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What to upgrade? #13777566 11/19/20 11:43 PM
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I currently have a foot controlled minn Kota fortrexx and also a lowrance gen 3 system for my electronics
Which would you replace/upgrade first?
The fortrexx for an ultrex
Or
The lowrance for the Garmin livescope system

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Re: What to upgrade? [Re: matto] #13777572 11/19/20 11:53 PM
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I’d get a spot lock trolling motor before I spent a dime on anything else.


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Re: What to upgrade? [Re: matto] #13777667 11/20/20 12:55 AM
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TM.

Re: What to upgrade? [Re: matto] #13777698 11/20/20 01:15 AM
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Trolling motor, spot lock and the N button (auto pilot) on it are priceless and irreplaceable.

I basically only use the pedal when I am getting a snag out, otherwise it is on auto pilot, where it stays on the heading you last had it on and at that prop speed.

Re: What to upgrade? [Re: matto] #13777832 11/20/20 02:36 AM
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Trolling motor, no doubt. Anchor mode changed the way I fish. Motorguide has a feature where it holds a course and corrects for wind and varies motor speed to maintain a constant. Not sure what MG calls it.


Re: What to upgrade? [Re: matto] #13777847 11/20/20 02:43 AM
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ULTREX....All day, every day

Re: What to upgrade? [Re: matto] #13777951 11/20/20 04:09 AM
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Ultrex before anything else. cheers


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Re: What to upgrade? [Re: matto] #13777952 11/20/20 04:09 AM
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Ultrex

Re: What to upgrade? [Re: matto] #13778070 11/20/20 12:35 PM
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Depends... What's your style???... Offshore???... Up close and personal???... Dan


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Re: What to upgrade? [Re: matto] #13778086 11/20/20 01:00 PM
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Trolling Motor
Even if you fish super shallow. Livescope is most effective 5’+

Re: What to upgrade? [Re: matto] #13778187 11/20/20 02:04 PM
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Absolutely no question, trolling motor to Ultrex. It will change your life!! laugh

Re: What to upgrade? [Re: McLovin’] #13778203 11/20/20 02:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Mudbone
ULTREX....All day, every day


This^^^^^ Hands down the best investment I've made for my boat.


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Re: What to upgrade? [Re: matto] #13778408 11/20/20 04:39 PM
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well..sounds convincing to me, I plan on upgrading to the Garmin TM. I figured that was best since I will be updating my electronics to garmin later on.

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