MotorGuide Xi3-55SW 36″ Kayak Motor – 12V – GPS – FOB

MotorGuide Xi3-55SW 36" Kayak Motor - 12V - GPS - FOB

Xi3-55SW 36″ Kayak Motor – 12V – GPS – FOB

There are plenty of reasons to fish with MotorGuide’s Xi3. Its lightweight design and SecureStep system make it simple to stow and deploy the motor, even from a seated position. With its nearly silent operation, wireless remote, and 36″ shaft, it’s the perfect addition to any kayak.

Freedom to Move

Control in the palm of your hand. Intuitive remote-control steering is ready for use right out of the box. 

Most Accurate GPS Navigation

Xi3 with available Pinpoint GPS allows anglers to focus on fishing while taking advantage of GPS functions like anchor, heading lock, route record, and more. Pinpoint GPS anchoring is three times more precise than competitors, meaning you can stay on structure and fish, even in currents and wind.

Stealthy Operation

40% quieter than the competition. Easy to operate, convenient to use, and the quietest motor in its class. 

Secure Step System

50% less effort stowing and deploying with our SecureStep system. You can quickly and easily stow and deploy, saving time and energy bouncing from spot to spot, even in a seated position.

Features:

  • Available with the most accurate GPS
  • Chartplotter Integration compatible
  • 40% quieter operation
  • 50% easier to stow and deploy
  • 3-blade machete propeller
  • Non GPS model ships standard with wireless remote
  • GPS model ships standard with Pinpoint GPS remote – optional wireless foot pedal available

MotorGuide Xi3-55FW – Bow Mount Trolling Motor – Wireless Control – GPS – 55lb-54″-12V

MotorGuide Xi3-55FW - Bow Mount Trolling Motor - Wireless Control - GPS - 55lb-54"-12V

Xi3-55FW – Bow Mount Trolling Motor – Wireless Control – GPS – 55lb-54″-12V

Locked, Loaded, and Ready to Stay on Fish. 

There are plenty of reasons to fish with the new Xi3. For starters, it has wireless control out of the box–so there’s no need for an expensive add-on. Right from the start you’ll be fishing from anywhere on the boat with the convenient hand-held remote. You’ll also get best-in-class quiet operation that’s up to 40% quieter than the leading competitor. With our SecureStep system, stowing and deploying the Xi3 is safe and easy. Releasing the motor from its locked position, and raising it to stow and go, takes just a single step on the release lever from a comfortable standing position.

Convenient Release Lever

Large release lever triggers both stow and deploy functions from a standing position for easy and safe operation. Visual and audible cues indicate when the motor is locked in the stowed position.

Compact Hand-held Remote

Compact hand-held remote controls the Xi3 from anywhere on the boat. A wireless foot pedal is available as an accessory.

Easy to read LED dashboard

LED status indicators help you monitor four key motor functions at a glance, including three levels of battery life.

Run the Digital Difference. 

Smooth and precise variable speed control from 0% – 100% throttle and extended battery life (up to five times longer) are two reasons why more anglers are choosing motors with our Digital Power Management technology. Digital’s highly efficient, state of the art components run at lower temperatures, which means more thrust to the motor. Plus, smart safeguards protect the motor when operating under severe conditions

Pinpoint® GPS

Most Accurate GPS. Period. Get serious about your game with the industry’s most accurate GPS. We’ve compared, Pinpoint® GPS is proven to be 3x as precise as our competition. With a tighter hold on your anchor point, Pinpoint® GPS on Xi Series motors lets you focus on what really matters – catching fish. The competition likes to say they run circles around us, and for once, they’re right.

The Ultimate in Boat Control. 

Connect our Xi Series motors with Pinpoint® GPS to compatible Lowrance® displays for the ultimate in boat control. This seamless technology interface makes it easy to maximize Pinpoint® GPS functionality and create new fishing strategies. 

  • There’s no limit to the number of waypoints you can save, which makes it easy to hit your favorite spots. 
  • Program your favorite trolling routes, set your speed, and fish like a pro. 
  • Target promising locations by using real-time data on structure and more.

WarningWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to P65Warnings.ca.gov.

MotorGuide Xi3-70FW – Bow Mount Trolling Motor – Wireless Control – GPS – 70lb-54″-24V

MotorGuide Xi3-70FW - Bow Mount Trolling Motor - Wireless Control - GPS - 70lb-54"-24V

Xi3-70FW – Bow Mount Trolling Motor – Wireless Control – GPS – 70lb-54″-24V

Locked, Loaded, and Ready to Stay on Fish. 

There are plenty of reasons to fish with the new Xi3. For starters, it has wireless control out of the box–so there’s no need for an expensive add-on. Right from the start you’ll be fishing from anywhere on the boat with the convenient hand-held remote. You’ll also get best-in-class quiet operation that’s up to 40% quieter than the leading competitor. With our SecureStep system, stowing and deploying the Xi3 is safe and easy. Releasing the motor from its locked position, and raising it to stow and go, takes just a single step on the release lever from a comfortable standing position.

Convenient Release Lever

Large release lever triggers both stow and deploy functions from a standing position for easy and safe operation. Visual and audible cues indicate when the motor is locked in the stowed position.

Compact Hand-held Remote

Compact hand-held remote controls the Xi3 from anywhere on the boat. A wireless foot pedal is available as an accessory.

Easy to read LED dashboard

LED status indicators help you monitor four key motor functions at a glance, including three levels of battery life.

Run the Digital Difference. 

Smooth and precise variable speed control from 0% – 100% throttle and extended battery life (up to five times longer) are two reasons why more anglers are choosing motors with our Digital Power Management technology. Digital’s highly efficient, state of the art components run at lower temperatures, which means more thrust to the motor. Plus, smart safeguards protect the motor when operating under severe conditions

Pinpoint® GPS

Most Accurate GPS. Period. Get serious about your game with the industry’s most accurate GPS. We’ve compared, Pinpoint® GPS is proven to be 3x as precise as our competition. With a tighter hold on your anchor point, Pinpoint® GPS on Xi Series motors lets you focus on what really matters – catching fish. The competition likes to say they run circles around us, and for once, they’re right.

The Ultimate in Boat Control. 

Connect our Xi Series motors with Pinpoint® GPS to compatible Lowrance® displays for the ultimate in boat control. This seamless technology interface makes it easy to maximize Pinpoint® GPS functionality and create new fishing strategies. 

  • There’s no limit to the number of waypoints you can save, which makes it easy to hit your favorite spots. 
  • Program your favorite trolling routes, set your speed, and fish like a pro. 
  • Target promising locations by using real-time data on structure and more.

WarningWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to P65Warnings.ca.gov.

MotorGuide Xi3-55FW – Bow Mount Trolling Motor – Wireless Control – Sonar/GPS – 55lb-54″-12V

MotorGuide Xi3-55FW - Bow Mount Trolling Motor - Wireless Control - Sonar/GPS - 55lb-54"-12V

Xi3-55FW – Bow Mount Trolling Motor – Wireless Control – Sonar/GPS – 55lb-54″-12V

Locked, Loaded, and Ready to Stay on Fish. 

There are plenty of reasons to fish with the new Xi3. For starters, it has wireless control out of the box–so there’s no need for an expensive add-on. Right from the start you’ll be fishing from anywhere on the boat with the convenient hand-held remote. You’ll also get best-in-class quiet operation that’s up to 40% quieter than the leading competitor. With our SecureStep system, stowing and deploying the Xi3 is safe and easy. Releasing the motor from its locked position, and raising it to stow and go, takes just a single step on the release lever from a comfortable standing position.

Convenient Release Lever

Large release lever triggers both stow and deploy functions from a standing position for easy and safe operation. Visual and audible cues indicate when the motor is locked in the stowed position.

Compact Hand-held Remote

Compact hand-held remote controls the Xi3 from anywhere on the boat. A wireless foot pedal is available as an accessory.

