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Old 06-10-2021, 11:48 PM   #1
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Well I finally did it after many months looking at what may be the worst time ever to buy a boat I found what I feel was a decent deal on a 2009 Frontier 210 with 60 hrs on the Yamaha SHO 200. T-top power pole and garmin electronics, speakers Bluetooth cd player/stereo and all the required safety gear. Also has interior LED lighting

The two things I plan to add are a turbo swing tow bar for the wife/kids and a trolling motor. Trying to decide between the 24 volt 80lb thrust minn Kota or the motor guide Xi3 saltwater series

What is the TBH preference on these two anything I should know about one or the other and any other must have accessories I should look into
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Old 06-11-2021, 01:06 AM   #2
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Minn Kota all the way.
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Old 06-11-2021, 04:48 AM   #3
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With a boat that large and being a center console with a t top seems like you really need to jump to a 36v unit.
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Old 06-11-2021, 05:17 AM   #4
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With a boat that large and being a center console with a t top seems like you really need to jump to a 36v unit.

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Old 06-11-2021, 05:24 AM   #5
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I have a 80 lb minnkota on my 22 ft ranger and have no problems fishing all day. I really don't see the need for another battery. And I fish 2 days a week.

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Old 06-11-2021, 05:54 AM   #6
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36V Minnkota.
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Old 06-11-2021, 06:04 AM   #7
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I have a MG and it's been decent but when it wets the bed it will be replaced by a MK.
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Old 06-11-2021, 06:41 AM   #8
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Congratulations! Need pictures of said boat!
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Old 06-11-2021, 07:16 AM   #9
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I have a 80 lb minnkota on my 22 ft ranger and have no problems fishing all day. I really don't see the need for another battery. And I fish 2 days a week.

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Do you have a t-top?
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Old 06-11-2021, 07:25 AM   #10
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I have 2 80 lbrs mounted on the foot of my heavy 24’ Dusky offshore with t top they run and run all day
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Old 06-11-2021, 07:26 AM   #11
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I pick it up next weekend and will get some good pics then. I am undecided on if the t-top will stay or go at this moment.
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Old 06-11-2021, 07:36 AM   #12
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I would check on availability on the trolling motors, I believe some of them are hard to come by.
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Old 06-11-2021, 07:39 AM   #13
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24V will be fine. If your a recreational fisherman and will spend half the day on the water you’ll have plenty. Now if you plan to fish daylight to dark working it the entire time go 36V.
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Old 06-11-2021, 08:18 AM   #14
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Congrats! Enjoy it!
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Old 06-11-2021, 08:22 AM   #15
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Old 06-11-2021, 08:28 AM   #16
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Congrats on the boat!! I’ve been looking for months for the “right” used rig. They are definitely not easy to come by. I had a 24V ipilot that ran my 23’ shoalwater just fine for the better part of the day. If you plan on fishing that boat hard(wind/current) I wouldn’t go any smaller than that.
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Old 06-11-2021, 09:13 AM   #17
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Go 36V if you can, you never know
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Old 06-11-2021, 09:44 AM   #18
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I run a 24 v 80 # MK-terrova saltwater version on a 19’ blue wave with absolutely no power issues but I definitely wouldn’t go any smaller! For what it’s worth, I had a MG - Xi5 80# on my old boat and the xi5 held way tighter on the spot lock hands down!! If you don’t need spot lock - you can’t go wrong with either.
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Old 06-11-2021, 10:11 AM   #19
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I have a Rhodan and like it a lot.
Congrats!
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Old 06-11-2021, 10:23 AM   #20
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I just bought a boat a little over a month ago and I went 36v on the trolling motor

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Better to have and not need than to need and not have!!!
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Old 06-11-2021, 11:56 AM   #21
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Ive have a 24v 102 thrust on my boat thats 21'6". Even with 4 people and all my crap (I have a lot of crap in the boat). My troller will last 2 days of chasing schooling fish and using spot lock and still pull the boat 3 mph at the end of the day.

And yes, sometimes with a removable T-top
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Old 06-11-2021, 01:18 PM   #22
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Old 06-11-2021, 01:20 PM   #23
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what about a T-Back?
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Old 06-11-2021, 01:21 PM   #24
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Old 06-11-2021, 01:22 PM   #25
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Old 06-11-2021, 01:27 PM   #26
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Keep the T-Top and or a bimini. After years of having our boat we put a bimini on it for a way to just get out of the sun. It has been worth it's weight in GOLD! Now won't even think about a boat without some type of a way to get out of the sun. What a difference!
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Old 06-11-2021, 01:36 PM   #27
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Keep the T-Top and or a bimini. After years of having our boat we put a bimini on it for a way to just get out of the sun. It has been worth it's weight in GOLD! Now won't even think about a boat without some type of a way to get out of the sun. What a difference!
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Old 06-11-2021, 02:09 PM   #28
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I have a 24v 80lb Ipilot on my 22' Blazer bay with a large T top and it does just fine. I hardly ever put it on high but when you do you better let others know or you will throw them out. On high that 80lb will git it.
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Old 06-11-2021, 05:35 PM   #29
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Canít wait to get it out on the water.

What kind of motor stabilizer/transom saver is preferred on these big motors
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