The Terrova is available in fresh and saltwater options and can be controlled with a foot pedal, Advanced GPS Micro Remote, and Advanced GPS Remote. All Terrovas come with Advanced GPS installed.
- Installation Considerations
- Deploy and Stow the Terrova
- Push-to-Test Battery Meter
- Adjusting the Depth of the Motor
- Adjusting the Lower Unit for a Secure Stow
- Using the Foot Pedal
- Remote Options
- Using the Advanced GPS Remote
- Using the Micro Advanced GPS Remote
- Terrova Manuals
When installing the Terrova, we recommend following the instructions in the Terrova Installation Guide. We also recommend a 60 amp circuit breaker. You may also want to consider using a Trolling Motor Plug as it will allow you to easily disconnect your motor from power when not in use or when charging the trolling motor batteries.
- It is recommended that the motor be mounted as close to the centerline of the boat as possible.
- Make sure the area under the mounting location is clear to drill holes and install nuts and washers.
- Make sure the motor rest is positioned far enough beyond the edge of the boat.
- The motor must not encounter any obstructions as it is lowered into the water or raised into the boat when stowed and deployed.
- When installing the Terrova, we recommend following the instructions in the Terrova Installation Guide. We also recommend a 60 amp circuit breaker. Click here for MKR-27 60 Amp Circuit Breaker purchase options.
- Consider a quick release or adapter bracket with the installation of your motor. The button below will walk you through selecting the best Quick Release Bracket for your boat and motor.
- You may also want to consider using a Trolling Motor Plug as it will allow you to easily disconnect your motor from power when not in use or when charging the trolling motor batteries. Click here for MKR-28 Trolling Motor Plug purchase options.
Deploy and Stow the Terrova
- Stow Deploy Lever
- The Stow Deploy Lever is located at the top of the mount. The Stow Deploy Lever functions to unlatch the Fall Away Ramps which rotate to guide the Lower Unit. The Stow Deploy Lever is actuated by pressing it down.
Loosen the Depth Collar then push firmly down on the Stow Deploy Lever. Slide the motor forward, out from the Fall Away Ramp. Lower the motor to the desired depth. Make sure it clicks into a secure, vertical position. Once at the desired depth, slide the Depth Collar against the Steering Housing and tighten.
Loosen the Depth Collar and depress the Stow Deploy Lever. Raise the motor by pulling up on the Shaft or Control Head. Pull the motor toward the stern until it rests securely on the Fall Away Ramp and the Fall Away Ramps captures the Lower Unit. Slide the Depth Collar down and secure it against the top of the Steering Housing to secure the motor in place and prevent accidental deployment.
Push-to-Test Battery Meter
The Terrova is equipped with a Push-to-Test Battery Meter. The LED located on the Indicator Panel on the Mount of the motor. The Battery Meter provides an accurate display of the remaining charge in the battery. It is only accurate when the motor is off. The meter reads as follows:
- One light indicates recharge.
- Two lights indicate low charge.
- Three lights indicate good charge.
- Four lights indicate full charge.
Adjusting the Depth of the Motor
Once the boat is on the water, it may be necessary to adjust the Lower Unit up or down to achieve an optimum depth for motor performance. When setting the depth of the motor, be sure the top of the motor is submerged at least 12” below the surface of the water to avoid churning or agitation of surface water.
- With the motor in the deployed position, locate the Depth Collar on the Shaft above the Lift Assist Housing.
- While holding the Shaft, loosen the Depth Collar Knob until the Shaft can slide up and down freely.
- Raise or lower the motor to the desired depth.
- Turn the motor Control Head to the desired position
- Slide the Depth Collar against the Steering Housing and tighten the Depth Collar Knob to secure the motor in place.
Adjusting the Lower Unit for a Secure Stow
When the Motor is stowed, the Lower Unit should rest on the Fall Away Ramps, a part of the Motor Mount. It is recommended to secure the motor using the following instructions to avoid damage to the motor and shaft from vibrations during transport.
- Before transporting the boat over water or land, stow the motor to determine where the Lower Unit rests on the Fall Away Ramps.
- If the Lower Unit does not sit on the Fall Away Ramps, deploy the motor, and stow it again.
- Be sure to press the Stow Deploy Lever and adjust the Motor to allow it to rest on the Fall Away Ramps.
Using the Foot Pedal
The Speed Control knob is located on the right side of the Foot Pedal above the and Spot-Lock button. Turn the Speed Knob forward to increase speed and backwards to decrease speed. The Speed Control knob can be set in a range from 0 to 10. Speed can also be adjusted using the remote.
