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Minn Kota or motor guide?? #9924324 04/21/14 04:38 PM
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Just wondering which brand people like better?? Because I'm thinking about buying me a new foot controlled trolling motor??

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Re: Minn Kota or motor guide?? [Re: Fishing man88] #9924330 04/21/14 04:41 PM
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I prefer the motorguide 109 thrust 36 volt. I'm not a big fan of plastic on my trolling motors. Everyone has there own opinions on which brand is better.

Re: Minn Kota or motor guide?? [Re: Fishing man88] #9924351 04/21/14 04:47 PM
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I like the foot pedal of the MK better. Either will be a good choice, kinda like Coke vs. Dr Pepper eeks


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Re: Minn Kota or motor guide?? [Re: Fishing man88] #9924368 04/21/14 04:53 PM
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Had three motor guides, always been good to me.

Re: Minn Kota or motor guide?? [Re: Fishing man88] #9924390 04/21/14 04:58 PM
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I switched from the motorguide to MK a couple of months ago... I like the switch so far and I'm about to list my 36v motorguides.

If you're easy on your trolling motor and don't run up shallow and into a bunch of trees the motorguide will be fine. I only switched because I had to replace 4 shafts in the last 4 years and went to the darkside...


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Re: Minn Kota or motor guide?? [Re: Fishing man88] #9924486 04/21/14 05:29 PM
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Motorguide!

Re: Minn Kota or motor guide?? [Re: Fishing man88] #9924501 04/21/14 05:36 PM
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After 2 years the entire motor fell of my fortrex one day on conroe. Cost over $500 to fix it...ruined the motor because it filled with water. Supposedly, the shaft is threaded and the motor is loc-tited to the shaft per Minn Kota customer service so I have no idea how it happened but the shaft and motor threads were stripped. I called and was VERY disappointed that they wouldn't do anything to help me out on parts... not even a discount. That's my only experience with Minn Kota. Given the choice, on my next boat, it wont be Minn Kota.

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Re: Minn Kota or motor guide?? [Re: Fishing man88] #9924508 04/21/14 05:39 PM
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I've had both and prefer the Minnkota.

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Re: Minn Kota or motor guide?? [Re: Fishing man88] #9924519 04/21/14 05:43 PM
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Re: Minn Kota or motor guide?? [Re: Fishing man88] #9924626 04/21/14 06:26 PM
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MG just can't hang with MK when it comes to going through thick grass. Simply no comparison at all.


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Re: Minn Kota or motor guide?? [Re: Fishing man88] #9924677 04/21/14 06:53 PM
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Ford or Chevy? Ranger or Skeeter? Really though, it's hard to go wrong with either. I've used both and they are both really great.



Re: Minn Kota or motor guide?? [Re: Fishing man88] #9924937 04/21/14 08:18 PM
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My Motorguide is about to turn 18 years old and still going strong.


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Re: Minn Kota or motor guide?? [Re: Fishing man88] #9924968 04/21/14 08:29 PM
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I like motor guide, had a good experience with BPS/MG (had to deal with both) when the glue on a screw came out. Replaced the entire motor for free and got me back on the water quick. I have had Min Kota and they do go threw grass better, but when the grass is really thick it's tough no matter what motor you have. I like the pedal on the MG better. I have put it through a lot of abuse and don't have any complaints so far.

Like Bissett said its a Ford vs Chevy.

Re: Minn Kota or motor guide?? [Re: Fishing man88] #9925073 04/21/14 09:15 PM
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I like the foot control on the Kota better. As far as performance they are about the same. Just get one powerful enough to do what has to be done and you'll be fine.

Re: Minn Kota or motor guide?? [Re: Fishing man88] #9925177 04/21/14 09:55 PM
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Had them both MK is much better will never own another motorguide

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