Minn Kota ipilot Vs the Motorgude with spotlock

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Re: Minn Kota ipilot Vs the Motorgude with spotlock

Post by balou » Thu Jan 14, 2016 3:14 pm

Iom for 25 bucks. Improves performance and spot lock function.
Hope the 60 shalf is long enough . Plan b is 72 shalf coming this year



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Re: Minn Kota ipilot Vs the Motorgude with spotlock

Post by cards » Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:04 pm

balou wrote:Iom for 25 bucks. Improves performance and spot lock function.
Hope the 60 shalf is long enough . Plan b is 72 shalf coming this year
balou, is that 72" From MG?
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Post by balou » Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:40 pm

Both MK and MG will be releasing a 72 inch shalf this year . I read it on the net and Michael rang both manufacturers to confirm it happening.

The MG shalf upgrade from 60 to 72 is a 10min job done locally but the MK will be a very expensive exercise and need to be sent interstate. The MK head is weld together and wires need extending while the MG is screwed and the wiring is already long enough.

This why I went the MG over the MK because I think the 60 inch will cavitate in chop.

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Re: Minn Kota ipilot Vs the Motorgude with spotlock

Post by theodosius » Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:48 pm

Love my minn kota, spot lock works great, you just need to ease up to your mark and press the anchor once

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Post by Basstad » Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:22 pm

theodosius wrote:Love my minn kota, spot lock works great, you just need to ease up to your mark and press the anchor once
I love my MG go as fast as ya want hit the button and ya done.

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Re: Minn Kota ipilot Vs the Motorgude with spotlock

Post by Agent86 » Fri Jan 15, 2016 10:42 am

Basstad wrote:
theodosius wrote:Love my minn kota, spot lock works great, you just need to ease up to your mark and press the anchor once
I love my MG go as fast as ya want hit the button and ya done.
Yep agree guys, I have put my MG on anchor a few times while moving quite fast around the blue holes, sometimes in pretty good tidal flows, it always takes you back to the spot :-)

Might have to go look at the 3 blade prop as well,
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Post by balou » Sun Jan 17, 2016 11:36 am

80lb MG held my 580 tommahawk with ease at Dundee with a 4.5m run. It was glass out most of the day but there was bit of cavitation with a bit chop early in the day but had no problem holding. Diffinietely upgrade to 72 shalf when available .

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Post by scottmac » Tue Apr 05, 2016 11:59 am

Just bumping this after the recent demise of my Minn Kota. (Don't ask!).

Have most of the reliability issues on the MG Ben sorted now? Is the 72" shaft out yet? If so, I reckon I'll go the MG for sure. Better spot lock and jog and HDS link sell it for me. Just don't want to get something that dies in a year or so.
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Post by jeffish » Tue Apr 05, 2016 1:18 pm

:P Scotty ask em if they got one that floats

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Re: Minn Kota ipilot Vs the Motorgude with spotlock

Post by scottmac » Tue Apr 05, 2016 2:13 pm

There's always one! :fu: With only $200 excess on my insurance, I consider it an unplanned cheap upgrade! :twisted:
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Post by Kaos364 » Tue Apr 05, 2016 4:02 pm

Who is your insurance through mate? Good outcome!

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Post by scottmac » Tue Apr 05, 2016 5:03 pm

Kaos364 wrote:Who is your insurance through mate? Good outcome!

Cheers, Mick
Club Marine. Haven't got the claim processed yet, but they seemed pretty good about it. First time I made a claim.
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Post by Kaos364 » Tue Apr 05, 2016 5:08 pm

Ah ok... I use TIO, but have never had to claim yet. It's nice to know how various companies treat a claim though [SMILING FACE WITH SMILING EYES]

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Post by Once Bitten » Wed Apr 06, 2016 1:00 am

Kaos364 I've been with TIO since time began and since the take over by Alliance, I believe that Club Marine have taken over all boat insurance policies that were through TIO... Pretty sure. Anyone else able to confirm... I just recently got CM membership card in the mail due to my policy with TIO / Alliance...
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Re: Minn Kota ipilot Vs the Motorgude with spotlock

Post by jpb15 » Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:09 pm

Once Bitten wrote: I believe that Club Marine have taken over all boat insurance policies that were through TIO... Pretty sure. Anyone else able to confirm...
I think you are right.
I have just renewed my TIO Policy, and it was under written by Club Marine.
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