texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Ram Mount, Molybdenum, KarlC, BillyP, tiger8890
109500 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 90,317
hopalong 79,055
Pilothawk 77,769
John175® 70,205
JDavis7873® 67,393
Derek 🐝 61,832
Tritonman 58,484
Mark Perry 55,162
LoneStarSon® 54,907
facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums60
Topics739,825
Posts12,287,555
Members109,500
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3
Dilemma-Ultrex or Ulterra? #12691278
03/27/18 03:15 PM
03/27/18 03:15 PM
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 80
M
mehall1087 Offline OP
Outdoorsman
mehall1087  Offline OP
Outdoorsman
M

Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 80
Changing to one of these soon. Pros and cons? I was sold on the Ultrex but now I am leaning towards the Ulterra. I like the auto stow and deploy but worry its just something else to have issues with.

Re: Dilemma-Ultrex or Ulterra? [Re: mehall1087] #12691296
03/27/18 03:26 PM
03/27/18 03:26 PM
Joined: Oct 2016
Posts: 231
Fairview, TX
F
FlatBack4 Offline
Outdoorsman
FlatBack4  Offline
Outdoorsman
F

Joined: Oct 2016
Posts: 231
Fairview, TX
I thought of auto-stow and deploy as something that might be needed more on a salt-water rig rather than a fresh-water boat.

Re: Dilemma-Ultrex or Ulterra? [Re: mehall1087] #12691327
03/27/18 03:43 PM
03/27/18 03:43 PM
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 2,964
E Texas
S
Slewfoot Offline
Extreme Angler
Slewfoot  Offline
Extreme Angler
S

Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 2,964
E Texas
Buddy started with the Ulterra! After 3-4 times in the shop it was replaced with the Ultrex! Liked to get stuck in the down position and it's not easy to get it back in the boat when that happens!

Re: Dilemma-Ultrex or Ulterra? [Re: mehall1087] #12691328
03/27/18 03:45 PM
03/27/18 03:45 PM
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 48,155
Houston, TX
fouzman Offline
Methuselah
fouzman  Offline
Methuselah

Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 48,155
Houston, TX
Ultrex. Ulterra is nowhere near the same thing.


"Things turn out best for those who make the best of the way things turn out" - Zachary Troy Schrah - a young man with vision far beyond his years.
Re: Dilemma-Ultrex or Ulterra? [Re: mehall1087] #12691331
03/27/18 03:47 PM
03/27/18 03:47 PM
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 709
Colorado/Conroe
K
kirbydog Offline
Pro Angler
kirbydog  Offline
Pro Angler
K

Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 709
Colorado/Conroe
I've researched this quite a bit-with the ulterra you get electric steer, with the ultrex you get power assist cable steer.

The ultrex foot pedal works better-responds more quickly. I'll be getting an ultrex if I buy a new TM.


Triton TR 186
Mercury 150 EFI
MK 101 Fortrex
Re: Dilemma-Ultrex or Ulterra? [Re: mehall1087] #12691419
03/27/18 04:35 PM
03/27/18 04:35 PM
Joined: Feb 2015
Posts: 9
Durango co
I
ibfishin2 Offline
Green Horn
ibfishin2  Offline
Green Horn
I

Joined: Feb 2015
Posts: 9
Durango co
Purchased the Ulterra because of a shoulder problem and wanted the auto deploy feature. Motor works great for that application. Biggest draw back is the motor is VERY noisy due to the motor driven electric steer. Foot pedal also is not very responsive., The foot pedal sits flat on front deck and is not designed to be recessed. I had to mount my pedal on a thin sheet of plywood and cover my stock recessed hole in my Ranger.

Re: Dilemma-Ultrex or Ulterra? [Re: mehall1087] #12691439
03/27/18 04:46 PM
03/27/18 04:46 PM
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 1,446
Houston, TX
96speed Offline
Extreme Angler
96speed  Offline
Extreme Angler

Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 1,446
Houston, TX
No dilemma. Get the Ultrex.


Female drivers = No survivors
Re: Dilemma-Ultrex or Ulterra? [Re: mehall1087] #12691445
03/27/18 04:49 PM
03/27/18 04:49 PM
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 80
M
mehall1087 Offline OP
Outdoorsman
mehall1087  Offline OP
Outdoorsman
M

Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 80
Thank you for your help. Ultrex sounds like the best option.

Re: Dilemma-Ultrex or Ulterra? [Re: mehall1087] #12691458
03/27/18 04:57 PM
03/27/18 04:57 PM
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 6,456
The Colony, TX
T
texasbass1 Offline
TFF Celebrity
texasbass1  Offline
TFF Celebrity
T

Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 6,456
The Colony, TX
I purchased the Ulterra and love it. I have an older boat without a recessed tray and didn't want to cut up my front deck. The low profile foot pedal on the Ulterra works great. I haven't found a down side yet, some have had issues but that is will anything electrical or mechanical. Either will be a good choice, I really like not only the stow and deploy but the trim. It is real great in shallow water. I've also starting to get addicted to the auto pilot, takes the hassle out of boat control.

