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which trolling motor to buy?t #13671362 08/17/20 08:29 PM
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Buying a new boat and wondering which trolling motor to put on it. MinnKota i pilot or ?
Motor guide xi3 or xi5? want wireless remote
thanks,

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Re: which trolling motor to buy?t [Re: hardknocks] #13671396 08/17/20 08:54 PM
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Motor guide xi5

Re: which trolling motor to buy?t [Re: hardknocks] #13671532 08/17/20 10:57 PM
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My personal choice is minnkota but I run birds. If you prefer lowrance go motorguide. From my past experiences I just like the minnkota products better. My 2 cents.


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Re: which trolling motor to buy?t [Re: hardknocks] #13671645 08/18/20 12:19 AM
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Running an Xi5, other than a super sucky foot control, I have no issues.


Re: which trolling motor to buy?t [Re: hardknocks] #13671763 08/18/20 02:33 AM
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I prefer the Minnkota.

Re: which trolling motor to buy?t [Re: hardknocks] #13671805 08/18/20 03:10 AM
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I have an Ultrex - it is an awesome tool.


Re: which trolling motor to buy?t [Re: hardknocks] #13671810 08/18/20 03:19 AM
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I really want one of the motorguide tour pro's when they come out

Re: which trolling motor to buy?t [Re: Lone_Wolf] #13671911 08/18/20 10:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Lone_Wolf
I really want one of the motorguide tour pro's when they come out

Yeah that’s what I’m waiting on too.

Re: which trolling motor to buy?t [Re: hardknocks] #13671969 08/18/20 11:51 AM
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What ever you go with make sure you match it up with the brand depth finder so that you are interconnected. So you pull up near your spot with the big motor and you want to fish a spot that has a waypoint on it, you can deploy the trolling motor and hit go to waypoint, the trolling motor takes you to your spot while you are getting your rod out, finishing your coffee, making love to your wife or what ever you want to do as the trolling motor gets you to your spot.

Garmin for Garmin
Lowrance for Lowrance
Hummingbird for Minkota

It will be interesting to see who Motorguide tour pro will be compatible with when they do come out, but I'm pretty sure it will be Lowrance.

Re: which trolling motor to buy?t [Re: David Welcher] #13671973 08/18/20 11:54 AM
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Originally Posted by David Welcher
What ever you go with make sure you match it up with the brand depth finder so that you are interconnected. So you pull up near your spot with the big motor and you want to fish a spot that has a waypoint on it, you can deploy the trolling motor and hit go to waypoint, the trolling motor takes you to your spot while you are getting your rod out, finishing your coffee, making love to your wife or what ever you want to do as the trolling motor gets you to your spot.

Garmin for Garmin
Lowrance for Lowrance
Hummingbird for Minkota

It will be interesting to see who Motorguide tour pro will be compatible with when they do come out, but I'm pretty sure it will be Lowrance.



My one disappointment in my new boat is that it came with an ultrex without the link feature so I can’t do this.

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might want to look at the garmin, have one and am lovin it, switched to all garmin from birds for decades and not sorry one bit.


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Originally Posted by wh2004
Originally Posted by David Welcher
What ever you go with make sure you match it up with the brand depth finder so that you are interconnected. So you pull up near your spot with the big motor and you want to fish a spot that has a waypoint on it, you can deploy the trolling motor and hit go to waypoint, the trolling motor takes you to your spot while you are getting your rod out, finishing your coffee, making love to your wife or what ever you want to do as the trolling motor gets you to your spot.

Garmin for Garmin
Lowrance for Lowrance
Hummingbird for Minkota

It will be interesting to see who Motorguide tour pro will be compatible with when they do come out, but I'm pretty sure it will be Lowrance.



My one disappointment in my new boat is that it came with an ultrex without the link feature so I can’t do this.


Then it is not an Ultrex. All Ultrexs have spot lock. Link is also an optional feature that lets you link with your chart plotter to go automatically to set coordinates.

Re: which trolling motor to buy?t [Re: hardknocks] #13672264 08/18/20 03:24 PM
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Originally Posted by hardknocks
Buying a new boat and wondering which trolling motor to put on it. MinnKota i pilot or ?
Motor guide xi3 or xi5? want wireless remote
thanks,

I've had an Xi3 with wireless remote for a couple of years. I'm very happy with it EXCEPT: almost every time I put it in spot lock mode, it rotates 360 deg before locking on. There is plenty of cable to accommodate this behavior, but it annoys the heck out of me. I've seen one other post on TFF with the same issue. If this is common for this motor, I would not recommend it.

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Originally Posted by 9094
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Originally Posted by David Welcher
What ever you go with make sure you match it up with the brand depth finder so that you are interconnected. So you pull up near your spot with the big motor and you want to fish a spot that has a waypoint on it, you can deploy the trolling motor and hit go to waypoint, the trolling motor takes you to your spot while you are getting your rod out, finishing your coffee, making love to your wife or what ever you want to do as the trolling motor gets you to your spot.

Garmin for Garmin
Lowrance for Lowrance
Hummingbird for Minkota

It will be interesting to see who Motorguide tour pro will be compatible with when they do come out, but I'm pretty sure it will be Lowrance.



My one disappointment in my new boat is that it came with an ultrex without the link feature so I can’t do this.


Then it is not an Ultrex. All Ultrexs have spot lock. Link is also an optional feature that lets you link with your chart plotter to go automatically to set coordinates.


It’s definitely an ultrex and we’re not talking about spot lock. He said go to way point which requires linking the graph to the tm to do. I don’t have the link capability on my ultrex.

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Originally Posted by wh2004
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Originally Posted by David Welcher
What ever you go with make sure you match it up with the brand depth finder so that you are interconnected. So you pull up near your spot with the big motor and you want to fish a spot that has a waypoint on it, you can deploy the trolling motor and hit go to waypoint, the trolling motor takes you to your spot while you are getting your rod out, finishing your coffee, making love to your wife or what ever you want to do as the trolling motor gets you to your spot.

Garmin for Garmin
Lowrance for Lowrance
Hummingbird for Minkota

It will be interesting to see who Motorguide tour pro will be compatible with when they do come out, but I'm pretty sure it will be Lowrance.



My one disappointment in my new boat is that it came with an ultrex without the link feature so I can’t do this.


Then it is not an Ultrex. All Ultrexs have spot lock. Link is also an optional feature that lets you link with your chart plotter to go automatically to set coordinates.


It’s definitely an ultrex and we’re not talking about spot lock. He said go to way point which requires linking the graph to the tm to do. I don’t have the link capability on my ultrex.


That can be easily fixed without buying a whole new trolling motor.

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