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MinnKota Ulterra Auto Deploy Reliability


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I hear the auto deploy feature can leave you stuck on a lake if it malfunctions but also heard they have gotten better recently.  Anyone know how the reliability is looking for recent models, and if malfunctions can you manually bring it in?

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I've seen them stuck while April fishing on the Rainey River in 15 degree air temp but that's it. Better than previous models but too many moving parts for me 

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I agree with Kettle.  If you're that worried about it not deploying or pulling back up, get a manually operated one instead.  The primary issue is the lack of battery power, not a malfunction.

 

I've got a 12 foot stern mounted talon and it has never failed in 5 years.  But just in case it does, I know how to manually pull it up.

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