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fishhuntwork

auto pilot on trolling motors

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Absolutly love mine. Best situation is if you need to help the wife/little one/buddy out with chores like netting/baiting hooks etc. Also would not know what to do without the copilot.

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You can get by without them... but, life's a lot easier and less frustrating with the auto pilot (and the co pilot is the cherry on top the cake). And, if you fish by yourself or have you hands full when you fish, you don't get so far off course when netting / etc.

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I've been looking through various online retailers and classifieds trying to find a trolling motor with autopilot. I would like that copilot, but at least the autopilot to start with. It appears there are only 2 Minn kota models that have this, the V2 and the Terrova. Is this an add on option for any other models? I'm also finding that almost all of these are very high ft lb motors. I have a 14 ft with 3 pedastol seats, and don't really need anything over a 42. The 36 bow mount I have now pulls it along just fine, but I would like the ability to have it continue in the same direction when fishing with others who need more assistance. Is there any other options out there for me? Is this copilot only available when the model has an autopilot? The Minn kota HSOforum isnt very helpful. Thanks!

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co pilot is a pretty easy add on as long as its compatible, just bolt on a side plate and plug it in. I do not believe autopilot could be added.

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I just saw in the cabela's spring catalog that you can add autopilot to a terrova or riptide trolling motor for $250 as a add-on kit.

it looks to me that the smallest AP they make now is a 55lb thrust.

You can get copilot on either a power drive or a autopilot.

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... I'm also finding that almost all of these are very high ft lb motors. I have a 14 ft with 3 pedastol seats, and don't really need anything over a 42.

Always nice to have more power then less power. If money is an issue, look for a used unit.

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