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Old 08-24-2019, 12:06 AM
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With the new trolling motors and associated technology, has anyone heard any rumors on what or if Minnkota may be introducing to compete?
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Old 08-24-2019, 08:23 AM
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They dominate the market share now so..........

My guess is they see what the competition brings and adjust their offerings from there. The other technology hasn't been proven yet either so time will tell I think.
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Old 08-24-2019, 08:28 AM
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With the new trolling motors and associated technology, has anyone heard any rumors on what or if Minnkota may be introducing to compete?
I know they are introducing side imaging built into their TM.

https://www.minnkotamotors.com/news/...a-down-imaging
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Old 08-24-2019, 03:01 PM
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Good points. I don't use side/down imaging at the bow. I pretty much use those for "searching" from the console. I wondered if Minnkota would jump on the "brushless bandwagon". Time will tell...

Thanks everyone.
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Old 08-24-2019, 08:46 PM
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Certainly going brushless is a great idea with respect to both power, durability and ability to control the speed.
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Old 08-25-2019, 07:14 AM
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Certainly going brushless is a great idea with respect to both power, durability and ability to control the speed.
This what I am waiting for!

The competitors are claiming an increase in efficiency of 30%. This means 30% more run time and/or speed, or it may allow you to reduce the number and/or size of batteries on board. This benefit is combined in the competitorís offerings with a switch that allows the motor to go from 24v and 36v (and potentially 12v). This is revolutionary. I expect MK will match and hopefully exceed the competition. They will have too.
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Old 08-25-2019, 08:37 AM
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Brushless is definitely the future, another benefit will be the elimination of the dreaded interference issues that plagued some boat owners due to the pulse width modulation of the trolling motors.
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Old 08-25-2019, 08:42 AM
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I agree with everything said. The sooner the better. Hope Minnkota is working on this as we speak...
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Old 08-25-2019, 09:04 AM
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I find the more I fish the more I use my foot pedal. My remote just sits on the dash.

A lot of the features these have come out with seem to be remote related like the Garmin tiliting your hand to go left or right, seems gimicky to me. They did the same thing with golf rangefinders which they built in the slope into the yardages which made them illegal to use in a tournament.

I'm not terribly interested in getting texts on my remote or the funky remote stuff. My next one will probably be whatever the up to date version of the Ultrexx, got to fish with a guy who ran one and I was very impressed.
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Old 08-25-2019, 09:58 AM
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I find the more I fish the more I use my foot pedal. My remote just sits on the dash.

A lot of the features these have come out with seem to be remote related like the Garmin tiliting your hand to go left or right, seems gimicky to me. They did the same thing with golf rangefinders which they built in the slope into the yardages which made them illegal to use in a tournament.

I'm not terribly interested in getting texts on my remote or the funky remote stuff. My next one will probably be whatever the up to date version of the Ultrexx, got to fish with a guy who ran one and I was very impressed.
I wish they would consider producing a 72" Ultrex. I still like fishing for bass even though i own a deep v . Think there is a market for that motor.
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