Boat

Have Boat Questions? Ask a Boat Repair Expert.

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Minn Korea 80 ultrex with i_pilot link. Work great for a…

Customer Question
Minn Korea 80 ultrex...

Minn Korea 80 ultrex with i_pilot link. Work great for a couple of months. Now the spotlock holds for only a few minutes at most 15

Mechanic's Assistant: Sometimes things that you think will be really complicated end up being easy to fix. The Marine Mechanic I'm going to connect you with knows all the tricks and shortcuts. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so the Marine Mechanic can help you best.

The spotlock searches a lot when it finally locks on its not for more than 15 minutes

Mechanic's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Marine Mechanic should know?

No only having trouble with the spotlock

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Boat
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Boat Question
Answered in 4 minutes by:
3/27/2018
Marine Mechanic: Charles, Marine Mechanic replied 4 months ago
Charles
Charles, Marine Mechanic
Category: Boat
Satisfied Customers: 4,903
Experience: US Navy (Ret) Certified Mercury Marine Tech with over a decade of repair experience.
Verified

Hello, my name is***** will assist you.

Do you have the antenna for the GPS in the Ultrex connected?

Do you know what the GPS signal strength is when the motor will not hold position?

Have you tested the batteries with a hand held meter?

Ask Your Own Boat Question
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Battery fully charged Antenna in the ultrex I don’t know New boat dealer installed Don’t know the GPS signal strength
Marine Mechanic: Charles, Marine Mechanic replied 4 months ago

Is this linked to a depth finder?

Ask Your Own Boat Question
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
hummingbird helix d I
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Hummingbird Helix 10 DI
Marine Mechanic: Charles, Marine Mechanic replied 4 months ago

Thanks. I was in the manuals for this.

Is there anything metallic close to the motor?

Is the remote fully charged, this will also affect the operation of the motor.

Ask Your Own Boat Question
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
remote fully charged. It's a aluminum boat
Marine Mechanic: Charles, Marine Mechanic replied 4 months ago

Can you deploy the motor then see what the GPS strength you get from where you are?

Ask Your Own Boat Question
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Not now. At work
Marine Mechanic: Charles, Marine Mechanic replied 4 months ago

Ok, That would be good to know.

Also if the shop indexed the motor properly. This could also lead to the Spot lock not functioning right.

Or anything that may be bumping the foot pedal when it is in operation.

Do you have the manual for the motor?

Ask Your Own Boat Question
Marine Mechanic: Charles, Marine Mechanic replied 4 months ago

Is that to all 3 questions, or just one of them?

Ask Your Own Boat Question
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
to the manual no there's nothing bumping don't know about the indexing The spotlock work great for the first two months
Marine Mechanic: Charles, Marine Mechanic replied 4 months ago

I would really take a look at the batteries, not just rely on a charger indicator. Having them load tested is the best way to determine if they are holding a good charge over time. If one is dumping faster than the other, the overall voltage to the motor will fall off and this can cause the spot lock to disengage.

Ask Your Own Boat Question
Marine Mechanic: Charles, Marine Mechanic replied 4 months ago

on page 13 is the start to the indexing of the motor. It may be also worth the time to do this yourself so that you know that it was done.

Ask Your Own Boat Question
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Ok I can do that easy to check the batteries will also go to page 13 to make sure on the indexing of the motor
Marine Mechanic: Charles, Marine Mechanic replied 4 months ago

Sounds good. Let me know what you see and we can go from there.

Ask Your Own Boat Question
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Thanks I’ve got a starting point
Marine Mechanic: Charles, Marine Mechanic replied 4 months ago

OK. Just let me know if there is anything else that I may assist you with on this.

Ask Your Own Boat Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a marine mechanicLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Charles Your Own Question
Charles
Charles
Charles, Marine Mechanic
Category: Boat
Satisfied Customers: 4,903
4,903 Satisfied Customers
Experience: US Navy (Ret) Certified Mercury Marine Tech with over a decade of repair experience.

Charles is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

He answered my question promptly and gave me accurate, detailed information. If all of your experts are half as good, you have a great thing going here.

DianeDallas, TX

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dominick

Dominick

Marine Mechanic

1,009 satisfied customers

25 Years Experience as Mechanic, 20 Yrs Boat Yard Owner/Mechanic, Factory Certified

Ted G.

Ted G.

Rigger, Diagnostician

704 satisfied customers

40 years boating, Safe boating instruct., Offshore Race promoter, Failure Analysis, Expert Witness

John White

John White

Marine Mechanic

306 satisfied customers

11 years experience working on outboards, inboards, sterndrives & pwcs

Jason

Jason

Marine Mechanic

17,310 satisfied customers

Degree in Marine Technology. Gas and diesel marine mechanic.

Tan

Tan

MerCruiser Certified Technician

11,264 satisfied customers

40 yrs. experience with complete engine repairs both inboard/outboard and MerCruiser Certified Technician.

Jeff G.

Jeff G.

