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Old 05-05-2019, 07:42 PM
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If PowerPole would come out with a trolling motor, i would buy it for customer service alone. These guys are good.
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Old 05-07-2019, 05:19 PM
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I thought surely someone here would have details on the upcoming new trolling motors
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Old 05-08-2019, 02:40 AM
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I'm keeping a eye on this one. I'm waiting to buy a trolling motor for my boat. I've had good luck with the Minn Kota riptide series. But I'm interested to see the new Motor Guides. In the market for a 80lb 24v 60" or longer bow mount with regular hand controls.
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Old 05-08-2019, 04:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Lacoochee View Post
I thought surely someone here would have details on the upcoming new trolling motors
I sure a leaked details will appear, someone is out there testing it. It seems as thought THT has turned into a walking advertisement for Rhodan. Maybe it was on another thread but I thought someone said a brushless motor? Beyond that I would guess auto deploy & a longer shaft maybe with a higher thrust unit.
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Old 05-08-2019, 05:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Lacoochee View Post
I thought surely someone here would have details on the upcoming new trolling motors
If I told you, I’d have to ........
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Old 05-09-2019, 06:25 AM
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Originally Posted by jerryclaybrook View Post
When Rhodan makes auto deploy/retrieve, adjustment of TM depth from the transmitter, screen so you can see tracks, speed, spot lock positions I might be interested. Granted it might have more power and customer service is great but they lack Ulterra features which are important to many of us.
The amount of miss information posted by people is funny. The 1st 2 I'll give you. Though, from talking to a charter guy in FL a lot of guides don't use the big MK controller and instead use a very basic controller that only has direction and spot lock.

1. None of them have a screen so that you can see your tracks. You are tying your MK or Motorguide to your MFD and using that to see your track. All they are doing is sharing the info and using the MFD to record the tracks. The Rhodan will record a track which you can view on your MFD to find the starting point to start over. Like any of them you would motor back around to the starting sport and then run the trolling motor to follow that track.

2. Speed? You'd have to look at your MFD so what.

3. Rhodan doesn't have spot lock? Hell, it's known to have the best spot lock out there and you say it doesn't have it? That's why MK has had to improve theirs due to how well Rhodan does.

https://www.rhodanmarine.com/why-rhodan/accuracy/
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Old 05-09-2019, 07:37 AM
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My Gamera kicks the crap out of Rhodans!!!!

(as long as this has turned into a dick swinging contest )
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Old 05-09-2019, 08:19 AM
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Originally Posted by RIDE2GETHER View Post
My Gamera kicks the crap out of Rhodans!!!!

(as long as this has turned into a dick swinging contest )
No kidding a thread started about a new product coming out from Motorguide turns into a rolling circle jerk of Rhodan.

"Hey Bob how's the wife's new Cadillac???" "Great but it'd be better with a Rhodan"....

"I just bought a new 14' jon boat what HP motor should I get?" "I'd just put a 80" Rhodan on it because their customer service is better than Tohatsu, mine tops out at 35!"

"Looking for a new set of boat shoes, what do you guys recommend?" " I don't set foot on my boat without my Rhodan first"

"Slipped & cut my hand while filleting fish, do you think I need stitches?" "Naw just put a little Rhodan on it and you'll be fine."
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Old 05-09-2019, 08:29 AM
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Originally Posted by lurker25 View Post
No kidding a thread started about a new product coming out from Motorguide turns into a rolling circle jerk of Rhodan.

"Hey Bob how's the wife's new Cadillac???" "Great but it'd be better with a Rhodan"....

"I just bought a new 14' jon boat what HP motor should I get?" "I'd just put a 80" Rhodan on it because their customer service is better than Tohatsu, mine tops out at 35!"

"Looking for a new set of boat shoes, what do you guys recommend?" " I don't set foot on my boat without my Rhodan first"

"Slipped & cut my hand while filleting fish, do you think I need stitches?" "Naw just put a little Rhodan on it and you'll be fine."
This is funny, and can be applied to many posts here on THT.
I wonder if Rhodan will get the coffee out of my keyboard that I spit all over it after reading your response?
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Old 05-09-2019, 08:43 AM
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The market is ripe for a trolling motor that can go on the larger boats, without the limiting factor of a long fixed shaft. To date there has been no ingenuity in this area, they just keep making longer fixed shafts. I think that they are going to need to make some type of telescoping shaft and maybe go with brushless motors to accommodate these larger boats. If Minn Kota were to take something similar to the telescoping deploy of the Talon and be able to make that the platform for their bow mounted trolling motor they could have something very interesting for the larger boats. At some point they are going to have to realize how antiquated a 72" - 84" or larger fixed shaft is, if you think about it, it is kind of ridiculous. I have a 72" on the bow of my boat, and I think it looks hilarious, but I wouldn't be without it. Imagine if you had a telescoping retractable shaft trolling motor that would house itself where the anchor would usually go at the bow, more integrating with the boat design and not taking up deck space.
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Old 05-09-2019, 08:51 AM
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I am thinking of installing one on my Cobia 240 CC, but I have lots of questions re mounting, where to put batteries and run cables. Can someone post pics of their install please
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Old 05-09-2019, 10:39 AM
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Originally Posted by sydngoose View Post
Why would you or anyone for that matter not just buy a Rhodan? There is no debate on the quality of this trolling motor vs. MK or MG. Is it the money?
Rhodan is the best hands down.
You'r crazy. The Rhodan is definitely not quality. My buddies Gause has a Rhodan and I have the MK Ulterra. His is in the shop multiple times a tarpon season....
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Old 05-09-2019, 04:21 PM
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Originally Posted by davepjr71 View Post
The amount of miss information posted by people is funny. The 1st 2 I'll give you. Though, from talking to a charter guy in FL a lot of guides don't use the big MK controller and instead use a very basic controller that only has direction and spot lock.

1. None of them have a screen so that you can see your tracks. You are tying your MK or Motorguide to your MFD and using that to see your track. All they are doing is sharing the info and using the MFD to record the tracks. The Rhodan will record a track which you can view on your MFD to find the starting point to start over. Like any of them you would motor back around to the starting sport and then run the trolling motor to follow that track.

2. Speed? You'd have to look at your MFD so what.

3. Rhodan doesn't have spot lock? Hell, it's known to have the best spot lock out there and you say it doesn't have it? That's why MK has had to improve theirs due to how well Rhodan does.

https://www.rhodanmarine.com/why-rhodan/accuracy/
Never said it does not have spot lock, only that on the hand held transmitter you can see any spot lock positions within 1/4 mile and how far you are from the position and you can select the specific spot lock position you want to motor to. Seeing speed on the hand held is a nice to have. I can set the cruise speed to the nearest 1/10th of a mile per hour before the boat reaches that speed and I can change that speed in 1/10th mph which is nice if you are shore line fishing.
One other big reason is service. Sure Rhodan is nice if you live in SW Florida but what if you live outside that area are you going to ship your motor back? MinnKota has many many more service centers throughout the US.
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Old 05-09-2019, 04:29 PM
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I would hold on to my money right now and wait to see what comes out. I would even buy a used motor to get me buy while I waited if I needed to.
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