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Which one? I was going to get the AP but its 200 bucks more. So now I am leaning towards the PD. IF I get the PD i can get the remote for 150 and save 50 bucks plus the PD comes with 17' of cable. Am I going to regret not getting the AP. I mainly fish of eyes and crappies. Let me know what you guys think.

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I have an auto pilot and fishing muskies & bass the thing is irreplaceable just point and go. I would think Walleye and crappies you would do just fine with power drive. As far as the remote I usually fish up front and the trolling motor I have has a long cable so it can be worked from any where in the boat (99% up front though). The thing about the auto pilot you can run on a manual setting ,and when I'm lucky enough to catch a ski I hit the pilot and one less thin to think about when dealing with big fish.Also when retying or getting started at the access hit the pilot and it helps not to do circles.

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I agree with purchaseing APilot. Once you try it, you cannot understand how you made it before. It leves you more time to concentrate on what you want to do, which is fishing, instead of checking where boat is going.
Set your direction....and go fishing, well worth it the extra $ 200 in my opinion.

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Can the autopilot be "added" to the powerdrive? I just got my boat, and with a powerdrive. I wasnt aware of this option, I need it! It was a pain in the wind the other day.

If not, I guess I could get the remote system, sound ok. That footpetal isnt the easiest thing to use IMO.

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The autopilot cannot be added on. You either have it or you dont. I have had both and will never buy a bowmount without it again. You can put the boat into the wind or in a given direction, no matter what the wind or waves do the motor will steer itself back to your original heading. Need to land a fish? no sweat just let the motor truck along no more steering in circles. Will be the best $200.00 you'll spend..

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Go with the AP. It is really nice to have, and I will tell you I will not go back to one with out it.

They are nice, just press the auto pilot button, point and go. Simple and very convenient, especially when you are fighting a fish or something, you wont ever get off course. I would definitely recommend one.

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I have had both and personally never used the autopilot feature more than 5 times. I really don't think it is worth the extra money put the money towards a higher thrust motor instead. And if you think you are constently steering tie a drift sock on it helps alot.

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I can't believe that anyone that has ever used an AP would ever be without it. I had purchased a bowmount without when I rebuilt my boat. A friend talked me into exchanging it for an AP. Best money I ever spent. Fishing alone for walleyes in a wind?? Especially in a crowd?? Absolutely tremendous.

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Absolutely- get the AP. I was extremely skeptical of this feature when I got it, now I wouldn't go without it.

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