The result of a significant research and development program, the Xi5 is stealthy quiet, silky smooth and totally reliable with a list of features that will ensure true durability.
The Xi5’s new composite shaft can take on any obstruction which gets in its way. It’ll bend, but it won’t break, which is why it’s backed with a lifetime warranty.
The Xi5 also has MotorGuide’s brilliant Pinpoint GPS technology as standard or as an easy upgrade. Pinpoint uses an ultra-precise GPS receiver and precision control algorithms for incredibly accurate performance through a compact, easy-to-use remote control.
The motor’s high-efficiency electronics are fully encapsulated in a high-tech coating, which makes them impervious to water and dust. There’s also a protection circuit that prevents lower unit damage if the prop is stalled.
The Xi5’s quiet and precise steering transmission is built for long-life with ball bearings to reduce friction and wear, custom seals against water and dust, and an extra-rigid shaft support tube.
Unlike the competition the new Xi5 includes wireless capability “right out of the box”, allowing anglers to command precise motor and steering control from anywhere on the boat. Its wireless pedal has an intuitive, pro-style “heel-toe” operation which controls steering that’s extremely quiet, precise and 50% faster than the competition.
Digital variable speed control enables exceptional low-speed trolling capability and longer run time and the Xi5 has cooler-running electronics that are 50% more efficient. By capturing and storing energy that is typically lost as heat, the Xi5’s batteries have longer run times and require fewer recharges.
And the Xi5 uses LED lights in the controller so anglers can quickly check the status of four key functions in any light conditions.
The X3 is the latest addition to MotorGuide’s line-up of motors, and has been designed and engineered to be the best in its class for quiet operation, reliability and precise control.
A versatile motor with durable components, premium features and top performance, the X3 is also priced right for regular fishers. With eight cable-steer foot-operated models and two hand-operated models to choose from, there’s an option for everyone’s ﬁshing style and budget.
The X3’s mount is constructed using rigid aircraft-grade aluminium. The outer shaft is corrosion-resistant stainless steel with a large diameter for added strength while the shaft itself is a premium composite material with a lifetime guarantee against breaking.
Tight-fitting components and fewer metal-to-metal interfaces make the X3 a quiet performer on the water and while stowing and deploying. A key advancement is new composite locking pins that maintain a tight (and quiet) fit with the mount.
Components like precision bearings and locking collar also eliminate shaft clicking, making the X3 a quiet performer over the long haul.
The X3’s Variable Ratio Steering (patent pending) gives anglers higher-response steering and precise boat control in the primary fishing zone. Torque steering feedback is also reduced, making for smoother operation. Plus, premium dual-cable, pull-pull steering is standard.
To check out MotorGuide’s new Xi5 and X3 trolling motors, head to the Mercury Stand at the Melbourne Boat Show.
Or go online at mercurymarine.com.au.