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Old 05-26-2019, 03:54 PM   #1
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Seems like everyone had a spot lock today except me. Give me you opinions.
Brand style where to buy where to install,service etc. how do I know what size to get? I have a 20 ft cc
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Old 05-26-2019, 03:57 PM   #2
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Yeah I don’t have it either. Went out with a friend on his boat that has it. It’s the cats ass for sure.
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Old 05-26-2019, 04:41 PM   #3
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I-Pilot is up there with the invention of the wheel and fire. It will spoil you for sure, worth every penny!!!! On my Skiff 19' I have a MK I-Pilot 60" shaft - 24v - 80#s of thrust, with a pair of AMG group 31's. Keep you locked all day.
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My buddy is having a Rhodan 36v installed on his offshore boat. We will see how it does
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I installed a Rhodan 84" 36v 120# thrust on my 23ft in Jan 2018. Game changer for sure. Best piece of optional equipment on the boat.


My best advice is to not to go with a marginal length shaft, as a 72" was marginal for my boat that has a high bow so I chose the 84" to ensure that it would not come out of the water and cavitate in rougher seas, and I am glad I did.


Also, try to keep it simple, the more fancy options it has, is more options that can fail.


And maintain it and the batteries well.

Offshore/saltwater equipment gets abuse even if its not being used all the time.
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Old 05-26-2019, 10:30 PM   #6
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I run a 36v 60” ’I-Pilot Ultera on my 27’ Shearwater Hybrid and it does great. My boats dry weight is 4,800 lbs. With motor, fuel, and personnel prob 6,500 lbs. However, every boat with an I-Pilot off shore, over a wreck, will burn down in several hrs. if the tide and or wind is strong. In normal conditions, I can fish it all day.
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I have a 36 volt, 72 inch ulterra on my sled.... it is definitely a spoiler!!! If you want a good price call Shannon up at Andalusia Marine...It's definitely worth the drive to save some bucks!!! I'm looking at an aluminum boat to replace my last little un and am still undecided what I'm looking to get fer it ifin I get it!
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I will be posting up a 3 year old Minn Kota Riptide 72" 120V later today if you are interested. This was my spare trolling motor. Yes, it was that important that I bought another one when this one went into the shop for a new circuit board. I don't fish without one now.
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How do I measure what size I need? Who installs them in Pensacola? Thanks
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Old 05-27-2019, 10:24 AM   #10
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Is there something available for a boat the size of a 33 foot Trojan Express??
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