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Old 10-09-2019, 10:10 PM
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Default 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.
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Old 10-10-2019, 08:25 AM
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I'm not a Ranger guy, but get the 72" shaft.

You'll never regret it.

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Old 10-10-2019, 10:44 AM
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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.
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Old 10-10-2019, 03:12 PM
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I had to have my cover modified to make my 72" MG fit under my skeeter cover.
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Old 10-10-2019, 05:03 PM
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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.
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Old 10-10-2019, 07:09 PM
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you can always trim it up if you want, also
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Old 10-13-2019, 08:47 AM
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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.
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Old 10-13-2019, 02:43 PM
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you can always trim it up if you want, also
OP, rest assured this is not a practical solution.
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Old 10-13-2019, 10:18 PM
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Ummm u obviously havnt used an ulterra then
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Old 10-14-2019, 04:00 AM
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Um you obviously haven't used an ulterra then.
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I own and use an Ulterra. I find vertical obstacles undesirable in a boat where fishing rods are used.
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