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Minn Kota Riptide SP Saltwater Trolling Motors

   

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12

55

48"

Speed:
Variable

Type:
Bow Mount
  • $789.99

  • SKU: 1327268

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70

54"

Speed:
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Type:
Bow Mount
  • $949.99

  • SKU: 1327270

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Minn Kota®: The world's leading trolling motor!
All Minn Kota Riptide® Saltwater Trolling Motors feature effortless stow and deploy, enhanced CoPilot, master cutoff switch, and optional digitally controlled AutoPilot™ steering. The Riptide SP also features deploy lever assist, CoPilot Wireless Remote System, digital electronics, optional SP Corded foot control pedal, and optional SP wireless foot pedal (sold separately).
Deploy-Assist Lever
Deploy-assist design takes the effort out of deploying the motor.
Co-Pilot Wireless Remote System
Control speed, steering, and on/off controls from anywhere on the boat. Optional corded or wireless foot pedals sold separately.
Digital Electronics
Advanced digital microprocessing controls the draw of power at variable speeds for up to five times longer run time on a single charge.
AutoPilot Steering
Simply point the motor in the direction you want to travel and activate the AutoPilot, and the patented compass keeps you on course. On selected models only.
Saltwater-Engineered
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.
Indestructible Composite Shaft
Pound for pound, stronger than stainless steel.Flexes on impact; will not break, kink, or corrode. Guaranteed for life!
Fully Encapsulated Electronics
Control boards are fully encapsulated in marine-grade urethane to permanently seal the circuitry from external elements.
Sacrificial Anode
Patented, replaceable anode protects metalliccomponents from galvanic corrosion.
Two-Year Warranty
All Riptide motors feature a manufacturer's two-year warranty.

Minn Kota Riptide SP Saltwater Trolling Motor Corded Foot Pedal sold separately and can be found through item search for number 1328504

Minn Kota Riptide SP Saltwater Trolling Motors 3.1 5 8 8
Awesome! I have a 2012 MAko 17 Pro Skiff. The wife and I do alot of flats fishing. The wife however works the front casting deck...This had been a problem on my other boats, since she loves to forget to stop the trolling motor. So we would run through the fish or ground out. When we started looking for a trolling motor for our new boat. We both wanted to keep the front casting deck a clear as possible. No more foot controls and its cables to jack with was our goal. We looked at the hand controlled bow mount trolling motors, and discussed her driving. Then I showed her the remote controlled motor. In a heart beat she was willing to let me fork out the extra $400.00 to keep us fishing in peace. So, now I control the trolling motor with a little hand switch on a lanyard. Don't need to yell at the wife for her lack of trolling motor skills. This motor has plenty of power, I have the 55lb thrust 12 volt. I've had 4 people in the boat. In 1 1/2' chop going into a 15 knot wind and still make great time. The controller/motor is real responsive. I have no complaints after 6 uses. The stowing problem others have mentioned isn't a problem. My wife deploys and stores the motor 90% of the time. It is a little tight to get in and out of the cradle. But I think thats a great thing. I don't want the motor deploting when I'm running full out. I also added the trolling motor mount where you can take it off the boat when not in use. I'm in a heavy saltwater enviornment. Being able to store this investment inside and out of the elements should extend its life. As well as remedy some of the problems others listed concerning corrosion and electronics going out. May 29, 2012
Now I've got a Robo-Boat! The Riptide is a great trolling motor! I've used many others before - including MotorGuide and some others, but some features of the Riptide stand out. The Autopilot feature is great - better than the MotorGuide version - and has very good range. I sometimes get off the boat at a crowded dock and then move the boat away with the little remote. When I'm ready to get back in, just have the boat steer back to you - cool... The internal compass works well also, keeping the boat pointed in the right direction when wind or current changes. Last thing is the plastic staft - I've run up on some things that would have bent a metal shaft (my boat needs a 60" shaft length so weight is also an issue) the plastic shaft bows, but does not permanently bend and doesn't break. One hint - make sure you have BIG stainless washers on the backing side of the mount - these things can put at lot of stress on the bolts and mount. May 15, 2008
Riptide SP At first I didn't know if I was going to like the remote steering, but I have now changed my mind, I love it. Pros: lots of power, long battery life. Cons: a little play in the shaft and steering. That is why I gave it a 4 instead of a 5. March 20, 2010
TERRIBLE ALL AROUND!!! I bought one of these for a 24 ft Fish Master Bay Boat/225 Suzuki. Only good thing I have to say about it was that it was powerful...otherwise worthless. The deploy mechanism was very hard to use and caused me to utter many a curse word not to mention several near hernias. The digital foot control was worthless also...either turned far to quickly winding the cord around the shaft or was so slow to react when you pushed the switch down that I found myself tap dancing on it (more like stomping it) on many occassions. October 21, 2010
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I will need to remove the motor each time to stow the boat. Also, is the GPS version worth the extra?
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Get the quick release mounting bracket. You take the motor off and store it in a secured location when not in use.

The main thing on the installation is. Keep the bracket level. Simple enough to do.
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You have to add that yourself. But it's easy to do if you have some basic mechanical skills and tools.
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No, you will need the RTA-17 Quick Release Bracket.
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No you need I-pilot for spot lock. Auto Pilot will go in a straight line based on compass setting. Your boat can get blown off course with Auto-pilot. With the I-pilot comes advanced auto pilot which will not allow you to be blown off course by wind. As soon as you set the direction a serious of GPS spots are recorded along the direction and your boat will travel to those spots.
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What AutoPilot you can:

Troll along a current line, or over a shelf or ledge
Hover in place over schooling fish
Troll parallel to the shoreline
Repeat a productive troll
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Well the deploy system is different and the speeds are different. Also one comes with the north button which holds the trolling motor on a certain path. I have used both and both are great trolling motors.
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I purchased the corded foot controller for my Minn Kota riptide SP. It didn't come with the rubber feet for non-carpeted boats, Does anyone know where I can obtain the rubber feet
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It would be through Minn-Kota.
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Approximately 40 pounds. That is the shipping weight.
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