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Trolling Motors With Spot Lock

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Hello, 

Wanting an electric bow mount motor on my 4.2m aluminium boat so I don't have to put the anchor out as much. 

Looks like I need something with the spot lock feature, but don't think I can splash out a few thousand on a new minn kota. 

Are there any decent brands out there under $2000 that have the GPS spot lock feature? 

And also, how much can I expect to pay for a battery? 

 

Cheers 

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I have a 4.2m Quintrex Renegade and recently self installed a Minn Kota Riptide I Pilot with spot lock.

It was under 2K complete with a 120ah battery.

I have never used the anchor since.

The advantages of using it when fishing or even exploring are mind blowing , lash out and spend the extra coin.....

Actually i would go as far to say that it would be more important to me, if i was on a budget, to spend the coin on an Ipilot,

instead of spending more on a flash tinny and a flash motor

It's like i've been born again... and i"m an atheist lol

gives me a boner every time i go out and deploy the electric ......

 

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Another big tick for Minn Kota with spot lock. Use mine all the time offshore - saves pulling up an anchor and 6m of chain.

Have always been a MK fan and know they definitely contribute to increasing my success rate - inshore and offshore. Give some good consideration into your battery size too - try to work out how many hours you will use your electric and then get a battery to suit (deep cycle of course).

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23 hours ago, fishingnut said:

How’s it stuck  to the boat ? 

Just bolted... Not really stuck but one of the bolts is a real pain in the arsenal to get to. I have to send junior Bear down the front hatch to get hold of it. I decided not to get the quick release... Probably should have. 

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On 18/07/2019 at 6:37 PM, fishingnut said:

Best thing you can mate so easy and only 60 bucks 

Ok thanks. I am not spending any money on the boat at the moment but will in a  few months when I get work sorted out. 

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