Quiet as a Mouse. The author declares the Minn Kota Terrova is one of the quietest and smoothest running trolling motor on the market.
If you're one of those types of fisherman that is all about getting the most out of your time on the water then owning a Minn Kota Terrova with iPilot is a must. This unique trolling motor offers several special features to make fishing more enjoyable and easier than ever before.
First off, the Terrova trolling motor is one of the quietest and smoothest running trolling motors you will ever use. This motor comes in three thrust options, including 55, 80 and 101 pounds. Couple this to multiple shaft lengths of 45, 54, and 60 inches and this motor can pretty much be used with any boat for any type of fishing that you plan on doing.
This motor is packed with great designs and advanced technology that make it useful for the novice or experienced angler alike. Like all Minn Kota trolling motors, the Terrova is built with an indestructible shaft that has an option of including your sonar right into it's prop housing. This is a great feature — not only does it get rid of extra exposed cables but now you don't have to worry about your transducer getting knocked free in woody debris.
The new design to the stow/deploy lever makes it a bit easier for one-handed deployment and the electric foot pedal allows for precise hands-free motor control. This new pedal allows anglers multiple steering options (heel/toe or left/right), a rotary speed control, momentary/constant switch and AutoPilot control. The really neat idea with this setup is that an automatic cut-off switch is incorporated that shuts power off to the motor when stowed. Knowing that the motor cannot be turned on when stowed is helpful if you have kids in and around your boat while it is in the garage or being stored.
Another feature found with this trolling motor is a Digital Maximizer. This maximizer is designed to eliminate wasted energy and works to give you extended battery life and longer run times! This can be especially important if you boat is not equipped with an onboard battery charger. As far rounding out the other advanced features the Autopilot and iPilot systems are some of the coolest technologies invented for trolling motors. With these systems you can now control your boat wirelessly (handheld unit) and accurately retrace GPS routes saved to your trolling motor. All in all, the Minn Kota Terrova with iPilot makes fishing and maneuvering your boat easier and more enjoyable than ever before.