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Minn kota Motor Selection for Fresh Water Bow Mount :

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Minn kota Motor Selection for Salt Water Bow Mount  :

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Minn kota Motor Selection for Salt Water Engine Mount :

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Minn kota Motor Selection for Fresh Water Engine Mount :

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What makes Minn Kota® better than other tolling motors? Simple. Everything, from the smallest part to tight-tolerance production to innovative engineering and design, we’ve left no stone unturned in our quest to produce the best-built trolling motors on the water. The result is an advantage you can take to the launch day after day, year after year.

Minn Kota® variable speed motors utilize our exclusive Maximizer™ technology to deliver the precise amount of power needed at any speed, along with infinitely variable speed settings. You get the ability to “dial up” the precise speed setting you desire and your motor runs cooler with no wasted power. By regulating the amount of power that is delivered to your motor, you get up to five times longer run time on a single charge.

Get our revolutionary CoPilot™ remote control accessory and open up a whole new way to go after fish. Whether you’re casting to smallmouths hanging in the shallows or chasing a school of walleye, CoPilot expands your opportunity to put more action on the end of your line.

HUMMINBIRD UNIT COMPATIBILITY for Minn kota I-pilot Link

HELIX 12 SERIES

  • HELIX 12 CHIRP SI GPS KVD*
  • HELIX 12 CHIRP SI GPS*
  • HELIX 12 CHIRP DI GPS*
  • HELIX 12 CHIRP GPS*

HELIX 10 SERIES

  • HELIX 10 SI GPS KVD*
  • HELIX 10 SI GPS*
  • HELIX 10 DI GPS*
  • HELIX 10 SONAR GPS*

HELIX 9 SERIES

  • HELIX 9 SI GPS KVD*
  • HELIX 9 SI GPS*
  • HELIX 9 DI GPS*
  • HELIX 9 SONAR GPS*

ONIX SERIES

  • ONIX 10 SI
  • ONIX 10ci Combo
  • ONIX 10ci NT Combo
  • ONIX 10ci NT SI Combo
  • ONIX 8 SI
  • ONIX 8ci Combo
  • ONIX 8ci NT Combo
  • ONIX 8ci NT SI Combo

ION SERIES

  • ION 12
  • ION 10

LEGACY UNITS:

1100 SERIES

  • 1158c Combo
  • 1158c DI Combo
  • 1158cx XD Combo
  • 1159ci HD Combo
  • 1159ci HD DI Combo*
  • 1159ci HD XD Combo*
  • 1198c SI Combo
  • 1199ci HD SI Combo*

900 SERIES

  • 958c Combo
  • 958c HD Combo
  • 958c DI Combo
  • 958c HD DI Combo
  • 958cx HD XD Combo
  • 959ci HD Combo*
  • 959ci HD DI Combo*
  • 959ci HD XD Combo*
  • 998c HD SI Combo
  • 998c SI Combo
  • 999ci HD SI Combo*

800 SERIES

  • 858c Combo
  • 858c HD Combo
  • 858c DI Combo
  • 858c HD DI Combo
  • 858cx HD XD Combo
  • 859ci HD Combo*
  • 859ci HD DI Combo*
  • 859ci HD XD Combo*
  • 898c SI Combo
  • 898c HD SI Combo
  • 899ci HD SI Combo*

700 SERIES

  • 788ci HD XD Combo*
  • 788ci HD DI Combo*
  • 788ci HD Combo*
  • 798ci HD SI Combo*

 


*These units require Ethernet Adaptor Cable AS EC QDE
 

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i-Pilot Link is compatible with Ulterra, Terrova, PowerDrive V2, Pontoon, Riptide ST and Riptide SP bow-mount trolling motors, and most Ethernet-equipped Humminbird fishfinder units.
Click here to download a complete compatibility list.

Bow Guide

 

Bow to Waterline   Recommended Shaft Length
0"-10" 36"
16"-22" 42"
22"-28" 48"-52"
28"-34" 54"-62"

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Transom Guide

 

Transom to Waterline   Recommended Shaft Length
0"-10" 30"
10"-16" 36"
16"-20" 42"
Over 22" Consult Factory

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i-Pilot Link is compatible with Ulterra, Terrova, PowerDrive V2, Pontoon, Riptide ST and Riptide SP bow-mount trolling motors, and most Ethernet-equipped Humminbird fishfinder units.
Click here to download a complete compatibility list.

