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Whatís your opinion on the electric foot pedals for your trolling motors for those of you that have used both an electric fly by wire  and a cable steer foot pedal?  I was at Bass Pro the other day asking about trolling motors saying I wasnít a huge fan of the feel of the electric foot pedals.  The guy helping me said basically get use to it because thatís the way the industry is going and the way of the future.  Whatís your opinion on that.  And whatís your preference if youíve used both and why.




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if you are looking for a troller with spot lock and still have cable steer feel and capability get the motor guide tour pro.  i have one, and it is awesome.  the steering is just the same as cable steer because it is.  you do have steering servos kick to assist, but you have no lag time in the steering.  the spot lock is as accurate as it gets.  the bracket is better, heavier, and has full 360 breakaway.

if you are looking for a 36v, i can get you hooked with a person that has two for sale.  he got them in exchange for advertising.  he has one of them on his boat and likes it much better than the ultrex he did have.  i believe he is asking $2300 and it has the built-in sonar too.

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I've only used a wireless electronic foot pedal once and don't even remember who's boat it was. But I do remember the lag in response was frustrating. I use an Ultrex today which is an assisted cable system much like Bo's Motorguide Tour Pro and I'm very happy with that system.
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There is no lag in my Ulterra and I fish it in the heaviest crap possible.  I'll never go back to a cable steer.

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There is no lag in my Ulterra and I fish it in the heaviest crap possible.  I'll never go back to a cable steer.

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you may say that until your steering quits and then you are done for the day.  even the ultrex when the steering quits you can not steer the trolling motor.  the tour pro is fully cable with servos that assist with the steering.  if they happen to quit, you can still steer the trolling motor.  the foot pedal on the tour pro turns easy as can be with no torqued at any speed.  when on spot lock, the servos take over completely.  you can also steer with a remote if you prefer to do it that way.  with the ulterra, i would imagine that you use the remote a lot.

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There is no lag in my Ulterra and I fish it in the heaviest crap possible.  I'll never go back to a cable steer.

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you may say that until your steering quits and then you are done for the day.  even the ultrex when the steering quits you can not steer the trolling motor.  the tour pro is fully cable with servos that assist with the steering.  if they happen to quit, you can still steer the trolling motor.  the foot pedal on the tour pro turns easy as can be with no torqued at any speed.  when on spot lock, the servos take over completely.  you can also steer with a remote if you prefer to do it that way.  with the ulterra, i would imagine that you use the remote a lot.

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Realistically, the same thing happens when a steering cable breaks.

And yes I know of that happening.

The odds of either, whether Electric or Cable, breaking is so very small that it is almost never mentioned on fishing forums.


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