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Old 07-11-2012, 03:54 PM
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Exclamation Minnkota 101 60" 36v with i-pilot needed

I'm looking for the best price on a NEW Minnkota Saltwater Series 101lb thrust 36v with i-pilot (only way they come).... Who knows where I can get the best price on one? Ready to buy YESTERDAY! The cheapest I have found on my own is $1,765.00 with free shipping....

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Old 07-11-2012, 04:05 PM
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BOE Marine is $1601 - says out of stock but give Jim a call and see if he can get one - sometimes the stock status is not correct and other times he can get stuff from another distribution warehouse, etc....
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Old 07-11-2012, 04:17 PM
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Originally Posted by boostjunkie1 View Post
I'm looking for the best price on a NEW Minnkota Saltwater Series 101lb thrust 36v with i-pilot (only way they come).... Who knows where I can get the best price on one? Ready to buy YESTERDAY! The cheapest I have found on my own is $1,765.00 with free shipping....

Thanks, Boost
What's the model number? Also riptide model? foot pedal or tiller? I assume you are refrring to this 1363723 model number?
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Old 07-11-2012, 05:31 PM
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What's the model number? Also riptide model? foot pedal or tiller? I assume you are refrring to this 1363723 model number?
MINN KOTA-1363723 .....

YES, that is the one I need!!! Every place that has them for around 1650 is sold out. It has to have the Co-Pilot / Auto Pilot / i-Pilot remote with Spot-Lock Technology. I know that the 101 only comes in this variety.

*I would go with the 24v-80lb thrust in a 60" but I'm not sure if it will pull the boat around good enough....???
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Originally Posted by boostjunkie1 View Post
MINN KOTA-1363723 .....

YES, that is the one I need!!! Every place that has them for around 1650 is sold out. It has to have the Co-Pilot / Auto Pilot / i-Pilot remote with Spot-Lock Technology. I know that the 101 only comes in this variety.

*I would go with the 24v-80lb thrust in a 60" but I'm not sure if it will pull the boat around good enough....???
The 80 lb ST 24 volt pulls our BX22BR Sea Hunt really well. Impressed with the anchor and power in the tidal waters.
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The 80 lb ST 24 volt pulls our BX22BR Sea Hunt really well. Impressed with the anchor and power in the tidal waters.
I'm worried about the height of my boat catching more wind thus killing a 24v system in short order.
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Old 07-12-2012, 04:13 PM
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Find the lowest price, print it out and bring it to your local west marine. If the manager needs a big sale, he'll take care of shipping.
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Old 07-12-2012, 04:41 PM
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Originally Posted by boostjunkie1 View Post
I'm worried about the height of my boat catching more wind thus killing a 24v system in short order.

GO 36. you're dead on with your thoughts.

I second Jim if he can get you one. great guy to do business with.
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Old 07-12-2012, 05:48 PM
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Thanks Guys! I'm installing a carport to place the boat under this weekend and will be back on the TM first of next week. I appreciate all of the responses and will hopefully have a TM on the boat in a week or so. I will be getting a aluminum plate fabbed up to go on the under side to help support the load of the TM while running the boat through waves or deployed.

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Old 07-13-2012, 08:37 AM
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My boat has a 24V Motorguide 80# thrust and the wind can play hell on it. I basically run it wide open or off, anywhere in between and I get blown off position. When I upgrade this winter it will be to a 101# MK with Ipilot.
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Bigblock... thanks for this info. I have the same boat that I'm looking to outfit with a trolling motor. Was considering the 80# but after reading your post I think I'll do the same as you're doing. I think rather than try to stuff 5 batteries in the console, I'll double-duty one of the trolling batteries as the house. - Kevin
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:13 PM
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I wouldn't run a TM Battery for your house. Each battery for your trolling motor needs to be of the same make/model/age and have a similar charge. If not you will prematurely wear on the other batteries. Just a FYI...
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There is only around $300 difference retail between the Riptide ST 80 and 101 i-pilot, making the 101 the better investment all the way around!
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:23 PM
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Oh, and I have yet to put a trolling motor on my rig...

I am however perfecting the "Drift" technique

$2,000 for TM + Batt + Wiring just seems like waaaaay to much for pulling some planer boards!
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Originally Posted by boostjunkie1 View Post
$2,000 for TM + Batt + Wiring just seems like waaaaay to much for pulling some planer boards!
I'm curious. What do you plan on using the trolling motor for?
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:38 PM
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I fish allot in the local lakes pulling planer boards for Stripers and then crappie. The TM allows me to creep along the bank while being as quiet as possible. I have yet to buy a TM for this rig and right now can no where near afford/justify one. Drift fishing and anchoring up are my only options right now...and trolling.

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I have an 80 on my Sea Hunt BX24 (bay boat) - it does fine 90% of the time pulling small planer boards for stripers on Smith Mountain Lake at speeds of 0.5 - 1.5 mph all day.

The times I wish I had the 101 are when the fish are busting top-water "just over there" and I'm trying to get there before they go down without firing up the big motor.

The other thing - and I don't know the 101 would address this or not - but the AutoPilot & CruiseControl on the iPilot don't see quite responsive enough with my boat when the wind is blowing a bit (say 10+ mph). Now, the BX24 has a little bit more "profile" than other Bay Boats, espicially with the t-top and now the radar up top - but probably no more "profile" than your Triton. I think it is mainly the hysteresis in the control - it just reacts a little too late.

Now, a friend has a 24' bay boat as well and does more fishing in rivers in TN where there is current and he found he'd have to recharge part way through the day when he had the 80, but now he put a 101 / 36V system on the boat and has no issue. On the lake however, I've never run the 24V system out of battery - though it run somewhere between settings 1 & 4 most of the time....

In your case - the hull is a few hundred pounds lighter than my BX24, and the motor is lighter as well - its more about the wind profile. If you have a place to easily store 3 batteries, then I'd probably go with the 101 over the 80 - for me the extra battery would be a challenge, so I'm sticking with the 80 for onow.
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:55 PM
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Originally Posted by mwardncsu View Post
I have an 80 on my Sea Hunt BX24 (bay boat) - it does fine 90% of the time pulling small planer boards for stripers on Smith Mountain Lake at speeds of 0.5 - 1.5 mph all day.
I need to hook up with you on a trip out of Smith Mountain lake this fall! I have been meaning to get up there and catch some stripers for 2 years now and have no idea where to start looking. If you ever need a body or 2 let me know. My fishing buddy and I are willing to learn and pay for the day in full...
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Boostjunkie1, not sure if you ever got your i-pilot (I've been waiting as well for the same reason, $), but Sportsmansguide.com has a coupon today only to give you an additional 10% in addition to the already 10% for being a buyer's club member. Coupon code SK566 today only. I ordered the 101lb i-pilot this morning for $1436 instead of $1769 (MSRP), not including the $101 rebate from Minn Kota. Hope this helps.
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