Bow Guide

 

Bow to Waterline   Recommended Shaft Length
0"-10" 36"
16"-22" 42"
22"-28" 48"-52"
28"-34" 54"-62"

Click here for Owner's Manual

Transom Guide

 

Transom to Waterline   Recommended Shaft Length
0"-10" 30"
10"-16" 36"
16"-20" 42"
Over 22" Consult Factory

Engine Mount Guide

Use this chart as a guide for the minimum clearance required from the spine of your outboard to the end of your cavitation plate (see diagram), as well as from the cavitation plate to the waterline (13" minimum).  
EM-Guide


 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Are Minn Kota On-board Precision Chargers tested and approved for use with all Odyssey Marine batteries?

Yes.  All Minn Kota On-board Precision Chargers have been tested by Odyssey and found to properly charge all sizes of their marine battery line.

Are the Minn Kota battery chargers waterproof?

Yes, the battery chargers are waterproof, however, they should not be operated while immersed.

Are the Ulterra and Terrova foot pedals interchangeable?

No. The foot pedals are not interchangeable.

Can I add i-Pilot to my Minn Kota trolling motor?

If your motor is a Terrova, PowerDrive V2, Riptide ST or Riptide SP model, it is compatible with the i-Pilot system. Unfortunately, PowerDrive models produced before 2007 are not c...

 

Can I charge two batteries on one charger bank?

Yes, but it is not recommended. It takes double the amount of time to charge two batteries and the charger may get hot.

Can I connect two charger banks to one battery?

Yes, this will charge the battery almost twice as fast. However, the water in the battery is more likely to evaporate with higher charging currents. Thus, the electrolyte level sho...

Can I get an adapter plug to mate a newer CoPilot up with an older motor?

No, there are no adapter cables for the CoPilot accessory.
 

Can I install an electrical plug on the Minn Kota Talon shallow water anchor lead wires?

Yes. Minn Kota offers a  Quick Disconnect Power Plug accessory specifically designed for the Minn Kota Talon.

Can I purchase additional remotes for my Minn Kota product?

Yes. You can purchase remotes for your Co-Pilot, Talon, i-Pilot and i-Pilot Link on our website or your local Minn Kota Dealer.  

Can I put an after market prop on my Minn Kota motor to increase speed?

This is not recommended as it will increase the amp draw of the motor causing it to overheat and will void the warranty.

Can I put two EM's (Engine Mounts) on my boat and control them with one controller?

No, each EM has its own control. 

Can I run my 24-volt motor off of 12 volts?

This will not hurt the motor, but it will considerably affect the performance of the motor.

Can I run two depth finders at the same time?

Any time you run two units with the same frequency there is a risk of interference; however, with the modern noise rejection systems built into today's fishfinders, in most conditi...

Can I shorten or lengthen the shaft on my motor?

Yes, but to maintain the warranty on your motor we recommend it be done by an Authorized Minn Kota Repair Center.

Can I stow the Ulterra motor without a foot pedal or remote?

Yes. In the unlikely event your i-Pilot or i-Pilot Link remote becomes non-functioning, you can stow the Ulterra from the base of the motor by completing the following sequence:

Can I upgrade my Minn Kota trolling motor with AutoPilot?

Unfortunately, we do not offer the AutoPilot as a standalone accessory. However, the AutoPilot feature is included with the i-Pilot and i-Pilot Link accessories. These accessories ...

Can I upgrade the motor I have now into a Universal Sonar model?

Some models could be made into a Universal Sonar motor, but the cost of parts and labor to do so is prohibitive. Additionally, due to the technical nature of the install and the im...

Can I use a foot pedal with my i-Pilot or i-Pilot Link equipped motor?

Ulterra, Terrova and Riptide ST motors: When these models are equipped with either i-Pilot or i-Pilot Link you can still use your corded foot pedal to control the motor. 

PowerDrive…

Can I use multiple remotes with my Minn Kota product?

Talon: Yes, you can use up to ten remotes simultaneously.
i-Pilot:
Yes, you can use unlimited remotes simultaneously.
i-Pilot Link: Yes, you can use up to four remotes simu…
 

Can I use my Minn Kota DeckHand anchor lift in saltwater?

No, all of our DeckHand electric anchors are intended for use in freshwater only. Use in salt or brackish water will void the warranty. 

Can I use the DeckHand 40 Remote Switch on other Deckhand models?

No, the DeckHand 40 is the only model with a PC board which communicates with the remote switch. 

Can I use the EM (Engine Mount) on a pontoon or sailboat rudder?

No, the EM is designed specifically for installation on the anti-cavitation of an outboard or IO lower unit on a planning typed boat hull (a hull that lifts the EM motors out of th...

 

Can I use the wireless pedal on my trolling motor in place of my corded foot pedal?

As long as you have the Minn Kota CoPilot system on your motor you will be able to program the wireless pedal with your CoPilot receiver. 

