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Muskie7144 10-09-2019 09:10 PM

72 vs 60 shaft Ulterra
I am purchasing a new Ranger 622 FS. I am wondering if the boat will ride in the water higher than my existing Lund because at times my 60 trolling motor comes out of the water when fishing in large waves. Should I get the 72 shaft on the Ulterra? Any Ranger guys ever compared the two setting in the water? Appreciate any comments.

Waxy 10-10-2019 07:25 AM

I'm not a Ranger guy, but get the 72" shaft.

You'll never regret it.


KPKyllo 10-10-2019 09:44 AM

I don't have a Ranger either, I have a 20' Lund, but I recently went from a 60" Terrova to a 72"/112lb Ulterra with I- Pilot and MDI.

Just a heads up that the price varies greatly on Ulterras depending on where you buy.

I bought a brand new Ulterra 72"/112lb w/i-Pilot and MDI from Walmart online for $1848.51 and got free delivery to my local Walmart. I didn't need a 72" but the price was right. I'm not sure why they were selling them for that price at the time but they list them now at $2,551.50. I've seen them listed for more than $1000 more than I got mine for at different vendors.

It fit right on to the Terrova quick attach bracket that I have mounted on my boat and all I had to do was unbolt the Terrova from the bracket, bolt on the Ulterra, install the power plug and the heading sensor and it was good to go. I thought that 72" may be almost too long but that isn't the case. I love it so far.

CMesserschmidt 10-10-2019 02:12 PM

I had to have my cover modified to make my 72" MG fit under my skeeter cover.

Tilzbow 10-10-2019 04:03 PM

I had a 60" on a 19' Crestliner deep V and it'd come out of the water in 2 footers so I'd definitely go with the longer shaft.

kswalleyer 10-10-2019 06:09 PM

you can always trim it up if you want, also

Honkerslayer 10-13-2019 07:47 AM

I have a 621FS. I had the same concerns when I got it. Don’t worry, the 60” is fine. The difference between the boats in the water is incredible.

1sharphook 10-13-2019 01:43 PM

[QUOTE=kswalleyer;6364138]you can always trim it up if you want, also[/QUOTE]

OP, rest assured this is not a practical solution.

Lmbkiller 10-13-2019 09:18 PM

Ummm u obviously havnt used an ulterra then

1sharphook 10-14-2019 03:00 AM

[QUOTE=Lmbkiller;6364678][B]Um you[/B] obviously [B]haven't[/B] used an ulterra then[B].[/B][/QUOTE]


I own and use an Ulterra. I find vertical obstacles undesirable in a boat where fishing rods are used.

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