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Message Subject: Finally bought Terrova Ipilot.
Landry
Posted 10/22/2018 11:52 AM (#921403)
Subject: Finally bought Terrova Ipilot.




Posts: 914


Finally got around to buying and installing a new Terrova and Ipilot.
Wow. What a game changer.
Why did I wait so long?
May be my best fishing purchase ever.
14ledo81
Posted 10/22/2018 2:23 PM (#921407 - in reply to #921403)
Subject: Re: Finally bought Terrova Ipilot.





Posts: 2591


Location: Ashland WI
Agreed. Very nice to have.
sworrall
Posted 10/25/2018 7:01 PM (#921745 - in reply to #921403)
Subject: Re: Finally bought Terrova Ipilot.





Location: Rhinelander, Wisconsin
Same here, got one n the new Lund and can't believe I had avoided buying one once I used the thing.
14ledo81
Posted 10/25/2018 7:06 PM (#921748 - in reply to #921403)
Subject: Re: Finally bought Terrova Ipilot.





Posts: 2591


Location: Ashland WI
Now add I pilot link....

I fish with my kids a lot in the spring. Dragging 4 or 6 lines trolling for walleyes/salmon/trout. The I pilot enables the boat to steer itself, which allows me to clear lines and net fish.
Landry
Posted 10/26/2018 3:06 PM (#921828 - in reply to #921403)
Subject: Re: Finally bought Terrova Ipilot.




Posts: 914


I decided against the link Even though it has some other cool features as it actually costs another grand for a few really cool features once u add the necessary map chips, Ethernet cable and port
I just couldn’t justify the extra cost for some handy features and the map chip is not very detailed for most Canadian links.
sreding
Posted 10/29/2018 3:34 PM (#922030 - in reply to #921828)
Subject: Re: Finally bought Terrova Ipilot.




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Landry - 10/26/2018 3:06 PM

I decided against the link Even though it has some other cool features as it actually costs another grand for a few really cool features once u add the necessary map chips, Ethernet cable and port
I just couldn’t justify the extra cost for some handy features and the map chip is not very detailed for most Canadian links.


Just an FYI - Link works with autochart data (from humminbird) as well so even if the LakeMaster map for that lake is poor (or there isn't one) you could autochart your main troll passes and still use follow the contour. Granted it likely adds another $150 - $200 since you'll probably need a zero lines card as well, but it still can be of use. But I agree - $800 for the link + $250 for a hub really does add up for not THAT much added functionality.

I've been thinking about adding link to my 2017 terrova - One thing I would really like is in addition to the boat heading on the graph you also get a trolling motor 'heading'. There have been times when trying to troll with the family and someone ALWAYS has to be in the front of the boat messing around because they're bored and then I can't see the direction that the trolling motor is pointing in without getting up or constantly asking them to move. *shrug*

Shawn
14ledo81
Posted 10/29/2018 4:00 PM (#922034 - in reply to #922030)
Subject: Re: Finally bought Terrova Ipilot.





Posts: 2591


Location: Ashland WI
sreding - 10/29/2018 3:34 PM

Landry - 10/26/2018 3:06 PM

I decided against the link Even though it has some other cool features as it actually costs another grand for a few really cool features once u add the necessary map chips, Ethernet cable and port
I just couldn’t justify the extra cost for some handy features and the map chip is not very detailed for most Canadian links.


Just an FYI - Link works with autochart data (from humminbird) as well so even if the LakeMaster map for that lake is poor (or there isn't one) you could autochart your main troll passes and still use follow the contour. Granted it likely adds another $150 - $200 since you'll probably need a zero lines card as well, but it still can be of use. But I agree - $800 for the link + $250 for a hub really does add up for not THAT much added functionality.

I've been thinking about adding link to my 2017 terrova - One thing I would really like is in addition to the boat heading on the graph you also get a trolling motor 'heading'. There have been times when trying to troll with the family and someone ALWAYS has to be in the front of the boat messing around because they're bored and then I can't see the direction that the trolling motor is pointing in without getting up or constantly asking them to move. *shrug*

Shawn


The heading is a very nice feature while trolling.
Muskies247
Posted 12/3/2018 6:28 PM (#924917 - in reply to #921403)
Subject: Re: Finally bought Terrova Ipilot.





Posts: 47


I just got ipilot terrova, and I cannot even understand how I fished without it for 30 years. Unbelievable
Landry
Posted 12/4/2018 6:03 PM (#924969 - in reply to #921403)
Subject: Re: Finally bought Terrova Ipilot.




Posts: 914


It truly is amazing
danlaboucane
Posted 12/6/2018 8:13 AM (#925090 - in reply to #921403)
Subject: Re: Finally bought Terrova Ipilot.