Can my freshwater Minn Kota trolling motor be used in saltwater?

We designed a special line of motors for use in salt or brackish water. The Minn Kota Riptide trolling motors have a number of  "saltwater-engineered" enhancements, including stain...

 

Can the head or control box of my transom mount hand control motor be rotated for use on the bow of the boat or for backtrolling?

Yes, by removing the screw and nut at the base of the control box the control box can be turned 180 degrees on the motor tube, then reinstall the locating screw and nut (being care...

 

Can the Minn Kota battery charger be mounted in any position?

Yes.
 

Do I need a separate battery to operate my Minn Kota Talon shallow water anchor?

No. Minn Kota recommends connecting your Talon shallow water anchor to the starting/cranking battery of your boat. 

Do I need to disconnect the series or parallel battery connection(s) when using Minn Kota chargers?

No, the battery jumper wire(s) can remain in place for both types of wiring, even when a Minn Kota charger is being used.  

Do I need to ever unplug hook my Alternator Charger?

No.  The Alternator Charger is designed to be permanently installed and it is only powered when the boat’s ignition key is turned to the on position.

Do you have a different bracket for the Minn Kota EM (Engine Mounts)?

There is only one bracket. Before purchasing an EM, make sure to measure from the cavitation plate of the outboard to the waterline. You must have a minimum of 13". If you don't, t...
 

Is i-Pilot an accessory or a trolling motor?

The i-Pilot trolling motor system is sold as an accessory and is compatible with all Terrova, PowerDrive V2, Riptide ST and Riptide SP trolling motors. Select Terrova and PowerDriv...

Is i-Pilot Link compatible with CoPilot?

No. None of the components between the two systems are compatible with each other. 

Is the Minn Kota Talon shallow water anchor alarm adjustable?

No, the Talon audible alarm is pre-set and cannot be adjusted. 

Is the Minn Kota Talon shallow water anchor completely battery operated?

Yes. The Minn Kota Talon shallow water anchor is a mechanical design that is 100% electricity driven, so there is no messy hydraulic fluid and/or hoses to deal with. 

Is there a battery meter on Ulterra?

Yes. The motor battery meter is displayed on the i-Pilot or i-Pilot Link remote control LCD screen

Is there a manual over-ride function in case of a power loss or if the Auto Stow and Deploy does not work?

Yes. There is a manual method for stowing Ulterra in the event of a power loss or if the auto stow and deploy stops working. Please refer to the Emergency Stow Quick Reference Guid…...

Is Ulterra available in a 12 Volt version

No. Ulterra is only available in 24 or 36 Volt versions

My fishfinder is not listed on your compatibility list. Will it work with the Universal Sonar 2 on my trolling motor?

We only offer Universal Sonar 2 adapter cables for fishfinder models listed on the Universal Sonar 2 compatibility list. Other fishfinders not listed may work, however they have n...

Does i-Pilot Link record the speed I am travelling when recording an iTrack?

No. i-Pilot Link only records its location during track record. It is up to the user to set the desired speed manually or with Cruise Control. 

Does losing AC power or unplugging the Precision charger from an AC outlet affect battery type selection?

No, once a battery type is selected it will be stored until a new battery type is selected by the user.  

Does losing AC power or unplugging the Precision charger from an AC outlet affect Deep Equalization mode?

Yes, the Deep Cycle mode is cancelled and the charger will restart the charging cycle in normal Flooded Lead Acid battery mode. 

Does Minn Kota's original Universal Sonar transducer support temperature and speed functions?

No, Universal Sonar does not support these functions. The new Universal Sonar 2 feature offers a transducer that has an array of built-in temperature sensors that will display wate...

 

Does the Minn Kota Talon shallow water anchor have a fuse? What size is it? Where can I purchase the fuse?

Yes, Talon has an in-line 30A blade style fuse. These can be purchased at any automotive parts store. 

Does Universal Sonar 2 support temperature sensing?

The US2 transducer has an array of built-in temperature sensors that will display water temperature on most major fishfinder brands that have this feature. Please refer to our US2 …...

 

Does your company offer a program for Pro Staff or licensed guides?

Please visit our Sponsorship Page here  for complete details about the programs we have to offer.

Electric motor power ratings are in pounds of thrust. How do I determine the thrust requirements for my boat?

Thrust requirements are determined by the size and weight of your boat. We suggest selecting a trolling motor with at least 2 lbs of thrust for every 100 lbs of boat weight when fu...

 

How can I get technical information about my Minn Kota product?

If you already own a Minn Kota trolling motor or Minn Kota product, please refer to the original product manual for any respective technical information. If you are inquiring abo...

