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Mac Attack

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Re: Finally got the Terrova mounted to the boat after two years!
« Reply #15 on: Sep 27, 2021, 09:59 AM »
Odd.  Ive had a few of these units on a couple different boats never had that issue.


Same here.
My Ulterra is off to the side on my 21' Trophy and it tracks fine.
If a boat was going to have problems like this I would think my Trophy with that deep V would be the one to show it.
Also, I'm not sure I have ever seen a trolling motor not mounted off to the side a little bit..........so it doesn't hide the bow light.


You will love the Terrova.
Especially the iPilot features!!!


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Re: Finally got the Terrova mounted to the boat after two years!
« Reply #16 on: Sep 27, 2021, 10:35 AM »
Odd.  Ive had a few of these units on a couple different boats never had that issue.
I think my problem was a lightweight boat with waaaay to much motor. I had it off to the right and it would always kick the back to the right at higher speeds. Kind of dog walked

fishogger

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Re: Finally got the Terrova mounted to the boat after two years!
« Reply #17 on: Sep 28, 2021, 06:07 AM »
Actually Tim it would be perfect for positioning the boat in a river without dropping an anchor or pulling up to a fallen tree. And there are a lot of other things it does besides Spotlock.

Shoulda coulda woulda is water under the bridge. It is what it is.

i really dont think it fits my way of fishing most of the time.  if im wanting to hold out in the river id be catfishing so id anchor up apposed to running my bat down.  and you seen how close i get in to cover.  that wouldnt do to have the trolling motor running.  even if it wasnt chopping branches it would be prop washing them away from me.  if a guy thinks he is going to set out from a brush pile and cast into it and pull fish after fish he hasnt tried it. lol  i see the floats(another thing that doesnt play well in wood!) of the learning every time out. ;D

i know its a trolling game changer.  i have been in boats with such tools and it was awesome!  makes trolling summer gills like bank fishing. lol
some fishermen tell lies,  this one doesnt need to

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fishogger

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Re: Finally got the Terrova mounted to the boat after two years!
« Reply #18 on: Sep 28, 2021, 06:10 AM »
I think my problem was a lightweight boat with waaaay to much motor. I had it off to the right and it would always kick the back to the right at higher speeds. Kind of dog walked

ive been here already.  its called full grown man in the nose of small boat.(not motor) the nose heavy stance of the hull in the water causes the erratic tracking.  i had one clamped on the nose of a12'er and it did same thing.
some fishermen tell lies,  this one doesnt need to

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fishogger

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Re: Finally got the Terrova mounted to the boat after two years!
« Reply #19 on: Sep 28, 2021, 07:15 AM »
man this site really sluggish this morning. or maybe its just my account :whistling:  lmao
some fishermen tell lies,  this one doesnt need to

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iceman260

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Re: Finally got the Terrova mounted to the boat after two years!
« Reply #20 on: Sep 28, 2021, 07:52 AM »
The terrova is really a game changer, the cruise control, autopilot,spot lock and pilot were game changers for me. You will love it once you get used to it.

lowaccord66

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Re: Finally got the Terrova mounted to the boat after two years!
« Reply #21 on: Sep 29, 2021, 06:55 PM »
....if a guy thinks he is going to set out from a brush pile and cast into it and pull fish after fish he hasnt tried it. lol  i see the floats(another thing that doesnt play well in wood!) of the learning every time out. ;D



Im the guy.  I have tried it, successfully for crappies and smallmouth and sometimes only a few feet from shore.  One of the lakes I fish absolutely requires it because most of the banks drop into 50 fow really quickly. 

fishogger

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Re: Finally got the Terrova mounted to the boat after two years!
« Reply #22 on: Sep 30, 2021, 04:35 AM »
i guarantee it wouldnt work here.   im catching most 4ft below my boat in brush that comes just short of surface.  if your not stealthy you dont get bit.  no way will they put up with the prop chopping branches and prop washing them.  it just wont work.  sure it would work over 50fow with the fish 20' down.  but not in my 12fow with fish 4' down, and wood to within a foot od surface. so no your not the guy. lol  understand now?

i take guys out that dont know how to fish brush and all we get done doing is trying the next spot.  they hang up and yank away.  thats it your done if that happens.  eevery
 experienced crappie fisherman knows that.  same goes for bumping cover hard. they spook off or just clam up.
some fishermen tell lies,  this one doesnt need to

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lowaccord66

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Re: Finally got the Terrova mounted to the boat after two years!
« Reply #23 on: Sep 30, 2021, 12:17 PM »
I do the same as you but its not worth arguing over...I could post a quick video of doing it but who cares.  Fish and let fish..you can be "right"....I will mention for the open minded folks here that you can run the head 1.5ft under water and at most spot lock speeds not cavitate nor chop a pile but what do I know....I mean watching the crappie react on livescope doesnt tell me anything....like I said if it feels good to be right, you can be right....

Mac Attack

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Re: Finally got the Terrova mounted to the boat after two years!
« Reply #24 on: Sep 30, 2021, 02:25 PM »
 :w00t:

mcully

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Re: Finally got the Terrova mounted to the boat after two years!
« Reply #25 on: Oct 01, 2021, 06:19 AM »
I watch those crappie tourneys on TV and they just use 13' rods and electric motors all day in skinny water. that livescope is crazy to watch too!
I'm continually amazed at how dumb crappie can be on TV but never for me in real life.
I can say dropshotting for lakers in 150' of water they never knew what hit them. GAME CHANGER

lowaccord66

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Re: Finally got the Terrova mounted to the boat after two years!
« Reply #26 on: Oct 01, 2021, 02:37 PM »
When I was a kid ESPN outdoors (early 90's) had those on all the time.

Ive seen those lakers do mysterious things with that unit and now Ill be watching blackfish soon!

lowaccord66

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Re: Finally got the Terrova mounted to the boat after two years!
« Reply #27 on: Oct 01, 2021, 02:40 PM »
:w00t:

Relevant to the thread did, what size shaft did you get for your minnkota?  I need a 87 for my 23'.  I have a 60" on my 19' stratos...Id pay a finders fee for one in stock of the 36v varity.

fishogger

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Re: Finally got the Terrova mounted to the boat after two years!
« Reply #28 on: Oct 01, 2021, 05:32 PM »
I do the same as you but its not worth arguing over...I could post a quick video of doing it but who cares.  Fish and let fish..you can be "right"....I will mention for the open minded folks here that you can run the head 1.5ft under water and at most spot lock speeds not cavitate nor chop a pile but what do I know....I mean watching the crappie react on livescope doesnt tell me anything....like I said if it feels good to be right, you can be right....

lol i dont have to be rite im just stating the facts.  that trolling motor doesnt know not to chop cover i do.  thats all it boils down to man.  and in muddy water even i cant see them all.  im sure if you were fishing the stuff i am you would agree man.  no need for ruffled feathers.



tried the long rods and snagged too much. tried light jigs and snagged too much.(not enough feel)  tried lots of things over the years but none as good as vertical jig deep in cover.  the stain helps get away with it when they hold 4ft under the boat.
some fishermen tell lies,  this one doesnt need to

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Re: Finally got the Terrova mounted to the boat after two years!
« Reply #29 on: Oct 01, 2021, 05:54 PM »
ive been here already.  its called full grown man in the nose of small boat.(not motor) the nose heavy stance of the hull in the water causes the erratic tracking.  i had one clamped on the nose of a12'er and it did same thing.

Come on Tim you're more than a full grown man!  :rotflol:
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