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New to market trolling motors #13153048 05/13/19 09:01 PM
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Lowrance and Garmin are releasing their own trolling motors this year so who is gonna bite? I have seen the design of the LR and it looks uh, new? Any thoughts? Guess motor guide will have more competition...


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Re: New to market trolling motors [Re: BrockstaRama] #13153059 05/13/19 09:16 PM
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motor guide isnt even in the game

Re: New to market trolling motors [Re: BrockstaRama] #13153071 05/13/19 09:23 PM
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Not going away from my ultrex anytime soon

Re: New to market trolling motors [Re: BrockstaRama] #13153073 05/13/19 09:24 PM
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for some reason Motor Guide seems content where they are at,


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Re: New to market trolling motors [Re: BrockstaRama] #13153075 05/13/19 09:29 PM
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Motorguide has a new one coming out this year too.


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Re: New to market trolling motors [Re: BrockstaRama] #13153123 05/13/19 10:17 PM
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Much prefer MotorGuide over Minn Kota


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Re: New to market trolling motors [Re: BrockstaRama] #13153164 05/13/19 10:59 PM
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Given the issues early on with the Ultrex (and everything else brand new tech wise) Id be hesitant to be the guinea pig for anyone. Id wait a year or two before investing in technology. I say this but rarely actually do it! Let someone else work out the bugs. Just me. Oh, but Im sure they will all be game changers!

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Re: New to market trolling motors [Re: BrockstaRama] #13153167 05/13/19 11:00 PM
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MotorGuide announced they are bringing a revolutionary new product to the market at iCast on Facebook a couple weeks ago. My guess is they pirated a couple MK engineers due to getting their booties kicked by MK for the past three years.

Re: New to market trolling motors [Re: BrockstaRama] #13153207 05/13/19 11:27 PM
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since they were bought out by mercury they haven't been a factor the only product that was good for bass fishing was the tour line an they changed it to the plastic housings an foot pedal.

Re: New to market trolling motors [Re: ssmith] #13153263 05/14/19 12:18 AM
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Motorguide has been MIA for awhile now, really surprising.


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Re: New to market trolling motors [Re: Jeff From Iowa] #13153269 05/14/19 12:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Jeff From Iowa
motor guide isnt even in the game

Sad, they used to make the toughest one

Re: New to market trolling motors [Re: BrockstaRama] #13153300 05/14/19 12:54 AM
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My X5i has served me well but if Lowrance's new unit has auto deploy I may have to start saving my lunch money.

Re: New to market trolling motors [Re: BrockstaRama] #13153357 05/14/19 01:35 AM
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If MotorGuide can build one with the same technology with a quieter steering system it will attract all the old MG faithfuls such as myself back. I have owned 25 boats with MG's on them. Three now with MK's. My new Ultrex will go Buh-bye as soon as a quieter MG comes along.

Re: New to market trolling motors [Re: BrockstaRama] #13153410 05/14/19 02:07 AM
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All Motir Guide has to do is put a good spot lock on a Tour model and they will be right back on top.

Re: New to market trolling motors [Re: BrockstaRama] #13153411 05/14/19 02:07 AM
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Motor Guide, not Motir.

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