Customer reviews & ratings
Worth the money
So the install was quite intense on my trout boat. I had to buy pressure treated wood to create a shim so it would clear my bow railing. Also something they don't tell you is that you'll need to buy the circuit breaker because they don't include one. Also the battery leads are only about 4 feet long, so if you're batteries are by the transom like mine, you'll need to buy wire. I needed to kick down to 4 gauge, requiring a special butt splice connector that can connect the 6 to 4 gauge. Very beefy. One last tip, the moment you calibrate it switch from advanced mode to legacy mode.
Love my new Terrova w/ Link
Just bought the 80lb 60" shaft Link model Terrova. Was a little more than I wanted to spend but sure glad I did. Really like the new touch screen remote and the follow the contour option is so nice. Upgraded to an 80lb from a 55lb. Really nice on windy days. Spotlock is a game changer.
Purchased the Ulterra 36v 112lb thrust with ipilot
An honest review. I just replaced the 36 volt Terrova with the 2018 Ulterra. My Terrova did fine but the spot lock, anchor mode was complete junk. It wouldn't hold within 20ft of a marked spot. I had to manually keep the boat in a certain spot. I tried everything. I figured I would purchase the Ulterra and see if the anchor mode was any better. If not, it was going back. I am a striper guide and being able to stay in one spot is very important when fishing sinkered baits. I've used the new Ulterra for 3 days now and I can honestly say the anchor mode works flawlessly so far. I bet my boat hasn't moved 5 feet from where I hit anchor mode. Very calm days which make it even tougher, it hasn't let me down. Completely amazed. The remote is a bit confusing but I am getting use to it.
so far love it
spot lock there is nothing more usefull ever havent mastered it yet waiting on cable adapter to add my helix 7 cant wait to troll contours only reason not 5 star is the bottom three buttons seem small i keep fat footing it getting better but other love it so far THANK YOU!!!!!!!
I purchased my Terrova on a new boat in April 2020. The second time I attempted to use my Terrova, the deploy stow feature broke. With some effort I was able to deploy and stow my trolling motor. Then on my next attempt to use my trolling motor I noticed that there was water running out of the control head each time I deployed my trolling motor. My dealer stated that it is probably a bad seal. I took my Terrova to the dealer for repair three weeks ago and cannot get an answer on when it will be fixed. The dealer told me the authorized repair facility is very busy and cannot provide an accurate answer on timing. I love my Terrova when it works, but that has been very limited since my purchase
Was going to replace my old with a new one, All I really wanted was autopilot and a foot pedal. Sure, the copilot was nice at times bt I have a 17' boat with an 18' foot pedal cord so no biggie. Saw they finally improved the stow and deploy after how many years? So I stepped up. Turns out stow and deploy is the only improvement. Autopilot doesn't work well, anchor keeps spinning the motor around and winds up the cord. Motor is loud IPilot remote is ridiculously heavy. wish I would have gotten the power drive and not wasted the extra money. This is my 6th Minn Kota and will be my last.
Not worth the money
I purchased a 36v 112lb thrust 72” shaft Terrova brand new in 2017. This motor set me back close to 4K CAD with tax. When fishing in flat waters I love this motor. I do most of my fishing on the Bay of Quinte and Lake Ontario. Anyone who fishes these waters knows that flat water is rare. When trolling in waves over 1ft high the motor continuously pops up out of the steering groove causing the motor to lose its steering and sends the boat turning in circles. I have written to Minn Kota on 3 separate occasions about this problem and haven't received the courtesy of a response. Pretty disappointing after having spent this kind of money on a trolling motor that clearly has a major design flaw.
The heading setting for use when trolling also works relatively well most of the time, but every now and again it decides it no longer wants to follow the set course and tries to turn in the complete opposite direction. It seems as if the sensor spontaneously loses its heading. The remote also doesn't respond well to heading changes; if you want to change course to the right or left a few degrees, you usually need to press the button several times to get the desired direction as the heading setting will often go the opposite direction of the button you pushed when you release the steering button