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Old 11-16-2021, 08:57 AM
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On my boat I have the heading sensor wired so that it turns off and on with the main power switch. If you have a main power switch, it works really well and eliminates the need for another power switch.
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Old 11-16-2021, 11:23 AM
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Speaking of this heading sensor. This is only really required when you want to use the jog feature correct?

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Old 11-16-2021, 12:28 PM
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Speaking of this heading sensor. This is only really required when you want to use the jog feature correct?

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Correct, the BT puck included with the trolling motor is just a magnetic compass, not a gps, and only used to triangulate position and distance for the jog feature
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Old 11-17-2021, 02:55 PM
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OK, now I'm a little confused. I thought the heading sensor was necessary to use SpotLock also? Am I incorrect?
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Old 11-17-2021, 03:38 PM
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OK, now I'm a little confused. I thought the heading sensor was necessary to use SpotLock also? Am I incorrect?

Nope, spotlock will work, think about it, all the Terrova units had spotlock before the BT units came available in 2017.
The addition of the heading sensor is needed to give the position of the bow because you could jog forwards ,backwards,left and right and it needs to know which way you're facing before it could move you in a desired location.
Spotlock just needs a gps point , if you drift off it it just needs to get you back to it, which is applying thrust in the exact opposite direction that you moved
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Old 11-18-2021, 07:08 AM
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I must be using jog when i troll lake erie with my terrova ipilot because it would steer irrationally until my buddy reset the puck. What is jog? Sorry I'm so dumb on this topic.

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Old 11-18-2021, 07:12 AM
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I must be using jog when i troll lake erie with my terrova ipilot because it would steer irrationally until my buddy reset the puck. What is jog? Sorry I'm so dumb on this topic.

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Jog is used when you have your spot lock on, you can jog forward or backwards or right to left a little bit maybe 5-10ft or so

I troll with my ultera without the puck, trolls fine

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Old 11-18-2021, 08:35 AM
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Yep, the jog function moves you 5 feet per button push while in spot lock. Works really well when working structure- what to move 10 feet over? Two button pushes and you're there.
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Thanks for all the explanations. I can't imagine using the jog feature where I fish so I may hold off installing the heading sensor for now. I upgraded from a 2001 Powerdrive/CoPilot so mainly wanted the SpotLock feature.
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Old 11-18-2021, 12:31 PM
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I must be using jog when i troll lake erie with my terrova ipilot because it would steer irrationally until my buddy reset the puck. What is jog? Sorry I'm so dumb on this topic.

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I agree. We are in the minority here but my feeling is follow the contour, autopilot and GO TO functions work better with the puck. I got an ambiguous answer from Minn Kota a couple years ago
They said " the BT heading sensor was mainly for the Jog feature" My feeling is it assists all compass based operations for ipilot Link ( that is from 4 years with the non BT model and the same with the BT Link) No proof or confirmation from Minn Kota. Heck it might be my immagination!
By the way if one of you non believers wants to sell your unused puck, PM me I will give you $25 and pay the postage. (a spare for me). Bob
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