texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
SAS46, Goose2, Fishinguy76, Bethaney Hussey, Shea Richards
113784 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 97,137
hopalong 89,880
Pilothawk 80,215
John175☮ 77,777
JDavis7873 67,400
Bigbob_FTW 67,225
Derek 🐝 64,954
Mark Perry 60,744
Tritonman 58,987
facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums62
Topics780,797
Posts9,907,929
Members113,784
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
Terrova vs Motorguide xi5 #13463662 03/07/20 05:46 PM
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 197
carb Offline OP
Outdoorsman
OP Offline
Outdoorsman
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 197
I have heard a lot of talk about the new spot lock features on trolling motors these days and it is a substantial investment so when I went that route I did a lot of research and found conflicting opinions. I just wanted to share my experience since I have owned both. I bought a 24 volt terrova about a year and a half ago. This was the updated model they had made improvements to. That thing held great! I was extremely impressed with its performance even in rough weather or strong currents. I recently sold that boat and the one I bought has a 24 volt motorguide saltwater version xi5 with pinpoint gps. I had it out yesterday and it performed really well. I did not notice any difference in the performance between it and the terrova. However, yesterday was very low winds so I did not get to really see what it could do. I will update this once I get it out in some chop in case anyone is in the market and it doing research.


[Linked Image]



Re: Terrova vs Motorguide xi5 [Re: carb] #13498663 04/02/20 04:13 PM
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 197
carb Offline OP
Outdoorsman
OP Offline
Outdoorsman
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 197
Quick update on this. Had the boat out on Sunday and the spot lock on the MotorGuide worked great 99 percent of the time, however I did experience the problem once when it went crazy on me. I have read about it in other reviews. It was making bigger and bigger corrections till it tried to spin me in a complete circle. There was current in the river but no real wind. It was not even on the initial anchor setting which I could have understood. This was after it had been in spot lock for about 10 minutes. I hate that now i can't trust the thing like I could trust my Minn Kota out at the jetties. If the big motor was turned off and it flipped out like this, it would be no bueno. Hope this is not a pattern.


[Linked Image]



Re: Terrova vs Motorguide xi5 [Re: carb] #13526302 04/20/20 02:40 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,136
S
Skunked Again Fishing Offline
Extreme Angler
Offline
Extreme Angler
S
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,136
I was out today with my Xi5 and 2 other boats with Minn Kota within 10 feet from each other, and we were all pretty consistent. It was a windy day, which helps both motors stay on spot. I think they're all about the same.
Tim


One 10-pounder is better than ten 1-pounders; but 100 1-pounders is ok too!
If this kind of stuff floats your boat, be a subscriber to my youtube Channel: www.youtube.com/SkunkedAgain
Get exclusive information by following SkunkedAgain Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/SkunkedAgain
Re: Terrova vs Motorguide xi5 [Re: carb] #13529224 04/22/20 12:45 PM
Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 980
MyGreenOutdoors Online Content
Pro Angler
Online Content
Pro Angler
Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 980
The build quality on motorguide seems to be subpar to minn kota.

The number of defective / not pairing wireless foot pedals I see is nuts.


[Linked Image]

Marine Navigation, Boat Outfitting, Marine Electronics and Outdoor Gear

Kevin@MyGreenOutdoors.com | p: (800) 305-2726
Re: Terrova vs Motorguide xi5 [Re: carb] #13536465 04/27/20 06:57 PM
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 410
B
Burbarry Offline
Angler
Offline
Angler
B
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 410
Keep updating this, as I'm currently in the market. Like you stated I'm reading mixed reviews about both products. I really want a spoptlock as I have to use marker buoys and keep my foot on the peddle all day long, or drop an anchor. I would like to know how well these integrate with Lowrance HDS gen 3 if you happen to own one. I have a few lakes I fish with a few spots that are not far. It would be fun to just tap go to location and fish my way over there slowly.

Re: Terrova vs Motorguide xi5 [Re: Burbarry] #13536569 04/27/20 08:02 PM
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 3,837
tmd11111 Online Content
TFF Team Angler
Online Content
TFF Team Angler
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 3,837
Originally Posted by Burbarry
Keep updating this, as I'm currently in the market. Like you stated I'm reading mixed reviews about both products. I really want a spoptlock as I have to use marker buoys and keep my foot on the peddle all day long, or drop an anchor. I would like to know how well these integrate with Lowrance HDS gen 3 if you happen to own one. I have a few lakes I fish with a few spots that are not far. It would be fun to just tap go to location and fish my way over there slowly.


Only the MotorGuides will integrate with Lowrance. MInnKota with Hummingbird

Re: Terrova vs Motorguide xi5 [Re: tmd11111] #13536609 04/27/20 08:30 PM
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 410
B
Burbarry Offline
Angler
Offline
Angler
B
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 410
Is that true even with adapters?

