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Trolling Motor Talk #13300610 10/03/19 03:59 PM
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Recently upgraded to a Minn Kota Fortrex 80lb on my 95 Skeeter. Interested to hear what everyone else is running currently.


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That'll do just fine for that boat. Most guys upgrading to atleast an ultrex nowadays

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80lb Ultrex. From an 80lb Fortrex. Ain’t NEVA GOIN’ BACK!

The power steering and spot lock is the reason why.


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Garmin Force. From an 80# Fortrex. Will literally run circles around the Fortrex. Built like a tank, and has all the bells and whistles, and then some.

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Re: Trolling Motor Talk [Re: 21sammy] #13300781 10/03/19 07:53 PM
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24v Xi5 linked to Lowrance graphs, works great!


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112 Ultrex for me. Wife got it for me for my birthday! coolio


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Originally Posted by SteezMacQueen
80lb Ultrex. From an 80lb Fortrex. Ain’t NEVA GOIN’ BACK!

The power steering and spot lock is the reason why.

Same.


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The crappy edge that came with my boat because trolling motors aren't poor person friendly bang

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Ultrex 112#. Spot-lock is the greatest thing ever.

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Garmin Force 50". Heck I haven't even learned all the stuff this work horse will do. Best thing I've done to a boat in years!

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Originally Posted by Gungle
Garmin Force 50". Heck I haven't even learned all the stuff this work horse will do. Best thing I've done to a boat in years!

Cheers, cheers

George

So is it better than ultrex?

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Originally Posted by basscaster46
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Garmin Force 50". Heck I haven't even learned all the stuff this work horse will do. Best thing I've done to a boat in years!

Cheers, cheers

George

So is it better than ultrex?

Green apple vs red apple
Both apples.

The Lowrance should be the better of them all.


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I have a newer Fortrex that someone took off when they got the Ultrex and it works great. Before I upgrade again, I have to upgrade my old boat, the accessories are already worth more than the boat and motor grin 92 Javelin/150 Johnson Fast Strike going strong! After some study, I will probably go all Garmin on my next boat but going to give them a year or so to work out bugs. I have Garmin graphs now and like them but need newer models so everything can talk.


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Ultrex 112#. Spot lock rocks. Power steering is nice too.

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Originally Posted by SteezMacQueen
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Garmin Force 50". Heck I haven't even learned all the stuff this work horse will do. Best thing I've done to a boat in years!

Cheers, cheers

George

So is it better than ultrex?

Green apple vs red apple
Both apples.

The Lowrance should be the better of them all.


What do you base that statement on? Have you run either one of the new ones?

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