How can I test the performance of the Universal Sonar 2 transducer to see if it is functioning properly?

Test the depth finder with the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) supplied transducer. Compare the performance with the Universal Sonar 2 transducer. If depth finder does not fu...

How do I clean my 10' or 12' Talon Shallow Water Anchor?

We recommend, as part of your normal routine, to rinse the Talon after each use to minimize any build up on the anchor.

1. 30 second deep water rinse. (Recommended)
    A. Before doc…

 

How do I connect my deep cycle batteries in series?

Please follow this link for a detailed drawing on how to wire your deep cycle batteries for either 24 or 36 volts.

How do I determine what battery type is selected on my Minn Kota PC Charger?

Press and release the “BATTERY SELECTION” button. The yellow LED located next to the corresponding battery type selected will illuminate for 2 seconds. 

How do I determine where and how to mount my Minn Kota Talon shallow water anchor?

This will vary from one boat to the next. It is important to check for proper steering and trimming clearances when laying out your installation. See the Talon installation guide…

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How do I install the i-Pilot trolling motor system on my Minn Kota Terrova, PowerDrive V2, Riptide ST or Riptide SP?

See how to install the i-Pilot trolling motor system on your PowerDrive V2 or Riptide SP. 
See how to install the i-Pilot trolling motor system on your Terrova or R…

 

How do I know when I should use a mounting bracket for the Minn Kota Talon shallow water anchor?

Some boats have irregular shaped transoms and the standard Talon quick release mounting bracket cannot be mounted directly to the transom. In other cases there are other accessor…

How do I learn the Micro Remote to my i-Pilot or i-Pilot Link?

LEARNING THE MICRO REMOTE TO YOUR CONTROLLER*
1. Power up the trolling motor.
2. Push and hold the learn button down. A steady audio tone will be heard while holding this button.
3. W…


 

How do I mount a Minn Kota Talon shallow water anchor when I have Trim Tabs?

Talon requires a minimum of 6" of clearance from the mounting surface. If further clearance is required, or it is necessary to mount over top of trim tabs, Minn Kota offers a 6" …

How do I set Equalization mode on my Minn Kota Precision charger?

Minn Kota Precision Chargers feature Automatic Equalization Technology that cleans and conditions batteries with each charge cycle (flooded Lead-Acid only)

Precision Chargers a…

How do you change audible modes for CoPilot?

UNIT IS FACTORY PRE-SET TO AUDIO MODE 2

There are three receiver audio modes available. To switch from one audio mode to another, press and hold both the INCREASE and DECREASE spe…

How do you program and learn a CoPilot remote?

  • The CoPilot kit already has the receiver "learned" to the ID number of the remote it is packaged with.
  • To "learn" the ID number of additional remotes, follow these steps: …

How does horsepower compare to thrust? How do I convert thrust into horsepower?

Many people think that the more pounds of thrust they are getting, the faster the boat will go. This is not exactly true. With trolling motors and outboard motors, boat speed (an…

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How does thrust compare to speed?

"My buddy has a 36-lb thrust motor, we have the same size boat yet his motor moves his boat just as fast as my 42-lb thrust unit. Why is this?"

  • Again, thrust is simply a static meas…

How far is the remote range?

The maximum safe operating range of the Co-Pilot, Talon, i-Pilot and i-Pilot Link remotes is 30 ft. 

How important is battery selection for electric motor usage?

The battery is a critical element of your electric motor system. A high-quality deep cycle marine battery should always be used. Unlike automobile batteries, deep cycle marine ba...

How is the maximum deployment of the Minn Kota Talon shallow water anchor measured?

From the bottom of the Talon shallow water anchor to the tip of the spike when fully deployed. 

How long are the cords on the EM (Engine Mount) units from the factory?

The length of the two conductor leads coming from the control module output (the wires going to the motor unit), are only about one foot long. The length of wire that comes from th...

How long are the steering cables on an Edge, Maxxum, or Fortrex model?

The steering cables are 5 ft. long and cannot be extended. 

How long of an iTrack can I record?

Each individual iTrack can be up to two miles in length. 

How long will batteries in my CoPilot remote and wireless foot pedal last?

Typically the batteries will last one year or at least two regular fishing seasons. 

How often should I perform Deep Equalization?

Deep Equalization is recommended every 30th charge cycle.  

How warm do Minn Kota battery chargers get?

The Minn Kota battery chargers can reach 150 degrees. They may get warm in an enclosed area. The maximum recommended room temperature is 122º F. If the charger seems to get "hot," ...

