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The ultimate weapon in the battle for boat positioningMade of marine-grade extruded anodized-aluminumVertically deploys the spike without fish-spooking noiseIndestructible spike is guaranteed for lifeLightning-fast deployment with the push of a button2X anchoring forceRough water modeBuilt-in wave absorptionAs easy to install and adjust as a trolling motorSpace-saving, lightweight designVersatile adjustmentsLED Depth Indicator Deployment Notification AlarmStandard Wireless Remotes    HOLD YOUR GROUND. Built with the legendary performance and durability of a Minn Kota, Talon delivers a fast, secure hold to keep you on top of fish in shallow water. It's the ultimate weapon in the battle for boat positioning. Made of marine-grade extruded anodized-aluminum, Talon can withstand a harsh, corrosive saltwater environment as well as the pounding waves of a freshwater river or lake. Operating from the boat's existing battery setup, Talon vertically deploys the spike without fish-spooking noise. Additionally, the indestructible spike, made with fiberglass reinforced composite material, is guaranteed for life. SpeedWith lightning-fast deployment at the push of a button, Talon makes every second count. Fast Deploy -- Talon's spike moves quietly through the water, faster than the competition.Automatic Deploy -- Auto Up/Down lets you deploy Talon by tapping a button on your wireless remote, so you don't have to hold it down and wait.Two-Stage Deployment -- Talon utilizes a sequential deployment that quickly and quietly moves the spike vertically, so it causes minimal disruption at the bottom and doesn't interfere with your lines.PowerNo matter the conditions, you can stand your ground with the heavy-hitting, relentless power of Talon. 2X Anchoring Force -- Built with nearly double the force of the competition, so you can power  in for the most secure hold on the water.Auto-Drive -- The Auto-Drive feature powers the spike into the bottom with three successive hits, using increased force on each hit.Rough Water Mode --  In heavy chop, activate Rough Water Mode, which performs three Auto-Drive sequences at 10 second intervals for an even stronger hold. Built-in Wave Absorption -- Talon enables your boat to move up or down without affecting the anchor. It works like built-in floating suspension to keep you locked  to the bottom, even in rough water conditionsStealthAnchor down without spooking fish, thanks to Talon's quiet design. Simple Design -- Built with minimal moving parts and no hinge points, Talon starts quiet  and stays quiet.Noise Dissipation -- The innovative design prevents noise from being emitted below the water or through the hull, where the fish can hear it.Easy InstallationTalon is as easy to install and adjust as a trolling motor. Built Smart -- Talon's space-saving, lightweight design is easy to install, and doesn't require messy, complicated hydraulic pumps and hoses. Versatile Adjustments -- A Minn Kota Quick-Release bracket enables Talon to slide up and down or pivot up to 30 degrees; to easily accommodate any transom angle. You can also easily remove it when not in use.LED Depth IndicatorTrack anchor depth at a glance, with LED lights on the unit that quickly show you how far down you're deployed in one foot increments.Rough Water ModeWhen the winds pick up, activate Rough Water Mode, which performs the Auto-Drive sequences at 10 second intervals for an even stronger hold.Rugged ConstructionEach Talon model is built with saltwater-tested corrosion resistance, thanks to a marine-grade, extruded aluminum body.Deployment Notification AlarmIf you turn your engine on while the spike is deployed, a Deployment Notification Alarm alerts you that the anchor is down to avoid damage.Standard Wireless RemotesTwo wireless remotes come standard to give you push-button control of Talon from anywhere on the boat.View or print the rebate by clicking here
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Questions & Answers for Minn Kota Minn Kota® Talon™ Shallow Water Anchors

Question

How much does the Talon Shallow Water Anchor weigh?

asked 3 years, 9 months ago
by
OBXer
on Minn Kota® Talon™ Shallow Water Anchors
4 answers
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answer 1
The shipping weight for the anchor is 44.8 lbs.
Staff Answer
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
by
BPSResource3
answer 2
I BOUGHT THE 8 FOOTER AND IT WEIGHS ABOUT 35 POUNDS
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
by
JULYTWIN
 - BASTROP, LA
answer 3
The Talon weighed 35 lbs. The bracket I had to get from another company weighed 5 more lbs.
Total Weight= Little over 40 lbs.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
by
TXbigbasser
 - Clear Lake, TX
answer 4
~35lbs each.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
by
LittleGazoo
Question

will this hold a boat in skinny water like the upperpotomac river

asked 3 years, 9 months ago
by
shallowwater
 - Frederick Md
on Minn Kota® Talon™ Shallow Water Anchors
4 answers
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answer 1
The Talon has great holding power. I use mine on the Calcasieu and Sabine Rivers in southwest Louisiana. These rivers are affected by tides. When I put my Talon down it holds me firmly in place in heavy current.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
by
Blackangler03
 - Sulphur, LA
answer 2
Doubt it will hold, way too many rocks on the bottom and it will not penetrate enough to hold you in the current, it will just drag down the river
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
by
keepitight
 - Germantown, MD
answer 3
IF THE WATER DEPTH DOES NOT EXCEED THE DEPLOY DEPTH OF THE TALON, YOUR BOAT WILL NOT MOVE
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
by
JULYTWIN
 - BASTROP, LA
answer 4
From my experience with the talon, it did not stop my boat. The spike just drags on the bottom and you cannot drive it in any further.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
by
TXbigbasser
 - Clear Lake, TX
Question

I park my boat in the garage, I need to know what the overall height is to see if it will clear the garage door.

asked 3 years, 5 months ago
by
Tracker1
 - Cal. Delta
on Minn Kota® Talon™ Shallow Water Anchors
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answer 1
Talon makes a tilt bracket that lets you fold your Talon down inside your boat. Its a must have.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
by
Blackangler03
 - Sulphur, LA
answer 2
The Talon will stick up about 2 foot above your out board motor. The overall hight will depend on how high your trailer runners have the boat bottom off the floor. On 8'4" models installed 4" up from bottom of hull they should be 5'4" from bottom of hull.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
by
MichaelinLouisiana
 - Louisiana Resident
answer 3
First, you can buy a mounting plate that allows it to be tilted 30 degrees for going into and out of the garage. If that's not enough you can raise and lower it quite a bit with no tools. If that's not enough you can take it completely off easily with no tools.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
by
Boresight
 - Dayton, OH
answer 4
Mercury motor the 6 ft. Talon doesn't rise to engine height level (down position).
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
by
Doodah
 - Georgia-Florida
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Do I need a special mounting bracket?

I have a fiberglass Triton boat, do I need to buy an additional mounting bracket? If so where can you purchase it at and about how much$$
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
by
Tritonking
 - Butler PA
on Minn Kota® Talon™ Shallow Water Anchors
2 answers
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answer 1
If you have a jack plate it would be good to get the universal mounting bracket. Bass Pro Shops carries it. It is anywhere from $229-$269. The Universal jack plate bracket is easy to install and can be made to do about anything you want to do with it. It can be used on either port or starboard sides. If you don't have a jack plate you would need a sandwich bracket that goes between the motor and transom. It would be a much harder install with resealing bolts etc.
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Top 1000 Contributor
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
by
Longshooter
 - Kuttawa, Kentucky
answer 2
Go to the minn kota website or google talon mounting brackets. There are special brackets made just for Triton boats.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
by
Blackangler03
 - Sulphur, LA
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