Easy to read LED dashboard

LED status indicators help you monitor four key motor functions at a glance, including three levels of battery life.

Run the Digital Difference. 

Smooth and precise variable speed control from 0% – 100% throttle and extended battery life (up to five times longer) are two reasons why more anglers are choosing motors with our Digital Power Management technology. Digital’s highly efficient, state of the art components run at lower temperatures, which means more thrust to the motor. Plus, smart safeguards protect the motor when operating under severe conditions

Pinpoint® GPS

Most Accurate GPS. Period. Get serious about your game with the industry’s most accurate GPS. We’ve compared, Pinpoint® GPS is proven to be 3x as precise as our competition. With a tighter hold on your anchor point, Pinpoint® GPS on Xi Series motors lets you focus on what really matters – catching fish. The competition likes to say they run circles around us, and for once, they’re right.

The Ultimate in Boat Control. 

Connect our Xi Series motors with Pinpoint® GPS to compatible Lowrance® displays for the ultimate in boat control. This seamless technology interface makes it easy to maximize Pinpoint® GPS functionality and create new fishing strategies. 

  • There’s no limit to the number of waypoints you can save, which makes it easy to hit your favorite spots. 
  • Program your favorite trolling routes, set your speed, and fish like a pro. 
  • Target promising locations by using real-time data on structure and more.

Unrivaled Sonar Performance. 

Our built-in 83/200 kHz sonar transducer delivers industry-leading clarity and detail, so you can pinpoint more fish and structure. It has an integrated temperature sensor and epoxy-potted nose cone for maximum protection. Compatibility with most leading sonar brands is easy with our Sonar Adapter cables.

WarningWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to P65Warnings.ca.gov.

MotorGuide Xi3-70FW – Bow Mount Trolling Motor – Wireless Control – Sonar/GPS – 70lb-54″-24V

MotorGuide Xi3-70FW - Bow Mount Trolling Motor - Wireless Control - Sonar/GPS - 70lb-54"-24V

Xi3-70FW – Bow Mount Trolling Motor – Wireless Control – Sonar/GPS – 70lb-54″-24V

Locked, Loaded, and Ready to Stay on Fish. 

There are plenty of reasons to fish with the new Xi3. For starters, it has wireless control out of the box–so there’s no need for an expensive add-on. Right from the start you’ll be fishing from anywhere on the boat with the convenient hand-held remote. You’ll also get best-in-class quiet operation that’s up to 40% quieter than the leading competitor. With our SecureStep system, stowing and deploying the Xi3 is safe and easy. Releasing the motor from its locked position, and raising it to stow and go, takes just a single step on the release lever from a comfortable standing position.

Convenient Release Lever

Large release lever triggers both stow and deploy functions from a standing position for easy and safe operation. Visual and audible cues indicate when the motor is locked in the stowed position.

Compact Hand-held Remote

Compact hand-held remote controls the Xi3 from anywhere on the boat. A wireless foot pedal is available as an accessory.

Easy to read LED dashboard

LED status indicators help you monitor four key motor functions at a glance, including three levels of battery life.

Run the Digital Difference. 

Smooth and precise variable speed control from 0% – 100% throttle and extended battery life (up to five times longer) are two reasons why more anglers are choosing motors with our Digital Power Management technology. Digital’s highly efficient, state of the art components run at lower temperatures, which means more thrust to the motor. Plus, smart safeguards protect the motor when operating under severe conditions

Pinpoint® GPS

Most Accurate GPS. Period. Get serious about your game with the industry’s most accurate GPS. We’ve compared, Pinpoint® GPS is proven to be 3x as precise as our competition. With a tighter hold on your anchor point, Pinpoint® GPS on Xi Series motors lets you focus on what really matters – catching fish. The competition likes to say they run circles around us, and for once, they’re right.

The Ultimate in Boat Control. 

Connect our Xi Series motors with Pinpoint® GPS to compatible Lowrance® displays for the ultimate in boat control. This seamless technology interface makes it easy to maximize Pinpoint® GPS functionality and create new fishing strategies. 