Re: Terrova vs Motorguide xi5 [Re: carb] #13537160 04/28/20 05:59 AM
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 585
E
ETxRT Offline
Pro Angler
Offline
Pro Angler
E
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 585
Yes


2011 Legend Alpha 211 DCX
250 Mercury Pro XS- 25p Tempest B&B’d by Josh at Steve’s Custom props
36v Motorguide Xi5 connected to
Lowrance HDS 9 Gen 2
Humminbird Solix 10 CHIRP MSI G2, Onix 10
Re: Terrova vs Motorguide xi5 [Re: Burbarry] #13552178 05/10/20 10:36 AM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,136
S
Skunked Again Fishing Offline
Extreme Angler
Offline
Extreme Angler
S
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,136
Originally Posted by Burbarry
Keep updating this, as I'm currently in the market. Like you stated I'm reading mixed reviews about both products. I really want a spoptlock as I have to use marker buoys and keep my foot on the peddle all day long, or drop an anchor. I would like to know how well these integrate with Lowrance HDS gen 3 if you happen to own one. I have a few lakes I fish with a few spots that are not far. It would be fun to just tap go to location and fish my way over there slowly.

I have my xi5 networked with HDS Gen3. As ETxRT stated above, they are not universal, and will only talk to their buddy (motorguide and Lowrance, MinnKota and Humminbird).

I love my network. I can tell it to follow a path that I've created or drove, and it goes. Or go to a waypoint and when it gets there, it spotlocks.
Tim


One 10-pounder is better than ten 1-pounders; but 100 1-pounders is ok too!
If this kind of stuff floats your boat, be a subscriber to my youtube Channel: www.youtube.com/SkunkedAgain
Get exclusive information by following SkunkedAgain Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/SkunkedAgain
Re: Terrova vs Motorguide xi5 [Re: carb] #13582942 06/04/20 07:02 PM
Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 84
crash519 Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 84
I'm also in the market right now. Bought a new boat that came with a Simrad Go7 (Lowrance) that I updated the transducer to a 3n1 for side and down scan. I'll be upgrading to a larger screen eventually and would like to connect TM to it all for the capabilities talked about above. In researching, Minn Kota folks are Minn Kota loyal and Motorguide folks are Motorguide loyal it seems. Sounds like it boils down to more about what brand electronics you want to run more than the TM capabilities. They are so advanced now days, they are pretty much the same.

Re: Terrova vs Motorguide xi5 [Re: tmd11111] #13582952 06/04/20 07:11 PM
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 4,170
B
BillS2006 Online Content
TFF Team Angler
Online Content
TFF Team Angler
B
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 4,170
Originally Posted by tmd11111
Originally Posted by Burbarry
Keep updating this, as I'm currently in the market. Like you stated I'm reading mixed reviews about both products. I really want a spoptlock as I have to use marker buoys and keep my foot on the peddle all day long, or drop an anchor. I would like to know how well these integrate with Lowrance HDS gen 3 if you happen to own one. I have a few lakes I fish with a few spots that are not far. It would be fun to just tap go to location and fish my way over there slowly.


Only the MotorGuides will integrate with Lowrance. MInnKota with Hummingbird



Better tell that to my Lowrance and MinnKota Terrova. They are getting along just fine.


The United States used to be "One Nation Under God". What happened?
Re: Terrova vs Motorguide xi5 [Re: BillS2006] #13583003 06/04/20 07:37 PM
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 2,523
B
bronco71 Online Content
Extreme Angler
Online Content
Extreme Angler
B
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 2,523
Originally Posted by BillS2006
Originally Posted by tmd11111
Originally Posted by Burbarry
Keep updating this, as I'm currently in the market. Like you stated I'm reading mixed reviews about both products. I really want a spoptlock as I have to use marker buoys and keep my foot on the peddle all day long, or drop an anchor. I would like to know how well these integrate with Lowrance HDS gen 3 if you happen to own one. I have a few lakes I fish with a few spots that are not far. It would be fun to just tap go to location and fish my way over there slowly.


Only the MotorGuides will integrate with Lowrance. MInnKota with Hummingbird



Better tell that to my Lowrance and MinnKota Terrova. They are getting along just fine.
Are you just talking about using the built in transducer? Or are you actually controlling the trolling motor from the graph?


1999 Triton TX21/225 Mercury Optimax
Re: Terrova vs Motorguide xi5 [Re: BillS2006] #13583080 06/04/20 08:39 PM
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 3,837
tmd11111 Online Content
TFF Team Angler
Online Content
TFF Team Angler
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 3,837
Originally Posted by BillS2006
Originally Posted by tmd11111
Originally Posted by Burbarry
Keep updating this, as I'm currently in the market. Like you stated I'm reading mixed reviews about both products. I really want a spoptlock as I have to use marker buoys and keep my foot on the peddle all day long, or drop an anchor. I would like to know how well these integrate with Lowrance HDS gen 3 if you happen to own one. I have a few lakes I fish with a few spots that are not far. It would be fun to just tap go to location and fish my way over there slowly.


Only the MotorGuides will integrate with Lowrance. MInnKota with Hummingbird



Better tell that to my Lowrance and MinnKota Terrova. They are getting along just fine.


Wasn't talking about the models with built in universal transducers. Was referring to integrating your graphs to where you can control the tm with them

Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

Moderated by  Duck_Hunter 


© 1998-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3