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Apparently Garmin has a troll motor coming out.

Here's a video of Bill Dance "spilling the beans." It's pretty obvious that this was a staged "leak" to create more buzz, but it seems like big news regardless.

 

I wonder what it'll be like compared to the new Lowrance and Motorguide troll motors that are also coming out?

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Wish I could tell you guys...but I can't.  

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One of my coworkers is a big walleye angler and just ordered a couple Lowrance graphs and a Xi5. I told him Lowrance has a TM coming out and he said he knew that and asked one of his friends who’s sponsored by Lowrance and has tested the new Lowrance TM and he told him to get the Xi5. My assumption is the Lowrance TM isn’t all that impressive. 

 

Maybe our Garmin guy will chime in about the new TM, of course like @Glenn he has to be tight lipped, but maybe he’ll be vague and say something like “it’s awesome” or “you won’t be disappointed”. 

 

More competition is a good thing for us consumers. 

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Now us garmin guys should be able to interface trolling motor and fish finder.I would imagine it will have the worlds best spot lock.Glad i did not pull trigger on terrova.

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6 hours ago, ratman said:

Now us garmin guys should be able to interface trolling motor and fish finder.I would imagine it will have the worlds best spot lock.Glad i did not pull trigger on terrova.

Me too.  I was hinted in March when I talked to Garmin... I was telling them how they need to get a trolling motor out because diehard Garmin users have the least options. I was told to wait...

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Not much of the new TM is shown here, but the head of the TM is different looking.

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It baffles the mind why some pros don't have their troll motor shafts shortened. I would be breaking rods during sidearm casts with the motor as pictured

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23 minutes ago, j bab said:

It baffles the mind why some pros don't have their troll motor shafts shortened. I would be breaking rods during sidearm casts with the motor as pictured

Mine's only 45" and I still hit the dang thing if it's not lowered all the way down.

 

I hope I'm still a few years away from needing a new one, but another option and more competition couldn't hurt. Really been a fan of my 93SV's (which I know are dinosaurs now in the electronics world), so I'd be pretty interested to see what they come out with.  

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8 hours ago, j bab said:

It baffles the mind why some pros don't have their troll motor shafts shortened. I would be breaking rods during sidearm casts with the motor as pictured

I'm good for bouncing one off the trolling motor each trip.

Busted more than a few lures too. 😭

 

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Well, what I CAN tell you, is that the trolling motor market is about to bust wide open.  There's going to be several new introductions in the coming weeks by newcomers, and also by the old standbys.  At least one motor has a very unique head design that brings forth a new way of designing trolling motors.

 

Can't really say more than that at the moment, but I'll be sure to break the news to you guys as soon as I'm able.  Can't wait!

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1 hour ago, Glenn said:

Well, what I CAN tell you, is that the trolling motor market is about to bust wide open.  There's going to be several new introductions in the coming weeks by newcomers, and also by the old standbys.  At least one motor has a very unique head design that brings forth a new way of designing trolling motors.

 

Can't really say more than that at the moment, but I'll be sure to break the news to you guys as soon as I'm able.  Can't wait!

Coming weeks as in soon or coming weeks as in Icast? 

 

Yes, no, or maybe is PowerPole one of them? 

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I think they’ll keep us budget minded consumers in mind like they do with their other electronics. Maybe not at first but eventually. Heck maybe they’ll have a whole line up they’ll reveal at ICAST. 

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On 5/20/2019 at 8:32 AM, 12poundbass said:

Coming weeks as in soon or coming weeks as in Icast? 

Yes, ICAST.  There's some *ahem* well contrived *leaks* planned in the coming days where you'll see carefully planned "glimpses" of these new models on social media, to build up expectations. 

 

Some of these look a little "odd" compared to what we're used to seeing. All I can say is, get over how they look and pay attention to what they do instead.  Also, again, there's several "newcomers" to the trolling motor market, but keep an open mind. Some long-overdue improvements are incorporated into some of these designs.

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I would hope to see:

Options

1. Red / Green Navigation lights built in (plus driving light/headlight). I had told Minn Kota, Motorguide and a Garmin Rep 2 years ago and most recently at the 2019 Bassmasters Classic in Knoxville about this.

2. Wireless operation. If motorcycles can safely run this way, a trolling motor can also. Get rid of the cables and wires Please.

3. Self Deploy. Only Minn Kota has a good one (Ulterra).

4. Communication with OUR choice of fish finder manufacturers (Dammit ..lol). 

5. Built in underwater camera. (Similar to Aqua View).

6. Built-in sound device (similar to Hydrowave).

7. Built-In water Temp Sensor (and Air temp)

8. Of course, keep the price down! (Yeah right!).

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1 hour ago, Mike Cass said:

I would hope to see:

Options

1. Red / Green Navigation lights built in (plus driving light/headlight). I had told Minn Kota, Motorguide and a Garmin Rep 2 years ago and most recently at the 2019 Bassmasters Classic in Knoxville about this.

2. Wireless operation. If motorcycles can safely run this way, a trolling motor can also. Get rid of the cables and wires Please.

3. Self Deploy. Only Minn Kota has a good one (Ulterra).

4. Communication with OUR choice of fish finder manufacturers (Dammit ..lol). 

5. Built in underwater camera. (Similar to Aqua View).

6. Built-in sound device (similar to Hydrowave).

7. Built-In water Temp Sensor (and Air temp)

8. Of course, keep the price down! (Yeah right!).

The most important feature I’d like to see on new motors is a low profile foot pedal. 

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my vote would be for a flush mounted trolling motor. save me a few backlashes. makes no sense why they have to stick up so high.

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July 8th it says so 2 1/2 weeks

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We'll be doing live, on-the-water video broadcasts of these new trolling motors on July 9th on our Instagram and Facebook channels.  Subscribe now so you can watch them live!

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2 hours ago, Glenn said:

We'll be doing live, on-the-water video broadcasts of these new trolling motors on July 9th on our Instagram and Facebook channels.  Subscribe now so you can watch them live!

Well dang I don’t do either. Any way to broadcast it live on here?

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13 hours ago, 12poundbass said:

Well dang I don’t do either. Any way to broadcast it live on here?

Same here.

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20 hours ago, 12poundbass said:

Well dang I don’t do either. Any way to broadcast it live on here?

Yeah, I finally did an Instagram a couple years ago... Yeah, facebook owns it :P.

Instagram is not so intrusive, so set it up with your phone number. Do not allow people look up by your phone number or the app access your contacts.  This way you can watch the stream without being bothered by people who know you or want to know you.

 

DO NOT let Instagram create a facebook account for you like I mistakenly did.  I then  decided to use the FB account.  It automatically assumed my Instagram name was first and last name.  I changed my name to my real name and FB kicked me off, even after I sent in my ID and everything.  Good riddance.  

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23 hours ago, 12poundbass said:

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July 8th it says so 2 1/2 weeks

That TM looks quite beefy (self deployment, electric trimming?)....and not so budget friendly!

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Game changer would be built in the boat hull like bow thrusters, no deck mounts.

Tom

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4 hours ago, Junger said:

That TM looks quite beefy (self deployment, electric trimming?)....and not so budget friendly!

Another thing is no wires going down the motor shaft... So I wonder will they make one with livescope built in?  If so, can livescope be independent of the motor movement?  

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