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  1. Member
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    #141

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    #142
    motorguide

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    #143
    My vote would be Minn Kota and through the years I've owned several of both.
    As far as the shaft, I've only had one crack in 15 years or more and they sent a new replacement with no questions ask and the motor was prolly 10 years old!
    My home lake is stump infested and I've seen several Guides that have bent shafts inside the collar from hitting one!
    JMO

    20XDC Bullet/Modified Merc 260
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  4. Member
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    #144
    motorguide

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    #145
    I have to say that the only TM I've had on my Ranger was a Motorguide Beast on a Gatormount....65# 36V. Twenty years old and it still runs. I fished in Michigan most of the time, and I have to admit the weeds did seem to be a pain, but having never used an MK, I guess I expected it to be about the same.

    I've been doing an overhaul on my Ranger for some time and am about to consider changing my TM. Since I can get 70+ pounds from a 24V system and since electronics have expanded so much, I'm considering going 24V and using the extra battery as a backup cranking/electronics battery. I can't bring myself to cut a hole in the deck, so a low profile wireless pedal or remote sounds appealing. I've started looking at the PowerDrive V2 from MK and it seems like it would fill the bill....so I may be an MK convert too - but I have nothing bad to say about the MG that served me well for so long.

    Anyone else made the transition from MG Gatormount to an MK? Am I going to have a mess with the old mounting holes on the boat?

    Thanks,

    -G
    Geoff Soard
    1996 Ranger 485V (Originally won by Kevin VanDam on the B.A.S.S. tour)
    2016 Evinrude E-Tec 175HP on 6" Atlas Hydraulic Jack Plate
    Total overhaul in process for the 2016 season!!

    "Don't look back, something might be gaining on you!"

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    #146
    I have both in 36volt versions Been a MG guy my entire life, but kinda leaning towards the MK now.

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    Intimidator / 225 Merc.

  7. Member
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    #147
    As a lifelong Motorguide guy, I now choose Minn Kota. I have a 36 volt on both boats one is a MG and the other a MK. I kinda like the feel of the MK better although power in the weeds goes to the MG. MG is 109lb and MK is 112

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    Intimidator / 225 Merc.

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    #148
    Been a lifelong Minn Kota user. Currently have a Fortrex and two Maxxum Pro's. This old dog will never change to MG. Nothing against MG, just love my MK's!
    2013 Skeeter TZX190
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