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Author Topic:  Minn Kota Ultrex  (Read 54 times)

Offline joessmokin

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Minn Kota Ultrex
« on: April 19, 2017, 06:33:29 PM »
I broke down and put a new trolling motor on my boat. Figured since I was on my 3rd Yamaha SHO with a total of over 600 hours on them that the trolling motor had seen at least 5 times that many hours. I put a Minn Kota Ultrex I-Pilot 112 with the US2 transducer. I installed on Monday after getting rained out after 7 hours on the water. It mounted up to the same holes as my Fortrex did which was nice. The instillation was very easy and the instructions were very clear. There is now a safety on the Ultrex where the prop will not turn in the stowed position. Yesterday I took the boat out for a couple hours to train the Ultrex. By this I mean you have to turn the boat in two circles and let the motor figure out how much of an offset the antenna puck is from the keel of the boat. I was only off 8 degrees. After that she is read to go to work and I put her to work today. This trolling motor is just awesome. With the power assisted movement it is easier to steer as well as keeping the direction you want to go without having your foot on the pedal  after heading in the direction you want to go. The spot lock is amazing and having a button that you can depress with your foot to have the motor run continuously is great. Adjusting the shaft length in the water is very easy also. I only have about 10 hours on this trolling motor so far but it is an enormous up grade from the Fortrex. I will post more as I learn all the great feature that come with the Ultrex.    

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Re: Minn Kota Ultrex
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2017, 06:43:31 PM »
Looking forward to reading more about what you have to say about it buddy, glad you like it and congrats on the upgrade !!!!

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Re: Minn Kota Ultrex
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2017, 07:47:41 PM »
I got about a month on mine and I love that thing.  Best money I've spent for fishing.  
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Re: Minn Kota Ultrex
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2017, 03:48:18 PM »
Another thing I love about this motor is that I use very little battery with it. I have the 80lb 24v model and with 27 series Duracell batteries, I come home with 80-90% charge still.  I could have gone down to 24 series batteries and been okay.  

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