The Spot-Lock button is located on the bottom, right side of the Foot Pedal and is labeled with an anchor symbol. When the Spot-Lock button is pressed, the location of the motor is recorded to a temporary memory location. The blue light next to the Spot-Lock label on the Indicator Panel is illuminated when Spot-Lock is engaged. To engage Spot-Lock press the Spot-Lock button, to disengage, press the Spot-Lock button again. When engaging Spot-Lock, a tone will be emitted. When disengaging Spot-Lock with the Spot-Lock button, no tone will be emitted. Steering the motor with the Foot Pedal or adjusting the speed using the Speed Knob will cancel Spot-Lock and a High-Low, High-Low, High-Low tone will be emitted. Spot-Lock can also be controlled with the remote. For more specific directions on how to use Spot-Lock, please refer to either the i-Pilot or i-Pilot Link Manual.
Steer Right/Steer Left
The Steer Right and Steer Left buttons are located at the bottom of the Foot Pedal. They function to steer right and left. Holding the Steer Right or Steer Left buttons down will continue to steer the motor to the left or right. Small steering changes of less than one degree can be made by quickly tapping the Steer Right and Steer Left buttons. The position and direction of the Steering Head directly corresponds to the position of the motor. The direction of the motor can also be controlled with the remote.
The Prop ON/OFF button is located in the bottom, middle of the Foot Pedal. It functions to turn the Prop on and off. The Prop will turn on when pressure is applied and turn off when pressure to the button is removed.
The Constant button is located on the left side of the Foot Pedal, towards the bottom, right below the AutoPilot button. It functions to toggle the motor between Constant Motor Operation and Momentary Motor Operation. The green light on the Indicator Panel will be illuminated when the motor is in Constant Motor Operation. In Constant Mode, the propeller will continually run, regardless of whether or not force is being applied to the Momentary button or Prop ON/OFF button. While in Constant Motor Operation, the propeller will run continuously at the speed set by the Speed Control knob, or by the i-Pilot or i-Pilot Link remote. If a propeller encounters an obstruction while either in Momentary or Constant Mode, while the propeller is running, the increased electrical current being generated by the obstruction will signal the motor to decrease the power to the propeller to prevent damage. If the current overload is detected for more than 20 seconds, the prop will be disabled to prevent damage to the motor. In this event, the operator can turn the prop back on after being sure that the obstruction has been cleared.
The AutoPilot button is located in the middle, on the left side of the Foot Pedal. Pressing the AutoPilot button toggles the feature on and off for motor that are installed with this feature. The red light on the Indicator Panel is illuminated when this feature is engaged. When AutoPilot is initiated from the Foot Pedal, the default AutoPilot mode is determined by the remote. AutoPilot can also be engaged and disengaged using the remote. For more specific directions on how to use AutoPilot, please refer to either the i-Pilot or i-Pilot Link Manual. The AutoPilot Indicator on the Mount will also be illuminated when AutoPilot is engaged.
In Momentary Motor Operation, the propeller will only run while downward force is applied to the Momentary button. The Momentary button is on the Toe End of the Heel/Toe Steering pedal. Applying downward pressure to the Momentary button will turn the propeller on. The motor will then run at the speed set by the Speed Knob or remote. Removing downward force to the Momentary button will turn the propeller off. No indicator light is associated with the Momentary button. The Momentary button functions very similar to the Prop ON/OFF button.
Heel/ Toe Steering
Push the Toe End of the Foot Pedal down to turn right and push the Heel End of the Foot Pedal down to turn left. The position and direction of the Control Head directly corresponds to the position of the motor. You must use your foot on the pedal to control the steering direction during manual operation. The direction of the motor can also be controlled with the remote.
Steering in Reverse
The propeller always turns in the forward direction. You can reverse the direction of thrust by turning the motor 180°.
The Terrova has 2 options for remotes, full-sized Advanced GPS remote and the Micro Advanced GPS remote. The remote you have will determine how to use it.
Advanced GPS remote
Advanced GPS Micro remote
Using the Advanced GPS Remote
Power & Power Menu
Press to turn remote on. During operation, press once for power and lighting menu options and SWA and motor controls. Press and hold for 3 seconds to power off.
Press to move in or out of menu(s). Press and hold to close menu(s) and return to Dashboard.
Speed Up & Speed Down
Press to increase or decrease motor speed. Press to scroll up and down in a menu.
Steer Left & Steer Right
Press to steer the motor to the left or to the right. Press to move left or right in a menu.
Press to turn the Prop on and off.
Press to enable and disable Spot-Lock.
Press to enable and disable AutoPilot.
Press to enable and disable Cruise Control.
One-Boat Network Buttons
Press to enable and disable One-Boat Network (OBN) functions.
Using the Micro Advanced GPS Remote
Decrease Speed & Increase Speed
Press to decrease or increase motor speed.
Pressing this button will turn the Prop on and off.
Steer Left & Steer Right
Press to steer the motor to the left or to the right.
Bypasses the current motor speed to speed 10. Double press to engage. Single press to disengage.
Press to enable Spot-Lock. When Spot-Lock is enabled from the Micro Remote, use either the fully functioning standard remote or the fish finder if you want to save it.
Press to enable AutoPilot. The selection between Heading Lock and Course Lock must be made from either the fully functioning standard remote or the fish finder.