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No pedal, the cover fits. Just got it back from the dealer in which they put a fuel pump, took it 2 hours south and it ran for a few seconds and died. Won’t restart. Luckily there’s a mercury dealer here. Will keep posted. I mounted mine in the opposite direction of the edge I’ll post some pics 

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So... You have a Powerdrive with spotlock and a transducer attached?  I use Garmin, not hummingbird or lowrance

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2 hours ago, jaimeastin said:

So... You have a Powerdrive with spotlock and a transducer attached?  I use Garmin, not hummingbird or lowrance

No sir. I do not have a transducer attached. I’m not sure how it works since the whole shaft and head unit turn to steer the motor. I’d imagine you’d have to run the transducer cable through the shaft  and out through the motor cable and I haven’t gotten to that yet. I use lowrance, and unfortunately the motor doesn’t have universal sonar to run with the fish finder. I did have the cable wrapped around the shaft of the minn Kota edge and it worked perfect, but the head unit didn’t spin to steer. 

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3 hours ago, Zigkx said:

No sir. I do not have a transducer attached. I’m not sure how it works since the whole shaft and head unit turn to steer the motor. I’d imagine you’d have to run the transducer cable through the shaft  and out through the motor cable and I haven’t gotten to that yet. I use lowrance, and unfortunately the motor doesn’t have universal sonar to run with the fish finder. I did have the cable wrapped around the shaft of the minn Kota edge and it worked perfect, but the head unit didn’t spin to steer. 

If you still use a sonar on the bow, what's your transducer solution?  Do you just have a networked solution with a single transducer on the transom?

 

Thanks.

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I haven’t come up with a solution yet, if anyone knows if you can run the transducer cable through the power drive or around it please let us know. I have the lowrance 4 on the bow. I also don’t know which sonars you can network. The lowrance 9 ti is on sale at Cabela’s for almost half off. 

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I remember when the TX Tournament 17 was promoted by BPS. They had a very remedial "LCD" locator that basically other than showing the depth was useless.

The Tracker was a bad idea on any lake with wind. I also could not see how it could be stable as a platform.

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On 2/10/2019 at 2:33 AM, jaimeastin said:

If you still use a sonar on the bow, what's your transducer solution?  Do you just have a networked solution with a single transducer on the transom?

 

Thanks.

Doing some research, if you have the minnkota powerdrive BT you can attach a transducer to the motor by drilling a hole at the bottom of the shaft to feed the wire in from the transducer, run it up the shaft and out of the power head. You can also buy the heading sensor dome seperately for the jog feature which lets you move 5,10 and 15 feet away from your spot locked area. The remote is a little weird to get used to but is easier that a non resessed foot pedal from the strain on your leg. Just got my boat back from the second dealer. They replaced the fuel tank, while the first dealer replaced the fuel pump. There was fuel at the Schrader valve on the vapor/liquid separator but but who’s to say there was a bunch of air in the fuel or not, fuel pressure with key on was 45lbs, the engine has 14 total hours. The dealer recommends leaving the tank cap vent open at all times. There’s a check valve underneath the vent that will accommodate gases escaping or leaving the tank. Apparently that’s what went wrong with mine because it runs like a champ now. All

under warranty. 

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Congratulations to serious black!  Bass resource used his pic on an Instagram post, lol!

 

I don't blame them, that pic can get anyone of us excited to get on the water.  Very cool that it is in a Heritage boat.

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Haha! That's funny! Thanks for posting it Jaime! That was the first of 5 I caught in my new Heritage that July 4th afternoon. All nice fish. 

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Anyone put a terrova on,and where did you mount it.Really want spotlock but have to have pedal.

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4 hours ago, ratman said:

Anyone put a terrova on,and where did you mount it.Really want spotlock but have to have pedal.

I would really like to have spot lock. I do not want to use anything without a cable steer personally. I just like the responsiveness is the cable steer provides. I'm really not sure how remote wireless or with the wired foot pedal would work. I am on my way right now to Bass pro shops to decide between getting a maxxum, 24 volt at 65 lb or possibly getting the powerdrive. I know it's not the mall you ask for, but I've already spent way too much money on my fishing with the panoptix.

 

I'm more leaning toward the maxxum because if I can get a more efficient trolling motor with battery as well as power, maybe I won't be so frustrated holding my position. Currently I am going between the max at 5 and then going back down just to fight to win or two fish. Edge is just not efficient enough for me when it comes to actual usage, I am adjusting it too often.

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2 minutes ago, jaimeastin said:

I would really like to have spot lock. I do not want to use anything without a cable steer personally. I just like the responsiveness is the cable steer provides.

Ultrex does what you want.  Cable steer with spot lock.

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Just now, J Francho said:

Ultrex does what you want.  Cable steer with spot lock.

I know... 😞

But my wife is on my trail.

 

the thing is she just found my two new Garmin 93sv units and the Garmin panoptix livescope box... She knows how much I paid for all of that gear. I am trying to sneak this trolling motor in replace it, and hopefully sell the edge just to get it out of the way without her knowing.

