re: Jiggy wid it] #12678651
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I have used mine several times to launch. I always make sure that the wind is blowing back to the ramp though, don't trust it that much.

Re: Ulterra auto stow/deploy [Re: Jiggy wid it] #12678692
03/19/18 01:08 AM
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I tie my bow rope to my winch. I let boat float off trailer, pull up and after rope tightens and boat floats back to trailer I stop. I have slack in rope to u tie, boat is halfway on trailer, easy to get into.

I dont look as cool, but its just as fast and never have to worry about my boat drifting away.

Re: Ulterra auto stow/deploy [Re: Jiggy wid it] #12678723
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Re: Ulterra auto stow/deploy [Re: Bobby Milam] #12678726
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Originally Posted By: Bobby Milam
I've been using it for launching lately. Works good but unfortunately, it broke again for the 3rd time today. I don't think that I'll trust it to do the launching any more.


Curious what might have gone wrong - 3x would have a potential buyer concerned.


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Re: Ulterra auto stow/deploy [Re: Jiggy wid it] #12678780
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I've used mine to solo launch for a couple years, it draws a lot of attention. Which is good if you forget to turn the power on. Don’t ask me how I know that! hammer


Re: Ulterra auto stow/deploy [Re: Jiggy wid it] #12678787
03/19/18 01:53 AM
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I have used my Ulterra for launching a few times. Makes me nervous though because things can go wrong with any mechanical/electrical device. You also have to remember that you MUST power on the trolling motor before you launch!!

Otherwise you'll be doing this. Fast forward to 2:02


Re: Ulterra auto stow/deploy [Re: Jiggy wid it] #12678899
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I’m waiting on someone to accidentally hit the deploy button while running 65mph+ across the lake!!!


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Re: Ulterra auto stow/deploy [Re: Gator don't play] #12678916
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Originally Posted By: Gator don't play
I’m waiting on someone to accidentally hit the deploy button while running 65mph+ across the lake!!!


It would be really tough. You have to select it in the menu then put your finger on the button and press it twice. I usually do it from my Helix.

Re: Ulterra auto stow/deploy [Re: Jiggy wid it] #12678926
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Originally Posted By: Jiggy wid it
Did the same thing break each time?


Yes. I've never heard anything about it being a problem before and the last repair facility that worked on it told me that they were good motors. I think that I just have a bad one and am going to talk to MK tomorrow and try to get the entire unit replaced.

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