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Old 01-14-2020, 06:26 PM
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Which one? About to add one on my 31 Twin Vee and need opinions. I see the Rhodan has a little better thrust and can compensate with the actual outboard engaged to assist with power for anchoring. Anyone with experience please provide some assistance. Thanks
Old 01-14-2020, 07:40 PM
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I can’t speak for the Minn Kota, but I have the 84” Rhodan on my 26 Glacier Bay. It does a great job. I have held on location in 20mph winds with no problem for hours.
I did have one trip trying to hold over a wreck when the current was ripping and it couldn’t hold without help from the outboards. I probably made 20 snapper trips this past summer and used it every time.
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I’ve had both.

If you just want spot lock the Rhodan will get it done. The minn Kota has lots of other features and a way better remote.

Since I have a hybrid boat now. Minn kota is the way to go and I love the auto deploy.

Cant go wrong either way.
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I am in the process of mounting a rhodan 84". lots of threads on here comparing the 2.
Old 01-17-2020, 06:35 AM
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I have had an 84" Rhodan on my 23' CC for two years, best investment I have made on any accessory that I have added.
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I went with the Minn Kota and am really looking forward to fishing with it. The ability to present baits better is gonna be awesome!
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Originally Posted by Twin Vee 26 View Post
I went with the Minn Kota and am really looking forward to fishing with it. The ability to present baits better is gonna be awesome!
You will not regret adding a trolling motor, no matter the brand, it is a game changer.
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I have the minn kota 112 and it works great. Love being able to lock over structure on the bottom.
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Rhodan vs Minn Kota?I mean, he did pretty good against Godzilla. I think he can take Minn Kota.


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To the OP, I'm sure you'll be happy with Minn Kota. There are pros and cons of each. One of the biggest Pros of Minn Kota is there is a shop somewhere nearby that services/does warranty work. Rhodan is still small in comparison, but their service is 2nd to none (which makes up for it).

The new 96" Rhodan with Simrad integration will be going on my boat eventually...I'll have my 84" for sale when the time comes.

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After looking hard at both I chose the Rhodan for my Lund. Bought it during their black Friday sale last month. Can't wait to put it through it's paces on Lake Erie this year.
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Originally Posted by ShawnQ View Post
To the OP, I'm sure you'll be happy with Minn Kota. There are pros and cons of each. One of the biggest Pros of Minn Kota is there is a shop somewhere nearby that services/does warranty work. Rhodan is still small in comparison, but their service is 2nd to none (which makes up for it).

The new 96" Rhodan with Simrad integration will be going on my boat eventually...I'll have my 84" for sale when the time comes.
When will the new motors be available with the simrad integration? Will they be able to hold a depth contour based on transducer or based on a contour map within the GPS? Thanks
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When is the 96 coming out?
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TwinVee,
u mounting on the bow or stern?
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I called Rhodan last week and got on their waiting list for the 96", I was told with the number of people on the list it would be late Feb to the first of March is when I was told to expect a call. I have always been the captain so I haven't been able to actually fish in years so I am pumped to get this on my boat!
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Call Rhodan, ask them to explain the difference in how they rate their power, the difference in efficiency and how they handle service should you need it. I've had both and now I am strictly Rhodan.
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Originally Posted by Toudmon View Post
Call Rhodan, ask them to explain the difference in how they rate their power, the difference in efficiency and how they handle service should you need it. I've had both and now I am strictly Rhodan.
I will only use Rhodan, i dont care of the others end up costing 1/2 the price with double the features and a "better remote for the children" Rhodan's service is 2nd to none, your motor will be fixed and back to you within a WEEK.
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I have had the 84" for over two years now and have to confess, when it is working it is great but mine has been down a lot. Nothing worse then going out of state for a fishing holiday trip and have something go wrong with it and ruin the trip. Now what I can count on is them fixing it in short order or sending me the parts to fix it if I chose. They have the best customer service and a real pleasure to deal with. Nothing beats pulling up to a spot, deploy TM and fish with my son and not have to be behind the wheel the whole time. Priceless.
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I'm getting a Rhodan next week! Shouldn't have waited this long. The longer shaft was a plus, but especially once I learned that Rhodans come with the bracket which narrows the price gap by a good 2-300 bucks. I'm sure Ipilots will be fine, the biggest takeaway seems to be that auto deploy systems are far more likely to break.
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Getting a 72" Rhodan installed this week on my Sea Fox 226 Commander. I can't wait to put it to use.

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