You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
Pistol Pete

Minnkota with link

Recommended Posts

Am looking at a Terrova with link and a new bird to go with it, a 858c HD DI. Anyone know what i will need to buy for additional cables to get hooked up? Also looking for input from anyone who has used a link system. How do you like it? does it hold contour lines good or does it wander a bit? Would you buy it again? Ease of setting the system up?

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

If you have just the i-Pilot LINK and one HB unit then all you will need to connect them is an ethernet cable. They come in varying lengths.

I haven't used the LINK system but the early reports for it are very good.

If you haven't bought your Minn Kota and Humminbird yet you might want to check out the prices at Pro Fishing Supply. Call or email them for their best prices. You might also want to mention that you saw their add on HSO, sometimes that can help you get a better price wink

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I just bought the Terrova 80 with iPilot Link and the Humminbird 858c DI at Joe's. They are on sale. I haven't hooked it up yet. Still reading the manuals. Man, the possibilities seem endless with the different functions of the iPilot Link. My next task is to get the appropriate fuses for both units (60 amp for the trolling motor....not sure on the graph though). And i need some heavier guage wire for the power to the motor. #6 marine grade I've been told. Anyone know what guage wire i should use to power the graph? I'll be running the power about 10' from the battery.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • I’m in a similar situation right now and I am “freaking out” how did it work out for you what paper work did you file? Who did you reach out to?
    • Did someone pee in your charcoal 😁?
    • I like to see the fish that gets away verses not. A few weeks ago, I was trolling for walleyes on the SLR and while reeling one in, something grabbed a hold of it and fought hard for a while but chewed the walleye pretty bad. Trolled over the same are 20 minutes later and caught another walleye and this time it didn't let go and I saw what was eating my walleyes and it was a huge musky that got close to the boat and snapped the line and left with my crankbait and fish. So, the one I saw that "got away" was a cooler sight than the mystery fish that attacked my walleye that I never got to see earlier that day
    • Besides the motor on the back, I don't see much a difference between an old boat and a new boat.   It's not like new boats parallel park themselves.           
    • and still end up with an old boat as was said earlier.  I think it's more a labor of love for what we have...
    • looks like it got corrected! thanks Rick
    • Looks fine to me @rundrave :D
    • Hello from the NW Angle!

      Surface water temperatures range from 65 in the morning reaching low 70s during the late afternoon. 

      Minnesota has been best in shallower areas such as the Flag Island Flats (5-9 ft.) Prime time being the evening bite with many nice fish including a 31" beast. Deeper water around Four Blocks and LIttle Oak are providing good action for Walleye/Sauger. Orange has been the top color. Even with the recent Mayfly hatch and plenty of crayfish in fishes bellies, (Walleye, Sauger and Northerns) the fishing is awesome!

      Canadian fishing has been the best using bottom bouncers in the mud with gold being the most productive color spinners. Jigging will produce fish around structure with larger Walleye/Sauger coming out of 26+ feet of water. Pike and Muskie action is somewhat concentrated to underwater weeds or occasionally while jigging for walleye.

      We hope to see you soon! 
      Sunset Lodge
    • I think you'd probably have to develop connections to find the right boats at the right price.  If you could also increase the number of boats you do in a given season you could also start buying some materials in bulk which would help drive material costs down.  Still I'm guessing margins would be relatively thin, certainly not a get rich quick scheme. 
    • New Ice shelter coming this fall from Otter and Polaris specifically made for full size Rangers.  This will be available through Polaris Dealers.   https://fishingminnesota.com/forums/topic/210952-new-ice-shelter-from-polaris-and-otter/