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First trip with the ulterra trolling motor.

Old 09-30-2017, 04:39 PM
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Default First trip with the ulterra trolling motor.

I ran the new to me seacraft 20 today with my newly installed 80lb 24v ulterra trolling motor and I absolutely love this trolling motor. It worked flawlessly all day (obviously not a long term test) and it changes how I able to fish. The gps spot lock worked perfect all day. With two group 31 batteries I saw no signs of the batteries wearing out after 11.5 hours on the water.

I'm sold on the self deploy and have no interest in going back to a manual deploy.
Old 09-30-2017, 05:45 PM
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I have 3 buddies who have the ulterra's on their boat. They all use them on lake erie and they get a beating out there. No problems with any of them. They are very nice when you got 3-5' footers white capping.
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I have a 2003 20 Seacraft. Which shaft length did you go with on the trolling motor. 60 or 72. Great videos and nice mods!!

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Default Trolling motor.

Hate to be the bearer of bad news but I hope the newer ones are better than 2 years ago .. I had nothing but problems with two different ones. The trolling motor got stuck down all the time and had to do 3 warrantee clams on the mother board. I ended up selling both and going back to the manual deploy ones. Hopefully they have fixed the problem and you will have great luck with it just not for me .
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Originally Posted by Mifc View Post
Hate to be the bearer of bad news but I hope the newer ones are better than 2 years ago .. I had nothing but problems with two different ones. The trolling motor got stuck down all the time and had to do 3 warrantee clams on the mother board. I ended up selling both and going back to the manual deploy ones. Hopefully they have fixed the problem and you will have great luck with it just not for me .

I've had mine since the Gen 2 came out with absolutely no issues and WILL NOT go back. I have many, many friends in the same boat (pun intended) as me.
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Gen 2 versions are much more reliable. The Gen 1 did have some issues but MK was very active in figuring out those problems and addressing them.

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