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Terrova and Ulterra Trolling motors #6895961
06/10/20 05:03 PM
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Anybody have any experience with them/ Pros and cons, beside price?

Re: Terrova and Ulterra Trolling motors [Re: corky] #6895996
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I've been using a Terrova for two years now and love it. I bass fish so haven't taken advantage of the ability to make tracks to follow, but I love spot lock and use that quite a bit.

I use the foot control and have not used the remote control. I wanted the ability to use a foot control because I figure I always have two hands full with the fishing rod, I don't want to be fumbling for a remote to do something. If you trolled down the lake using a remote wouldn't be that big of a deal, but when constantly casting I didn't want to mess with a remote.

I did have a problem with the foot control, but Minn Kota replaced it with no problem. In fact turn around was very quick because they sent me a postage paid tag to put on the package, and as soon as it was scanned in when I dropped it off, they sent the replacement without waiting for mine to get there.



Re: Terrova and Ulterra Trolling motors [Re: corky] #6896020
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I have had a ulterra for 3 years and have never hooked up the foot control. Absolutely love it!!! Crappie and walleye are my main targets. Only con is stump fields can be a pain.

Re: Terrova and Ulterra Trolling motors [Re: Kel] #6896049
06/10/20 06:24 PM
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Check out an Ultrex if you're looking for a bad boy. They is a reason most tournament anglers for crappie and bass are running them. Got one on my boat and will never go back to the other ones.

Re: Terrova and Ulterra Trolling motors [Re: corky] #6896052
06/10/20 06:28 PM
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Gotta look them up


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Re: Terrova and Ulterra Trolling motors [Re: corky] #6896056
06/10/20 06:33 PM
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Yeah right thousands of dollars for a trolling motor?


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Re: Terrova and Ulterra Trolling motors [Re: corky] #6896058
06/10/20 06:34 PM
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I've had a Terrova for 4 years and it has never worked right. I use the remote and when I push the spot lock it does the 360 dance over and over. Contacted the U.S distributor and talked to a specialist who said take the cover off twist the red and blue wire. Did that didn't help. They sent me a new head I installed it and it still doesn't work correctly. I must have gotten a pure lemon. Presently I going to purchase another Terrova and am hoping for much better luck because the one I have is pure junk.


Re: Terrova and Ulterra Trolling motors [Re: coyote44] #6896093
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They had well documented problems with the spot locks and self deploy mechanisms on the early ones. I think they got it straightened out now. The spot lock on mine holds the boat within 3 foot of when you set it. No matter how hard the winds blowing. Sucks they didn't fix or replace the older versions,with the updated new ones. Lots of guys severely peeved over that deal.

Re: Terrova and Ulterra Trolling motors [Re: corky] #6896107
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I have a terrova with I Pilot link that is on an ethernet hub with a 10 and 7 inch Helix G2's with lakemaster chips and it is amazing. I can tell it to follow a certain depth or give me a 50 foot offset from a given depth or follow a heading or whatever you can think of. I can stand up in the front of the boat and cast and I don't have to touch anything, just fish! I can use the fob to change my speed or make changes on either Helix in the boat. Love mine!

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Re: Terrova and Ulterra Trolling motors [Re: corky] #6896137
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I am running the Ulterra 112 w I-Pilot link on my SeaArk, and love it. I use it for controlled drifting on the Mississippi, for big cats, and I have hundreds of waypoints recorded on my solix graph. I sent the trolling motor to the waypoints, which hold crappie.


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Re: Terrova and Ulterra Trolling motors [Re: corky] #6896139
06/10/20 08:05 PM
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I will be a buying an ultrex shortly. Primarily because I like to be able to put my foot on the pedal and know which way the motor is pointed without having to look at the head, or directional arrow.

The spot lock feature and heading feature will be nice for drifting bluecats in the Mississippi and straight-line trolling for crappie. Especially when fishing by yourself.

ol'dad


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Re: Terrova and Ulterra Trolling motors [Re: ol' dad] #6896152
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I have an ultrex and the spot lock is a game changer. I have it on a pontoon boat where I am able to move around, so most of the time I use the remote control but when I use the foot control I like being able to feel the direction the motor is pointed without looking down at it.


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Re: Terrova and Ulterra Trolling motors [Re: ol' dad] #6896156
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You'll like the hybrid power steering in the foot pedal to ol dad. Got mine paired in to a helix 12 on the console and running garmin 12inch with live scope on bow. Almost like cheating.

Re: Terrova and Ulterra Trolling motors [Re: corky] #6896182
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i know in the odd ball here i have xi5 motorguide.. it doesnt auto deploy...... but its spot on on anchor and 10 ft pan move any dir ya push the button !! i love it !!+


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Re: Terrova and Ulterra Trolling motors [Re: Hydropillar] #6896186
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I see garmin is getting in the trolling motor game. Don't know any thing about them.

Re: Terrova and Ulterra Trolling motors [Re: corky] #6896354
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Thanks guys. Looks like I need to do some comparison shopping.

Re: Terrova and Ulterra Trolling motors [Re: corky] #6896370
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Motorguide has a true cable steer motor with spot lock coming out I was interested in but after 3 months and still no motor I'm growing a little impatient.

Re: Terrova and Ulterra Trolling motors [Re: corky] #6896445
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I have a Terrova. It's OK, but Garmin came out with theirs soon after. I run Garmin electronics so I wish I could have gotten their trolling motor.

It has changed how I fish. I do a lot of walleye fishing in a tiller boat. I used to run a transom trolling motor a lot. But, now I have much better boat control from the bow w/ the Terrova. Cost just shy of $2K.

Re: Terrova and Ulterra Trolling motors [Re: corky] #6896452
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I have a couple terrovas, and there's a lot I like about them, I really like the spot lock, etc. I HATE not having a foot pedal, so I have gone back to a foot pedal although I still use the handheld remote from time to time, and I have used the app when I forgot my remote. For muskie fishing a foot pedal is a must, I'm not taking my hand off that reel to adjust something while I have a fish on or in the middle of a cast.

Garmin and Lowrance have both introduced bowmount trolling motors but I don't have any experience with them. A friend is sponsored by Garmin (has a TV show) and he thinks they are the greatest thing ever, but of course he gets a fat paycheck from them.

Re: Terrova and Ulterra Trolling motors [Re: corky] #6896487
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There are just a few small differences between the two. When I bought the new boat they gave me the Ulterra for the same price so it was a no brainer. I love the auto deploy/retract. Comes in real nice when fishing big water on an angry day or when launching by myself. Just push the boat off the trailer, deploy the motor and tell it to go to a pre-set waypoint and go park the truck. Mine is also hooked into a Helix. If walleye or musky fishing I just let the motor follow a track or depth. Hands free and no worry about fumbling with foot pedal or remote. Somewhere in the Ulterra/Humminbird system there is also a means to control how from off the next depth graduation you want to fish. I think this would come in very handy on bowl lakes like Lake of the Woods where you are fishing huge flats where fish are relating to a difference in depth of just a few inches sometimes. I also use it a lot for trolling. I run my kicker motor in back and let the trolling motor do the steering for me. Not worrying about depth control or steering is a game changer and has added 14% catch rate in the boat. Gives me more time to pay attention to what I am doing and seeing on the graph vs watching depth, steering, and speed.

Either way you decide to go Terrova or the Ulterra you will be happy. I have only looked at the Ultrex so far. A new boat is still a year away but it will be something that I will be looking into as well.

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