I am upgrading from a trolling motor with Universal Sonar to a trolling motor with Universal Sonar 2 - is there anything special I should do?

Some Universal Sonar users installed the optional fused ground wire between the grounds of their trolling motor batteries and starting battery. If this is your situation, this wir…

If I adjust the Minn Kota Talon shallow water anchor extrusion lower to the water, do I gain more depth?

Yes. But the user must be aware that Minn Kota recommends a minimum of 4" up from the bottom of the hull line to minimize spray. Dragging the Talon through the water while underway...

If I currently have a CoPilot on my trolling motor, can I install the i-Pilot system?

Yes, however i-Pilot will override CoPilot so the CoPilot system will no longer be functional. i-Pilot includes all the features of CoPilot.

If I currently have a trolling motor with the AutoPilot feature, can I install the i-Pilot system?

Yes, however the AutoPilot will need to be uninstalled from your trolling motor before you install i-Pilot. i-Pilot includes all of the functionality of AutoPilot. 

If I hit Spot-Lock on the foot pedal, which Spot-Lock position on the remote is used?

When Spot-Lock is activated from the foot pedal it will always utilize position “A” on the remote.

Service Notification for MK-110P battery chargers.

This service notification is for MK-110P battery chargers manufactured from October 2003 through July 2006.

What about shaft length selection?

Choosing the correct shaft length is important so that the angler's electric motor does not cavitate, creating fish-spooking noise. The rule of thumb is that the top of the motor s…

What are the benefits of a bow-mounted electric trolling motor?

Boats do not tend to go in a straight line. Because of this, it is much easier to pull a boat than to push a boat. It is also easier to move the bow of the boat sideways compared t...

 

What batteries can be charged by my Minn Kota charger?

Minn Kota Chargers can charge 12 volt 6 cell lead-acid batteries. Minn Kota D Series Chargers and Minn Kota Portable Chargers work well with Flooded Lead Acid and AGM battery types…

What do I do if I experience prop vibration?

Props and shafts are not 100% symmetrical. Often times simply removing the prop, rotation it 180 degrees, and re-installing it will lessen or eliminate the incidence of vibration. ...

What happens if AC power is lost during a charging cycle with the Minn Kota Precision battery charger?

The PC charger will simply restart the charging cycle with the battery type that was originally selected.  Losing power or unplugging the PC charger does not clear your battery typ...

 

What is Minn Kota's original Universal Sonar cone angle?

Minn Kota's Universal Sonar cone angle measures 14 degrees at -3dB.  

What is the “Mode” button on the foot pedal?

The Ulterra foot pedal is dual function. When it is in “Ulterra” mode, the yellow LED light will be illuminated. In this state the foot pedal toe buttons can be used to auto stow a...

What is the cone angle for Minn Kota's Universal Sonar 2 transducer?

There are several different methods of specifying transducer cone widths. In electronic terms, the decibel is used. By measuring the power level from the center axis of the transdu…

What is the difference between Wave Absorption vs. Rough Water Mode?

Wave Absorption is a built-in floating suspension that allows your boat to move up and down in moderate waves and chop without affecting anchoring.

Rough Water Mode is a software fe…

What is the length of the i-Pilot Link Ethernet extension cable?

The i-Pilot Link Ethernet extension cable is 30 feet in length. This cable is already included with the i-Pilot Link accessory and i-Pilot Link pre-installed models.  

What is the max boat weight and length that a Talon shallow water anchor can hold?

A single Talon is capable of anchoring a boat up to 28’ in length, and 4,500 lbs. For boats larger than this, we would recommend an additional Talon to ensure proper anchoring capa...

 

What is the minimum size outboard motor that will accommodate an Engine Mount (EM) trolling motor?

We recommend an outboard motor with the following minimum dimensions:


Engine Mount

What is the overall length of Talon shallow water anchor when stowed?

6' Talon is 45"
8' Talon is 57"
10' Talon is 49.5"
12' Talon is 57.5"
 

What languages can the i-Pilot Link remote display?

English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese,  Spanish, Swedish, Czech, Croatian, and Russian.

Please refer to your own…

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What should I use to fill my DeckHand 15 anchor?

We recommend filling the anchor with steel shot available at most sporting goods stores, or firearms dealers who carry shotshell reloading supplies. 

What size fuses are used on Minn Kota battery chargers?

Chargers with a yellow fuse holder use a 30 amp AGX 32V automotive fuse. An AGC can be used but may not fit as well as the AGX. Chargers with a red fuse holder use a 30 amp ATC 32V...

 

What size of alternator do I need to get the maximum charge?

