MotorGuide® VariMAX® Hand Control Transom Mount Trolling Motors with BluVis™ Battery/Speed LED Indicators
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- BluVis™ display shows direction, speed, and battery voltage
- Aluminum Transom Mount offers multi-position angle adjustment
- Fish up to 3.5 times longer than a 5-speed motor
- Intuitive steering with revolutionary push/pull, forward/reverse speed adjustments
- One-touch depth adjustment to quickly modify motor height
- Digital variable speed minimizes amp draw
- Powerful motor runs cooler, lasts longer
- Taper-Lock™ mount with 7-point adjustment
- One-touch, rapid-slide depth adjustment collar
- Extending Soft Touch handle
Designed to have the longest run time of any motor in its class and the advantage of a precise variable speed adjustment, VariMAX gives you the freedom to fish all day with unmatched control of your boat—plus the Digital guts to get it done, day in and day out. You'll get up to 3.5 times the battery life over 5-speed motors. And you'll never have to settle for a little too fast or slow. Dial it way down and whisper through the shallows, or crank it up and cut through the wind with less amp draw than ever before. Fish longer, fish at exactly the speed you want, and fish more silently. And do it with the extreme durability of Digital. Aluminum Transom Mount offers multi-position angle adjustment and easy-to-use tilt/stow mechanism. Features include intuitive steering with push/pull forward and reverse; precise BluVis integrated speed and battery indicator; one-touch depth adjustment to quickly modify motor height; digital variable speed that minimizes amp draw; large-diameter 1.25" shaft; powerful motor that runs cooler and lasts longer; revolutionary push/pull, forward/reverse speed adjustments; Taper-Lock mount with 7-point adjustment; one-touch, rapid-slide depth adjustment collar; extending Soft Touch handle; extending Twist-Tiller steering style. Easy Allen wrench adjustment allows the head to be repositioned for placement anywhere in the boat.
Rated 2.2 out of 5 by 15
Rated 1 out of 5 by JoeMG Junk
I just bought the 45 lb MotorGuide Varimax trolling motor today. I never got to try it out. Following the instructions to install the prop, I tried to rotate the motor until the pin hole was horizontal. The shaft would not rotate in either direction. I put the pin in and managed to get the prop on. The motor will not move in the reverse direction at all, and when I apply considerable force in the forward direction, it barely budges, while making crunching metallic noises. This thing is either VERY defective, or it has been previously used in salt water. Needless to say, I'm extremely ticked off. I'm bringing it back tomorrow. I don't think I'll be walking out with another one of these.
June 17, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Hamblin162 Varimax
Wow. Astonished at the bad reviews. I've got a 75lb thrust for my boat and 45lb thrust for canoe(when I use it. The 75 lb gets weekly use. I've had it for 3 years, and have had only 1 problem. If you try to jerk it into reverse quickly, the handle may come off. It's easy to put back on though. Besides that, it runs great. I LOVE the variable speeds instead of 5 forward(where it seems you've either got to much power or not enough). I would definitely get another one.
May 5, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by PapaTee Pitiful
I have been using trolling motors for 45 years. I've owned my Motorguide Vari-max for over 3 years and this is BY FAR the worst trolling motor I have ever bought. In the hot sun it will come on by itself, either while fishing or sitting on the trailer. The 'innovative' push/pull forward/reverse switch will change directions when you only want to turn. I see that they finally changed the tilt assembly, you have to reach over the side of the boat and beat on mine to get it to tilt. I was actually relieved that it finally quit working altogether, now I can buy a new one, but not one of these.
February 23, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by bt67o varimax is junk
Both my brother owned one of these models. Both failed within one year. both my brother and I were under warrenty so we had new boards installed. The motors failed again within one year so we junked them and switched to another brand. my brothers friend also bought one of these and was not so lucky as he was over the one year warrenty. the last time out my brother who is a diabetic was alone and had to row back in with his blood sugar lowering. He barely made it back. All three of us will not buy motorguide again. absolute junk!!!!
December 24, 2013
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