texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Smokeontheriver, Quatro444, chirschler3409, DCott, Nitronomo101
115565 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 103,118
hopalong 97,489
Pilothawk 80,964
John175☮ 79,358
Bigbob_FTW 74,652
JDavis7873 67,408
Derek 🐝 66,756
Mark Perry 63,066
Forum Statistics
Forums61
Topics1,151,903
Posts15,749,608
Members140,565
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Trolling motor advice #14005622 05/21/21 03:04 PM
Joined: Aug 2016
Posts: 2
6
67swede Offline OP
Green Horn
OP Offline
Green Horn
6
Joined: Aug 2016
Posts: 2
Somehow I got old, deploying and retrieving my trolling motor has become quite an effort. I’m not ready to stop fishing, so I’m looking for advice on the MOST dependable self deploying trolling motor available. The boat needs a 36 volt, 112 lb. thrust and 52” length. I have Solix sonar in the boat, but deployment dependability is more important than total boat interface. Thank You for any advice you can give.

Re: Trolling motor advice [Re: 67swede] #14005666 05/21/21 03:40 PM
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 5,689
tmd11111 Online Content
TFF Celebrity
Online Content
TFF Celebrity
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 5,689
Only self deploying trolling motor on the market that I know of is the Ulterra. I had a spinal fusion a few years ago and trying to deploy and stow my Xi5 was starting to take a toll on me some days. Switched to the Ulterra about a year ago and have had zero issues with it. Wished I got one years ago.

Re: Trolling motor advice [Re: 67swede] #14005837 05/21/21 06:57 PM
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 4,449
Fishinfellow Online Content
TFF Team Angler
Online Content
TFF Team Angler
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 4,449
I believe the gas shock on the lowrance ghost helps assist in both stowing and deploying, probably easier to use than the ultrex. But obviously not self deploying...


Thats my money fish
[Linked Image]
Kris Winhold
Re: Trolling motor advice [Re: 67swede] #14005875 05/21/21 07:38 PM
Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 6,171
H
Holzer Offline
TFF Celebrity
Offline
TFF Celebrity
H
Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 6,171
MOST dependable self deploying trolling motor - I would say the ones that are deployed 100% of the time.
Engine mounted trolling motors

[Linked Image]


Holzer
My pic is gone frown
Re: Trolling motor advice [Re: Holzer] #14006515 05/22/21 01:27 PM
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 2,733
gborg Online Content
Extreme Angler
Online Content
Extreme Angler
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 2,733
Originally Posted by Holzer
MOST dependable self deploying trolling motor - I would say the ones that are deployed 100% of the time.
Engine mounted trolling motors

[Linked Image]


Learn something new on a daily basis , Thx.

Re: Trolling motor advice [Re: 67swede] #14007296 05/23/21 04:16 AM
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 7,585
R
rj74955 Online Content
TFF Celebrity
Online Content
TFF Celebrity
R
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 7,585
The Garmin is not self deploying but it’s the easiest manually deployed I’ve ever used. It doesn’t really feel like you’re lifting it, it feels more like you’re guiding it, deploying or stowing.

Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

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