  • There’s no limit to the number of waypoints you can save, which makes it easy to hit your favorite spots. 
  • Program your favorite trolling routes, set your speed, and fish like a pro. 
  • Target promising locations by using real-time data on structure and more.

Unrivaled Sonar Performance. 

Our built-in 83/200 kHz sonar transducer delivers industry-leading clarity and detail, so you can pinpoint more fish and structure. It has an integrated temperature sensor and epoxy-potted nose cone for maximum protection. Compatibility with most leading sonar brands is easy with our Sonar Adapter cables.

WarningWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to P65Warnings.ca.gov.

MotorGuide Xi3-70FW – Bow Mount Trolling Motor – Wireless Control – Sonar/GPS – 70lb-60″-24V

MotorGuide Xi3-70FW - Bow Mount Trolling Motor - Wireless Control - Sonar/GPS - 70lb-60"-24V

Xi3-70FW – Bow Mount Trolling Motor – Wireless Control – Sonar/GPS – 70lb-60″-24V

Locked, Loaded, and Ready to Stay on Fish. 

There are plenty of reasons to fish with the new Xi3. For starters, it has wireless control out of the box–so there’s no need for an expensive add-on. Right from the start you’ll be fishing from anywhere on the boat with the convenient hand-held remote. You’ll also get best-in-class quiet operation that’s up to 40% quieter than the leading competitor. With our SecureStep system, stowing and deploying the Xi3 is safe and easy. Releasing the motor from its locked position, and raising it to stow and go, takes just a single step on the release lever from a comfortable standing position.

Convenient Release Lever

Large release lever triggers both stow and deploy functions from a standing position for easy and safe operation. Visual and audible cues indicate when the motor is locked in the stowed position.

Compact Hand-held Remote

Compact hand-held remote controls the Xi3 from anywhere on the boat. A wireless foot pedal is available as an accessory.

Easy to read LED dashboard

LED status indicators help you monitor four key motor functions at a glance, including three levels of battery life.

Run the Digital Difference. 

Smooth and precise variable speed control from 0% – 100% throttle and extended battery life (up to five times longer) are two reasons why more anglers are choosing motors with our Digital Power Management technology. Digital’s highly efficient, state of the art components run at lower temperatures, which means more thrust to the motor. Plus, smart safeguards protect the motor when operating under severe conditions

Pinpoint® GPS

Most Accurate GPS. Period. Get serious about your game with the industry’s most accurate GPS. We’ve compared, Pinpoint® GPS is proven to be 3x as precise as our competition. With a tighter hold on your anchor point, Pinpoint® GPS on Xi Series motors lets you focus on what really matters – catching fish. The competition likes to say they run circles around us, and for once, they’re right.

The Ultimate in Boat Control. 

Connect our Xi Series motors with Pinpoint® GPS to compatible Lowrance® displays for the ultimate in boat control. This seamless technology interface makes it easy to maximize Pinpoint® GPS functionality and create new fishing strategies. 

  • There’s no limit to the number of waypoints you can save, which makes it easy to hit your favorite spots. 
  • Program your favorite trolling routes, set your speed, and fish like a pro. 
  • Target promising locations by using real-time data on structure and more.

Unrivaled Sonar Performance. 

Our built-in 83/200 kHz sonar transducer delivers industry-leading clarity and detail, so you can pinpoint more fish and structure. It has an integrated temperature sensor and epoxy-potted nose cone for maximum protection. Compatibility with most leading sonar brands is easy with our Sonar Adapter cables.

WarningWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to P65Warnings.ca.gov.

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Get the Right Boat Equipment and Boat Supplies

As a boater, it’s important to have everything you will need while out on the water and ensure all equipment and supplies are tested and of good quality. The last thing anyone needs is a part to break on them in the middle of a nice day out with family, or during a worse time, like the beginning of a storm. 

While there is a bare minimum of required gear to have onboard your boat, there are also some highly recommended items that you’ll be glad you remembered to bring. 