Marine Mechanic

4,729 satisfied customers

42 years experience, Certified Master Technician, All Major Outboards, Sterndrives, Hi-Performance

Captain Dave

Captain Dave

Marine Mechanic

2,672 satisfied customers

USCG Licensed Captain, 20+ Years Boating, Fishing, Maintenance and Repair Experience

< Previous | Next >

Related Boat Questions
Do they have a lot of play in the shaft Mine is just 1 year
Do they have a lot of play in the shaft Mine is just 1 year or less old and got a lot of play in the shaft … read more
Charles
Charles
Marine Mechanic
Certified Mercury Tech
4,903 satisfied customers
I need a cable routing diagram for a 2013 8 ft Talon. As
I need a cable routing diagram for a 2013 8 ft Talon … read more
Charles
Charles
Marine Mechanic
Certified Mercury Tech
4,903 satisfied customers
I am thinking of buying a used 1198c si unit and am
I am thinking of buying a used 1198c si unit and am wondering about compatibility with my other unit. I have a Helix 9 si KVD. My questions are: … read more
Charles
Charles
Marine Mechanic
Certified Mercury Tech
4,903 satisfied customers
Having ilink disconnect issues when there's heavy wave
Having ilink disconnect issues when there's heavy wave action or trolling motor is working hard. Have checked all connections system works great in calm waters equipment profile is listed under Gregg … read more
Charles
Charles
Marine Mechanic
Certified Mercury Tech
4,903 satisfied customers
This is a continuation from last night. Will the 6 amp charger,
This is a continuation from last night. Will the 6 amp charger, charge the starting battery if I leave it charging for a couple of days. At least enough to get it started ,then I can lower it and let … read more
Charles
Charles
Marine Mechanic
Certified Mercury Tech
4,903 satisfied customers
Sent you incorrect email should be *****@******.***
Hello bay liner guru. The problem we experience with our LS 2050 (1998) serial # Is that after approx. 10-15 minutes running (with no detectable glitches) our boat seems to just cut out. Immediately a… read more
Charles
Charles
Marine Mechanic
Certified Mercury Tech
4,903 satisfied customers
I am buying a Lund 1650 Rebel sport. I was going to put two
I am buying a Lund 1650 Rebel sport. I was going to put two 40 lb Minn Kota deckhand anchors on in. Some people say to put only one on the front because there's something they need to add on the back … read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
17,310 satisfied customers
my johnson 225 is stuck in the all the way up position. Battery
my johnson 225 is stuck in the all the way up position. Battery is good, but will not go down. ANy suggestions?… read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
17,310 satisfied customers
My trolling motor V-2 runs full speed for a couple minutes
My trolling motor V-2 runs full speed for a couple minutes yet when it gets lowered in water it stops working.Then, I take it out of the water and try to restart the motor with the remote. The propell… read more
Charles
Charles
Marine Mechanic
Certified Mercury Tech
4,903 satisfied customers
I have a Minn Kota power drive 80 PD/AP/US with co-pilot I
I have a Minn Kota power drive 80 PD/AP/US with co-pilot I replaced the batteryin the copilot and it will not work Is there a sync issue or something else… read more
James
James
Certified Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
4,094 satisfied customers
Im considering mounting a Minn Kota rt160/em motor upside
I'm considering mounting a Minn Kota rt160/em motor upside down on the bottom of a small flat-bottomed boat for use as the primary propulsion system. (The boat will be steered using a rudder.) Any tho… read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
17,310 satisfied customers
I have a 2005 Bayliner 5L mercruiser that started this morning
I have a 2005 Bayliner 5L mercruiser that started this morning then stalled. When trying to start it will run for a few seconds and stall. The fuel system seems fine as I checked the carb and fuel is … read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
17,310 satisfied customers
I have a Yamaha 4 stroke 225. It was not going past 2000 RPM
I have a Yamaha 4 stroke 225. It was not going past 2000 RPM and we were told to change the high presure fuel pump. So we did and it ran the frist time out to 5200 RPS but not 6200 we were use to gett… read more
Jason
Jason
Associate Degree
210 satisfied customers
I have a 2001 mercury 200hp optimax and when I am fishing I
I have a 2001 mercury 200hp optimax and when I am fishing I have my gps/graphs on and the boat starts fine all day but in tournaments I need to run my livewells to keep the fish alive and after a few … read more
Jason Forsberg
Jason Forsberg
Outboard Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
531 satisfied customers
Hello, I have a 40hp Johnson outboard.I had a tuneup on
Hello, I have a 40hp Johnson outboard.I had a tuneup on it one and a half months ago and it has been running great. A couple of nights ago I took it out and the over heat alarm started going off and t… read more
The Man on the Dock
The Man on the Dock
Marina Owner, Operator
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
74 satisfied customers
about one month ago, I chatted with Dominic about my 2006 Maxim
about one month ago, I chatted with Dominic about my 2006 Maxim 2000 sr3. The boat was running great, but after running and then shutting down, it was having difficulty starting again. We have since t… read more
gearheadII
gearheadII
Bachelor's Degree
138 satisfied customers
18 months ago 1994 low hours Johnson 70 would not start. Had
18 months ago 1994 low hours Johnson 70 would not start. Had been running minutes before. "As if not spark" After about 15 minutes of trying finally started. No problems until this week when engine la… read more
Expert
Expert
Have 2001 Johnson 40hp electric start. Replaced VRO 8 months
Have 2001 Johnson 40hp electric start. Replaced VRO 8 months ago. has been starting and running great no problem. Then saturday would not start when warm after fishing for an hour -- finally started. … read more
Dominick
Dominick
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,009 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x