Value of used trolling motor

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I have a friend who bought a new trolling motor and wants to sell his old one for $300. His email didn't say what brand it was but I'm pretty sure it's a Minnkota. the description he sent was '[FONT=&quot]24 volt 72Lb thrust, with I pilot and remote and foot controls, Power Pak'. Don't know what 'Power Pak' [/FONT]is and couldn't find anything matching his description on Google. Anyone familiar with this unit and is the price fair. He's very particular and takes good care of his stuff so I think it's in good shape.
 


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Might want to make sure he means Ipilot, and not auot-pilot. He is not asking enough if it is Ipilot imo.
 


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What's the difference between auto-pilot, co-pilot and i-pilot?
 

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auto-pilot
lets you pick a direction and the trolling motor will work to keep your boat going in that direction

co-pilot
is a remote control for your trolling motor, alternative to using the foot pedal

IPilot
The wireless remote that started fishing's GPS revolution: i-Pilot® delivers speed, steering, Spot-Lock, and the ability to record and retrace paths on the water. All at your fingertips, with fully automatic GPS accuracy.
 

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What vollmer said. Auto pilot makes you get up from your seat to turn auto pilot on and off
 


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Thanks Vollmer, I always wondered what the difference was. My old Minnkota has auto-pilot with a wireless remote foot pedal. Would that be considered auto-pilot and co-pilot or just auto-pilot? I've had the motor for two years and couldn't find a manual for it so I never tried the auto-pilot until last week. Boy was that slick! Sure beat trying to keep the boat on course while trying to fish.
 

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Co-pilot is a small hand held remote. Allows control of steering and throttle. I believe yours was just auto pilot
 

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just make sure of the shaft length

What length shaft should it be? I've never measured mine but it looks pretty long. I have a 1991 Lund Tyee 1650 and I think the shaft goes below the bottom of the boat. The motor is mounted on the front and my transducer is clamped to the motor. Last week I got into some very shallow water on the river and the motor pushed up in the bracket but we never got grounded on the sand bar. Saw a couple of guys with a monster 'Miami Vice' style boat try to cross the shallow spot I got across-they didn't make it. :)
 


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The power pak reference may be Power Drive. When you buy the co pilot addition, you take the side off to install the co pilot side(s). Look for a composite shaft, the chrome ones are prone to bending and will be hard to steer but still work.
 

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oh, boy... is it 530 somewhere? I have a real old one if anyone is interested... trolling motor that is.
 

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Got the details on the motor:

The Motor is 24 volt, Power drive, Auto pilot, SN is MKAE 308343. Another
number is TD-AP /US,74Lb thrust, 60" shaft. It also says CoPilot on it.
It has both remote and foot pedal controls.

Going to take a look at it in a couple days but if it's not all beat up it sounds like $300 is a decent price from what I can find out.
 


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