As with everything, the equipment and boat supplies that you will need depend on the size of your vessel. Boating regulations and equipment guidelines tend to classify different boat sizes into the following categories: 

  • Vessels less than 16 feet 
  • Vessels 16 – 26 feet 
  • Vessels 26 – 40 feet 
  • Vessels 40 – 65 feet 

Safety Gear 

Basic safety gear and equipment is a must, regardless of the size of your marine vessel. From life jackets to items that offer assistance in rescue efforts or fire prevention, these safety items should be onboard your vessel (or on you) at all times. 

What You’ll Need: 

PFDs 

Personal flotation devices, also known as life jackets, are required on all boats within U.S. waters, and any boats over 16 feet must also have a throwable flotation device. There are a variety of different styles and categories of life jackets, ranging from type I-type V.  

The PDF you wear depends on the size of your boat, size and age of the user, and activity that is being performed. Type I PDFs are considered offshore life jackets, type II refers to near short life vests, type III are flotation aids, type IV are throwable devices (such as a ring), and type V are special use devices. 

Fire Extinguisher 

While it’s always a good idea to have a fire extinguisher handy, there are also minimum USCG fire extinguisher requirements for vessels that have enclosed living spaces, enclosed engine compartments, permanent fuel tanks, or have any flammable and highly combustible materials. Here are the required extinguisher types for each vessel size: 

  • Marine vessels less than 26’: one B-I type hand portable fire extinguisher 
  • Marine vessels 26’ to 40’: two B-I or one B-II 
  • Marine vessels 40’ to 65’: three B-I or one B-II and one B-I 
  • Marine vessels over 65”: 1-8 (depending on the weight of the vessel) B-II, plus a fixed system in the machinery space 

Fire extinguishers must be mounted in their brackets, be in good physical condition with no rust or dents, have operating gauges (if any) and have seals and tamper indicators in place. 

Backfire Flame Arrestor 

A boat backfire flame arrestor is a device used to stop flames, which can result from an engine backfiring or from flames encountering fuel and starting a fire on board your boat. Motorboats and motor vessels, apart from outboard motors, must be equipped with an acceptable means of backfire flame control.  

  • Marine vessels must have one USCG approved or AE-J-1928 or UL 1111 standard compliant backfire flame arrestor for each carburetor on all gas-powered vessels.  
  • The backfire flame arrestor must be secured to the air intake with a flame-tight connection. 
  • Other acceptable forms of backfire flame control include air and fuel induction systems (usually found on personal watercraft), velocity stacks (attachments to carburetors), and reed-type (found in outboard motors). 

Visual Distress Signal 

Visual distress signals, as the name suggests, help other boats and emergency rescuers location your vessel so they know that you are in distress and can provide aid. 

  • Recreational boats over 16 feet must be equipped with USCG approved visual distress signals (VSD). 

Exceptions: The exception to the VSD requirement is boats operating on lakes (apart from the Great Lakes), sailboats under 26 feet without propulsion machinery, manually propelled boats, and boats participating in organized events.  

  • Boats must carry a minimum of 3 approved night signals when operating from sunset to sunrise, and if pyrotechnic devices are selected, a minimum of three signals are required for day use and three signals for night use, although some signals (such as combination flares) can be used for both day and night. 

Sound Producing Device 

One of the most important aspects of boating is the ability to let other boaters and vessels know what actions you are taking, such as crossing, overtaking, or meeting. In these situations, no human-made sound can sufficiently relay a message quickly, making it necessary to use sound producing devices such as bells, whistles, and horns, and even air-horns, in a pinch. 

  • All boats under 40’ should have a reliable sound producing devices such as a horn or whistle 
  • Boats over 40’ are also required to carry a bell  
  • Boats over 65.5’ must carry a bell and whistle, with an air horn or electric horn counting as a whistle. The mouth of the bell must be at least 7.87” in diameter and the whistle should heard from at least ½ a nautical mile. 

Flashlight or Torchlight 

While this item is not a requirement, it is a good idea to have a flashlight or other means of seeing in the dark or in dark spaces onboard your boat. There are so many different types of flashlights, torches, and even glow lights to help brighten up your boat in the dark to help your eyes see further. 

