MK Ultrex 80 installed

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  1. Steve Melton

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    Can't see your pics.
     
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    I wasn't sure if it was just me but I can't see them either.
     
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    Me either, I am however interested in modifying the footpedal!
     
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    . I tried again to post pictu
    I trimmed off the back corners of the housing and that allowed it to fit in the well but had to slide it forward a little to make it sit solidly on the bottom of the foot pedal well.
     
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    No sir
     
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    I have tried everything I can think of to get pictures on this post and can't get it done![​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    ^Those in your last message showed up.
     
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    Yep! Those work! Any pics with it out of the recess to see what you trimmed?

    What about the bezel below the graph, does the pedal clear it? Looks like it would hit when pedal is all the way forward?
     
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    It clears easily. The picture doesn't really show how much clearance there is between pedal and bezel. I will try and take some more pics in the next few days
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    I fished the other day in a steady 20+ mph wind out of the south. Where I fish, that has the wind rolling with the current. I spot-locked just down-stream and down-wind of a ledge where I had marked fish. The wind was rolling enough that it spooled my marker bouy that I threw out to mark the school, but the spot lock held tight. Made fishing so much easier not having to stay on top of the trolling motor. I could walk around the boat and just fish. And didn't have to worry about blowing off the spot when re-rigging, unhooking a fish, etc. After about an hour, the wind starting picking up even more and the rollers got bigger and bigger. When I bought this trolling motor, I had considered getting the longer shaft. This day proved to me that I have enough length as-is for any fishing I plan to do. By the time the trolling motor started coming out of the water regularly (and subsequently making it struggle a little more to stay on spot), i was also taking splashes over the bow. When I gave up and packed it in, most of my front deck was wet. If i was going to fish in conditions any rougher than that, I'd need a bigger boat to go along with the longer trolling motor :LMAO:
     
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    I have had several people fish with me since I installed my Ultrex and think Minn Kota should give me some royalties for selling their trolling motors! Every one of them say that's the next upgrade that's going on their boats once they saw how I would hit spot lock on a school of fish on a ledge and just sit and fish without working the trolling motor to keep us in place. Anyone that ledge fishes on Ky Lake definitely should have one!
     
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    I will never go back to MG after using my Ultrex!!! I agree with everything stated above!!
     
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    I should see my Ultrex in 3 weeks!

    Now to figure out how to make that dang pedal fit!
     
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    If it won't fit, the recess makes a great place to stow a couple of packs of your most frequently used soft plastics.
     
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    I have the Ulterra and I love it. It took a while to get use to but I am trying to figure out how I fished without it now
     

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