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TROLLING MOTOR HELP #13158335 05/18/19 01:16 PM
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BUYING A NEW A MK ULTERRA AND WANTED SOME ADVICE ON WHAT LENGTH SHAFT DO YOU NEED FOR A 21 FT BASS BOAT ? 52 OR 60 ? FISH TEXOMA TO RAYBURN AND EVERYWHERE IN BETWEEN . THANKS GENTLEMEN

Re: TROLLING MOTOR HELP [Re: BROWNING STRONG] #13158408 05/18/19 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by 9094
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THANK YOU GENTLEMEN

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You will never wish you had bought something longer than 52.

Re: TROLLING MOTOR HELP [Re: BROWNING STRONG] #13158612 05/18/19 05:19 PM
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MY CHOICES WITH ULTERRA ARE 45 OR 60 ?

Re: TROLLING MOTOR HELP [Re: BROWNING STRONG] #13159211 05/19/19 04:44 AM
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I have an Ulterra. What kind of boat do you have? I have a Champion and the bow sits pretty high above the water. 48, would have been a little too short at times for me. I bought the 60. 99% of the time I have it trimmed up and it just took me awhile to get used to it being there when I am flipping or pitching. Now I am used to it and it really doesn't bother me. If your bow sits low then you might be good with the short one. Measure the water level and go to the MinnKota site and see which it says you need. I like knowing that I have plenty of motor in the water when the waves get big and with the Ulterra, it is just a push of the button to adjust it anyway.

Re: TROLLING MOTOR HELP [Re: BROWNING STRONG] #13159840 05/19/19 11:56 PM
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I wouldn't buy that one. I was considering it and and asked Bryan Sartin of Sartin Marine why I don't see any Ulterras. I see a lot of boats with the Ultrex. He showed me three Ulterras in his shop for repair and said there were several more on boats that were in for repair. There seems to be a problem with the stow and deploy. Enough so that I'm going with the Ultrex. I admit that when it works it is totally cool but I dont think it is reliable If it was reliable, I think a lot of the pros would be using it, but they dont.

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I wouldn't buy that one. I was considering it and and asked Bryan Sartin of Sartin Marine why I don't see any Ulterras. I see a lot of boats with the Ultrex. He showed me three Ulterras in his shop for repair and said there were several more on boats that were in for repair. There seems to be a problem with the stow and deploy. Enough so that I'm going with the Ultrex. I admit that when it works it is totally cool but I dont think it is reliable If it was reliable, I think a lot of the pros would be using it, but they dont.

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Solid input. thumb
Regardless of mechanical issues, I would be afraid that an Ulterra would throw me out of the boat at some point.

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Anymore feed back on Ulterra issues ?

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The electric steering is [censored], when I had that I only used the remote for the most part, I used the pedal arrows to change direction and spot lock button if not using the actual remote.

You have to mount the ulterra and terrova very far forward hanging off the boat, I had a older boat and had to make a big alum plate for the top cap to give it enough strength...

I like my ultrex much better.

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I have had mine for two years. The only issue i have had was getting the cords caught. Once i move the cords never looked back.


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Re: TROLLING MOTOR HELP [Re: BROWNING STRONG] #13161074 05/21/19 12:49 AM
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I broke mine when I first got it but it was my fault. I took it to Boris Marine and while I was there I saw quite a few Ultrexes in for repairs. I talked to him about the Ulterra because I had concerns about the durability of it and he told me that it was a solid trolling motor and that he was going to put one on his personal boat. Is it reliable enough for a pro who uses it much more than I do? Maybe not but my guess for the reason they don't use them more than they do is #1 they are sponsored and use the one that they get for free or cheap that the maker wants them to advertise and #2, they don't want the electric steer. With the introduction of the Ultrex they get the best of both worlds and most of the pros are younger and stowing/deploying during the day is much easier on their backs than mine. I have probably had mine for about 2 years and it got used a few times a week up until recently so now I really trust it. I wouldn't trade it for any other TM. Mine has survived many trips into the stump fields at Fork with nothing more than a scratch so I think it will hold up just fine. Using an electric steer is something that takes time to learn and either you like it or you hate it.

Re: TROLLING MOTOR HELP [Re: BROWNING STRONG] #13161432 05/21/19 01:43 PM
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WIRELESS BLUETOOTH CONNECTION WITH BUILT IN MEGA DI TRANSDUCER SOUNDS PRETTY NICE ALSO . I DON'T MIND PULLING THE MOTOR UP MANUALLY , BUT WHY NOT JUST HIT A BUTTON . ANY OTHER ULTERRA OWNERS ?

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Originally Posted by W.BROWNING
WIRELESS BLUETOOTH CONNECTION WITH BUILT IN MEGA DI TRANSDUCER SOUNDS PRETTY NICE ALSO . I DON'T MIND PULLING THE MOTOR UP MANUALLY , BUT WHY NOT JUST HIT A BUTTON . ANY OTHER ULTERRA OWNERS ?



Why not, because its one more thing to fail and the price it comes with is a crappy pedal....

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