MotorGuide® Freshwater Tour Series Digital Bow Mount Foot Control Trolling Motors
ONE BAD TROLLING MOTOR
I HAVE ALWAYS USED A MINN KOTA TROLLING MOTOR 70 LB THRUST..IT MADE A LOT OF NOISES AND DRAINED THE BATTERIES BADLY....I RECENTLY PURCHASED THIS AWESOME PIECE OF MACHINERY AND WAS SHOCKED HOW QUIET IT IS AND HOW LONG THE BATTERIES LAST....THE LIT ARROW AT NITE IS JUST AN ADDED BONUS......I LOVE THE WAY WHEN YOU BUMP AN OBJECT UNDER THE WATER IT BOUNCES BACK WITHOUT DAMAGE....HANDS DOWN....I WILL NEVER BUY A MINN KOTA,BUT IT DOESNT COME CLOSE IN QUALITY OR FEATURES....I FISH OVER 300 DAYS A YR AS A DISBALED VETERAN SERVING IN THE NAVY.....ID RECCOMMEND THIS..ALSO BASS PRO HAS THE THREE YEAR WARRANTY WHICH I ENCOURAGE YOU TO PURCHASE.....2 THUMBS UP ON THIS AWESOME TROLLING MOTOR......THANK YOU MOTOR GUIDE AND THANK YOU BASS PRO FOR SELLING THIS AWESOME PRODUCT
September 26, 2013
Speed after 3, sounds like a wounded coyote.
No prop wrench/nut provided in mount anymore.
No prop wrench provided at all to install new prop on new $1200 motor?
Prop is dedicated to the outside of boat now
resulting in my custom cover not fitting.
Do not try to clamp motor to mount in stowed position
as per instructions because in cant happen. You have to clamp in the down position. The mount is too short
to run the motor in the lowest position resulting in the motor hanging over the end unsupported.
August 19, 2013
I have a one year old Tour 82 Motor Guide and I
have had it off the boat,far more than it has been
on the boat.Digital feature is always cutting out,
Hard to stear this thing,its very loud and has no
real power at times,it cuts on and off.If the Pro's
use these they must get them free to give them any
type of good rating.I went back to using my old
Motor Guide 68lb thrust non digital unit,its far
more dependable.Would I buy another one?Not
on Your Life..Motor Guide big Thumbs Down.
October 20, 2012
Disappointed to say the least
Purchased a new Champion boat in 2009 with a Motorguide Freshwater Digital 71 lb thrust 24V trolling motor on it. It worked good for the first 6 or 7 trips although it was "clanky" and hard to release from its upright position but then apparently leaked water through the seals into the motor and shorted out. My boat was in the driveway with the tarp on when it came on by itself and chewed the fiberglass up and chewed a large hole in my tarp.
I took it in for repair and it was repaired under warranty but they would not pay for the tarp repair. ($800) The boat was less than 1 year old and had only been in deep water so it was not abused. It worked good for 1 trip then lost it's power and will only spin low RPMs with a knocking sound.
After reading all the bad reviews and talking with other Motorguide owners its obvious that Motorguide is now an inferior brand. I plan on going to Bass Pro Shops to purchase a new Minn Kota as recommended by my fishing friends.
August 25, 2012