I am picking up a new terrova ipilot with the link and Gps puck. I have a 3 year old ipilot I’m selling tomm. Mostly want the accuracy of the new ones. So I’m wondering, do I waste money on a Humminbird router for that and my 3 fish finders or is the new ipilots accurate without it? (Back locater is connect to console, front is a helix 7 ice (non networkable) connected to trolling motor).
Minn Kota Gps puck..router needed still?
The puck is only for jog feature. It’s obly purpose is to communicate via Bluetooth to trolling motor so it knows which direction boat is pointed. It does not improve accuracy of spot lock and would be useless if using i pilot for trolling.
What unit do you have on the console, most of the newer ones have GPS built in. If you are talking about the white puck that came with the Terrova, that's just a compass as I've read and used for spot lock.
I just got a Terrova as well, not sure if I am going to install it or not. I hate boat wiring. I am going to try it without and see how it works.
From what I understand, the "puck" is actually just a compass and is only used when utilizing spot lock and you want to "jog" 5-6 ft in a different direction.
It does not need an ethernet switch, just 12v power. That being said, according to the marina, it is "always on" and will draw power when the boat is off if you don't have a main battery switch (which you should, ask me how I know).
Disclaimer: I have limited knowledge on the subject and learning as I go, this is what I've been told.