Boats Trucks & Maintenance

Minn Kota Ultrex Trolling Motor DIY Install | Pro Rigger Tips

Installing a trolling motor is a great way to reduce the overall cost of upgrading your boat to the newest trolling motor technologies. Professional boat rigger, Andy Kratochvil of FishLectronics, takes the intimidation out of the process in this ultra-detailed step-by-step installation of a new Minn Kota Ultrex trolling motor.   

FEATURED TROLLING MOTORMinn Kota Ultrex, 45”, 36v with i-Pilot Link GPS and MEGA Down Imaging

Kratochvil has installed hundreds of trolling motors and shares many tips and tricks to speed the process and ensure the job is done right the first time. While our original Minn Kota Ultrex installation video featured an aluminum bass boat, we tackle upgrading an older fiberglass bass boat this time around, which brings about some fiberglass-specific pointers. 

An older boat that floats is just as capable as a newer one as long as it’s equipped with quality electronics and a durable and powerful trolling motor with built-in boat control capabilities. This video is aimed squarely at the “do it yourself” angler that likes saving money and enjoys tackling some hands-on projects. 

Good luck, and we’re sure Andy wouldn’t mind handling the project if it’s outside your comfort zone.