In order to achieve full output from the DC Alternator Charger, the minimum input from the engine alternator must be as follows:
i. MK 1 DC: 12 amp minimum
ii. MK 2 DC 25 amp minimum…
 

What specific AWG extension cord should I use with my charger?

Extension cord ratings vary by the model of charger you have. Please refer to the chart below to find the extension cord that will work best with your model charger:
  25' AC Ext. Co…

What style of anchor do you recommend for the DeckHand 40?

An anchor of your choice with a minimum of 20 pounds and no more than 40 pounds. 

What trolling motors are the i-Pilot accessories compatible with?

We offer i-Pilot accessories that are compatible with the following motor models:
Terrova, PowerDrive V2, Riptide ST, Riptide SP.

What type of battery does my Minn Kota remote require?

i-Pilot remote: One CR2450 coin-cell battery (included)

i-Pilot Link remote: One 3.7 volt, 1200mAh rechargeable Lithium battery (included)

Micro remote: One CR2450 coin-cell battery…

What viewing coverage can I expect to see at various depths?

For an exact calculation use the equation (depth) tangent of 14 degrees. Chart is listed below:
FT Cone FT Cone FT Cone FT Cone
5 1.2 55 13.7 105 26.2 155 38.6
10 2.5 60 15.0 110 27.4 160 39.9
15 3.7 65 16.2 1…

What was included in i-Pilot Link Software Version 2.070?

v2.070 - this release is required for use with Humminbird products at software release 6.900 or higher or ONIX products
  • This supports the use of AutoChart or AutoChart Pro.
  • This rele…

When do I want to use the reverse angle on the bracket when mounting Talon?

Some boat models have transoms that angle towards the inside of the boat. In these cases, the Talon quick release bracket can be inverted to account for this reversed angle without...

 

When Ulterra is deployed, at what depth does the deploy stop?

Ulterra will always deploy to the most recent depth that was used.

Where can I find a copy of the i-Pilot manual or Quick Reference Guide?

You can access the i-Pilot manual and Quick Reference Guide here.

Where can I find a French language version of the i-Pilot Link Product Manual or Quick Reference Guide?

You can access the i-Pilot manual and Quick Reference Guide in the French language here.
  • i-Pilot Manual (French)
  • i-Pilot Quick Reference Guide (French) …

Where can I find the i-Pilot Link Product Manual or Quick Reference Guides?

You can access the i-Pilot Link manual and Quick Reference Guide here.
  • i-Pilot Link Manual (English)
  • i-Pilot Link Quick Reference Guide (English) - …

Which Humminbird fishfinder models is i-Pilot Link compatible with?

i-Pilot Link is compatible with most Ethernet-equipped Humminbird fishfinder units.

Which Minn Kota models offer the optional Universal Sonar 2 feature?

We offer the Universal Sonar 2 feature on the following freshwater bow-mount trolling motor series: Fortrex, Terrova and PowerDrive V2.

Which quick release brackets are compatible with Ulterra

The following quick release brackets can be used with UIterra: MKA-32, MKA-16-02, MKA-21, and RTA-17.

Which side of the boat do I want to install Talon?

Minn Kota recommends installing Talon on the port (left) side of your boat in order to give you the maximum amount of clearance between the boat engine and the control panel on Tal...

Who do I call if I have a service question?

Minn Kota’s Technical Service Department can be reached at 1-800-227-6433 or send us a message through our  Contact Us page.

Why buy a Minn Kota trolling motor with the AutoPilot feature?

Minn Kota’s patented AutoPilot system (available on Terrova and PowerDrive V2 trolling motors) keeps you headed in the right direction by intelligently and automatically steering y…

Why do I want to be able to adjust the Talon up or down when mounting on my boat?

Each boats sits differently in the water, and has varying amounts of draft (hull under the water line). While Minn Kota recommends that the Talon mounting bracket be mounted as hig...

Why do the LED’s on my Precision Charger stay illuminated for a period of time after unplugged from AC power?

This is normal and does not affect your batteries.  It is simply a function of the Precision charging ensuring the charger is disconnected prior to terminating the charge cycle.

Why doesn't my GPS Signal Strength icon always show all four bars?

GPS signal strength is impacted by many influencers, including: i-Pilot Link controller having a clear view of the sky (especially to the southern sky), boat being located alongsid...

Why doesn't the plug on my CoPilot match the plug on my trolling motor?

If the plug from the CoPilot and the trolling motor don't match, you have purchased the wrong CoPilot. 

Will I damage my batteries if I leave the charger plugged in over long periods of non-use (like storage)?

No. Minn Kota's on-board chargers float the battery voltage between 13.2V and 13.5V in the "maintenance" stage (3rd stage). This will allow you to keep your battery charger plugged…

Will i-Pilot Link still work even if I do not have a LakeMaster chip?

