Minn Kota Ultrex 80lb MDI i-Pilot 45" BT
Winner of the 2016 ICAST Best of Show Award, the Minn Kota Ultrex i-Pilot Trolling Motor is the industry’s first cable steer trolling motor with electronic assist steering and integrated GPS technology. Like power steering for your trolling motor, the electronic assist steering makes it easier to make steering adjustments, while still providing the positive feed back from the foot pedal that anglers love about traditional cable-steer motors. It also offers all the benefits of i-Pilot and GPS technology, including Spot-Lock, Record-A-Track, Cruise Control, Advanced Auto Pilot, and Co-Pilot features.
The new i-Pilot remote (included) offers improved functionality and enhanced durability. Its 20-percent larger LCD screen and function icons, its overall slimmer, more ergonomic design, and its easy-access battery compartment all combine to improve visibility and handling.
Among i-Pilot's many features, Spot-Lock works like an electronic anchor, holding the boat in place. If the boat drifts more than five feet from the Spot-Lock location, i-Pilot will activate the trolling motor to keep the boat on the designated spot. It automatically corrects for wind, waves, current and drift. The "recall" feature for Spot-Lock provides the ability to return to that specific location at a later time. (Stores up to six Spot-Lock locations)
The Record-A-Track feature allows an entire fishing track, up to a remarkable two miles in length, to be stored to memory (up to six separate tracks). When you want to retrace a course in either direction, i-Pilot’s playback functions will automatically guide your boat along the track.
The i-Pilot’s Cruise Control maintains real-time on-the-water boat speed in one-tenth mile-per-hour increments. This precise speed control allows the angler to dial in bait presentations in trolling applications.
The Advanced AutoPilot feature utilizes GPS technology to maintain the boat path on a true heading while adjusting for wind, waves, current and side-drift. This results in improved and more accurate tracking compared to traditional compass-based systems. CoPilot is Minn Kota’s wireless trolling motor control system and is integrated into the i-Pilot remote control. It allows you to control speed and steering from anywhere in the boat.