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I purchased the 24v 65lb thrust minnkota maxxum a few days ago.  I debated to keep my edge as a backup, but ended up selling and it today.  All in all, after rebates, discounts, and use of the bonus bucks and reward, this upgrade is only $90 out of pocket.

 

When the guy came to buy the old trolling motor, my wife asked me what I was selling, lol.  She had already seen the new trolling motor, but was happy with the upgrade only costing $90 in the end.  

 

No, I do not have spotlock, but have a more efficient and powerful trolling motor.  I will see how I like it this season.  The ultrex is still pie in the sky.

 

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Jaime can you post a picture of how you mount your knew Garmin on the dash.  I know you talked about possible ram mount a while ago and off to the side..  I am debating on 7 or a 9 inch screen so trying to get a perspective.

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2 hours ago, mcarrico82 said:

Jaime can you post a picture of how you mount your knew Garmin on the dash.  I know you talked about possible ram mount a while ago and off to the side..  I am debating on 7 or a 9 inch screen so trying to get a perspective.

Yeah.  I will post what I do.  The 9 is a big screen, but it should fit based my my preliminary testing.  I ended up getting the flu, so I am a little behind.  I need to get the ram mounts or something similar to test placement.  Bass pro has these swival base mount that look interesting.  They would allow the unit to turn... Mounting on the dash is the most limiting.

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Just picked up my boat from Tracker for the carpet fix.

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I put the maxxum mount on the boat this evening using the same screw holes that tracker put on the boat.  

 

Not sure if is okay or not... Tracker used machine screws in a few places rather than bolt , washer, and nut that Minn kota supplies.  It's such a tight fit that did the same for the farthest screws... I would have used all bolts, by my trolling motor came minus one screw...

 

All set to be a good fit.  The trailer winch prevents me from fully testing it, but so far so good. 

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2 hours ago, jaimeastin said:

I put the maxxum mount on the boat this evening using the same screw holes that tracker put on the boat.  

 

Not sure if is okay or not... Tracker used machine screws in a few places rather than bolt , washer, and nut that Minn kota supplies.  It's such a tight fit that did the same for the farthest screws... I would have used all bolts, by my trolling motor came minus one screw...

 

All set to be a good fit.  The trailer winch prevents me from fully testing it, but so far so good. 

Yeah seemed like they mounted the trolling motor before they installed the deck. The only way I could get the nuts off the bolts under the aluminum plate was by taking the horn assembly out of the bow and shoving my arm in that hole with an open end wrench. For the power drive I pilot I had to mount it the complete opposite direction, so now the head of the motor lies on the starboard side. 

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11 minutes ago, Zigkx said:

Yeah seemed like they mounted the trolling motor before they installed the deck. The only way I could get the nuts off the bolts under the aluminum plate was by taking the horn assembly out of the bow and shoving my arm in that hole with an open end wrench. For the power drive I pilot I had to mount it the complete opposite direction, so now the head of the motor lies on the starboard side. 

I didn't think of doing that.  I used an 18" screwdriver with a rachet wrench attached to it with a hose clamp and duct tape.  I was able to get it all, but it was a major pain. 

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Yes it wasn’t as easy as I thought, I figured once you pull off that angled cover where the motor plug is there would be enough room to get the nuts off but that’s not the case. I put one bolt with a lock but in the closest hole to the deck, the rest I used the heavy duty self tappers tracker put in the edge. If you’re making a new hole through the aluminum and ply wood it pretty tough. I’ve had it out it some good wind and i never saw the base budge at all. 

Yes it wasn’t as easy as I thought, I figured once you pull off that angled cover where the motor plug is there would be enough room to get the nuts off but that’s not the case. I put one bolt with a lock but in the closest hole to the deck, the rest I used the heavy duty self tappers tracker put in the edge. If you’re making a new hole through the aluminum and ply wood it pretty tough. I’ve had it out it some good wind and i never saw the base budge at all. 

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7 hours ago, Zigkx said:

Yes it wasn’t as easy as I thought,... 

 

It looks good and functions.  The self tapping screws will hold fine.   I almost cut my access hole bigger.  There is one screw home that couldn't be used that I will put a screw in too seal.  

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11 hours ago, Zigkx said:

Yes it wasn’t as easy as I thought, I figured once you pull off that angled cover where the motor plug is there would be enough room to get the nuts off but that’s not the case. I put one bolt with a lock but in the closest hole to the deck, the rest I used the heavy duty self tappers tracker put in the edge. If you’re making a new hole through the aluminum and ply wood it pretty tough. I’ve had it out it some good wind and i never saw the base budge at all. 

Yes it wasn’t as easy as I thought, I figured once you pull off that angled cover where the motor plug is there would be enough room to get the nuts off but that’s not the case. I put one bolt with a lock but in the closest hole to the deck, the rest I used the heavy duty self tappers tracker put in the edge. If you’re making a new hole through the aluminum and ply wood it pretty tough. I’ve had it out it some good wind and i never saw the base budge at all. 

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was that the only way you could mount it.if that is how i have to mount a terrova like that i think ill stick with what i have

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That’s the only way I could get all the mounting holes from the motor on the boat, and the shaft need to be able to come out an inch or two to clear he aluminum. I’m happy with it, especially not have the pull cable any more. 

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