My 10 + year old Motorguide Great White finally died on me. I need to replace it and have been looking at the new Motorguide Xi5 and Minn Kota Ipilot options.
I have an 18 ft flats boat and use my trolling motor heavily, as I fish a lot of docks & mangrove shorelines.
I am looking for real world feedback from fisherman who have and use the wireless versions.
Do you feel they are worth the extra $?
Do you find it more or less difficult to fish while trying to position the boat?
Do the spot lock/ hold features work well and do you use them regularly?
The little feedback I have received from friends are totally opposite. One claims its easier with a manual handle because you can move it with your leg/ body and still keep both hands on the rod and don't have a remote in one hand the whole time. The other guy swears it's much better than having to move the motor manually...
So, I present this to the forum and truly appreciate and welcome any personal feedback you may have.
Thank you in advance for taking the time to read this (sorry it's a bit long).
Tight lines to all!