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Xi3 or Xi5? #12754748
05/14/18 04:54 PM
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I just bought a gen3 HDS 9 FF for the boat and am looking to pull the trigger on an i-TM. I'm going with a motorguide due to lowrance compatability. What other differences between the i3 and i5 other than the fact that i5 comes with a foot control and i3 doesn't? Should I stay away from one over the other?

Re: Xi3 or Xi5? [Re: sticknstring] #12756124
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i3 is the baby brother to the i5. If your budget allows I say go with the big brother.



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Re: Xi3 or Xi5? [Re: sticknstring] #12756158
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I have the Xi5 and like it. I've heard that the Xi3 does have some cheaper components in it and you won't get the pedal. I hardly ever use my pedal but I do have it jic I have an issue with the remote. Which ever way you go, take a look at the LiftSaver TM Mount if you don't like the way they mount.



www.liftsavertmmount.com


LiftSaver Trolling Motor Mounting Bracket - Patent Pending
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Works with MG Xi5, Xi3 and MK Terrova, Ulterra, PD V2 and Riptides as well.

Re: Xi3 or Xi5? [Re: sticknstring] #12756686
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Thanks for the feed back guys. This is what I was wanting to know.

Re: Xi3 or Xi5? [Re: sticknstring] #12757289
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Blue Nitro how does the Xi5 handle while fishing standing timber or fishing under bridges?


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Re: Xi3 or Xi5? [Re: Sandblaster] #12758926
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Originally Posted By: Sandblaster
Blue Nitro how does the Xi5 handle while fishing standing timber or fishing under bridges?


Pretty well. I just don't use the anchor mode. Set your speed to keep you close and then use the prop on/off to keep you there.


LiftSaver Trolling Motor Mounting Bracket - Patent Pending
www.liftsavertmmount.com

Works with MG Xi5, Xi3 and MK Terrova, Ulterra, PD V2 and Riptides as well.

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