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motorguide or minnkota #14234225 12/30/21 02:43 PM
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I had the very first version of motorguide's remote control troller and it was a POS. Since then I've had nothing but minnkota and had no issues at all, but never one with GPS anchor. the trouble with buying a used boat is getting whatever equipment is on the thing rather than picking your stuff. I have a line on a really clean boat with lowrance graphs which i prefer to humminbird, but it has motorguide's i5 on the front which scares the hell outta me.

so, those of you with an i5 please tell me its a good troller or confirm my worries that it is garbage.

thanks y'all!


I didn't lose him at the boat. I shook him off cause I didn't want my hands to get "fishy"
Re: motorguide or minnkota [Re: Liebers Dad] #14235079 12/31/21 03:38 PM
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Take it off, sell it and install a Lowrance Ghost. You'll be a happy fish


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Re: motorguide or minnkota [Re: T Bird] #14235525 01/01/22 12:36 AM
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Thanks, Ghost over Ultrex?


I didn't lose him at the boat. I shook him off cause I didn't want my hands to get "fishy"
Re: motorguide or minnkota [Re: Liebers Dad] #14235770 01/01/22 12:26 PM
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I know only one who has an i5 and outside of the gps he really liked it, the gps wasn’t accurate but the motor was solid

Re: motorguide or minnkota [Re: Liebers Dad] #14235831 01/01/22 02:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Liebers Dad
Thanks, Ghost over Ultrex?


Yes sir, in my opinion. thumb


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Re: motorguide or minnkota [Re: Liebers Dad] #14238580 01/04/22 12:37 AM
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Thanks for all the help.


I didn't lose him at the boat. I shook him off cause I didn't want my hands to get "fishy"
Re: motorguide or minnkota [Re: Liebers Dad] #14238945 01/04/22 01:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Liebers Dad
Thanks, Ghost over Ultrex?

I’ve been an Ultrex owner since day one, I’d be interested in trying a ghost. Can’t be worse. Haha.


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Re: motorguide or minnkota [Re: Liebers Dad] #14246449 01/12/22 03:07 AM
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I have a Motorguide Xi5 on my BassCat that's been exemplary for the two years I've owned it. Foot control is a POS, so I use the fob exclusively. Spot lock works perfectly and is much quieter than the MinKota.


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Xi5 here.............great motor and GPS Pinpoint works like a champ.I think someone already said it but the MG is much quieter than the MK

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Re: motorguide or minnkota [Re: Whistlebritches] #14260086 01/23/22 06:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Whistlebritches
Xi5 here.............great motor and GPS Pinpoint works like a champ.I think someone already said it but the MG is much quieter than the MK

+1 on the Xi5 Love the Pinpoint GPS capabilities makes navigating to my way points a piece of Cake! Anchor system is great dependant on the amount of thrust model you purchase for your boat. Minn Kota may be more popular than MG I have No problem with mine. IMHO
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Re: motorguide or minnkota [Re: Liebers Dad] #14262238 01/25/22 12:20 PM
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You all shave your opinion. I have buddies that have all of the above. All of them have had some type of issues.
I researched TM's for months, watched videos talked to a lot of people. Wanted one with GPS strictly for crappie fishing. Went with the Motor guide Tour Pro. Could not be happier. You might want to take a look. They got this one right.

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