Minn Kota® Riptide® SP Saltwater Trolling Motors/Pre-Installed i-Pilot™ Wireless GPS Trolling System Combos

   

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Volt Thrust (lbs.) Shaft Length Other specs Quantity Price & availability

12

55

48"

Type:
Bow Mount

24

70

54"

Type:
Bow Mount
  • Factory-installed Minn Kota® i-Pilot™ Wireless GPS Trolling System
  • CoPilot™ Wireless Remote System
  • Deploy-Assist Lever
  • Advanced Corrosion Protection
  • i-Pilot Record a Track
  • Spot Lock
  • CoPilot™ and Cruise Control
  • Advanced Auto Pilot™

All the great features of the Minn Kota® Riptide® SP Saltwater Trolling Motor combined with a factory-installed Minn Kota® i-Pilot™ Wireless GPS Trolling System. The revolutionary i-Pilot uses GPS technology to store and retrieve locations and paths on the water. Its intuitive features—including CoPilot™ wireless functions—navigate and position your boat for you, improve your bait presentation, and let you focus on fishing.

Riptide® SP features:
CoPilot™ Wireless Remote System -- Now standard with added features. Control speed, steering, and on/off controls from anywhere on the boat.
Deploy-Assist Lever -- Puts you in motion and in pursuit of fish quickly and easily. Depress the lever, the motor deploys, and you’re ready to go. When it’s time to move, it stows easily and securely—ready for action whenever you are.
Advanced Corrosion Protection -- Premium-grade marine alloys are virtually impervious to rust. Metals undergo a rigid multi-step cleaning process before being anodized or coated with a special zinc dichromate armor plating and finished with a TGIC polyester, powder-coat paint.

iPilot™ features:
Record a Track:
Simply push the Record button and fish along your desired course. i-Pilot will store that track to memory—now up to six separate tracks. When
you want to retrace a course, i-Pilot’s Playback functions will automatically guide your boat down the track.
Spot-Lock:
Works like an electronic anchor. Choose up to six separate spots to remember and at the push of a button it will hold you in place. Spot-Lock Recall lets you return to that spot later.
CoPilot™ and Cruise Control:
Select and maintain a consistent speed for optimum bait presentation with cruise control, and use the legendary speed and steering functions
of CoPilot™ to precisely control your boat.
Advanced CoPilot:
Uses GPS to take you exactly to the point you select, not just the bearing you choose. It’s the difference between a compass and a GPS unit. Just point the motor in the direction you want to travel, push a button and let it take you there with GPS accuracy while compensating for wind, waves, current, and drift.

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Rated 2 out of 5 by 1 reviewer.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Bad experience Good news...Bought the Minn Kota i-pilot in March of 2012. Used only a few times in 2012. I thought this was the greatest trolling motor every invented. The spot lock feature alone is worth the price. Bad news...used the motor three times this year and already am having problems. The motor now has a mind of it's own. When pressing the directional buttons on the remote, the motor should turn until you release the button. This works sometimes and sometimes it does not. Same thing with the speed buttons. Sometimes with the directional buttons, it will not stop turning when you release the button. Thought I had a bad remote. Took motor to service center. Repairman and Minn Kota support determined I had a bad remote. Minn Kota gave me another remote (took a month to get it) and I still have the same problem. Now have to dismount motor and take it in again. I would wait awhile to buy one of these until they can figure out the bugs. July 7, 2013
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is it variable speed

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Yes, It has ten speeds controlled by the remote.
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Yes and No. If will depend on how you fish. If you only use the trolling motor to get from one spot to another than a 5 speed would be a good option. However, if you want to move slowly for position or trolling than a variable speed will let you find the right amount of control. I hope this helps. Thanks
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The horizontal casing you see in the photo mounts onto the bow very securely. I recommend the quick release plate that allows you to pop the motor off with almost no effort. It costs a little extra and is completely worth it.
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Minn Kota® Riptide® SP Saltwater Trolling Motors/Pre-Installed i-Pilot™ Wireless GPS Trolling System Combos is a bow mount. Thanks
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I'm new at fishing and just purchased a pontoon. I'm looking for a trolly motor that will help in difficult places to anchor. I will be fishing both in fresh and salt waters. Any guidance and the best fit will be greatly appreciated as I would like to get this right the first time.
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I would ask a dealer but in theory, there is no reason it would not work. I would think the 36 V might be appropriate. And you will need to ensure you have enough open deck to stow the motor horizontally on deck. You can angle the motor any direction that it will fit.
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This motor features Spot-Lock. Spot-Lock works like an electronic anchor. You can choose up to six separate spots for i-Pilot to remember, and at the push of a button, it will correct for wind or current to hold you in place. Spot-Lock Recall lets you return to your spot later, from up to a quarter mile away.

You do have other factors you need to consider as well when choosing a trolling motor, and I am providing a link to an article in our OutdoorSite Library. If you choose this motor you will need to make sure you have a mounting location, that you choose a long enough shaft length for you pontoon, and that you have enough pounds of thrust. The article below will explain these factors in detail.

Choosing the Right Trolling Motor
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