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The MotorGuide X3-55 12V FW Bow-Mount Trolling Motor features a dual-cable pull-pull steering system that helps eliminate slack and Variable Ratio Technology that is designed to reduce torque steer feedback and improve responsiveness. The aircraft-grade, extruded-aluminum mounting bracket helps minimize flex and provides control under high thrust, while the composite shaft with a stainless-steel outer shaft delivers durability, corrosion resistance and impact protection. Dual-blade propeller.
Features and Benefits
Dual-cable pull-pull steering system helps eliminate slack
Foot pedal control for optimal feel and control
Composite shaft with a stainless-steel outer shaft offers durability, corrosion resistance and impact protection
Aircraft-grade, extruded-aluminum mounting bracket helps minimize flex and provide precision control under high thrust
Wide mount base provides stability
Mount design allows easy motor height adjustment and motor removal
Stainless-steel bushings in the mount's high-wear areas
Composite locking pins help eliminate metal-on-metal clicking and provide durability
Variable Ratio Technology is designed to reduce torque steer feedback and improve steering response
Rated 3 out of
Ranger GuyI've always been a Minn Kota guy but thought the new ones were big and bulky looking. I went by Motorguides recommended motor size/boat size chart and I purchased a Motorguide x5 and didn't care for the take off for my 19ft Ranger. Even on speed setting #1 in calm water, I couldn't go as slow as I would have liked. I also didn't care for the speed control knob. It's hard to change speeds with your foot. I returned it and purchased a Motorguide x3. Now I can go slow but in moderate wind the trolling motor has trouble keeping up. lol Maybe I'm just hard to please, I don't know. When you spend a lot of money on something it should be exactly what you want it to be. I felt like I did my homework before purchasing. I like the Motorguides more compact look vs. the Minn Kota and the smooth action of the foot control. I don't care for the speed control knob for the Motorguide and I wish the foot control didn't have to travel so much to turn the trolling motor. Overall it's a decent trolling motor. I'm not dissatisfied with the trolling motor but not completely satisfied either. Use the Motorguide chart for the correct size trolling motor recommended for your boat. If you have a 17-19ft boat get a motor bigger than the x3.