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Trolling Motor Question

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Hi,

I need a new trolling motor, but can't decide between the Minn Kota Powerdrive 40lb or the All Terrain 40lb. The Powerdrive has the electic foot pedal with the long cord, and the maximizer thing that is supposed to make the battery last longer. The All Terrain is about $20 cheaper and has a cable operated foot pedal.

Do any of you guys have any experience with either of these motors. I like the maximizer function, but I worry that the electric foot pedal won't hold up as well as the cable operated one.

Any advice ??

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FYI

I was just over at Rilar Marine in Rosemount this morning and they have that exact (Minnkota) trolling motor on clearance. It was like half price. It may be worth a look if you are serious about it.

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I prefer the cable system. If your fishing rough water or current, the faster response of the cable steer is almost a requirement. I don't care for the foot control as much - tough to use while standing due to the steeper angle..

The electric steer works well for general use - just a matter of personal preference really. The electric steer will be slower, that is the major difference. You have the benefit of running the electric steer from the back of the boat on some units, which can be nice. Good luck with your decision.

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[This message has been edited by fishnAddict (edited 09-05-2003).]

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Rilar Marine phone number is 651-423-1100. They are open Saturday AM.

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Thanks for the info ... but I live in Pennsylvania. I might try to call them and see if they would ship it to me ... do you have their phone number?

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