One of the most significant fishing innovations in recent history, Minn Kota®’s i-Pilot® wireless GPS trolling system has been enhanced to provide even more functionality and reliability.
The updated i-Pilot includes additional recording capacity and a new remote with improved functionality and enhanced durability.
“Anglers have told us how i-Pilot has changed the way they fish,” Minn Kota Marketing Director Joe Brown said. “We have also listened to feedback on how we could improve i-Pilot. We have applied that input to make a great product even better.”
The most significant enhancement to i-Pilot is the new remote. The LCD screen and function icons are 20 percent larger and the keypad has improved visibility, durability, and tactile feel. The new remote has a slimmer, more ergonomic design as well as an easy-access battery compartment.
In addition, i-Pilot is now capable of storing a total of six Spot-Lock and six Record A Track locations compared to three locations each on the original version.
Available for select saltwater and freshwater models, the new i-Pilot can be purchased already installed on select Minn Kota Terrova™, PowerDrive V2™, Riptide® ST or Riptide SP bow-mount trolling motors, or as an accessory. The new remote can be purchased separately for use with the original i-Pilot systems but will not include the additional storage space.
The MSRP for the new i-Pilot system purchased as an accessory is $449.99. The MSRP for the
i-Pilot remote purchased separately is $159.99.
The following are the key features of i-Pilot:
Spot-Lock works like an electronic anchor, holding the boat in place. If the boat drifts more than five feet from the Spot-Lock location, i-Pilot will activate the trolling motor to keep the angler on the designated spot. It automatically corrects for wind, waves, current and drift. The “recall” feature for Spot-Lock provides the ability to return to that specific location at a later time. Up to six Spot-Lock locations can be stored at a time.
Record A Track allows an entire fishing track, up to a remarkable two miles in length, to be stored to memory (up to six separate tracks). When you want to retrace a course in either direction, i-Pilot’s playback functions will automatically guide your boat along the track.
Cruise Control maintains real-time on-the-water boat speed in one-tenth mile-per-hour increments. This precise speed control allows the angler to dial in bait presentations in trolling applications.
Advanced AutoPilot™ utilizes GPS technology to maintain the boat path on a true heading while adjusting for wind, waves, current and side-drift. This results in improved and more accurate tracking compared to traditional compass-based systems.
CoPilot™ is Minn Kota’s wireless trolling motor control system and is integrated into the i-Pilot remote control. Anglers can control speed and steering from anywhere in the boat.
For more information visit minnkotamotors.com, contact Minn Kota, P.O. Box 8129, Mankato, MN 56002, or call 800-227-6433.
Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics, Inc. consists of the Minn Kota, Humminbird, Geonav and Cannon brands. Minn Kota® is the world’s leading manufacturer of electric trolling motors, as well as offers a complete line of shallow water anchors, battery chargers, trim tabs and marine accessories. Humminbird® is a leading innovator and manufacturer of fishfinders, fishfinder/GPS combo units, ice flashers and digital depth gauges. Geonav® develops and manufactures state-of-the-art integrated navigation systems and autopilots for blue-water fishing and cruising yachts. Cannon® is the leader in controlled-depth fishing and includes a full line of downrigger products and accessories.