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Lowrance trolling motor #14554152 12/03/22 06:08 PM
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I currently have a Minn Kota 112 lb Ultrex 52" shaft on my 20ft Skeeter
I'm considering going with the Lowrance Ghost 52" shaft. For you guys
that have went from a Ultrex to a Lowrance, how is the foot pedal
compared to the Ultrex? Also I've heard of a recall on the Lowrance
allowing water get in the motor. Maybe that was the Lowrance
trolling motors that first came out. Is the performance of the ghost
trolling motor worth switching from the Ultrex to the Ghost.
Thanks for any feedback!

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Re: Lowrance trolling motor [Re: Redwatermelon] #14554285 12/03/22 07:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Redwatermelon
I currently have a Minn Kota 112 lb Ultrex 52" shaft on my 20ft Skeeter
I'm considering going with the Lowrance Ghost 52" shaft. For you guys
that have went from a Ultrex to a Lowrance, how is the foot pedal
compared to the Ultrex? Also I've heard of a recall on the Lowrance
allowing water get in the motor. Maybe that was the Lowrance
trolling motors that first came out. Is the performance of the ghost
trolling motor worth switching from the Ultrex to the Ghost.
Thanks for any feedback!



I'll tell you what I know, the negatives. The TM itself compared to an Ultrex I had is quite a bit quieter, it seemed stronger and I loved the fact if a battery went bad I could just push a button and be in 24v mode. Now the negative for me. My seal behind prop went out which let water in and fried the motor. It's been waiting on parts for 4.5 months now. My boat has Lowrance so that's what I went with for the linking ability.

All in all if they can ever fix it, it's a bad arse TM which I truly do love.


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Re: Lowrance trolling motor [Re: Redwatermelon] #14554327 12/03/22 08:40 PM
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I really like mine but it seems the pedal has delay in it since connected by blue tooth and not cable driven. This can make lining up Livescope more difficult.

Re: Lowrance trolling motor [Re: Redwatermelon] #14554473 12/03/22 10:40 PM
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I switched from the Ultrex to the Lowrance due to my graphs being Lowrance. I wanted a uniform system that I could link. My advice…..save your money if you already have the Ultrex. If you’re starting from scratch, I have been real happy with it, but I wouldn’t switch over.

Re: Lowrance trolling motor [Re: Redwatermelon] #14554584 12/04/22 01:36 AM
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I went from the Ultrex to the Ghost and couldn't be happier. The Ultrex is good, but the Ghost is better.

Re: Lowrance trolling motor [Re: Redwatermelon] #14554744 12/04/22 12:14 PM
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I have only used the Ghost and sure like everything about it. thumb


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Re: Lowrance trolling motor [Re: Redwatermelon] #14554981 12/04/22 04:58 PM
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I made this switch and couldn’t be happier.

I bought when it was new to the market and haven’t had any issues that weren’t self induced.


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Re: Lowrance trolling motor [Re: Redwatermelon] #14556705 12/06/22 01:51 PM
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Had mine for a few years now and love it, not had any issues so far, very quite smooth and has more than enough power (I only run 24v) for my heavy old 21ft nitro.

Re: Lowrance trolling motor [Re: Hook'em79] #14556714 12/06/22 01:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Hook'em79
I made this switch and couldn’t be happier.

I bought when it was new to the market and haven’t had any issues that weren’t self induced.

I like the self induced part! roflmao
Most of my boat rigging issues are caused by me too. Crashing my Ultrex into [censored].


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Re: Lowrance trolling motor [Re: Redwatermelon] #14557448 12/07/22 05:53 AM
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Ha, well it’s the truth!


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