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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:09 pm 
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https://minnkotamotors.johnsonoutdoors. ... l-Stow.pdf


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 Post subject: Re: ulterra
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I hope I never have to do this while on the water but good info to know......

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 Post subject: Re: ulterra
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Does anybody own the Ulterra? If so, if you had to do it all over again would you still purchase it? I am trying to figure out which spot lock direction to go. I am leaning towards the Ulterra, but I have found some issues posted online about them. Some are fairly old posts, so maybe they have got the bugs figured out by now. Any input on other trolling motors is welcome as well. Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: ulterra
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I own two of them one i have had about a year and one half it is the self deploy
it has the mega down image built into the troll motor . My spot lock on this boat
will hold me within 10 inches of my buoy marker all day long in a 25 mile an hour
wind. you can break off tie on a new jig go put a fish in the live well eat a sandwich
come back and the boat will still be where you left it . you can have trouble with anything
and some people are just rough on their equipment. But i can say i have not had any
problems out of it .
My wife just bought me a brand new self deploy ulterra with the MEGA side image
TRANSDUCER built into the troll motor only had it about a couple months.
yes i would buy it again. Ultrex is also a good motor my son has one of those.


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 Post subject: Re: ulterra
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Thank you Mr. Sticko. That is what I was hoping to hear. What graph do you recommend?


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 Post subject: Re: ulterra
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The top three brands are Hummin Bird Lowrance and Garmin they all have
fairly good units with Humming Bird being the leader with its Mega units.
Garmin has been kicking some butts with it live scope units. Hummin Bird just
came out with their live units this year and i have not seen any reports on them
yet. The Lowrance live was a flop. But I think they may have improved it this
year. For myself i have been with Humming Bird for years during my many years
as a tournament fisherman . I started out with lowrance but they kept tearing up
at the time and Humming bird was guaranteeing a three day turn around on their
units or the repair was free. I have never had one tear up but have worn a few out
after many years of use. Humming bird units are all great units . The side image ,
the 360 degree units are all good The mega image gives very clear views Helix or
solix from the 9 inch to the 15 inch are very good units Solix is touch screen
and takes a little more power to run it . I have the Helix units because it is easier
for me to use . But for the tech savvy men they like the solix. Just get the biggest
screen you can afford starting out or you will be wanting to upgrade till you get the
biggest.


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 Post subject: Re: ulterra
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Thank you for taking the time to reply...alot of good information. Looks like it's going to be an Ulterra with the SI and DI with a Solix. Thank you again.


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i think you made a great choice. That solix is a great unit. but a power hog on
start up you will need to run a 10 -12 guage wire from unit straight to battery
with inline fuse do not go through the fuse panel of your boar. also use at least
a group 31 batteries. for best performance.


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 Post subject: Re: ulterra
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All great info but I'd advise going lithium on the batts.....

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 Post subject: Re: ulterra
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yes sir if you have the bucks


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 Post subject: Re: ulterra
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I have an ulterra now:). I am not sure I could go back to a reg trolling motor :) I do keep the instructions under the seat just in case I need to do it manual. I wish I had the mega down but still works pretty good with my older Lowrance.

I run two duracell group 27 batteries after 4 hrs of bass fishing down to 75-80%

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 Post subject: Re: ulterra
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Duracell is a great battery most pro bass fishermen use the
group 31,


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 Post subject: Re: ulterra
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Has anyone had the issue of utilizing spot lock and the head rotating 360deg+ and the disengaging spot lock after a unique beep? Also after hitting spot lock, it also has a tendency of taking me off spot instead of locking instantly. I've tried calibrating by the book to no avail.


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 Post subject: Re: ulterra
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Mine will do a 360 sometimes and wrap tight for a bit then it unwinds.
make sure you have plenty of slack in your transducer cable if mounted
to troll motor or built in. also have a good twist lock on power cable.

spot lock . make sure you have the heading sensor hooked up and blinking
make sure it has good line of sight to the head of trolling motor also mounted
as close to center line of boat. Do the two complete 2 circles and do the
center line off set with the head or the trolling pointed straight forward,

if you having trouble staying on spot turn the speed down on the troll motor
before hitting spot lock. now if you are under a bridge or up next to a lot of trees
where the troll motor can not get a good reading of the satellite it may drift around a bit.
if you don't do the calibration it will not hold very good . you can go into settings and
set boat scale to the amount of wind https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Q_cMMmv3u8


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 Post subject: Re: ulterra
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Thank you Mr. Sticko.


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