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    Re: Ulterra on Seahawk?

    Also give itroll a look for speed and powrtran python for steering. The python is switching to a upgraded version called the tailfin. Approaching $1200 for both... but appear to be built better than the trollmaster and panther units. For ex. The itroll is waterproof and the powrtran python now tail fin has better reviews than the panther and trollmaster. Just another option


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    Re: Ulterra on Seahawk?

    Thanks Hookem. I will research this. Would definitely be less expensive.

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    Re: Ulterra on Seahawk?

    If your looking for the trolling motor to just do "steering" then I would go with a Panther T4 or T5 by Marine Tech. I installed a T4 for remote steering for my kicker motor with a wireless remote Troll Master Pro+. It allows you to steer and control the speed of your kick motor with a wireless remote.

    I think those two products would be cheaper than getting a electric trolling motor with batteries and charger.

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    Re: Ulterra on Seahawk?

    Quote Originally Posted by pointemdown View Post
    Solid advice Chris. Unfortunately Garmin doesn't support Suzuki with the Reactor 40 yet (or they may never). The reactor 40 would be the most cost effective solution. I am now leaning toward the 36 volt Ulterra. Any issues mounting with the front rails on your Commander, and did you use 60" shaft? Batteries in the bow compartment? A picture of your mount would be appreciated. Thanks!
    Unfortunately, I am in DC on business this week.

    I have my bracket mounted in the center of my bow, and have no issues with my rail. If I had to do it again, I would have an aluminum plate mounted of the port side with my quick release bracket mounted to that, then the trolling motor. 60” shaft.

    Batteries are in the bow compartment along with three bank charger.

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    Re: Ulterra on Seahawk?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Wigaard View Post
    I have a 112lb, 36v, ulterra mounted on the bow of my 22’ North River Commander. Personally, I would not got with 80lb, 24v system, but I use mine for slowing trolling, holding in current for casting/jigging and traversing rivers. If was going to use it strictly for steering, I would just buy a TR1 or new Reactor 40 Kicker unit and be done.
    Solid advice Chris. Unfortunately Garmin doesn't support Suzuki with the Reactor 40 yet (or they may never). The reactor 40 would be the most cost effective solution. I am now leaning toward the 36 volt Ulterra. Any issues mounting with the front rails on your Commander, and did you use 60" shaft? Batteries in the bow compartment? A picture of your mount would be appreciated. Thanks!

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    Re: Ulterra on Seahawk?

    I have a 112lb, 36v, ulterra mounted on the bow of my 22’ North River Commander. Personally, I would not got with 80lb, 24v system, but I use mine for slowing trolling, holding in current for casting/jigging and traversing rivers. If was going to use it strictly for steering, I would just buy a TR1 or new Reactor 40 Kicker unit and be done.

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    Re: Ulterra on Seahawk?

    A buddy made a large skeg on his 12v trolling motor to steer and power his main motor to troll. Works great and that single battery last all day trolling the Sac river.
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    Re: Ulterra on Seahawk?

    I have a Motorguide Xi5 24v with 60" shaft on my 23.5' Duckworth that moves the boat pretty good trolling. I've trolled a couple of times at Melones and had no problem with the batteries draining. I've used it when Rockfishing and engaged the spot anchor pulling a couple of big Lings on a couple of trips.
    I did learn ( the hard way lol) to plug the onboard charger for a couple of days to make sure the two batteries are fully charged.
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    Re: Ulterra on Seahawk?

    Good input, thanks

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    Re: Ulterra on Seahawk?

    Quote Originally Posted by pointemdown View Post
    Salmonid, when you say wear out, are you saying that battery lifespan is shortened, or is it that they just can't make it through the day. I was thinking my boat is around 4200 lbs wet and and loaded. I need the unit for slow trolling lakes for kokanee and kings as well as downstream trolling on the river for salmon. Had a 80 pound thrust on a much lighter boat and it was overkill, but I never had to worry about batteries. I dread having three batteries, but I appreciate your input and will consider. Hoping someone has stuck an 80lb on a similar boat and can give first hand account. I've read a few blogs on other sites talking about and recommending 60" 80lb, but...
    Buddy has an 80# thrust minn Kota and the batteries barely last a day on the Sac river salmon fishing. He has a 21’ inboard jet boat, uses the kicker for thrust because he has to. It’ll work for you but might get dicey when your batteries give out. Just an idea,
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