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    Anyone out there that has upgraded to the Ultrex whom would like to share some feedback? Thinking of rolling with the ultrex myself but still a little hesitant. Also curious if anyone has used there unit in very shallow grassy water....
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    Do it. Worth every penny. Works well in grass. You will not regret doing this.

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    So far I love mine. Only had it out 3 times so have not fully used it. Grass so far I have not seen any, but most likely I will use polls in grass to hold a position.
    But did spot lock in a position in some wind and was able to fish anywhere in boat while it stayed in place. Also used it to retie another bait why it held me from being blown across what I was fishing.
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    Thanks for the input guys!

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    I switched, and will never go back. PowerPoles are still better for shallow areas in the Potomac, but if you want to setup on a point, brushpile, rockpile, channel swing and bang away, Ultrex is the real deal. You do need to be pointed in the wind, or it will happen automagically
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    I'm with the other Ultrex owners as well. Great TM and Spot Lock is the shizzle. Only things I don't like about it......(but can live with)...
    1)...kind of noisy when in spot lock when turning to keep position
    2)...power cable front foot to head is long and somewhat cumbersome
    3)...the head sits up MUCH higher than a regular TM....your old boat cover will need retrofitting.
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    Thanks Larry, is the motor noisy when turning without spotlock enabled?

    Also, does anyone know if you can still steer if the steering assist goes out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by natron View Post
    Thanks Larry, is the motor noisy when turning without spotlock enabled?

    Also, does anyone know if you can still steer if the steering assist goes out?
    If you make a hard turn....like a U turn....yes.
    Not sure about the steering assist.
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    As everyone says, worth every penny. I had the Motorguide xi5, so I have been used to the spotlock and route feature for years. This one is way better and stays in a smaller zone when it is on spot lock. Much more nimble due to the power steering assist. You get used to the noise. I have used it to run grass lines I have found at the Potomac this year (only a few of them around) and saved them in my routes. Very easy to fish when don't have to run the trolling motor. I set it on low and run my line and back again. Holds great even in windy conditions. I would suggest one of the replacement prop nuts. Dampens the vibration and it's supposed to help with motor noise although I have my doubts. Definitely helps with the vibration though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by natron View Post
    Thanks Larry, is the motor noisy when turning without spotlock enabled?

    Also, does anyone know if you can still steer if the steering assist goes out?
    I know because steering assist failed on my early unit. you cannot steer if the board in the footpedal fails.....no free lunch on this one....typically you can still use the remote to steer in this failure case.
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