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      Electric trolling motors

      Itís time for me to upgrade. I made the switch to Garmin last year. Garmin has their force trolling motor. Iím wondering if any of you have one and what your thoughts are on it? Also, what other brands should I consider that will be friendly with Garmin. Thanks

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      Not sure about compatibility with Garmin, but I've been using the Motorguide Xi5 for 3 years...great unit. The transducer in the head unit is compatible with my Lowrance unit...no adapter required. I would guess if you go with a Motorguide or Minn Kota trolling motor, you'll need the adapter for your Garmin unit to read data from the transducer.

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      Kind of a racket in my mind that such and such goes with such and such. Running Minnkota and needing to upgrade electronics also.

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      I am pretty sure I read somewhere that you will have to go with the garmin force in order for it to be compatible without having to mount a separate transducer say you go with minnkota or motorguide.

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      I run a Garmin graph with a Minnkota Trolling motor. Just need the adapter cable for sonar.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Retired RR View Post
      Kind of a racket in my mind that such and such goes with such and such. Running Minnkota and needing to upgrade electronics also.
      GPS tech has been that way since it's inception. Magellan doesn't speak to Garmin and vice-versa. Lowrance had the market CORNERED for 5-7yrs regarding "chips" and individual lake maps until everyone else saw the value, at that point everyone had to start choosing sides. Then of course the advancement has gone further by incorporating the GPS communication into the bow-mount. Remember when a puck and a hose clamp was top-tier technology?

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      Last edited by SDMF; 02-25-2021 at 09:26 AM.
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      Quote Originally Posted by troutslayer View Post
      I run a Garmin graph with a Minnkota Trolling motor. Just need the adapter cable for sonar.
      I read that. Is that for the built in transducer only or does it also have GPS capabilities as well?

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      I would get one that can follow the contour of the very accurate contour map, and map chip of the lakes you fish.

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      Minnkota is all I have ever ran. Upgraded to the Terrova 112 last year. I like it.

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      Last edited by johnr; 05-20-2022 at 08:08 AM.
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      Have heard bad reviews bout garmin trollin motor so far. Sucker is 3k, and the shaft isn't long enough from what I understand. Think its like 54".

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      i wish someone made a motor that would take me in and out - say 18' to 12', then make a nice sweeping turn, and take me back out, etc, etc, etc... settable depths of course...

      i catch most of my fish on or just off ledges i guess...



      sorry for the steal - not intended - no knowledge on the garmins...

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      Quote Originally Posted by raider View Post
      i wish someone made a motor that would take me in and out - say 18' to 12', then make a nice sweeping turn, and take me back out, etc, etc, etc... settable depths of course...

      i catch most of my fish on or just off ledges i guess...



      sorry for the steal - not intended - no knowledge on the garmins...
      If you ran the course you want manually once you could repeat that track until you're dizzy, or limited, or out of whatever liquid you keep on board.

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      Quote Originally Posted by SDMF View Post
      If you ran the course you want manually once you could repeat that track until you're dizzy, or limited, or out of whatever liquid you keep on board.

      yup, and i do with the terrova to work the same area... would be nice to work an entire new shoreline in auto like i talked about if there are no fish in what you just covered...

      first world problems and ideas i guess...

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      Quote Originally Posted by 701FishSlayer View Post
      Have heard bad reviews bout garmin trollin motor so far. Sucker is 3k, and the shaft isn't long enough from what I understand. Think its like 54".

      Yeah, with that 54" shaft, it wouldn't work well with many walleye boats around here. It's pretty obvious to me that Garmin is chasing the bass crowd.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Vollmer View Post
      Yeah, with that 54" shaft, it wouldn't work well with many walleye boats around here. It's pretty obvious to me that Garmin is chasing the bass crowd.
      I cannot imagine fishing for largemouth bass my entire life. I caught a few in Virginia and New Jersey, but they were not much for table fare. Since I came to CA in 1981 I think I have only done catch and release twice - once on a trout trip to BC and once on a Coho trip to Alaska. Both trips we were allowed to bring 10 fish home but the rest were released. My policy is fillet and release the carcass to feed the next generation of table fare!

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      Quote Originally Posted by Kentucky Windage View Post
      I read that. Is that for the built in transducer only or does it also have GPS capabilities as well?
      That is only for the 2d sonar only. Minnkotas built in transducer will not run Garmins side or down scan. Also will not follow contours.

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      Anyone know the difference between the Terrova and Power drive models that both come with ipilot and a universal transducer?
      Is the Terrova worth the extra $$$$?

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      Quote Originally Posted by Migrator Man View Post
      Anyone know the difference between the Terrova and Power drive models that both come with ipilot and a universal transducer?
      Is the Terrova worth the extra $$$$?
      The terrova is much more responsive and you'll be able to better control your boat.

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      The Terrova also has the lift assist

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      Quote Originally Posted by Kentucky Windage View Post
      The Terrova also has the lift assist
      That lift assist can kiss my ass. Mashed the shit out of my fingers a few times, plus it takes up about 4 inches of the shaft length. When my terrova craps out Iím going to a motorguide.

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