Seeking advice for a Fish Finder with my Minn Kota Auto Pilot

7/8/14 @ 7:00 AM
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ladyloves2fish
ladyloves2fish
MEMBER since 8/23/12
Hi - I have been researching my Minn Kota Turbo 865 MX Auto Pilot. I talked with a Minn Kota CS Rep yesterday. I want to install a second fish finder on the bow of my boat and connect it to the Auto Pilot ( we have another Hummingbird ci HDI for the primary device) but I see that my Auto Pilot has the ability to use it as a transducer for a second device. Any recommendations? I want to keep the budget lower on this one - the other one was pretty pricey. Suggestions and recommendations are welcome!!
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7/8/14 @ 9:13 AM
Middleton1
Middleton1
USER since 6/19/01
Hi,

I think you have the white head power drive trolling motor. Is that correct?

The sonar built into the motor unit of the tolling motor will not interact with the autopilot. It just gives you a more clean way to have sonar on the trolling motor instead of external transducer. The options for using the universal sonar version 1 (commonly referred to as US1) are somewhat limited to older depth finders. The newer version of universal sonar is US2.

here is a link to compatible units. You will need an adapter cable to hook up to them.

http://media.basspro.com/pdf/selectsonar.pdf

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