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Ultrex problems #12734246
04/28/18 12:47 PM
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I have a new Ultrex not even a year old. At times when I push on the trolling button the motor doesn’t turn on. I have to keep pressing on it. Also Ipilot kicks on almost throwing me out of the boat at times trying to keep me in position. Obviously something is not right. Any recommendations?

Re: Ultrex problems [Re: SkeeterB] #12734264
04/28/18 12:58 PM
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It is still under warranty, take it to a service center.

Re: Ultrex problems [Re: SkeeterB] #12734307
04/28/18 01:41 PM
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Mine is in the shop now. Self assist quick working. 6 months old...



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Re: Ultrex problems [Re: SkeeterB] #12734370
04/28/18 03:36 PM
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The pedal switch is a known issue and can be fixed by yourself or at a repair facility. There are a few posts about it recently that you can search for to explain what it is.

As far as the ipilot, this is why I have disagreed with people in the past who tell everyone that you can never have too much trolling motor. The good news for you is that I believe that they now have a setting to adjust that. Go into the settings and look for boat scale. Try adjusting that back from what it is default at right now. That should slow down the corrections on the spotlock and correct that issue for you.

Re: Ultrex problems [Re: SkeeterB] #12734374
04/28/18 03:39 PM
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I have had mine in the shop to get repaired 3 times & still wouldn't trade it for anything

Re: Ultrex problems [Re: SkeeterB] #12734481
04/28/18 06:31 PM
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Only problem I have is ,I don’t own one. I’ve fished with them man I’m sure I could catch more fish with one.


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Re: Ultrex problems [Re: SkeeterB] #12735107
04/29/18 05:11 AM
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I had my ultrex do that exact same thing when it was a couple months old, took it to Sartin Marine and Brian replaced the armature (it had a bad spot on it) and its been gold ever since.. Took him about 30 minutes..

Re: Ultrex problems [Re: SkeeterB] #12735844
04/30/18 12:17 AM
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Finally went out during Kong’s of Cowtown on Lewisville. Thinking of going back to Fortrex.

Re: Ultrex problems [Re: SkeeterB] #12735880
04/30/18 12:44 AM
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I kept a Fortrex as a back up, mine has went down 3 times in the 15 months I have had it


We didn't catch 60+,might have boatd in the 30
should,we didn't have fun expept alot more thie time of yearhope you get ready you'll be calling mr or E-MILK to a foods donatiom,,,Arter drin some red bullmdnd Vodlea
Re: Ultrex problems [Re: SkeeterB] #12736454
04/30/18 02:48 PM
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Ulterra is not immune either.
Trim belt on mine broke.
Part is only 40.00 but is suppose to be a PIA to install.
Watched a YouTube video on how to.
Calling repair centers this morning to see when I can get it in their shop. taz


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Re: Ultrex problems [Re: mwbmod74] #12736459
04/30/18 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted By: mwbmod74
I had my ultrex do that exact same thing when it was a couple months old, took it to Sartin Marine and Brian replaced the armature (it had a bad spot on it) and its been gold ever since.. Took him about 30 minutes..


THIS! I had the exact same issue. Brian Sartin told me it happens from time to time if you hit a stump doing Mach 2 which I had done. As mentioned, it was a simple and quick fix.

For the auto pilot thing, are you sure you're not hitting the N button which turns the boat immediately north? I've done that a few times and it's been a couple close calls. LIke the other poster said I adjusted the speed on that.


Re: Ultrex problems [Re: Chris G] #12736864
04/30/18 07:24 PM
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Originally Posted By: Chris G
Originally Posted By: mwbmod74
I had my ultrex do that exact same thing when it was a couple months old, took it to Sartin Marine and Brian replaced the armature (it had a bad spot on it) and its been gold ever since.. Took him about 30 minutes..


THIS! I had the exact same issue. Brian Sartin told me it happens from time to time if you hit a stump doing Mach 2 which I had done. As mentioned, it was a simple and quick fix.

For the auto pilot thing, are you sure you're not hitting the N button which turns the boat immediately north? I've done that a few times and it's been a couple close calls. LIke the other poster said I adjusted the speed on that.
Originally Posted By: Chris G
Originally Posted By: mwbmod74
I had my ultrex do that exact same thing when it was a couple months old, took it to Sartin Marine and Brian replaced the armature (it had a bad spot on it) and its been gold ever since.. Took him about 30 minutes..


THIS! I had the exact same issue. Brian Sartin told me it happens from time to time if you hit a stump doing Mach 2 which I had done. As mentioned, it was a simple and quick fix.

For the auto pilot thing, are you sure you're not hitting the N button which turns the boat immediately north? I've done that a few times and it's been a couple close calls. LIke the other poster said I adjusted the speed on that.


Sorry, but activating the N button doesnt turn an Ultrex to a north heading. It activates the course lock and stays on the compus heading that the head is facing. Turn the head and it changes the course.


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