Minn Kota i-Pilot Link Overview
i-Pilot Link includes Minn Kota's incredibly popular i-Pilot features and "links" your Humminbird fish finder to enable even more functionality:
Follow the Contour and Contour Offset: i-Pilot Link can automatically steer your boat to follow underwater depth contours using LakeMaster or AutoChart maps, as well as steer a fixed distance away from a contour.
Dynamic New Remote: Offers total boat control with a color touch display providing data on boat speed, direction, depth and temperature. Also includes quick key manual buttons for popular controls.
iTracks: Store up to 66 of your favorite fishing routes, each up to two miles in length, and retrace them at the push of a button.
Circle Mode: Set a distance from your spot lock and your motor will automatically circle around that point continuously.
Smartphone App: Control remote functions on your smartphone via a new app and bluetooth connectivity
Download brochure and view videos below:
High-Level Feature Overview
Follow the Contour Feature
Go To Feature
Shared Features with the Original i-Pilot
Apart from boasting groundbreaking sonar integration, i-Pilot Link also has all the features that made the original i-Pilot so popular. Features like Spot Lock, Record-a-Track and Advanced AutoPilot are included with i-Pilot Link and are discussed below.
Spot-lock is one of i-Pilot's most popular features and acts like an electronic anchor. Once activated, spot-lock will activate your trolling motor to keep your boat within a 5-foot radius, even compensating for wind, waves and currents. For a detailed look at spot-lock, see the video below.
Record-A-Track / iTrack
The record-a-track feature (called iTrack with the i-Pilot Link) uses the i-Pilot GPS to automatically store your exact over-the-water fishing path. Up to 16 different paths can be stored on the i-Pilot Link Remote (and up to 50 on your Humminbird) each up to 2 miles long. When you're ready to re-trace your fishing path (along the shore, a weedline or depth contour), simply press a button and i-Pilot will control your trolling motor to automatically guide you back along your original track.
i-Pilot Link's Advanced AutoPilot maintains a fixed heading across the water automatically, without needing to steer or adjust your trolling motor. This feature is useful for following a shoreline, weed line, outcropping or any other consistant feature. It's also ideal for slowly approaching a fishing spot or fixed point in the distance.
CoPilot and Cruise Control
The central wireless, waterproof remote is at the core of everything you'll do with i-Pilot Link. The remote offers complete control over all boat functions - and all advanced i-Pilot Link features - from anywhere onboat. i-Pilot Link can be used with multiple remotes (sold seperately) simultaneously to offer even more control and flexibility. Cruise control maintains a fixed trolling speed while compensating for wind, waves, etc for optimial bait presentation. For a more detailed look at CoPilot and Cruise Control, please see the video below:
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