View Full Version : XI5 motorguide

10-09-2014, 11:08 PM
Would like to hear information from users or those with information about
the new XI5 motorguide with gps.
I am considering one for my crappie rig and would like to hear pros and cons.

10-13-2014, 12:30 PM
No one running the Xi5 Trolling motor?

10-13-2014, 11:00 PM
You might also post your query in the electronics forum...

I know cajen fryer has the Xi5...



10-14-2014, 11:43 AM
Joe ... you might find some information here : http://www.crappie.com/crappie/search.php?searchid=6373449

... cp :kewl

All I get is this message...Sorry - no matches. Please try some different terms.

10-14-2014, 11:56 AM
Try this link :

Not real sure what happened with the other link. But, all I did was click on the "Advanced Search" link at the top right of the page (bottom right of the dark banner) .... then put xi5 into the Keyword line ... and click the "Search Now" button. No other info was added.

What it will give you is 4 pages of threads where "Xi5" was mentioned in the posts.

... cp :kewl

Pop N Cork
10-15-2014, 01:03 PM
I got one and have no complaints. 80 lb holds my 22 ft Center Console on GPS anchor in 20 mph wind. No jerking when it kicks in to hold the point like I experienced with the MK. Everybody's got their favorites, but I found the MG to be a whole lot less $$ than MK. Shopped the dealers on this site and rebates!

10-15-2014, 03:39 PM
I have a 55lb with GPS and no complaints. I've never owned another motor so I have no comparisons. The anchor works really well except when I'm in rougher water. It will drift 10' or so it seems. Of course I have it on a 900 lb flat bottom jon boat. Sure it wouldn't be like this on a heavier v bottom. It smoothly makes adjustments when in anchor mode.

cajun fryer
10-15-2014, 05:16 PM
I like mine
I have it on a z20 ranger it has plenty of power smooth and quick
Holds a spot very well I think better than the Terrova I had one of those on my last boat
I have not tried the record a path feature yet