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Ghost/ULTREX #13406227 01/16/20 03:42 PM
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Is the Ghost really worth $1,000 more? I like what I hear, but the cost seems high.

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Re: Gost/ULTREX [Re: forkduc] #13406563 01/16/20 07:45 PM
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I would give the Ghost a year before I try to compare the two, I sure this time next year you get a better insight.

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I keep hearing this $1k. Where are you seeing a $1k when comparing the Link ultrex to a ghost? I saw a $200 difference and if you price the Link with mega DI, it’s the exact same price.

Re: Gost/ULTREX [Re: forkduc] #13406611 01/16/20 08:32 PM
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Was the Ultrex worth $1000 more than Fortrex? “Boat Stuff” & worth(value) are oxymorons! laugh All in the “eyes of the beholder”!

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Re: Gost/ULTREX [Re: forkduc] #13406627 01/16/20 08:52 PM
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Nothing is worth what as much money as fisherman spend buying the "have to have, latest and greatest" technology. It won't make you a better fisherman. At the end of the day, a trolling motor is just a trolling motor.


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Re: Gost/ULTREX [Re: harvey walker] #13406669 01/16/20 09:33 PM
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That’s what I’m thinking.
Tho motor is truly revolutionary from what I’ve read
I was quoted $2999 out the door, a 45” shaft Ultrex cost me $2000.

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It’s onlh bout 600 to 700 difference. U can buy one with link and stuff for 2300 usually


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Originally Posted by forkduc
That’s what I’m thinking.
Tho motor is truly revolutionary from what I’ve read
I was quoted $2999 out the door, a 45” shaft Ultrex cost me $2000.
i paid $2800 for an i-Pilot Link 45” 24v Ultrex the day they came became available. They can be had for less. So will a Lowrance in a few years.


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The Ghost comes with a HDI transducer.

The equivalent Ultrex in 24V 45" shaft has LINK and MDI is $2899.99 MSRP. Cabela's reference.


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Originally Posted by Wayne P.
The Ghost comes with a HDI transducer.

The equivalent Ultrex in 24V 45" shaft has LINK and MDI is $2899.99 MSRP. Cabela's reference.



Exactly, then price a 36v and it’s more. I paid $2549 for my ghost.

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The Force, Ultrex and Ghost are all within a couple hundred on my wholesale price sheet. If you get a basic Ultrex with no MDI, no link...you can get one for under 2k. There are a ton of Ultrex and several Force in stock but the ghost has been on constant backorder from our distributor since it was released. I am still wanting to check out the Force in person. I wish we had a repair center locally and I would jump ship from the Ultrex.

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Originally Posted by Josh Seale
Nothing is worth what as much money as fisherman spend buying the "have to have, latest and greatest" technology. It won't make you a better fisherman. At the end of the day, a trolling motor is just a trolling motor.

I'll disagree on this...you fiddle around with a hand held trolling motor in the wind while I spot lock my Xi5. I'll be doing a LOT more casting than you. Not to mention the hands free operation of being able to follow a weedline or creek channel.
I WILL say that technology has made a lot of mediocre fishermen better...but it won't replace knowledge and time on the water.

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I paid 2050.00 to my door for last ultrex link version.

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Originally Posted by petro
I paid 2050.00 to my door for last ultrex link version.



That’s a great price, did you get it during a TW sale?

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Originally Posted by photofishin
Originally Posted by Josh Seale
Nothing is worth what as much money as fisherman spend buying the "have to have, latest and greatest" technology. It won't make you a better fisherman. At the end of the day, a trolling motor is just a trolling motor.

I'll disagree on this...you fiddle around with a hand held trolling motor in the wind while I spot lock my Xi5. I'll be doing a LOT more casting than you. Not to mention the hands free operation of being able to follow a weedline or creek channel.
I WILL say that technology has made a lot of mediocre fishermen better...but it won't replace knowledge and time on the water.



While I do not disagree it makes life easier, I have seen many fisherman who "look the part" with all the bells and whistles who are just posers. They could't catch fish before, and they do not now. Not one piece of technology will replace natural instinct and ability to make changes on the fly. You may make more casts, but that doesn't mean you are making more quality casts. That being said, if you have the money to blow on a fancy TM or graph or any piece of expensive fishing equipment, go for it. Companies will continue to drive prices as long as we have people to pay them.


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