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Minn Kota i-Pilot

Minn Kota introduces i-Pilot, a trolling motor control system which utilises GPS technology to automatically navigate and position the boat for anglers.

i-Pilot integrates GPS technology into Minn Kota Terrova, PowerDrive V2, Riptide ST, or Riptide SP bow-mount trolling motors. This creates a new level of versatility for the angler and offers several features that have never before been available on a trolling motor.

The Record a Track feature allows an entire fishing track, up to a remarkable two miles in length, to be stored to memory for immediate retracing or a later return trip. As many as three different tracks can be recorded and stored at a time.

The revolutionary Spot-Lock feature works like an electronic anchor, holding the boat in place. If the boat drifts more than five feet from the Spot-Lock location, i-Pilot will activate the trolling motor to keep the angler on the designated spot. It automatically corrects for wind, waves, current and drift. The “recall” feature for Spot-Lock provides the ability to return to that specific location at a later time. Up to three Spot-Lock locations can be stored at a time.

The i-Pilot system offers another groundbreaking innovation being offered to anglers for the first time, Cruise Control. With Cruise Control, i-Pilot maintains real-time on-the-water boat speed in one-tenth mile-per-hour increments. This precise speed control allows the angler to dial in bait presentations in trolling applications.

Also included in the i-Pilot control system is the new GPS-based Advanced AutoPilot. Advanced AutoPilot utilises a series of waypoints to maintain a true heading while adjusting for wind, waves, current and side-drift.

Integrated into the i-Pilot remote control is Minn Kota’s CoPilot wireless trolling motor control system. With the remote, i-Pilot users will be able to control speed and steering from anywhere in the boat.

i-Pilot is available as an add-on accessory for new or current Minn Kota Terrova, PowerDrive V2, Riptide ST and Riptide SP bow-mount trolling motors.

RRP is $799.99.

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