All-stainless steel shaft to withstand stumps, rocks, and submerged objects
Stainless steel pull/pull steering cable
Durable all-metal foot pedal with soft start and sealed switch
3-blade shallow-water design Machete® III prop
Durable, quiet, efficient digital lower unit
Extended skeg for lower unit protection
Variable speed control to match any fishing condition and extend battery life
4-foot power cable
Mount option: Gator Spring Mount or 20.8 Gator Breakaway
Manufacturer's 2-year warranty
Why do the pros choose MotorGuide? Because it's simply the most durable, long-lasting, high-performance trolling motor on the market. Known for their power and efficiency, MotorGuide Freshwater Tour Series Trolling Motors feature tour-proven mount technology, all-metal heads and foot pedals, and the most reliable stainless steel steering system money can buy. Mount options include the Gator Spring Mount which offers extruded aircraft aluminum for rock solid durability or the 20.8 Gator Breakaway which features a center decket and a hinged door for easy motor removal. No wonder back-to-back BASS Masters Classic® winners Jay Yelas and Kevin VanDam rely on MotorGuide Tour Series motors to stand up to the challenges of tournament competition!
"Reliability is everything and my Digital Tour has performed flawlessly during the BASS Elite events and my run for the title." Kevin VanDam 2011 BassMaster® Angler of the Year
Rated 1 out of 5 by gloomis783 Unreliable,junk
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
Rated 1 out of 5 by tpetes54 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
Rated 2 out of 5 by adam214 Should of baught a Minn Kota...
Baught the tour series 75lb trolling motor from bass pro in mesa, az 2 months ago. Ever since i installed it, it has been SOO hard to steer and not smooth at all. Freaking bearings are blown out already. Not to mention my old 60 lb series has 10X more thrust than this one. I do not like the minnkota foot pedals, but am going to switch because of this piece of junk. Save the hassle and buy a minn kota...
September 1, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by TruckMan Save your money
I am going to keep submitting these until you post it. I bought this motor last August and used it about 20 time. It quit working in May this year and was repaired and quit working again after 3 more uses. Don't want to fish? Then buy this motor. It will keep you off the water.
June 28, 2011
Would recommend that you check your batteries and the wirintg. Had a buddy that had the same thing and changed out the batteries and he was good to go. Would also recommend that you use AGM or gel batteries. Standard acid filled batteries tend to die quicker.