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MOTORGUIDE Wireless Freshwater Bow Mount Trolling Motor

Wireless motors give you precise wireless control with complete freedom of movement. Each motor comes standard with MotorGuide’s exclusive wireless foot pedal, built-in battery indicator lights, the industry’s smoothest stow and deploy and the versatility to use any combination of four foot pedals or wireless hand-held remote controls. Optional digital Wireless Hand-Held Remote gives you fingertip control. The removable mounting bracket (included) makes motor removal a snap. Wireless motors are backed by a full two-year warranty and a lifetime shaft guarantee.
  • Mount: Bow, Removable Cradle Lock™
  • Features: Wireless control from anywhere on-deck; Quick-Release Mounting Plate for fast, simple installation
  • Shaft: Composite
  • Propeller Type: Two blade Power Prop 3 1/2"
  • 24V
  • With Foot Pedal
  • Warranty: Two years
Customer Reviews
Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
W55 Freshwater Bow-Mount Trolling Motor, 55 lb. Thrust, 48" Shaft, 12V, with Pedal 7835309 970100020
Delivery within 2 - 3 weeks.

$669.99

W75 Freshwater Bow-Mount Trolling Motor, 75 lb. Thrust, 54" Shaft, 24V, with Pedal 7835341 970100040
Delivery within 2 - 3 weeks.

$829.99

W75 Freshwater Bow-Mount Trolling Motor, 75 lb. Thrust, 60" Shaft, 24V 7835358 970100050
Delivery within 2 - 3 weeks.

$839.99

W55 Freshwater Bow-Mount Trolling Motor, 55 lb. Thrust, 60" Shaft, 12V, with Pedal 7835325 970100060
Delivery within 2 - 3 weeks.

$679.99

W75 Freshwater Bow-Mount Trolling Motor, 75 lb. Thrust, 48"Shaft, 24V, with Pedal 7835333 970100080
Delivery within 2 - 3 weeks.

$819.99

Product Description

Wireless motors give you precise wireless control with complete freedom of movement. Each motor comes standard with MotorGuide’s exclusive wireless foot pedal, built-in battery indicator lights, the industry’s smoothest stow and deploy and the versatility to use any combination of four foot pedals or wireless hand-held remote controls. Optional digital Wireless Hand-Held Remote gives you fingertip control. The removable mounting bracket (included) makes motor removal a snap. Wireless motors are backed by a full two-year warranty and a lifetime shaft guarantee.
  • Mount: Bow, Removable Cradle Lock™
  • Features: Wireless control from anywhere on-deck; Quick-Release Mounting Plate for fast, simple installation
  • Shaft: Composite
  • Propeller Type: Two blade Power Prop 3 1/2"
  • 24V
  • With Foot Pedal
  • Warranty: Two years

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Motorguide W55 Freshwater Bow-mount Trolling Motor, Lb. Thrust, 48" Shaft, 12v, With Pedal
 
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Barely Considered Wireless

By Casual Fisherman

from Eden, NC

About Me Advanced

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Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Easily Removable
  • Easy Mounting

Cons

  • Barely Wireless
  • Noisy
  • Poor Design

Best Uses

  • 2000 Bayliner Capri 1950

Comments about Motorguide W55 Freshwater Bow-mount Trolling Motor, Lb. Thrust, 48" Shaft, 12v, With Pedal:

Took a chance after reading bad reviews and speaking with MotorGuide that they had resolved the signal issues with a newly designed external whip antenna. Purchased the W55 unit on 7/10/13 to place on a 2000 Bayliner Capri 1950 for casual fishing. One of the reasons for the wireless unit was for the re-movability and lack of wires with this going on a fish/ski boat. After installing and mating the foot controller to the motor we set off for the lake to do some testing. The wireless is absolutely horrible. You have to be within 4 feet line of site to have the unit work correctly. Anything more gave inconsistent results with quite a few times forcing us to quickly unplug the motor since the motor was no longer receiving commands from the foot controller and the motor would happily continue under power on the last path it received the command for (always pointed at some obstacle I was attempting to avoid or the bank).

After speaking again with MotorGuide the only suggestion they had was to do a full reset on the unit (hold left, right, + and - after plugging in until you hear the beep then re-mating the controller). Failing that, return the unit.

I am extremely disappointed in this purchase and would not recommend this product to anyone given the current state. The only exception to this rule would be that according to the reviews the wireless handheld remote seems to work better and have expected range. I have not made up my mind as to whether to give that a shot (throwing good money after bad) or just return the unit and replace it with a PowerDrive V2.

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(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
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motorguide W55 trolling motor

By Ronfrombeyon

from Mississippi Gulf Coast

About Me Advanced

Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Design
    • Very unreliable

    Best Uses

      Comments about Motorguide W55 Freshwater Bow-mount Trolling Motor, Lb. Thrust, 48" Shaft, 12v, With Pedal:

      i wouldnt buy another one. you never know if its gonna work. already been fixed under warranty once.it was only a year old.anybody that i talked to that own one had nothing but problems. i wont buy another motorguide again

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