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Anyone ever add Ipilot to Patker23se, or know someone who has?

Old 07-15-2018, 10:01 AM
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Default Anyone ever add Ipilot to Patker23se, or know someone who has?

Iíd really like to add a 112 lb. thrust ipilot to my Parker 23se. Canít find much info on subject. Minn Kotas website reccomeds at least 2 lbís thrust per 100 pounds so 112 lb thrust should work for a boat up to 5600 pounds by those calculations right? My hull and motor weigh 3,450 pounds. Add in gear and fuel and itís probably 800 pounds max ( with full tank which I donít always have obviously). So even with 4 big guys fishing Iím right at or below 5000 pounds total.

Any insight or advice here is greatly appreciated. Specifically can that 112 lb thrust motor move and hold that boat, and if I need to get the 60 or 72 inch shaft. Iíve seen one listed on this website with a 60 inch shaft so Iíd assume itís good to go but it seems like maybe getting the extra 12 inches couldnít hurt. But my dad just told me that his friend had his 72Ē shaft break off while using. He has a 25 foot catamaran. He was using the detachable mount and apparently you arent supposed to use the detachable mount on the 72Ē shafts. I def want it to be detachable.

Once again thanks for any input. Big purchase for me and just trying to make sure I donít regret it afterwards.
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Old 07-15-2018, 10:12 AM
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Should work fine with 72" shaft 36 volt system. the MKA-53 (quick disconnect)mount from minn kota is specifically for the 72" shaft motors.
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Old 07-15-2018, 03:32 PM
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Should work fine with 72" shaft 36 volt system. the MKA-53 (quick disconnect)mount from minn kota is specifically for the 72" shaft motors.

Thanks for the info. Is the MKA-53 a new product?
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