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You can trust Riptide® SP to handle anything and reliably deliver you to your next trophy fish – because when you’re on the water, your trolling motor is the last thing you should worry about. SP is saltwater engineered and tested to put more power and greater control at your fingertips, making trolling motor worries a distant memory.
i-Pilot Link allows Riptide SP to communicate with your Humminbird fishfinder and LakeMaster digital GPS maps for unprecedented navigation control. Using your Humminbird or the full-color LCD screen on the Link remote, choose where you want to go. Then, your SP will take you there automatically. You can store and return to waypoints, spots and paths; follow depth contours; lock on to a spot; and more. All with integrated, automatic GPS power.
Available as an add-on accessory.
You can add an AutoPilot compass control board to Terrova and Riptide ST. The compass control board can be purchased from your local Minn Kota service center or by calling our customer service department at 1-800-227-6433.
In order to add AutoPilot in a PowerDrive, PowerDrive V2 or Riptide SP, in most cases, it will be necessary to replace the main control board, the coil cord, as well as the compass control board...due to the cost of the parts required, such a modification is not cost effective.
Terrova and Riptide ST motors: i-Pilot for Terrova and Riptide ST works in conjunction with your foot pedal.
Choosing the correct shaft length is important so that the angler’s electric motor does not cavitate, creating fish-spooking noise. The rule of thumb is that the top of the motor section should be submerged 12". In general, shaft length selection is more critical with bow-mount motors versus transom-mount motors. Most boat transoms are similar in their distance to the water, and Minn Kota’s standard transom shaft lengths should be adequate. With bow-mounted motors, there is much greater variation in shaft length requirements. Measure down from the mounting surface of the transom or bow to the water level. Add 5" to waterline measurement for fishing in rough water. Add 12" to waterline measurement for steering a hand control motor while standing. Use this measurement and the tables below to find the appropriate shaft length.
Transom GuideTransom to Waterline Recommended Shaft Length0"-10"30"10"-16"36"16"-20"42"Over 22"Consult Factory
Bow GuideBow to Waterline Recommended Shaft Length0"-10"36"16"-22"42"22"-28"48"-52"28"-34"54"-62"
Engine Mount GuideMinimum clearance required from spine of outoard to end of cavitation plate (see diagram at right).Cavitation plate to waterline 13" (minimum).
Boats do not tend to go in a straight line. Because of this, it is much easier to pull a boat than to push a boat. It is also easier to move the bow of the boat sideways compared to moving the transom. Therefore, a bow-mounted electric trolling motor allows for much greater boat control and positioning. If quick-response boat control and positioning is what you are looking for, a Minn Kota bow-mount electric trolling motor is a must.
Minn Kota’s patented AutoPilot system (available on Terrova and PowerDrive V2 trolling motors) keeps you headed in the right direction by intelligently and automatically steering your boat. AutoPilot utilizes a patented, state-of-the-art compass system that locks onto a particular heading, and automatically and continuously makes adjustments to keep your boat moving in that direction.
Let your motor and fishfinder communicate with each other to unlock a new universe of navigation capabilities.
Upgrade your motor with i-Pilot, which uses GPS to control your boat for you, so you can focus on fishing.
Charge your batteries – and extend their overall life – with this three-bank, 15-amp Precision Charger.
This charger has two 10-amp banks, for 20 amps of total output.
Remove your motor quickly and easily for a clear deck, with this strong, corrosion-resistant composite bracket.
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