Yes. Only the Follow the Contour feature of i-Pilot Link requires a LakeMaster chip. All other features of i-Pilot Link are functional even without a LakeMaster chip.

Will the CoPilot work with my cable steer or hand control trolling motor?

No, CoPilot is designed only for electric steer motors. 

Will using an Alternator Charger drain my starting battery?

No.  The Alternator charger is designed to only begin charging trolling motor batteries after the starting battery has been fully charged.

 

Owner's Manuals

Freshwater Bow-Mount

Freshwater Transom-Mount

Saltwater Bow-Mount

Saltwater Transom-Mount

Electric Outboard

Engine Mount

Shallow Water Anchor

Battery Chargers

Accessories

 

Prop Selection:

Maintenance:

Part Instructions:

 

Boat Rigging & Product Installation

For safety and compliance reasons, we recommend that you follow American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) standards when rigging your boat. Altering boat wiring should be completed by a qualified marine technician. The following specifications are for general guidelines only.

CAUTION: These guidelines apply to general rigging to support your Minn Kota motor. Powering multiple motors or additional electrical devices from the same power circuit may impact the recommended conductor gauge and circuit breaker size. If you are using wire longer than that provided with your unit, follow the conductor gauge and circuit breaker sizing table below. If your wire extension length is more than 25 feet, we recommend that you contact a qualified marine technician.

An over-current protection device (circuit breaker or fuse) must be used. Coast Guard requirements dictate that each ungrounded current-carrying conductor must be protected by a manually reset, trip-free circuit breaker or fuse. The type (voltage and current rating) of the fuse or circuit breaker must be sized accordingly to the trolling motor used. The table below gives recommended guidelines for circuit breaker sizing.

Reference: United States Code of Federal Regulations: 33 CFR 183 – Boats and Associated Equipment ABYC E-11: AC and DC Electrical Systems on Boats

Conductor Gauge and Circuit Breaker Sizing Table

Motor Thrust / Model Max Amp Draw Circuit Breaker Wire Extension Length*
5 feet 10 feet 15 feet 20 feet 25 feet
30 lb. 30 50 Amp @ 12 VDC 10 AWG 10 AWG 8 AWG 6 AWG 4 AWG
40 lb., 45 lb. 42 10 AWG 8 AWG 6 AWG 4 AWG 4 AWG
50 lb., 55 lb. 50 60 Amp @ 12 VDC 8 AWG 6 AWG 4 AWG 4 AWG 2 AWG
70 lb. 42 50 Amp @ 24 VDC 10 AWG 10 AWG 8 AWG 8 AWG 6 AWG
80 lb. 56 60 Amp @ 24 VDC 8 AWG 8 AWG 8 AWG 6 AWG 6 AWG
101 lb. 46 50 Amp @ 36 VDC 8 AWG 8 AWG 8 AWG 8 AWG 8 AWG
Engine Mount 101 50 60 Amp @ 36 VDC 8 AWG 6 AWG 4 AWG 4 AWG 2 AWG
112 lb. 52 60 Amp @ 36 VDC 8 AWG 8 AWG 8 AWG 8 AWG 8 AWG
Engine Mount 160 116 (2) x 60 Amp @ 24 VDC 2 AWG 2 AWG 2 AWG 2 AWG 2 AWG
E-Drive 40 50 Amp @ 48 VDC 10 AWG 10 AWG 10 AWG 10 AWG 10 AWG

This conductor and circuit breaker sizing table is only valid for the following assumptions:

  • No more than 3 conductors are bundled together inside of a sheath or conduit outside of engine spaces.
  • Each conductor has 105° C temp rated insulation.
  • No more than 5% voltage drop allowed at full motor power based on published product power requirements.

*Wire Extension Length refers to the distance from the batteries to the trolling motor leads.

i-Pilot & i-Pilot Link Materials:

i-Pilot Link Software Updates:

Your i-Pilot Link remote and controller software are updated through the Humminbird Fishfinder. For i-Pilot Link software updates CLICK HERE. You will be redirected to the Humminbird website. Please refer to your i-Pilot Link User’s Manual for more detailed instructions.
Required Equipment:  Personal computer with Internet access, a formatted SD memory card, a USB Memory Card Reader (AS CR), and an i-Pilot Link compatible Humminbird Fishfinder.

