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Trolling motor advice #14005622 05/21/21 03:04 PM
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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.

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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.

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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...


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MOST dependable self deploying trolling motor - I would say the ones that are deployed 100% of the time.
Engine mounted trolling motors

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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

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Learn something new on a daily basis , Thx.

Re: Trolling motor advice [Re: 67swede] #14007296 05/23/21 04:16 AM
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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.

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