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Old 05-15-2011, 08:40 PM
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Default Does the iPilot un-wind itself?

I have had two different situations where the iPilot on Spot Lock wound the cables around the TM head after doing a 360 spin. It then hesitated a bit and then it un-wound itself and resumed the Spot Lock task.

Is this my imagination? Is this thing cooler than I already think it is? Anybody else?
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Old 05-15-2011, 09:02 PM
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Yep its cool alright, I've seen mine wind up about 1 1/2 turns then when it needed to go the other way it went around twice and was unraveled. Now if they would just make it in a 70" shaft I'd be set.
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Old 05-15-2011, 10:08 PM
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the i-pilot on my PD2 also will unwind its self. i am very satisfied with the addition of this to my minn kota
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Old 05-15-2011, 10:42 PM
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Default The Exorcist

I have experienced the same issue in the past...with a previous Minnkota (80lb Terrova). All of a sudden.....the motor would sometimes turn on and spin in circles and wind the cables as tight as a frogs ***. It turned out, that in shipping, the powerhead had been slightly dammaged (compressed) which was causing the motor to short out and act like "the exorcist". It was replaced under warranty.........
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Old 05-15-2011, 10:46 PM
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When in its auto modes it remembers how far it has turned so that the cord doesnt wrap too tight.

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Old 05-16-2011, 07:28 AM
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Thanks - Each time I've used the iPilot (new to me this season) I am amazed at how it has simplified my time on the boat. I was able to Spot Lock in 3' with a 10- 12mph wind blowing into a small cove and catch well over 15 bass (in one hour) last weekend. All the time focusing on the fish and not on the boat's location.
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Old 05-16-2011, 09:03 AM
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I added the I-Pilot this year and can't imagine fishing without it. And yes....it does un-wind itself. That spot lock is the bomb!
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