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I-Pilot link or not? #13696952 09/10/20 10:45 PM
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Sorry if this has been covered already. I didn’t see anything when I searched. How often do you ultrex guys that have I-pilot link actually use it? Trying to decide on an ultrex with just ipilot and Bluetooth with mega down imaging or one with link. I may be better off with a US2 version for my old bird 998. Also looking hard at motor guide tour pro due to cost and breakaway mount. I have old hummingbird graphs and won’t be upgrading for a while unless I have to.

I’m a weekender and fish shallow water mostly but also fish rivers and current a lot so that’s why I want the spot lock. Don’t fish tournaments other than an occasional charity deal so I’m just wanting to make sure I’m not wasting money

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Re: I-Pilot link or not? [Re: Dtechman] #13696992 09/10/20 11:28 PM
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I wish I had link. Have regular ipilot ultrex and will probably add link.

Re: I-Pilot link or not? [Re: Dtechman] #13697033 09/11/20 12:16 AM
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I use LINK all the time. I am very glad I spent the extra cash for it.


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Re: I-Pilot link or not? [Re: Dtechman] #13697073 09/11/20 12:51 AM
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I went with iLink on mine and have my SI transducer mounted in a Transducer Saver Mount.

I have not gotten mine linked yet but it is in the cards to be done soon. cheers


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Re: I-Pilot link or not? [Re: Dtechman] #13697125 09/11/20 01:48 AM
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I’ve had link for a couple years now and haven’t used it once. I haven’t used the remote either. Spot lock is all I use and need.

Re: I-Pilot link or not? [Re: GROD] #13697396 09/11/20 12:27 PM
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Originally Posted by GROD
I’ve had link for a couple years now and haven’t used it once. I haven’t used the remote either. Spot lock is all I use and need.


Learn the "jog" feature using the remote with spot lock.... game changer.

Re: I-Pilot link or not? [Re: Dtechman] #13697405 09/11/20 12:29 PM
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I bought the link version and put an 1199 unit up front but I don't utilize it at all. Its cool that it logs a waypoint each time you spot lock but I don't use the jog feature or use it to follow contour lines.


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Re: I-Pilot link or not? [Re: Dtechman] #13697411 09/11/20 12:34 PM
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if your not running Humminbirds then I don't see the need for the link. If there is a use if your running any other electronics what is it?

Re: I-Pilot link or not? [Re: Costa Plente] #13697453 09/11/20 01:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Costa Plente
if your not running Humminbirds then I don't see the need for the link. If there is a use if your running any other electronics what is it?


Don't think there is. Need humminbird to "link" It all.

Re: I-Pilot link or not? [Re: GROD] #13697766 09/11/20 06:22 PM
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Originally Posted by GROD
I’ve had link for a couple years now and haven’t used it once. I haven’t used the remote either. Spot lock is all I use and need.

Same here. I bought the link version the day the Ultrex was released. Along with 3 Helix units. Used the link once or twice. Then sold the Helix stuff for Carbons and haven’t missed any of it.


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Re: I-Pilot link or not? [Re: Dtechman] #13697818 09/11/20 07:15 PM
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I dont see the need for the link.

Re: I-Pilot link or not? [Re: Dtechman] #13697836 09/11/20 07:37 PM
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I like the link because I can sit at my depth finder and tell my trolling motor to go to a way point using only my humminbird depth finder. I can also record a track to fish a bank, or any location and use that same track over and over.

Re: I-Pilot link or not? [Re: Jamoke] #13697896 09/11/20 09:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Jamoke
I like the link because I can sit at my depth finder and tell my trolling motor to go to a way point using only my humminbird depth finder. I can also record a track to fish a bank, or any location and use that same track over and over.



I have I pilot (not link) and I don't think I can trolling motor to go to a waypoint.


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Re: I-Pilot link or not? [Re: Dtechman] #13698002 09/12/20 12:30 AM
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I have the link and Bird. It's nice to get close and drop the trolling motor and have it take you straight to your waypoint.

Re: I-Pilot link or not? [Re: 8upwithfishin'] #13698010 09/12/20 12:47 AM
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Originally Posted by 8upwithfishin'
I have the link and Bird. It's nice to get close and drop the trolling motor and have it take you straight to your waypoint.

It does that without a humminbird. Saves a lot of spot locks in the unit itself.


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