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We put Riptide® ST to the test, because we know you will. After thousands of hours of research and field testing, we made it quiet enough to give you the drop on fish and tough enough to withstand the most extreme conditions. We know saltwater anglers never turn down a challenge. As it turns out, neither do we.
i-Pilot Link allows Riptide ST 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 ST 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 pre-installed or as an add-on accessory.
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 center of the motor section should be submerged 9". 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 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 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.
Valid on purchases made between 1/1/2013 and 7/1/2013.
RIPTIDE ST BOW-MOUNT WITH i-PILOT LINK OR i-PILOT PRE-INSTALLED - Purchase a Riptide ST 55/i-Pilot Link and receive a $55 prepaid card. - Purchase a Riptide ST 80/i-Pilot Link and receive a $80 prepaid card. - Purchase a Riptide ST 55/i-Pilot and receive a $55 prepaid card. - Purchase a Riptide ST 80/i-Pilot and receive a $80 prepaid card. - Purchase a Riptide ST 101/i-Pilot and receive a $101 prepaid card
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 3-bank charger puts out 10 amps per bank for 30 amps of total output.
Low-profile pedal offers two steering options, rotary speed dial and AutoPilot activation.
Remove your motor quickly and easily for a clear deck, with this strong, corrosion-resistant composite bracket.
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