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gunflint

Vector 3X Steering

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I'm trying to decide between the new Minn-Kota Traxxis transom mount trolling motor vs a Vector with 3X steering. This would be in a 55#, 12 volt. Does anyone have any issues with the Vector? Is it easy to adapt to that steering. I'm concerned that without the 3X I my end up without enough swing room because of the outboard. The price difference between the two buys a new battery. Thanks.

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I am looking too. And am for sure getting the Vector after testing it out at the dealer. I have a friend who also has tge vector and loves it.

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I have a 3x vector, and love it, it does take a little getting used to with the tiller handle but this is my 3rd year on it and it works great.

12v 55# thrust, runs all day on a group 27 battery.

WW

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Same feelings here about the 3X. Nice to be able to swing it into reverse or forward with minimal rotation. It does take some getting used to since the handle and motor don't rotate 1:1, but you'll get the hang of it in no time and learn to love it.

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gunflint '3x is a good motor you will like the way it steers no twiwstin on the handle to go into reverse just turn it! mine is a24 volt 80 lber it handels my 1800 pro v real good plenty of thrust to move her even with big wind'i recommend sending in the warranty card though , mine quit the second day of vacation couple years back, circut board went out luckily i had sent it in and it happened within my 3 year warranty and there was a minn kota guy close that had the parts. no charge or it would have been 150.00 outa the bait fund!

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I just upgraded to the 80lb Vector 3X from a 55lb Maxxum. The increase in thrust and the heavier duty bracket are what steered me in that direction. I looked at the Traxxis but was not impressed with the shaft. If you walleye fish in any chop you may want to consider the vector for how stout it is comapred to the traxxis.

BHS

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