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Wanted Info. on auto pilot for alumkinum boat

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Looking for any info. on whether or not an auto pilot of any brand works

on an 18' lund aluminum boat? Only needed for less than 3' sea's and for

rigging and fighting fish. Any help appreciated!

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Could try a minn kota ipilot if it works in your situation. Only will cost you about 500-2K depending on how much you want to spend on the device.

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Im sure there is a place for a true auto pilot but I use a minn kota ipilot to steer my 1950 Lund tyee and love it. I have an 8hp kicker that I run at the same time.   I wish I had the ulterra for the auto deploy feature when I want to bow cover the front. It really isn’t too much of an inconvenience as I don’t have a bow cover 95% of the time. The auto pilot works well, nice to have controls on a lanyard and even use the “track” feature once in a while.  Good luck.  

 

 

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on my fishmaster 196.... I'll never fish without autopilot again 

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Outboard motor I assume? Hydraulic or cable steering?

Looking for any info. on whether or not an auto pilot of any brand works
on an 18' lund aluminum boat? Only needed for less than 3' sea's and for
rigging and fighting fish. Any help appreciated!


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The other advantage of a trolling motor (Minn-Kota) type autopilot set up is the anchor feature. You can use it like an autopilot, but you can also anchor up for perch or other "still fishing" applications. More versatile than AP........ pricey but worth it.  

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on my fishmaster 196.... I'll never fish without autopilot again 
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I second that! Raymarine ev-150 on my seaswirl striper


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on my fishmaster 196.... I'll never fish without autopilot again 
20190805_115243.thumb.jpg.622a097dfe3e18ff56515826ea9b44be.jpg

I second that! Raymarine ev-150 on my seaswirl striper


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I also run the Lowrance outboard pilot and was able to remove from my old boat and reinstall on my Parker I bought last year as it was already Hydraulic steering


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on my fishmaster 196.... I'll never fish without autopilot again 
20190805_115243.thumb.jpg.622a097dfe3e18ff56515826ea9b44be.jpg

I have the same unit, on the same boat. I love it, and recommend it.


Rusty

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If you have the Minnkota I pilot link you can also use the follow the contour feature to keep the boat tracking at the exact depth you want. I get my kicker up to 1.8ish then run my Terrova on 4. Have my kicker on my trolling motor batteries so it charges them while running. Works well. No problems.


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