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Posted by Dropshot
7/9/2019 11:07 AM

New players in the game...what will they bring the Ultrex does not have?

 https://www.wired2fish.com/news/motorguide-launches-new-tour-and-tour-pro-trolling-motors-for-2020/#slide_1

 

Posted by Oldman
7/9/2019 3:00 PM
when a better trolling motor is made it will be by minnkota.
Posted by hoop235
7/9/2019 3:07 PM
A lighted direction arrow for night fishing is one thing I wish my Ultrex had. That and a dimmer for that bright #$&# blue light when the motor is on.

Edited by hoop235 7/9/2019 3:07 PM
Posted by FishingwithRusty
7/9/2019 3:09 PM
hoop235 - 7/9/2019 4:07 PM

A lighted direction arrow for night fishing is one thing I wish my Ultrex had. That and a dimmer for that bright #$&# blue light when the motor is on.



LOL! the very first thing i did when i completed the install of my ultrex was put a piece of electrical tape over that damn blue light. its TOO bright!!!!
Posted by hoop235
7/9/2019 4:01 PM
FishingwithRusty - 7/9/2019 4:09 PM

hoop235 - 7/9/2019 4:07 PM

A lighted direction arrow for night fishing is one thing I wish my Ultrex had. That and a dimmer for that bright #$&# blue light when the motor is on.



LOL! the very first thing i did when i completed the install of my ultrex was put a piece of electrical tape over that damn blue light. its TOO bright!!!!


Yes, mine has tape on it right now! Obviously those guys/girls that engineered it never fished at night.
Posted by djsmarinelectronics
7/9/2019 5:05 PM
Garmin is also getting into the mix.......... https://www.garmin.com/en-US/sons-of-fishes/

As well as Lowrance.........https://www.lowrance.com/ghost-trolling-motor/

Edited by djsmarinelectronics 7/9/2019 5:10 PM
Posted by Aries 181
7/9/2019 7:04 PM
I wouldn't trade my nine year old 82 Tour for any of that plastic junk.

Bill
Posted by gobigorange
7/9/2019 8:21 PM
That lowrance one looks like a transformer "robots in disguise"
Posted by FishingwithRusty
7/10/2019 9:28 AM
Aries 181 - 7/9/2019 8:04 PM

I wouldn't trade my nine year old 82 Tour for any of that plastic junk.

Bill


i was a staunch motorguide tour edition fan for years. motorguide introduced a new trolling motor as well WITH a metal foot pedal and spot locking tech AND still has cable steering, the head is ugly as sin though

i may be going back to motorguide after a year or 2 of them working out the bugs
Posted by silvertalon
7/11/2019 8:26 AM
FishingwithRusty - 7/10/2019 10:28 AM

Aries 181 - 7/9/2019 8:04 PM

I wouldn't trade my nine year old 82 Tour for any of that plastic junk.

Bill


i was a staunch motorguide tour edition fan for years. motorguide introduced a new trolling motor as well WITH a metal foot pedal and spot locking tech AND still has cable steering, the head is ugly as sin though

i may be going back to motorguide after a year or 2 of them working out the bugs


Unless M Guide becomes H Bird GPS compatable, you won't be able to use the 360 and will have to go back to Lowrance with "Liveview". I do like this new look by M Guide and I'll bet its lighter and sits lower than M Kota. It will be interesting to see what KVD does, lol.
Posted by FishingwithRusty
7/11/2019 11:04 AM
ive got a year or 2 before i even consider any of the new trolling motors
Posted by silvertalon
7/11/2019 12:00 PM
FishingwithRusty - 7/11/2019 12:04 PM

ive got a year or 2 before i even consider any of the new trolling motors
Same here but the new Lowrance is gonna make me do something financially irresponsible- I'm affraid of this, lol.
Posted by FishingwithRusty
7/11/2019 2:17 PM
LOL!!!!!!!
Posted by ranger518vx
7/11/2019 3:46 PM
I agree with the need for a directional light on the Ultrex and the bright blue light is a joke. The new Lowrance motor looks like something from a SciFi movie.
Posted by churly
7/11/2019 4:11 PM
Brushless motors and digital steering. The garmin is claiming to have 30% more power than the competitors. I was about to buy a new TM, but Im gonna sit back and see which one starts having issues first.
Posted by Dropshot
7/11/2019 4:33 PM

churly - 7/11/2019 4:11 PM Brushless motors and digital steering. The garmin is claiming to have 30% more power than the competitors. I was about to buy a new TM, but Im gonna sit back and see which one starts having issues first.

 

Same here...Did I read correctly that the Garmin and Lowrance work for 24 or 36 Volts? 

Posted by Carl
7/12/2019 7:41 AM
Dropshot - 7/11/2019 5:33 PM

churly - 7/11/2019 4:11 PM Brushless motors and digital steering. The garmin is claiming to have 30% more power than the competitors. I was about to buy a new TM, but Im gonna sit back and see which one starts having issues first.

 

Same here...Did I read correctly that the Garmin and Lowrance work for 24 or 36 Volts? 




Yes, both of them have a 36v motor that can be ran on 24v as well.
Posted by finbully
7/13/2019 11:52 AM
I don’t see any reason for me to switch from Minnkota for FW and Rhodan for SW. If only Rhodan made foot control units...
Posted by bronzeback45
7/17/2019 2:06 PM
100lb thrust on Lowrance 24v as well!
Posted by djsmarinelectronics
7/17/2019 2:19 PM
Watch the YouTube Russell Marine review between it and the Ultrex; great motor for Lowrance owners, Humminbird owners stick with MinnKota
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