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Well it's official KVD is going to be rigging hit boat with Talons and a Minnkota TM presumably an Ultrex. I'm somewhat surprised considering he's been so loyal all these years to his sponsors who he's been with since almost day one. At the same time I'm not surprised because he runs Humminbird and although there's the rumors that Motorguide has something in the works it's just that rumors and MG has fallen to the wayside when it comes to TM's and bass fishing. The walleye guys like the Xi5 but you don't see any bass pro with one. 

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I feel so validated now. :P

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7 minutes ago, J Francho said:

I feel so validated now. :P

I know I know J I don't buy products based on who's sponsored by who either. I was merely sharing information. 😝

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Cable steer with spot lock is hard to ignore.Saving my funds for an upgrade.

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10 minutes ago, flatcreek said:

Cable steer with spot lock is hard to ignore.Saving my funds for an upgrade.

It's not a cable steer. It's electric steer. It's kind of both. It does have cables that help steer it but from what I've read electric sensors and motors are what tells it to move and actually move it. 

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On 1/29/2018 at 12:32 PM, 12poundbass said:

It's not a cable steer. It's electric steer. It's kind of both. It does have cables that help steer it but from what I've read electric sensors and motors are what tells it to move and actually move it. 

The cables run to an actuator which then steers the motor. That’s why it requires much less effort to steer and gives it the feeling of power steering. 

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9 hours ago, A-Jay said:

 

A-Jay

That's one nice man cave! That's one nice set up! It appears that he primarily relies on 2d and 360 up front judging by the transducer he has on his TM. There's a very very smart guy on this forum who told me he does the same thing. 😉

 

What I really like about KVD is he seems really down to earth and doesn't need to have the latest and greatest on the market. He held out as long as he could with MG. Obviously he was at a major disadvantage not having an Ultrex. Also he just now upgraded from Helix 10's to 12's. No Solid units just a few Helix units. I wonder if there's a reason other than he has no need to switch to something completely new to him. 

 

Watching the video makes the itch to fish worse! I can't wait until the Elite season starts either. 

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11 minutes ago, 12poundbass said:

That's one nice man cave! That's one nice set up! It appears that he primarily relies on 2d and 360 up front judging by the transducer he has on his TM. There's a very very smart guy on this forum who told me he does the same thing. 😉

 

What I really like about KVD is he seems really down to earth and doesn't need to have the latest and greatest on the market. He held out as long as he could with MG. Obviously he was at a major disadvantage not having an Ultrex. Also he just now upgraded from Helix 10's to 12's. No Solid units just a few Helix units. I wonder if there's a reason other than he has no need to switch to something completely new to him. 

 

Watching the video makes the itch to fish worse! I can't wait until the Elite season starts either. 

Yup ~  

 And I'm on the fence Big Time on whether or not to switch out the Fortrex for an Ultrex on the Pro-V Bass.

Besides the $$$, switching all the 360 wiring around and adding the new mount the Ultrex requires for the 360, after watching a ton of video's on the switch, I found out that with the 360 mounted on the Ultrex, the motor is not 'trimmable'; meaning it can not be adjusted up & down to account for shallow water - not without tools anyway.  Sort of a bummer because although I don't do a ton of skinny water stuff - it does happen from time to time . . .

May wait until MInn Kota figures that out - I'd imaging there's gonna be a few motors beat up a bit in the mean time.

 

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3 minutes ago, A-Jay said:

Yup ~  

 And I'm on the fence Big Time on whether or not to switch out the Fortrex for an Ultrex on the Pro-V Bass.

Besides the $$$, switching all the 360 wiring around and adding the new mount the Ultrex requires for the 360, after watching a ton of video's on the switch, I found out that with the 360 mounted on the Ultrex, the motor is not 'trimmable'; meaning it can not be adjusted up & down to account for shallow water - not without tools anyway.  Sort of a bummer because although I don't do a ton of skinny water stuff - it does happen from time to time . . .

May wait until MInn Kota figures that out - I'd imaging there's gonna be a few motors beat up a bit in the mean time.

 

A-Jay

I had read that it wasn't 'trimmable' also. If it were me I'd probably wait until that issue is resolved. I assume that's something they're resolving. That's a lot of coin for a TM that would have a high likelihood of bottoming out. No big deal for those guys they have a spare in the back of their truck. 

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39 minutes ago, 12poundbass said:

I had read that it wasn't 'trimmable' also. If it were me I'd probably wait until that issue is resolved. I assume that's something they're resolving. That's a lot of coin for a TM that would have a high likelihood of bottoming out. No big deal for those guys they have a spare in the back of their truck. 

Yea - If I had one - you can be sure I'm not putting in the dirt - at this point that's in my DNA. 

 

On a separate note - you should probably think about getting up here and fishing with me at some point this season.

A couple of times at least

#longoverdue @12poundbass

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A-Jay

 

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54 minutes ago, A-Jay said:

Yea - If I had one - you can be sure I'm not putting in the dirt - at this point that's in my DNA. 

 

On a separate note - you should probably think about getting up here and fishing with me at some point this season.

A couple of times at least

#longoverdue @12poundbass

:smiley:

A-Jay

 

10-4 a case of Megastrike is on order! 😉

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I thought this was pretty funny

 

 

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It was pretty funny.

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Somebody on another forum pointed out KVD's name tag above his cubicle. Anybody else notice it?

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"Kind of a big deal"

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16 minutes ago, J Francho said:

"Kind of a big deal"

Yup! Lol

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On 1/31/2018 at 7:09 AM, A-Jay said:

Yup ~  

 And I'm on the fence Big Time on whether or not to switch out the Fortrex for an Ultrex on the Pro-V Bass.

Besides the $$$, switching all the 360 wiring around and adding the new mount the Ultrex requires for the 360, after watching a ton of video's on the switch, I found out that with the 360 mounted on the Ultrex, the motor is not 'trimmable'; meaning it can not be adjusted up & down to account for shallow water - not without tools anyway.  Sort of a bummer because although I don't do a ton of skinny water stuff - it does happen from time to time . . .

May wait until MInn Kota figures that out - I'd imaging there's gonna be a few motors beat up a bit in the mean time.

 

A-Jay

An Ulterra with an bow mount mounted off the side solves that...or a transom mounted 360°.

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1 hour ago, Further North said:

An Ulterra with an bow mount mounted off the side solves that...or a transom mounted 360°.

Yea - I'm not that unhappy with what I've got.

Still been able to put a few in the net and that's why I'm out there.

Thanks Though.

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A-Jay

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21 hours ago, A-Jay said:

Yea - I'm not that unhappy with what I've got.

Still been able to put a few in the net and that's why I'm out there.

Thanks Though.

:smiley:

A-Jay

Yep, I figured that.  You spent considerable time thinking through what worked for you, and from what I've seen here, nailed it.

 

Might be an option for other folks.

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