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Re: electric motors
« Reply #15 on: January 18, 2011, 10:37:25 PM »
I've been checking prices on the Minn Kota iplot and they seem to be around the 1,900 mark in the major outlets around Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Does that sound like a deal? Some say the reccomended retail is well over 2 grand.
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I Think the RRP is like $2100 or $2200. Hope that helps...

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Re: electric motors
« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2011, 10:05:15 AM »
THanks Fitz, I've done a bit checking online and there's a couple of boating supply places that have them down to about 1,900 or just under. You're right about the recommended retail though.
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Re: electric motors
« Reply #17 on: January 28, 2011, 08:07:09 PM »
What is the difference between the terrova and riptide...thinking about changing minn kota's and not too sure what motor to get..also 12 or 24 considering I am on the foot pedal all day if I can get it to work properly. 90 % freshwater use

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Re: electric motors
« Reply #18 on: January 29, 2011, 05:52:54 AM »
How bigs your boat? 24 means a big motor and double your weight in batteries.

I run a 65 on the front of my dam boat. Got some grunt, (combined with the 55 on the back, I get 6kph, for a 4.9m rivetted hull - pretty good) but as the smallest 24 volt motor it takes some batteries to run it. I used to run 2 x 12v 100amp units and they were not big enough for a days fishing, often having dropped well below 12 volts by the end of the day. I chewed them out in about 18 months. I've got 160amps now and it gives me a days fishing easily (sitting around 12 volts when I get home).

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Re: electric motors
« Reply #19 on: January 30, 2011, 07:29:15 AM »
I'm currently running a 54lb Watersnake on my mako Craft and thinking of changing soon. It seems to me that the choice between Minn Kota and Motorguide are like Holden and Ford; both have their own following. So, what I need is a balanced viewpoint. Any thoughts?
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Re: electric motors
« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2011, 04:35:05 PM »
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Still haven't decided mate, I'll send you a PM if I do. I had thought about keeping as a spare. I'll let you know.
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Re: electric motors
« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2011, 08:02:53 PM »
Ok, thanks John

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Re: electric motors
« Reply #22 on: January 31, 2011, 08:20:07 AM »
I have a JW and although it is a bit noisey turning it hasn't let me down in three years and was excellent value.  I would happily go that way again if I only wanted basic foot steer function.

I did have a substaintial play with Dave's (callop) MK IPilot and damm.  That thing is a very good bit of kit and well worth the $.  After you get use to developing skills of trying to dial a mobile phone with one hand to get you away from snags whilst hooked up and fighting a fish trying to get you into snags with the other hand, it all becomes very usefull.  The spot lock is a brilliant feature.

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Re: electric motors
« Reply #23 on: February 07, 2011, 06:50:10 PM »
Steve, good input mate, sounds a bit like rubbing your stomach and scratching your head at the same time while having a broom up your bum to sweep the deck. I've had heaps of people telling me the pro's and con's of both. In the meantime the "Snake is still going well.
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Re: electric motors
« Reply #24 on: February 07, 2011, 07:09:05 PM »
I've just fitted a Terrova to my boat, so I'm eagerly awaiting the next trip to give it a try.  I've yet to hear a negative report on an iPilot from anyone who actually owns one.

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Re: electric motors
« Reply #25 on: February 07, 2011, 09:12:47 PM »
G'Day Dale,
I don't really think you'll hear too many nays on that score mate, it's probably just my underlying resistance to technology...
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