November 25th, 2014
Software Versions:  2.040 (i-Pilot Link Remote) and 2.150 (i-Pilot Link Controller)
Summary: High-Speed Bypass, Prop Auto-On and Micro Remote compatibility

Please Note:  Make sure you have the latest software version in your Humminbird unit.

i-PILOT & i-PILOT LINK REFERENCE MATERIALS:


 


 

i-PILOT & i-PILOT LINK SOFTWARE UPDATES:


 

  • i-PILOT LINK (model year 2016 or earlier)

    Your i-Pilot Link remote and controller software can be updated only through the Humminbird Fishfinder. Follow the below instructions to update your software:

    1. Go to www.humminbird.com/Support/MyHumminbird/
    2. Log into My Humminbird
    3. Download the latest i-Pilot Link software to a formatted SD memory card
    4. Insert SD card with new software into memory card slot in your Humminbird Unit

    You will be redirected to the Humminbird website. Please refer to your i-Pilot Link User’s Manual for more detailed instructions.

    Required Equipment: Personal computer with Internet access, a formatted SD memory card, a USB Memory Card Reader (AS CR), and an i-Pilot Link compatible Humminbird Fishfinder.

  • i-PILOT LINK (model year 2017 or after)

    Your i-Pilot Link remote and controller software can be updated through the Humminbird Fishfinder or your i-Pilot Link mobile app.

    TO UPDATE VIA YOUR FISHFINDER:

    1. Go to www.humminbird.com/Support/MyHumminbird/
    2. Log into My Humminbird
    3. Download the latest i-Pilot Link software to a formatted SD memory card
    4. Insert SD card with new software into memory card slot in your Humminbird Unit

    You will be redirected to the Humminbird website. Please refer to your i-Pilot Link User’s Manual for more detailed instructions.

    Required Equipment: Personal computer with Internet access, a formatted SD memory card, a USB Memory Card Reader (AS CR), and an i-Pilot Link compatible Humminbird Fishfinder.

    TO UPDATE VIA THE MOBILE APP:

    1. Download the i-Pilot Link app from the iOS or Android app store.
    2. Open the i-Pilot Link application from the device. Check to see if the application update indicator icon in the upper right hand corner is present. If no icon is present, the device is up-to-date.
    3. If the Application Update Indicator icon is present, select it.
    4. An Update Software screen will appear. Begin by pressing the “Press to Begin Update” on the screen.
    5. Follow the on-screen prompts to successfully complete the update.

       

    i-PILOT LINK APP

    i-PILOT LINK APP: UPDATE RELEASE NOTES
    Release Date App Version Controller Version Remote Version Release Notes
    Jan 8, 2017 Android: 1.2
    iOS: 1.2
    1.190 1.080 Controller: Improvements to make updates via the fishfinder more robust; Fixed issue where some stored Spot-Lock locations would have the same time stamp; Fixed issue where Spot-Lock and Cruise control could be enabled simultaneously
    Remote: Improved consistency for flashing prop icon when Cruise Control is paused; Other general bug fixes
    Jan 4, 2017 Android: 1.11
    iOS: 1.1
    1.180 1.070 Initial public release


     

  • i-PILOT (model year 2017 or after)

    Your i-Pilot remote and controller software can be updated only through the i-Pilot mobile app.

    TO UPDATE VIA THE MOBILE APP:

    1. Download the i-Pilot Link app from the iOS or Android app store.
    2. Open the i-Pilot Link application from the device. Check to see if the application update indicator icon in the upper right hand corner is present. If no icon is present, the device is up-to-date.
    3. If the Application Update Indicator icon is present, select it.
    4. An Update Software screen will appear. Begin by pressing the “Press to Begin Update” on the screen.
    5. Follow the on-screen prompts to successfully complete the update.


    i-PILOT APP

    i-PILOT APP: UPDATE RELEASE NOTES
    Release Date App Version Controller Version Remote Version Release Notes
    Jan 9, 2017 Android: 1.2
    iOS: 1.2
    1.130 1.160 Controller: Updates to Bluetooth comms; General bug fixes
    Remote: Reduced RF errors; General bug fixes
    Jan 4, 2017 Android: 1.13
    iOS: 1.1
    1.110 1.130 Initial public release
  • UNIVERSAL SONAR 2 COMPATIBILITY

    A Universal Sonar 2 adapter plug will allow you to quickly and conveniently connect and disconnect your motor from your fishfinder. Shielded cable connections virtually eliminate the possibility of sonar interference and are waterproof for extra dependability. Universal Sonar 2’s state-of-the-art, integrated and protected transducer is built into the lower unit of the motor and all wiring runs inside the indestructible composite shaft - out of sight and out of harm’s way. No clamps. No ties. No exposed wires or connections. You get optimal sonar performance to help you find fish.

    Required Accessory Adapter for Universal Sonar 2 Trolling Motors: