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Wondering what you guys think of the Genesis trolling motor. Hoping to get a new one before spring, but don't know which kind yet.
Does the Genisis have an autopilot feautre? Can it run 12 or 24 volts?
Where has some good prices?
Any info would be appreciated.

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In my opinion the Genesis is over priced. They offer 4 models all with Autopilot. They range from about $1300-1550 depending on thrust and shaft length. You can get a 12 volt 55 lb thrust or a 24v 74 lb thrust. I would opt for a Autopilot with built in transducer for about $500-600 less. The only advantage of the Genesis is that it self deploys.

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Yes I believe the Genesis is also over priced but it does do some cool things. It does auto deploy. But also while fishing it you encounter shallower water you can electronically raise and lower it to avoid digging your trolling motor prop into the bottom. On the other models of Minn-Kotas you have to hand adjust it. So that is a pretty cool feature. Saves time while fishing too.

Well Good Luck
Chev

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birddog, another option is to go with the Maxxum. I have the 74lb. with 24 volts, it's got kick a-- power and the batteries last a long time. It doesn't have autopilot but it is one of the few Minnkota's that has cable driven controls which I like. I don't know how big a boat you have but if it's bigger than 16 ft. I would go for a 24 volt system, plus if you fish LOW it's nice to have a 54 or 62 inch shaft so when it's a little choppy your prop stays in the water. Later, Stiffy

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