A pocket flashlight makes it easy to see small, dark spaces or illuminate small workspaces. A larger flashlight or beam can provide useful visual aid when looking outside and around your boat as well. 

First Aid Kit 

A good first aid kit should be present in every area you regularly spend time, whether your home, car, or boat. Get an all-encompassing first aid kit to help patch up all kinds of injuries–from light scrapes to serious wounds.  

You can put together a few supplies such as bandages, gauze, tape, and other first aid items to make your own customized kit or purchase one of the many boating first aid kits that are fully stocked for any possible injury out on the water. 

Navigation 

Navigation might seem simple enough when everything is in line of sight and you stick to the coast or shoreline, but it gets much more complicated the further out you venture. There are many different devices and brands to choose from for navigation, but what’s important is that you use something that works for you and your boat. Get the right devices and equipment to help you navigate like a pro

What You’ll Need: 

GPS or Chart Plotter 

A GPS with longitude and latitude points is the bare minimum needed for navigation, but you’ll likely have an easier time with a chart plotter or more advanced navigation device.  

A chart plotter takes GPS information and plots it on a digital map to help you navigate. The device is especially handy on longer trips with no definite points of reference, such as offshore trips and blue water sailing. 

Compass 

A compass is the perfect addition to your GPS for navigation and direction. Whether you like the comfort of a small pocket compass or a larger compass installed in your navigation room or space onboard, you won’t regret adding this device to your navigation setup. 

A compass is great backup tool for navigation, or an excellent and thoughtful gift for the boater in your life. There are tons of different compass options, but many can be had for under $100 and function just as well as more expensive options. Check out our full selection of magnetic and electronic compasses to see which one strikes your eye the most.  

Paper Map or Download 

Although electronic and digital devices are the norm, a paper map is always handy to have onboard your boat and is a great tool for navigation. You can usually purchase paper maps online for the areas you sail in and around, or in local marine and boating shops.  

There are also excellent digital maps of local waters that boaters can purchase and print or download and use digitally. It’s a good idea to have a map backup, should your hotspot go out, your batteries die, or some other electronic mishap occur. 

Communication Devices 

Whether you want to let your spouse know you’ll be home late, effectively communicate with other boats in the area, or call for emergency help, a solid communication device (or two) should stay onboard your vessel. If you’re looking for beginner boating equipment, pick up these devices to ensure all your needs are met. You may also want to consider combination devices such as GPS and navigation devices with built in radios. 

What You’ll Need: 

Handheld VHS Radio 

Marine VHF radio is a system of two-way radio transceivers that is used worldwide for ship to ship and ship to shore communications. A VHS radio can reach between 30-50 miles and is the primary way that boats communicate with each other while on the water. 

Cell Phone 

Since most people never leave home without a cell phone, this should be a no-brainer. A cell phone is a great communication device, map, camera, and offers many other functions. Bring yours and stow it away in a dry bag or zippered waterproof pocket, just in case you need to make a quick call or for more serious emergency assistance. If you find that a cell phone just doesn’t cut it, you can upgrade to a satellite phone later. 

Emergency Signaling Device 

The two most common devices are Personal Locator Beacons (PLB) and Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (also known as EPIRBs). These nifty devices transmit the location of either you or your boat to emergency responders via a coded message on the 406 MHz distress frequency to quickly summon help. PLBs are registered to a person and EPIRBs are registered to a vessel. 

Fishing 

Every fisherman, whether a hobbyist or a pro needs the right boating and fishing equipment to reel in the next catch.  Have everything ready and onboard your boat for the next fishing trip you plan to take, so you can catch, store, and enjoy the fish you reel in. 

What You’ll Need: 

Fishing Rid Holders & Racks 

If you love to fish, then you know the importance of a good rod holder–unless you plan to hold your fishing rod all day or give up on catching anything.  

