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    Ausfish Silver Member 552Evo's Avatar
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    Motorguide Xi5 query

    I weighing up if I need one, I know Iíd like one but Iím researching what I need for a setup.
    Does the Xi5 stand alone have facility to perform spot lock/anchor lock ?
    Or does it need the pinpoint kit to do that function ?
    Iíve got a Simrad evo2 with a nmea2000 networked to the Mercury outboard.
    So I see I can network the Xi5 and have it linked to the Simrad and then the Xi5 could lock onto any waypoint.
    The research Iíve found on forums is not clear to me if the Xi5 straight out of the box does the anchor lock or if it needs to get its gps reference from the pinpoint kit and a MFD ?

    Jamie


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    Re: Motorguide Xi5 query

    I think mine is just an Xi5. It has its own GPS and spot locks without being connected to a plotter.

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    Ausfish Silver Member 552Evo's Avatar
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    Re: Motorguide Xi5 query

    Thanks CT, so you never bought the "Optional" Pinpoint kit ?
    Maybe this Pinpoint kit is some sort of secondary interface for a network ? Like an NMEA2000 network.


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    Re: Motorguide Xi5 query

    I thought the "pinpoint" was the gps functions.
    I believe xi5's are aroud $1500 and xi5 pinpoints are around $2200 for 55lb 54", more $ for larger models.

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    Re: Motorguide Xi5 query

    Quote Originally Posted by ben475 View Post
    I thought the "pinpoint" was the gps functions.
    I believe xi5's are aroud $1500 and xi5 pinpoints are around $2200 for 55lb 54", more $ for larger models.
    Thanks Ben, yes so it seems some models have GPS built in and some donít ? Maybe older models donít ?
    The model Iím looking for would be 24 volt, 72Ē shaft, 80lb thrust, with gps/pinpoint.
    From what Iíve been able to find online Iím looking closer to around $2900 depending if I need this pinpoint kit which is about $400ish.


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    Re: Motorguide Xi5 query

    Is the pinpoint kit like the separate heading sensor that Minn Kota has ?

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    Ausfish Silver Member 552Evo's Avatar
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    Motorguide Xi5 query

    So I asked the same question over at THT and basically (what I didnít know before)

    There are some Xi5 models (maybe older ones ?) that donít have built in GPS.
    So you can option up these other model Xi5 with a ďPinpoint KitĒ to give them the GPS functionality.

    So now Iíll make sure I investigate the model with inbuilt GPS.
    There are a couple of reviews that state overall the Xi5 is a great product however using the tracking feature (hooked into a Lowrance MFD) is ďclumsyĒ.

    Anyway so now Iíve just got to chase the best price and wait for the tax refund I mean fishing fund.


    Saltwater fishing, boat mad but has a job that gets in the way.

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    Re: Motorguide Xi5 query

    Look at my motorguide thread
    The motor is $2450
    Gateway connect to Lowrance is $400
    Imo the gateway is a great feature for getting your spot right


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    Ausfish Silver Member 552Evo's Avatar
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    Re: Motorguide Xi5 query

    Thanks Trevelly, I did see your install. Good work bloke.
    What do you think of the quick disconnect option, is it any use ?
    I'm thinking I'll just bolt it down, I won't need to remove it unless it's broke.



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    Re: Motorguide Xi5 query

    Quote Originally Posted by 552Evo View Post
    Thanks Trevelly, I did see your install. Good work bloke.
    What do you think of the quick disconnect option, is it any use ?
    I'm thinking I'll just bolt it down, I won't need to remove it unless it's broke.



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    They said it's useful for when you do upgrades to software
    For me it was an easy decision as I park on the driveway so I can get it off and into the garage and it makes it easy to clean
    I thought the bolts at 6mm were too small and the base really only seemed secure once it was Sikaflexed in place


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