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I want an autopilot for my 15hp kicker. I troll a lot and I'm tired of steering. I have a humminbird 899hd fish finder now. I'm not opposed to a new system and not to worried about cost. I would just really love to hear others experiences with different ones. I have looked at the garmin TR1. And the lowrance new pilot. The tr1 looks like it might work with my humminbird? I would love to have the ability to plot waypoints on my gps and have the autopilot take me along the path. Any thoughts would help!
 

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I looked into a TR1 a while back the price was steep. I resorted to running 2 sets of batteries for my Ipilot and it works well for anything 2mph and under. Will last all day in the wind no problems with decent batteries. If you're interested I can send you my wiring schematic.
 

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You want to replace a 15 hp gas kicker with electric? If you troll all day I dont think electric is the way to go-
He just wants to have an Autopilot type feature for his kicker.




I dont know anyone who has that type of a setup and i really try not to troll. LOL

Sorry I'm not much help..... There was a thread about it on the forum a while back and I dont remember anyone saying they used it either.....
 

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Interesting albow, That might be an option. Still would like to have just a good working autopilot.
Slayerfish. Not that I want to spend that amount if it works well I am ready to do it!
Zman I will check it out!
 

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I have the TR1 Garmin autopilot on my new boat, I'm picking it up in April and will be figuring it out. Mine runs the twin 300s mains and I believe it is integrated with the Furuno's Gps. I know some use the tr1 for their kickers and trolling. My 300's idle down so nice I'm gonna just troll with one that will push me 2mph but not sure if my autopilot will work that slow.
 

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I have the TR1 autopilot on my new boat, I'm picking it up in April and will be figuring it out. Mine runs my twin 300s and I believe it is integrated with the Furuno's Gps. I know guys that use them for their kickers and trolling.
Let us know how it goes Redleader. I might want to add one to my Michigan boat, but it should be pretty easy with a Garmin.
 

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There are guys that use the TR1 in rivers and saltwater against tide current for virtual anchor. Where are you going fish where that cabin boat? Sounds like a Blue Mesa or Powell boat
 
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