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How to Install the Minn Kota Ultrex QUEST Trolling Motor

In this informative video tutorial, Andy Kratochvil of Fish Lectronics unveils and installs the new Minn Kota Ultrex QUEST trolling motor. This video is a must-watch if you’re interested in installing the trolling motor yourself and saving some money. Kratochvil delivers a thorough guide to unboxing, understanding the components, and installing this top-tier trolling motor. Check out our detailed Minn Kota Ultrex QUEST Overview video to lure the full scope of features and capabilities of this motor.


Kratochvil starts by unpacking the box, revealing the contents, and explaining the significance of each item. From the owner’s manuals to the recommended MKR-27 circuit breaker, he covers it all. He also lists all the tools and supplies needed for the job.

Next, Kratochvil leads us through the Minn Kota Ultrex QUEST installation process, where he sets up the mono-arm on the deck and details the attachment process for the steering housing. He then demonstrates how to secure the motor to the boat and identifies the tools and components used, such as the fasteners, fender washers, nylock washers, and anti-seize. He delivers many practical tips that only a seasoned rigger can.

Kratochvil walks us through the next steps in the process, which include attaching the lift assist springs and installing the prop. He also outlines the installation of the bow mount stabilizing arm for optimal motor stabilization.

Finally, he addresses the different cords and accessories that come with the Minn Kota Ultrex QUEST trolling motor. These include the micro remote, the i-link connector for compatibility with Hummingbird head units, and the sonar extension cord.

Remember to follow all installation instructions carefully for the best results. And as with any installation, make sure to reference the included installation manual. With Kratochvil’s step-by-step guidance, installing the Minn Kota Ultrex QUEST trolling motor can be a straightforward and cost-saving project.