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What trolling motor should I get??
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Thinking of replacing an older co-pilot for the iPilot. I want the spot lock but don't need the Link. I'd prefer to keep the smaller remotes that can go around your neck.

Any advice or opintions

Thanks

Posted on: 5/18 13:20:09
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Re: What trolling motor should I get??
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Get a motorguide xi5! The spot lock is much better than the minnkota's.

Posted on: 5/18 14:21:31
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Re: What trolling motor should I get??
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Go look at the store, I-Pilot is available with or without I-Link. Both use the remote you're talking about

Posted on: 5/18 15:08:38
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Re: What trolling motor should I get??
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I have a new bluetooth Terrova with the improved spot lock with the heading sensor, and I've been very impressed with the accuracy of it. Now, I've never used the previous versions that people like to beotch about, but with this bluetooth version I can say that it's damn slick!

Posted on: 5/18 15:27:06
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Re: What trolling motor should I get??
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If your running humminbirds in your boat I would seriously consider ipilot with link.

Posted on: 5/18 17:31:44
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Re: What trolling motor should I get??
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I have two Lowrance units. No interest in changing them out at this time.

Really the only reason I'm considering the new trolling motor is for the spot-lock (anchor) feature.

Posted on: 5/19 13:35:07
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Re: What trolling motor should I get??
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From Farmington MN
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Since you're using Lowrance graphs I would recommend the Motorguide xi5.

Posted on: 5/19 14:22:12
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Re: What trolling motor should I get??
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I just added a new Minnkota Terrova Ipilot link and love it. There are 2 birds on the boat. Motor Guide has great products too. I just watched a demonstration showing both brands using their anchoring systems and Minnkota tested better.

Posted on: 5/20 8:35:31
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Re: What trolling motor should I get??
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I have the Minn Kota powerdrive V2 with the spot lock and its been great for me. It's a cheaper route if your looking for that option.

Posted on: 5/23 15:37:10
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Re: What trolling motor should I get??
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I'm on year 3 with my Xi5 from Motorguide, and I still love it. I haven't put an anchor in the water since I bought the trolling motor. I also have the gateway kit and NMEA2000 network, so both of my Lowrance graphs talk to my Xi5. You tap a waypoint on the Lowrance screen, hit navigate, and your Xi5 will take you to the spot and lock you right on top of it.

I fished for 4 hours on a spot last year in 20+ mph gusty wind and it held me solid. Even with people bobber fishing right behind the boat, we never ran over a line.

Posted on: 5/23 16:12:48
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