Each boats sits differently in the water, and has varying amounts of draft (hull under the water line).
Minn Kota recommends installing Talon on the port (left) side of your boat in order to give you the maximum amount of clearance between the boat engine and the control panel on Talon. However, Minn Kota's Talon can be installed on either side of the boat.
Yes. However the user must be aware that Minn Kota recommends a minimum of 4" up from the bottom of the hull line to minimize spray. Dragging the Talon through the water while underway could cause damage to the Talon and/or transom of your boat.
Some Universal Sonar users installed the optional fused ground wire between the grounds of their trolling motor batteries and starting battery. If this is your situation, this wire should be removed.
The battery is a critical element of your electric motor system. A high-quality deep cycle marine battery should always be used. Unlike automobile batteries, deep cycle marine batteries are designed to be run down to a discharged state and then recharged.
The Heading Sensor is calibrated once the unit and the motor have been installed on the boat and paired via a Bluetooth connection.
Click on the following link to see detailed calibration instructions:
Hold down the pairing button on the Heading Sensor until LED flashes indicating it is attempting to pair. Then hold down the pair button on the motor control head until it emits a beep pattern confirming a successful pairing.