This technology also results in a quiet motor on the water. A street address is required for delivery. The Xi5 80 is quiet and rigid for fishability that you can operate from anywhere in the boat. This is factory parts made for motorguide. These are low profile mounts made from anodized aluminum with a flat black finish.
Digital, variable speed control has stunning low-speed trolling capability, increasing run time. Steering Transmission The Xi5 uses an advanced bearing system, a protective housing, and a rigid shaft support tube to deliver incredibly precise performance from its motor. I may still add a ram to secure the end of the motor to prevent bouncing in rough water or when transporting. And while all of the motors are compatible with the technology, be sure that if you want the ability to use Pinpoint right out of the box, you do not buy a trolling motor that is only compatible. . Next-Generation Digital Technology One of the main selling points for the MotorGuide Xi5 is the amount of research and development that has gone into maximizing the efficiency of the motor's digital systems.
On top of that, you also have the option for the integrated sonar. Complete our member signup for boat equipment giveaways. In our experience, there is a learning curve, but this style of trolling motor is here to stay and does bring some advantages out on the water. Status indicators placed in a highly visible area communicate power levels and motor settings. We do wish there was a thrust model somewhere between the 55 and 80lb model, but both the 55 and 80 lb could substitute for say a 70lb model. In this article, we will take an in-depth look at the Xi5 wireless bow mount trolling motor from MotorGuide. Linkage and hardware components are stainless steel for added toughness.
Please allow 7-10 business days for delivery. It is extremely easy to get use to, and if you are not technology savvy, the owners manual provides clear and step by step instructions for setup and use. I recommend this prop and any of the 3 blade props. The next step that a lot of the major trolling motor manufacturers are taking regarding design is the wireless trolling motor. Some users don't care all that much for the wireless foot pedal, but everything we have found with it indicates excellent control of the motor in both speed and directional control and a quiet running motor. Proprietary Variable Ratio Steering delivers precise, higher-response steering.
Motorguide, Trolling Motor, Fishing Trolling Motor, at discount prices. If you are also considering the Motorguide Xi5, I would suggest you watch my video and consider the Xi3 because they are very similar. Other Manufacturers If we look elsewhere, the Minn Kota Ultrex has some similarities to the Xi5. This will mean you will have to make a few extra purchases to get your motor ready. Otherwise,this is a fine product.
It also has a fantastic bearing system so although it is a lot of metal on metal interactions, it is still relatively quiet. This Motorguide prop worked out great it came with all the pieces needed to mount it to the trolling motor pins and everything. The stow-and-deploy mechanism guides and aligns the motor into a locked resting position, then shuts off the power to save battery life for longer time on the water. The Xi5 also utilizes a stow and deploy lever at the base of the mount which disengages the locks and allows a much smoother motion for stowing and deploying. However, this advantage comes at a price. Here at Fishing Tech, we give the MotorGuide Xi5 an A rating, and we hope that this review will make it clear why we are so high on the Xi5 and give you some more information on making your own decision.
Motor Control and Function The MotorGuide Xi5 has had a lot of updates regarding its electronics. This is designed to greatly reduce the friction between moving parts and also to keep dust and water out which provides a very quite motor that delivers in the precision department. If I were still fishing tournaments I think I would opt for the metal version to add more assurance in rough water but recreationally I expect this to work fine. Pros: Battery meter Good power Cons: Mount only so-so Not a smooth increase in power. All models also use a digital variable speed control.
You will not feel any looseness in the shaft when deployed. Xi5 Review Matching to Your Boat Even more so than your boat, the MotorGuide Xi5 model options let you pick out the perfect electric motor for your situation. Product Comparison Other Products in the Line A very similar trolling motor to the Xi5 is the X5. These are actually very nice mounts and easy to use. Looking from that perspective, a wireless motor is going to give a lot of us hesitation in just how well these newcomers can perform.
Tight-fitting components, fewer metal-to-metal interfaces, composite locking pins, a locking bearing collar, and 2-blade weedless prop all help to keep the X3 smooth and quiet on the water. The improved cable steering ratio makes steering a breeze. The composite shaft is brutally tough, bending under extreme pressure and resisting breaking. You do not have the option for a smaller peak thrust under 80lbs for the Ultrex. It all works good and nothing has broken. You would just need to go one way or the other based on the type of water you mainly troll on. Please note that this item ships in its own packaging, so the contents may be identified.
The electronic system in this motor is much more efficient and runs a lot cooler than previous systems used in other lines of their trolling motors. A street address is required for delivery. There are several features that we discussed that are present in all models of the Xi5. The two blade props are ok but the 3 blade ones make a big difference in power for moving your boat through the water. The 3 blade ones work really well in the seaweed areas it just slices and dices through all the weeds with no problems. The low-profile base is constructed of anodized aluminum to prevent corrosion. You are also able to save up to eight anchor spots that your trolling motor can take you to automatically.