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what is the best for my money #2330774 06/03/08 11:51 PM
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My motor guide is dead and I need a new one. I really want the Minn Kota with a remote accessory but it is about $1000. From a need vs want stand point which trolling motor and functions is best for a bass fisherman? I am new to the Bass sport and want to spend more time using the rod and reel than the motor.
I will buy what I need, is the remote accessory worth the extra cash?

Thanks

Re: what is the best for my money [Re: jason martin] #2330790 06/03/08 11:55 PM
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I just purchased the Minn Kota Max-Pro foot-control 80lb thrust this spring and love it. It has the new lift-assist piston. It is way easier to lift than the 80lb hand control Maxxuum I had. Coach


Wishin I was Fishin!!!

Re: what is the best for my money [Re: jason martin] #2330803 06/03/08 11:59 PM
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well.... couple things play a factor in what u will need.

-length of boat?
-12v 24v 36v system?
-do u fish in the wind, tourneys???
-extra room in ur boat for multi battery system

I have a minn kota at 65 lbs thrust on my 18ft ranger and its not enough sometime when i get out in those 15mph+winds.. I dont need a 101 lbs thrust but would liek to have it but i will be getting a 80 lbs thrust minn kota very soon and im sure it will be enough for my needs...

Re: what is the best for my money [Re: Will.i.am] #2330826 06/04/08 12:02 AM
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20 ft nitro

I can jerry rig enough room from extra battries

Is it just me or is it more windy this year than many in the past? I have been on the water 6 time in the past month in 16+ winds. Once it was 23 MPH!!!

So 80LBS is minamum?

Re: what is the best for my money [Re: jason martin] #2331581 06/04/08 09:55 AM
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I have been fishing in 30 to 40mph wind this year on several trips. I think Texas is now the new windy Capital of the USA.


Re: what is the best for my money [Re: MsBass] #2331638 06/04/08 10:14 AM
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I have a near new 2007 model Motor Guide Tour 82 with universal sonar that I just pulled off my boat. Works absolutely perfectly I am just a Minn Kota guy. If you are interested you can have it for $500.

Just sent me a pm or email me at pcella@tsisupply.com if you are interested.

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No thanks.... I want the Kota too!

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With a 20 ft Nitro I wouldn't go with anything less than a 80thrust maxxumm. It's a great tm. However, for about 100 dollars more, the promax with the powerassist lift is really nice as stated above.

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Dont get the remote controlled one if you bass fish, get the 80lb maxpro MK, foot controlled.

Re: what is the best for my money [Re: Klinger N Ok] #2332208 06/04/08 12:55 PM
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I put an 80lb. Minn Kota on my 19' Champion. Pulls it great.

Just make sure you get a 52" shaft. The shorter shaft will spend too much time out of the water in the wind.

Re: what is the best for my money [Re: PlanoCooter] #2332315 06/04/08 01:20 PM
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onemorecast, is that Motorguide a 24V or 36V, foot control I assume. I may be interested.

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so why not the remote?

Re: what is the best for my money [Re: jason martin] #2332572 06/04/08 02:22 PM
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Too many problems with the remote model. Stick with the regular foot control model, and the lift assist is a sweet option to get on it.

Re: what is the best for my money [Re: ezbassin] #2332594 06/04/08 02:31 PM
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cool.... so 80LBS with a 55" shaft... foot control and lift assist

Thanks guys

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i have a 19.5 foot skeeter and i have a 74lb thrust minn kota maxxum, when the wind gets up above 15 or 20 mph i wish i had more, but minn kota is the way to go.

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