Posts: 364


i've had i-pilot terrova since 2011 ( still same one with diy brushes+some parts ) and now with autochart i wish i got I-LINK

Edited by danlaboucane 12/6/2018 8:15 AM
0723
Posted 12/6/2018 8:43 PM (#925190 - in reply to #925090)
Subject: Re: Finally bought Terrova Ipilot.




Posts: 4014


What makes this motor so great?Maybe i will buy one.
danlaboucane
Posted 12/7/2018 6:17 AM (#925204 - in reply to #921403)
Subject: Re: Finally bought Terrova Ipilot.





Posts: 364


i bougth it in jan 2011 and put it on my 14,5 tin boat with the future boat in mind and was really happy with it . one spring 6 years later first day hit a stump and it stopped ! back home i disassembled and found the brushes stuck off the armature and could have just cleaned it but since open i replaced brushes+springs !cheap parts too ! everything was almost like new inside , it is still running perfect .
Kirby Budrow
Posted 12/7/2018 9:39 AM (#925216 - in reply to #925190)
Subject: Re: Finally bought Terrova Ipilot.





Posts: 1377


Location: Chisholm, MN
0723 - 12/6/2018 8:43 PM

What makes this motor so great?Maybe i will buy one.


I got a new one in 2013. The speed of the turn, power and reliability are amazing. I have had no issues with mine and I beat the crap out of it. The remote is nice but I don't use it while casting. The foot pedal is laid out nicely but I can thin of some improvements. I could never go back to a power drive.
0723
Posted 12/7/2018 10:02 AM (#925218 - in reply to #925216)
Subject: Re: Finally bought Terrova Ipilot.




Posts: 4014


Kirby Budrow - 12/7/2018 9:39 AM

0723 - 12/6/2018 8:43 PM

What makes this motor so great?Maybe i will buy one.


I got a new one in 2013. The speed of the turn, power and reliability are amazing. I have had no issues with mine and I beat the crap out of it. The remote is nice but I don't use it while casting. The foot pedal is laid out nicely but I can thin of some improvements. I could never go back to a power drive.
Which unit should I buy?Remote/link?I really only see my self using the pedal,unless there is something else to the unit. Does it deploy easier than the auto pilot?
Kirby Budrow
Posted 12/7/2018 10:36 AM (#925220 - in reply to #925218)
Subject: Re: Finally bought Terrova Ipilot.





Posts: 1377


Location: Chisholm, MN
0723 - 12/7/2018 10:02 AM

Kirby Budrow - 12/7/2018 9:39 AM

0723 - 12/6/2018 8:43 PM

What makes this motor so great?Maybe i will buy one.


I got a new one in 2013. The speed of the turn, power and reliability are amazing. I have had no issues with mine and I beat the crap out of it. The remote is nice but I don't use it while casting. The foot pedal is laid out nicely but I can thin of some improvements. I could never go back to a power drive.
Which unit should I buy?Remote/link?I really only see my self using the pedal,unless there is something else to the unit. Does it deploy easier than the auto pilot?


Regular terrova ipilot is great. I don't care for ipilot link but that's personal preference. Ipilot comes with the remote and has GPS built in so you can hit spot lock and be held in one position. It's nice for unhooking fish in the wind or current, especially at night. And yes, it deploys very easily.
0723
Posted 12/7/2018 10:48 AM (#925222 - in reply to #925220)
Subject: Re: Finally bought Terrova Ipilot.




Posts: 4014


Kirby Budrow - 12/7/2018 10:36 AM

0723 - 12/7/2018 10:02 AM

Kirby Budrow - 12/7/2018 9:39 AM

0723 - 12/6/2018 8:43 PM

What makes this motor so great?Maybe i will buy one.


I got a new one in 2013. The speed of the turn, power and reliability are amazing. I have had no issues with mine and I beat the crap out of it. The remote is nice but I don't use it while casting. The foot pedal is laid out nicely but I can thin of some improvements. I could never go back to a power drive.
Which unit should I buy?Remote/link?I really only see my self using the pedal,unless there is something else to the unit. Does it deploy easier than the auto pilot?


Regular terrova ipilot is great. I don't care for ipilot link but that's personal preference. Ipilot comes with the remote and has GPS built in so you can hit spot lock and be held in one position. It's nice for unhooking fish in the wind or current, especially at night. And yes, it deploys very easily.
Thanks,I thought that was the feature ,that make this unit a game changer like many of you stated here.
Landry
Posted 12/15/2018 3:45 PM (#925942 - in reply to #925190)
Subject: Re: Finally bought Terrova Ipilot.




Posts: 914


The spotlock alone is worth the money. It holds u within 5' of your spot and is smooth in readjusting. I have spotlocked for an hour and it held as good as a double anchor setup
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