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Postby CalGarretson » January 8th, 2020, 10:26 am

I am getting ready to pull the trigger on a talon for my key west 1720. Question for the board, the 10' is only a little more than the 8' and seems worth it. Does anyone on here have a Talon and if so what length are you using?

I the reputation of a power pole, but with the limited space in the back of my boat I just don't have room for the hydraulics that a PP needs for set up. The talon just requires a couple wires and is ready to roll.
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Re: minn Kota Talon

Postby zload » January 8th, 2020, 1:33 pm

8' on my boat, if I'm deeper than that I use my iPilot spot lock. If purchasing today I would consider the 10' if there wasn't too much difference in price because why not, IIRC 8' was all they had when I got mine :)
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Re: minn Kota Talon

Postby silverking » January 8th, 2020, 2:53 pm

Another option to consider is the Power-Pole Micro Anchor. It's electric-driven vs. hydraulic (rechargeable battery pack also available) and works with optional spikes up to 10 feet. The spike can be easily removed and stowed in a rod rack if not being used and the motor housing has a small footprint. Rated for up to 1,500 pounds with passengers, so you should be under that weight limit with the KW.

Shields Marina in St. Marks is a dealer and I believe Sunshine Boats in Tallahassee is one also.
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Re: minn Kota Talon

Postby Ebryant » January 8th, 2020, 8:46 pm

I have had the 10 foot for 4 years. No problems so far. I also bought the mounting bracket that bolts between the motor and the transom. This stops the stress on the transom.
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