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Anchor mode vs Spot Lock #13444720 02/19/20 08:19 PM
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Which holds better?

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Re: Anchor mode vs Spot Lock [Re: breauxmule] #13444879 02/19/20 10:10 PM
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Same thing

Re: Anchor mode vs Spot Lock [Re: breauxmule] #13444896 02/19/20 10:26 PM
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The Motorguides anchor mode held better on the first generations. On current generations they are suppose to be pretty equal with maybe a little better hold from the spotlock. Should be equal enough that your choice should be made by which fish finders you use.

Re: Anchor mode vs Spot Lock [Re: breauxmule] #13444905 02/19/20 10:47 PM
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Main thing I notice with my ultrex with no current or wind the spot lock moves alot. But still a very useful tool.

Re: Anchor mode vs Spot Lock [Re: andy52887] #13444908 02/19/20 10:49 PM
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Originally Posted by andy52887
Main thing I notice with my ultrex with no current or wind the spot lock moves alot. But still a very useful tool.

Mine moves constantly with low wind.


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Re: Anchor mode vs Spot Lock [Re: breauxmule] #13444912 02/19/20 10:51 PM
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I donโ€™t have power poles but in low wind it is kind of annoying lol

Re: Anchor mode vs Spot Lock [Re: andy52887] #13444947 02/19/20 11:30 PM
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Originally Posted by andy52887
Main thing I notice with my ultrex with no current or wind the spot lock moves alot. But still a very useful tool.


Yep, it seems that it is trying to figure out what to do. LOL

Re: Anchor mode vs Spot Lock [Re: breauxmule] #13445035 02/20/20 01:28 AM
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Ultrex owners. Set your boat scale to the lowest setting. -2 i think is the lowest. Your boat doesnt weigh 5000 pounds so you only need minimal thrust for correction when using spot lock. It will still power up to whatever you need, but the initial adjustments will be at lower thrust.

Re: Anchor mode vs Spot Lock [Re: breauxmule] #13445085 02/20/20 02:26 AM
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Have a Ghost on the way, has anyone compared it with the Ultrex spot lock?

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Re: Anchor mode vs Spot Lock [Re: breauxmule] #13445162 02/20/20 03:42 AM
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They all work off the GPS system and it is only accurate to +-10 to +-33 ft depending on how many satellites you see. That is set to change big time in 2022-2023 when the newest GPS system is opened to the public. Supposed to be +-3ft to +-10ft. That is the good news. The REALLY bad news is that it will require all new hardware...Trolling Motors and Fish Finders not just software upgrades. At least that is what i have been reading. I hope I am wrong but I won't be upgrading any equipment prior to that.

Re: Anchor mode vs Spot Lock [Re: breauxmule] #13445562 02/20/20 04:47 PM
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spotlock works best in wind

Re: Anchor mode vs Spot Lock [Re: andy52887] #13445661 02/20/20 06:13 PM
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Originally Posted by andy52887
Main thing I notice with my ultrex with no current or wind the spot lock moves alot. But still a very useful tool.

I agree . I have the Terrova and with no wind it hunts a lot . Kinda makes me laugh at times .

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Re: Anchor mode vs Spot Lock [Re: breauxmule] #13445687 02/20/20 06:29 PM
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I've dang near been thrown out of the boat with no wind.

Re: Anchor mode vs Spot Lock [Re: breauxmule] #13446259 02/21/20 04:06 AM
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Thanks for the tip!

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