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jason007

Minn Kota Power Drive VS Terrova

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I am looking at the 70# 24v Power Drive and also the 80# 24v Terrova, both with autopilot. Is it worth the extra roughly $300 more for the Terrova? Other than the extra 10# of thrust and the foot pedal design, what else is different. If it is worth it then wondering why otherwise would rather put that extra money into new GPS/Sonar, etc.. By the way this is for a 1997 17ft Smokercraft. I like doing a variety of trolling with cranks and bottom bouncer/spinners. Looking at doing planer boards this year.

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I would spend the extra $300 for the Terrova. I recently upgraded from a 12V Power Drive (same motor as the 24v Power Drive, just different # output)a 24v Terrova on my 17' Sylvan.

1. The Terrova has a much better footpedal. Primarily the Auto Pilot can be turned on/off from the foot pedal and I like the layout of the buttons and speed dial better.

2. If you put a Co-Pilot on the Terrova the Auto Pilot can be turned on/off with the remote and it also has a full speed button on the remote that when pressed will take the motor to full speed, press it again and you are back to the old speed setting. I have used this feature more than I ever thought I would.

3. The stow/deploy mechanism is far better on the Terrova. The Power Drive has rubber ramps that the motor slides on in the stowed position but the Terrova has 2 arms that pivot. Deploying the Terrova is much easier, no sitcking or binding ever.

4. The extra 10#, hey you can never have to much trolling motor.

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Thanks for the reply, I went ahead and ordered the Terrova today. I have pretty much been hearing 9 out of 10 people say to go with the Terrova based on their personal experiences.

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