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Factory-installed Minn Kota® i-Pilot™ Wireless GPS Trolling SystemStow & Deploy MechanismCoPilot™ Wireless Remote SystemDigital Maximizer™Advanced Corrosion Protectioni-Pilot Record a TrackSpot LockCoPilot™ and cruise control Advanced Auto Pilot™ All the great features of the Minn Kota® Riptide® ST Saltwater Trolling Motor combined with a factory-installed Minn Kota® i-Pilot™ Wireless GPS Trolling System. The revolutionary i-Pilot uses GPS technology to store and retrieve locations and paths on the water. Its intuitive features—including CoPilot™ wireless functions—navigate and position your boat for you, improve your bait presentation, and let you focus on fishing. Riptide® ST features: Stow & Deploy Mechanism -- Simply depress the handle and fallaway ramps effortlessly deploy the motor into the water. The balanced motor design makes stowing easy, and a special master cut-off switch automatically turns the power off when stowed. CoPilot™ Wireless Remote System -- Now standard with added features. Control speed, steering, and on/off controls, along with high-speed bypass for instant full power. You can also now activate your AutoPilot™ from anywhere on the boat—including the platform! (Optional corded foot pedal sold separately.) Digital Maximizer™ -- Advanced digital microprocessing controls the draw of power at variable speeds to extend battery life and reduce damaging heat. This advanced technology allows you to get up to five times longer run time on a single charge. Advanced Corrosion Protection -- Premium-grade marine alloys are virtually impervious to rust. Metals undergo a rigid multi-step cleaning process before being anodized or coated with a special zinc dichromate armor plating and finished with a TGIC polyester, powder-coat paint. iPilot™ features: Record a Track:Simply push the Record button and fish along your desired course. i-Pilot will store that track to memory—now up to six separate tracks. Whenyou want to retrace a course, i-Pilot’s Playback functions will automatically guide your boat down the track.Spot-Lock:Works like an electronic anchor. Choose up to six separate spots to remember and at the push of a button it will hold you in place. Spot-Lock Recall lets you return to that spot later. CoPilot™ and Cruise Control:Select and maintain a consistent speed for optimum bait presentation with cruise control, and use the legendary speed and steering functionsof CoPilot™ to precisely control your boat.Advanced CoPilot:Uses GPS to take you exactly to the point you select, not just the bearing you choose. It’s the difference between a compass and a GPS unit. Just point the motor in the direction you want to travel, push a button and let it take you there with GPS accuracy while compensating for wind, waves, current, and drift.
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Questions & Answers for Minn Kota Minn Kota® Riptide® ST Saltwater Trolling Motors/i-Pilot™ Wireless GPS Trolling System Combos

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I-Pilot Riptide ST 80 - 60" Shaft Motor

I am considering purchasing the Minn Kota I-Pilot Riptide ST 80 – 60” Shaft Motor, would this be an adequate motor and shaft length for a MayCraft 1800CC Skiff?
What is the correct item# for a white Minn Kota Composite Quick-Release Bracket that would be appropriate for this trolling motor?
asked 2 years, 8 months ago
by
Maycraft1800CC
 - Maryland
on Minn Kota® Riptide® ST Saltwater Trolling Motors/i-Pilot™ Wireless GPS Trolling System Combos
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answer 1
It should be plenty for that boat. I use it on a 22 foot bay boat and it has the needed thrust. The 54" shaft should be enough unless your bow sticks very high up out of the water. Not sure about the quick release bracket. Sorry.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
by
RodBob
 - Austin, Tx
answer 2
In order to determine the correct shaft length for your boat you will want to measure your boat when it is fully loaded with gear and people for a regular day of fishing. Measure from intended mounting location (transom or bow) to the waterline of the loaded boat. Then add 18 inches. That's the shaft length you are looking for.

The correct item number for the Minn Kota® Composite Quick-Release Trolling Motor Mounting Bracket is 38-523-772-00.
Staff Answer
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
by
BPSResource4
 - Springfield, MO
Question

What is the difference between the Minn Kota Riptide ST and SP?

Assume trolling motor configuration is 12 volts, 48" shaft, 55lb Trust.
asked 2 years, 10 months ago
by
Ryland
 - South Alabama
on Minn Kota® Riptide® ST Saltwater Trolling Motors/i-Pilot™ Wireless GPS Trolling System Combos
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answer 1
The ST features the power assist motor deploy, while the SP is a manual deploy lever. Also, the controls of the ST in the foot pedal have more features than in the SP model, however, with both models now being able to handle the i-Pilot system, they are very compareable in performance.
Staff Answer
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
by
BPSResource11
Question

do they come with the mounts and plugs?

asked 2 years, 9 months ago
by
epicone1
on Minn Kota® Riptide® ST Saltwater Trolling Motors/i-Pilot™ Wireless GPS Trolling System Combos
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answer 1
They do come with the mounting parts, however, you will need to purchase the plugs for your specific boat.
Staff Answer
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
by
BPSResource11
Question

Do all Minn Kota trolling motors have built in sonar transducers?

Which do which don't
asked 2 years, 8 months ago
by
ribeye
on Minn Kota® Riptide® ST Saltwater Trolling Motors/i-Pilot™ Wireless GPS Trolling System Combos
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answer 1
Not all Minn Kota motors have built in transducers. Minn Kota refers to this feature as Univeral Sonar 2. US2 is available on select models of the Minn Kota Fortrex, the PowerDrive V2 and the Terrova. I have provided links to these motors below.

Minn Kota® Fortrex® Bow-Mount Trolling Motors with Universal Sonar 2
http://www.basspro.com/Minn-Kota-Fortrex-BowMount-Trolling-Motors-with-Universal-Sonar-2/product/10200070/134347

Minn Kota® PowerDrive™ V2 Bow-Mount Trolling Motors with Universal Sonar 2
http://www.basspro.com/Minn-Kota-PowerDrive-V2-BowMount-Trolling-Motors-with-Universal-Sonar-2/product/98450/104647

Minn Kota® Terrova® Bow Mount Trolling Motors with Universal Sonar 2
http://www.basspro.com/Minn-Kota-Terrova-Bow-Mount-Trolling-Motors-with-Universal-Sonar-2/product/98453/57337
Staff Answer
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
by
BPSResource4
 - Springfield, MO
Question

Can the Riptide ST be mounted to either side of the bow?

asked 2 years, 3 months ago
by
bdjmd
on Minn Kota® Riptide® ST Saltwater Trolling Motors/i-Pilot™ Wireless GPS Trolling System Combos
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answer 1
Yes, but you want to be sure not to block your vision if the console is on one side or the other.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
by
Dolphan
 - East TN
Question

I'm replacing a RipTide RT55/SC/W with a quick release mount. Will the ST attach to my existing mount? Is the power plug the same?

asked 6 months ago
by
ParrotheadA1A
on Minn Kota® Riptide® ST Saltwater Trolling Motors/i-Pilot™ Wireless GPS Trolling System Combos
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answer 1
Hi, thank you for your inquiry. The trolling motor will not come with a plug. You can remove the one you have and put it onto the new one. The only quick release plate that would work with both those models is the MKA-47 (SKU: 2030126) . If you do not have that bracket in particular, it will not match.
Staff Answer
answered 5 months, 4 weeks ago
by
BPSResource7
 - Springfield, MO
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