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Re: Lowrance Ghost [Re: SkeeterRonnie] #13324052 10/27/19 04:30 PM
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Originally Posted by SkeeterRonnie
Here is my take on the Ultrex, and WHY I sold my Ultrex. I fished the green lights on Cypress multiple times over the Summer with it on spotlock. Everytime I would get the fish to calm down and come back up so I could see them, the spotlock(after I hit anchor) would turn the head and they would scatter. They can hear that noise from 2 boat lengths away..... that told me all I needed to know. I sold it. I am hoping one of the new units is substantially more quiet or else I will just keep my foretrex. I can only imagine what that noise does to fish while fishing 12' away from a dock in 4' of water. I know there are multiple noises made in a boat that fish can feel... but this new noise seems to really spook them very easily.



Kind of the same with me. I had a Terrova on my last boat, that thing was loud!

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Re: Lowrance Ghost [Re: Clay Shipe] #13324188 10/27/19 08:01 PM
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If the Ghost will do what Lowrance says and if it is reliable it will be the best motor on the market imo. I am not scared, have an Ultrex for a spare if needed.


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Re: Lowrance Ghost [Re: Clay Shipe] #13324221 10/27/19 08:53 PM
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I didn't see this one getting out of hand lol

Re: Lowrance Ghost [Re: Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life)] #13324688 10/28/19 12:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life)
The break away mount is what has my attention anyone who has snapped the Ultrex in half is begging for a more durable motor

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Agree 100%. Gotta be something better then what they have.

Re: Lowrance Ghost [Re: Clay Shipe] #13324765 10/28/19 02:00 PM
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Lol, I come back from Broken Bow and see this. Wow. Yall need to relax a bit. Maybe visit Broken Bow or something.

To those who keep asking questions about this and that on the Ghost, do your research. Google is a great tool for that, there are plenty of comparison videos and spec sheets for anyone to view. I saw one video saying it was noisy but every other video i watched had the ghost being the quietest. The majority have the ghost beating the Ultrex in every category. My biggest categories are reliability and durability. It really doesnt matter if you think about it. A friend reminded me Ive probably got the loudest clunkiest Fortrex out there and i still catch fish so no big deal. I just thought Lowrance has been very good at competing in the fishing industry and something like this might be right up there.



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Re: Lowrance Ghost [Re: Clay Shipe] #13324780 10/28/19 02:14 PM
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unfortunately all this net talk is wasted because the new product has not been able to be tried by folks that have actually paid their money for one pretty much all the new products have a moving forward arrival date anymore.

Re: Lowrance Ghost [Re: Clay Shipe] #13324783 10/28/19 02:20 PM
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the ghost

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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: Lowrance Ghost [Re: ssmith] #13324809 10/28/19 02:46 PM
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Originally Posted by ssmith
unfortunately all this net talk is wasted because the new product has not been able to be tried by folks that have actually paid their money for one pretty much all the new products have a moving forward arrival date anymore.



I did hear that they had a bunch out for review, mostly to pros and folks they trust. I think he said 40-50 units were on the water already and that they were receiving feedback, its probably more by now. Whether or not that is valuable is by opinion only. I mean the product is pretty much done and ready. I also saw the torture chamber for the units and it looked like they knew what they were doing. I just want a durable trolling motor, i have replaced parts every year on my Fortrex and i usually get about 3 trips out of the new parts then its back to making noise again.



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Re: Lowrance Ghost [Re: Clay Shipe] #13324814 10/28/19 02:51 PM
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Clay, I want to hear your ghost when it comes in. I can make the trek to Grapevine one day when you will be on the water.

Re: Lowrance Ghost [Re: SkeeterRonnie] #13324831 10/28/19 03:06 PM
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Originally Posted by SkeeterRonnie
Clay, I want to hear your ghost when it comes in. I can make the trek to Grapevine one day when you will be on the water.


I dont mind that at all if i decide to get one.



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Re: Lowrance Ghost [Re: grout-scout] #13325042 10/28/19 06:28 PM
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I’m hoping it’s better than my Ultrex and I’ll get one, but I’ll let y’all test em first, lol!




I’ll be your lab rat amigo, my buddy order the Tour Pro and I the Ghost. We will be one of the few that will give an honest review, no sponsors giving us a discount. cheers


Where did your buddy order the Tour Pro from, I am going to get one of these when they become available. I would get the ghost but a Lowrance Trolling motor won't work with Lowrance Gen2 units, but the Tour pro will. Go figure.

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Re: Lowrance Ghost [Re: CHUNK-N-WINDING] #13325131 10/28/19 07:57 PM
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I’m hoping it’s better than my Ultrex and I’ll get one, but I’ll let y’all test em first, lol!




I’ll be your lab rat amigo, my buddy order the Tour Pro and I the Ghost. We will be one of the few that will give an honest review, no sponsors giving us a discount. cheers


Where did your buddy order the Tour Pro from, I am going to get one of these when they become available. I would get the ghost but a Lowrance Trolling motor won't work with Lowrance Gen2 units, but the Tour pro will. Go figure.




Little bit of bad advertising from Lowrance on this one. The ghost built in standard HDI transducer will work with a 7-9 adapter on the older graphs, it just won’t do all the fancy stuff that the newer graphs let it do. I’m going to be using my gen2 Touch models as well. At some point my graphs will break and then I can buy something that will network.



He ordered it from Tackle Warehouse and it still has an expected availability of January. We will see if any of them really come out when they are supposed too, I’m a bit doubtful right now.

Re: Lowrance Ghost [Re: Clay Shipe] #13325166 10/28/19 08:43 PM
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I'm just glad there is finally some competition for the Ultrex. Should be a good thing for all of us, no matter what your brand alliance is. Still Amazing to me how long it took for competitors to catch up to MinnKota with an Ultrex comparable motor.

Re: Lowrance Ghost [Re: Clay Shipe] #13325380 10/28/19 11:28 PM
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the new guys have not caught up yet we will see when they get the merchandise in the folks hands that pays the bill not folks that get them given to or retailers saying its the best thing since sliced bread.

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