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I recently bought my first bow mount trolling motor. It is a Minn Kota Powerdrive V2. I find the foot pedal annoying. does anyone else? is there a way to get the normal front back ones?

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6 minutes ago, Quarry Man said:

I recently bought my first bow mount trolling motor. It is a Minn Kota Powerdrive V2. I find the foot pedal annoying. does anyone else? is there a way to get the normal front back ones?

 

Question. If you didn't like the foot pedal, why did you buy the trolling motor? There is no other "normal" foot pedal. The Powerdrive pedal has always worked that way. Hit the left side, it turns left. Hit the right side, it turns right. Isn't that the logical way a foot pedal should work? That low profile foot pedal is the main advantage over cable steer. You don't have to cut a hole in the deck of your boat to use it. Use it for a while and it will be second nature.

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10 minutes ago, Scott F said:

 

Question. If you didn't like the foot pedal, why did you buy the trolling motor? There is no other "normal" foot pedal. The Powerdrive pedal has always worked that way. Hit the left side, it turns left. Hit the right side, it turns right. Isn't that the logical way a foot pedal should work? That low profile foot pedal is the main advantage over cable steer. You don't have to cut a hole in the deck of your boat to use it. Use it for a while and it will be second nature.

 

It was on sale, no cable unit pulley thing, takes up a small space, lasts well with battery, and is great, only downside is the deployment and the way it is steered (imo). I mean normal by keeping your foot on the pedal and leaning your foot forward and backwards, not rotating side to side.

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Couldn't stand it when I had it. Buy the co pilot or the ipilot for it and get rid of the foot control.

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9 minutes ago, slonezp said:

Couldn't stand it when I had it. Buy the co pilot or the ipilot for it and get rid of the foot control.

The way you move your foot is unnatural

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You'll soon find out you will be replacing control boards in the foot pedal. They tend to get corroded after a couple years of use

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2 hours ago, slonezp said:

You'll soon find out you will be replacing control boards in the foot pedal. They tend to get corroded after a couple years of use

Aren't the new style foot pedals a lot better about this than the older ones were?

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My boat came with a powerdrive, I never could get used it to.  I replaced it with a maxuum last year.

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2 hours ago, curtis9 said:

My boat came with a powerdrive, I never could get used it to.  I replaced it with a maxuum last year.

 

Same.  I used to use a power drive for years on my old boat and had to replace the pedal several times over the course of 12 years using that boat.  I got a new boat on 2015 and it has a maxxum.  The thing that really bothered me about the power drive was the noise that thing made when I turned.  I'd cringe every time.

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9 hours ago, Scott F said:

Aren't the new style foot pedals a lot better about this than the older ones were?

Didn't know there was a change in pedals.

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Old style foot pedal

 

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New style

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55 minutes ago, Scott F said:

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Old style foot pedal

 

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New style

Old style was on the original Powerdrive which is the one I had. The new pedal came with the V2 and is troublesome as well. I know a few guys here had issues, and if you do a quick google search, others have as well

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