Good luck with your decision. Either will be great


Pat Leach
USAF MSgt Retired
93 Procraft 180 Pro
16 Mercury 150 4 Stroke
Minn Kota Ulterra 80
Re: Dilemma-Ultrex or Ulterra? [Re: mehall1087] #12691467
03/27/18 05:04 PM
03/27/18 05:04 PM
Joined: May 2014
Posts: 5,124
texas
GIG'EM AGGIES Offline
TFF Celebrity
GIG'EM AGGIES  Offline
TFF Celebrity

Joined: May 2014
Posts: 5,124
texas
Having had my Ultrex for a little over a month now I don't know how I got by without one. Best thing that ever happened to a bass boat. If you fish by yourself much or fish on windy days you'll really love it. Lift assist is great for us old people too.


I am a Senager. (Senior teenager) I have everything that I wanted as a teenager, only 50 years later. I don't have to go to school or work. I get an allowance every month. I don't have a curfew, I have a drivers license,a PU truck and I have a bass boat.


illegitimi non carborundum
Re: Dilemma-Ultrex or Ulterra? [Re: texasbass1] #12691476
03/27/18 05:06 PM
03/27/18 05:06 PM
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 48,155
Houston, TX
fouzman Offline
Methuselah
fouzman  Offline
Methuselah

Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 48,155
Houston, TX
Originally Posted By: texasbass1
I purchased the Ulterra and love it. I have an older boat without a recessed tray and didn't want to cut up my front deck. The low profile foot pedal on the Ulterra works great. I haven't found a down side yet, some have had issues but that is will anything electrical or mechanical. Either will be a good choice, I really like not only the stow and deploy but the trim. It is real great in shallow water. I've also starting to get addicted to the auto pilot, takes the hassle out of boat control.

Good luck with your decision. Either will be great


How does the anchor feature work for you? The two I've used wouldn't hold worth a darn in windy conditions.


"Things turn out best for those who make the best of the way things turn out" - Zachary Troy Schrah - a young man with vision far beyond his years.
Re: Dilemma-Ultrex or Ulterra? [Re: texasbass1] #12691477
03/27/18 05:08 PM
03/27/18 05:08 PM
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 331
Texas Panhandle
TxPanhandle Offline
Angler
TxPanhandle  Offline
Angler

Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 331
Texas Panhandle
Originally Posted By: texasbass1
I purchased the Ulterra and love it. I have an older boat without a recessed tray and didn't want to cut up my front deck. The low profile foot pedal on the Ulterra works great. I haven't found a down side yet, some have had issues but that is will anything electrical or mechanical. Either will be a good choice, I really like not only the stow and deploy but the trim. It is real great in shallow water. I've also starting to get addicted to the auto pilot, takes the hassle out of boat control.

Good luck with your decision. Either will be great


+1


Retired to Fish
10 Skeeter ZX22 Bay
200 HP Yamaha Sho
Hummminbird Electronics
2015 GMC 2500HD
Re: Dilemma-Ultrex or Ulterra? [Re: fouzman] #12691551
03/27/18 05:58 PM
03/27/18 05:58 PM
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 6,456
The Colony, TX
T
texasbass1 Offline
TFF Celebrity
texasbass1  Offline
TFF Celebrity
T

Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 6,456
The Colony, TX
Originally Posted By: fouzman
Originally Posted By: texasbass1
I purchased the Ulterra and love it. I have an older boat without a recessed tray and didn't want to cut up my front deck. The low profile foot pedal on the Ulterra works great. I haven't found a down side yet, some have had issues but that is will anything electrical or mechanical. Either will be a good choice, I really like not only the stow and deploy but the trim. It is real great in shallow water. I've also starting to get addicted to the auto pilot, takes the hassle out of boat control.

Good luck with your decision. Either will be great


How does the anchor feature work for you? The two I've used wouldn't hold worth a darn in windy conditions.


It has worked great for me. I was on Ray Roberts Sunday and it held me right were I wanted winds were about 15-20 most of the day. Another thing I like is I purchased the 60" shaft so when its rough I can keep the prop in the water. I have the new blue tooth model with the heading sensor. Which helps with the spot lock accuracy.

Last edited by texasbass1; 03/27/18 05:59 PM.

Pat Leach
USAF MSgt Retired
93 Procraft 180 Pro
16 Mercury 150 4 Stroke
Minn Kota Ulterra 80
Re: Dilemma-Ultrex or Ulterra? [Re: kirbydog] #12691621
03/27/18 06:30 PM
03/27/18 06:30 PM
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 905
Flower Mound, TX
J
JoeFriday Offline
Pro Angler
JoeFriday  Offline
Pro Angler
J

Joined: May 2013
Posts: 905
Flower Mound, TX
Originally Posted By: kirbydog

The ultrex foot pedal works better-responds more quickly. I'll be getting an ultrex if I buy a new TM.


That's an understatement. First time out, I had that thing spinning from side to side because I was used to the level of force the Fortrex needed. Ultrex only needs slight pressure to turn, and it is quick.


This space for rent
Re: Dilemma-Ultrex or Ulterra? [Re: mehall1087] #12691722
03/27/18 07:28 PM
03/27/18 07:28 PM
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 80
M
mehall1087 Offline OP
Outdoorsman
mehall1087  Offline OP
Outdoorsman
M

Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 80
Great info.. I have center console now but will be changing to bass boat in the near future. I will take trolling motor with me. Going with 60" shaft. Seems I am always fishing in the wind, but that is Texas fishing. Thanks again for the input.

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread


© 1998-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
UBB.threads™ 7.6.2