There are plenty of fishing rod holders on the market, but you should invest in a quality one to ensure you don’t lose your pole, or your next big catch. Make life easier for yourself when you’re out on the water with a mounted rod holder

Tackle Boxes 

Store everything you need for easy access while fishing in an organized tackle box. Organize lures, sinkers, and live bait in a hardbacked tackle box.  

Keep all your best lures in one place and organize them all the way you like. Tackle boxes come in so many different colors, storage capacities, and materials, that you’ll have any configuration you’ve ever thought of to choose from. 

Coolers & Live Wells 

Keep the fish you catch fresh with coolers and live wells, whether you plan to take them home and cook them, grill them right there while you’re out on your boat, or use them as bait for a larger catch. You might also consider accessories for your live well if you plan to keep fish or bait in there for a while, such as an oxygen generator or pump, live well cleaner or filter, and a light. 

Fish Finder 

Fish finders use sonar to locate fish and other solid objects underwater, and often come in conjunction with depth sounders that tell you the given depth of the water. Both devices are useful to alerting you of rocks, hazards, and sharp drop-offs.  

General Equipment 

It’s important to have all the right tow lines, towers, buoys, anchors, engine oil and other mooring, docking, and engine equipment for your boat, since these items are required for its operation and maintenance. 

What You’ll Need: 

Engine Oil & Parts 

Just like you keep oil for the vehicle you drive, having some extra engine oil for you boat is always a good idea in case you need to top it off. Likewise, spare engine parts come in handle when you least expect to need them. Get stocked up on everything you might need for your engine, before you have to get towed back to shore to find them. 

Boat Fenders 

Keep your boat safe while docking and mooring with good quality and good fitting boat fenders. Fenders absorb the shock of your boat hitting a dock or another vessel. They are an inexpensive way to extend the life of your boat and protect its structure and visual appeal.  

Protect your boat the same way you maintain the siding on your house or keep your car’s paint looking good–with precautionary measures and maintenance. As a general rule, boat fenders should be roughly 1″ of diameter for cylindrical fenders or 2″ of diameter for spherical fenders for every 4-5′ of boat length. Boats docked in choppier waters will need more protection than those docked on calm lakes. 

Anchor & Lines for Towing and Docking 

Keep an anchor handy onboard for when you plan to stop at a certain point on the water, and extra lines for towing and docking.  

You never know when you’ll need an extra line, whether for yourself or a friend. Make sure you have everything you need to get your boat to where you’d like it to be, whether docked or out on the water. 

Spare Tire & Hitching Equipment  

There is nothing worse than getting everything ready for a nice day out on the water and getting a flat tire on your boat trailer, stopping your plans before they have even begun.  

Make sure you have all the items you need to get your boat to the water and back. The tires and equipment you should purchase will depend on the vessel you have but are a good idea for frequent boaters that have distance to travel in order to get to the water. 

Get Everything for Your Boat 

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3 Things You Need To Do Before Taking a Boat Out For the First Time

There are over 17 million recreational boats in the United States. Investing in a boat is essential if you love spending time on the water. Before you choose a boat to buy, take some time to research all of your options.

When trying to make this important decision, consider things like what type of water you will be in and how much you can afford to spend. Once you have found and purchased a new boat, planning your first trip should be high on your list of priorities. Properly planning your maiden voyage can help you avoid problems along the way.

The following are some of the things you need to do before taking your boat out for the first time.

1. Get to Know the Body Of Water You Will Be Boating In

Whether you are taking your new boat out on the lake or traversing the ocean on your maiden voyage, familiarizing yourself with the area is essential. Taking the time to map out what course you will take on your voyage is a good idea. Before you put the boat in the water, make sure it has a few basic instruments.

Things like magnetic and electric compasses are a great addition to any boat. With these devices, you can avoid getting turned around or lost during a boating trip. Invested in a speed gauge and a wind meter is also a good idea. The more information you have about your boat and the environment while on a trip, the easier you will find it to stay safe.

2. Investing in the Right Safety Equipment

One of the main concerns any boat owner should have is staying safe while at the helm. Most modern boats come with a variety of safety features. However, there are some things you will want to buy on your own to ensure the safety of your craft and your crew.

Quality life rafts are one of the first things you need to buy. Some new boat owners think that accidents are only something that happens to other people. In reality, boating accidents are quite common. Having life rafts and personal flotation devices can help you get out of a scary situation and back on dry land.

3. Familiarize Yourself With the How the Boat Operates

If you are taking a boat out for the first time, study the owner’s manual thoroughly beforehand. The biggest mistake a new boat owner can make is getting on the water without familiarizing themselves with their new watercraft.

Knowing how to drop anchor, use the throttle or utilize the power of the onboard navigation system is vital. With a bit of time and energy, you should have no problem getting familiar with how your new boat operates. While getting comfortable with driving the new boat will take time, you need to remain calm and obtain as much information as you can before leaving shore.

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Minn Kota Terrova 80/US2 Trolling Motor w/i-Pilot & Bluetooth – 24V-80lb-45″ – *Remanufactured

Terrova 80/US2 Trolling Motor w/i-Pilot & Bluetooth – 24V-80lb-45″ – *Remanufactured

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED.
How can you possibly improve a motor? By making it easier than ever to stow it with an innovative Lift-Assist mechanism. Now you get brains, brawn, and effortless control of it all. Hey, we like a challenge.

Lift-Assist
An updated Lift-Assist mechanism on the redesigned Terrova carries the weight of the motor for you to make stowing easier – so you can save your strength to reel in the big ones.

Redesigned Stow/Deploy Lever
Terrova’s Stow/Deploy lever has been redesigned to allow for one-step stow or deploy – making it even easier to use. Just push down with your hand or foot when you’re ready to move.

Quieter Steering Motor
These Terrova’s have a completely updated motor design – engineered to run quieter than ever before. So fish won’t be spooked, but you might be.

i-Pilot w/New Phone App
Boat positioning becomes automatic with the redesigned, GPS-powered i-Pilot system. i-Pilot lets you set Spot-Locks, record paths, control speed and steering, and more. i-Pilot system features reinvented Spot-Lock – the most accurate electronic GPS anchor ever – and have redesigned remotes with largerscreens, more options, and Bluetooth technology, so you can connect to your smartphone for quick control of basic functions and easy software updates.

Terrova Foot Pedal
Whether you steer heel/toe or right/left, Terrova’s electric-steer, waterproof, low-profile foot pedal has you covered. Responsive, precise control from anywhere on the boat with less than one degree of steering resolution. Plus, a new Spot-Lock button lets you hold onto your fishing spot directly from the foot pedal. Never requires batteries. Includes 18 foot cord.

Push-to-Test Battery Meter
Terrova’s Push-to-Test Battery Meter gives you an instant “state of charge” reading at the push of a button, so you can see just how much longer you have on the water.

Weedless Wedge 2 Prop
Push weeds away and take on the thick stuff without battery-draining chopping and hacking. Weedless Wedge™ 2 features swept-back, flared blades for unrelenting, reliable prop performance.

Advantage Minn Kota
Indestructible Composite Shaft: Pound for pound, our composite shaft is stronger than steel. It flexes on impact and won’t break, kink or corrode. That’s why we’re confident enough to guarantee it for life.

Cool, Quiet, Power:Nothing runs cooler or quieter than a Minn Kota. Our extra large windings and commutators dissipate heat, resulting in cooler operation, extended battery power, and longer motor life. And our unique bearing system reduces friction to cut fish-spooking noise.

1-Year Warranty
This motor is backed up with Minn Kota’s 1-year warranty.

Specifications

  • Control: Remote and Foot Pedal
  • Volts: 24
  • Max Thrust: 80 lbs.
  • Shaft Length: 45″
  • i-Pilot
  • Universal Sonar 2
  • Speed Control: Variable
  • AutoPilot: Incl. on i-Pilot
  • Max. Amp Draw: 56
  • Prop: Weedless Wedge 2 (MKP-33)

WarningWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (dehp) which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to P65Warnings.ca.gov.