Using the Terrova QUEST and Riptide Terrova QUEST with Advanced GPS Navigation (2023-present)

Terrova QUEST trolling motors are available in fresh and saltwater options and can be controlled with a foot pedal, Advanced GPS Micro Remote, and Advanced GPS Remote. All Terrova Quests come with Advanced GPS installed.

Installation Considerations

When installing the Terrova QUEST, we recommend following the instructions in the Terrova QUEST 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 QUEST, we recommend following the instructions in the Terrova QUEST 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 QUEST and Riptide Terrova QUEST

The method for securely stowing and deploying the Terrova QUEST varies slightly between short-shaft and long-shaft motors. Short-shaft motors have shaft lengths of 45" or 60". Motors with a short shaft only have a Depth Collar, which is used to set the motor depth when deploying. When stowing the motor, the Depth Collar is placed against the Steering Housing to ensure a secure stow.

Long-shaft motors have a shaft length of 72". Motors with a long shaft contain a Stow Lock Collar, Coil Cord Slider and Depth Collar. On long-shaft motors, the Depth Collar functions to hold the motor at the proper depth when deployed. The Stow Lock Collar is unlocked to allow the Shaft to move freely when stowing and deploying. After stowing the motor, the Stow Lock Collar is locked to ensure a secure stow. The Stow Lock Collar can also be locked to hold the motor at the proper depth when deployed in shallow water.
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Deploy the Motor (45" and 60" Shafts)

  1. Power on the trolling motor by pressing the Power button on the Indicator Panel. When the trolling motor is on, the System Status LED will be blue.
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  2. Release the Depth Collar by opening the Cam Lever. Slide the Depth Collar up towards the Control Head. When at the desired depth, close the Cam Lever to lock the Depth Collar position on the Shaft.
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  3. Firmly grasp the Shaft or Control Head above the Depth Collar, then press the Stow Deploy Lever at the base of the mount to release the Fall Away Ramps.
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  4. Guide the Lower Unit out and away from the Fall Away Ramps. Maintain a secure hold while guiding the motor to the deployed position. Allow the Lower Unit to drop and tilt so that the Shaft is vertical. Lower the motor into the water until the Depth Collar is seated against the Steering Housing.
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Deploy the Motor (72" Shafts)

  1. Power on the trolling motor by pressing the Power button on the Indicator Panel. When the trolling motor is on, the System Status LED will be blue.
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  2. Release the Depth Collar by opening the Cam Lever. Slide the Depth Collar up towards the Control Head. When at the desired depth, close the Cam Lever to lock the Depth Collar position on the Shaft.
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  3. Unlock the Stow Lock Collar by flipping the Lock Arm to the unlocked position. Be sure to press the Lock Arm so that it is fully seated. The Stow Lock Collar must be completely unlocked so the Shaft can slide freely.
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  4. Firmly grasp the Shaft or Control Head above the Depth Collar, then press the Stow Deploy Lever at the base of the mount to release the Fall Away Ramps.
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  5. Guide the Lower Unit out and away from the Fall Away Ramps. Maintain a secure hold while guiding the motor to the deployed position. Allow the Lower Unit to drop and tilt so that the Shaft is vertical. Lower the motor into the water until the Depth Collar reaches the Steering Housing.
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Stow the Motor (45" and 60" Shafts)

  1. Power on the trolling motor by pressing the Power button on the Indicator Panel. When the trolling motor is on, the System Status LED will be blue.
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  2. Press the Stow Deploy Lever at the front of the mount. This will cause the Shaft and Lower Unit to automatically rotate into the Stow Orientation. Allow the Lower Unit to complete this motion before stowing the motor.
  3. Grasp the Shaft or Control Head. While holding down the Stow Deploy Lever, pull the Shaft upward to raise the Lower Unit. Tilt the Shaft into a horizontal position while guiding the motor toward the Fall Away Ramps. Pull the Lower Unit fully onto the Ramps. The Fall Away Ramps will latch upright and the STOWED LED on the Indicator Panel will illuminate orange when the motor is properly stowed.
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  4. Open the Cam Lever on the Depth Collar and slide it down the Shaft until it is seated against the Steering Housing. Close the Cam Lever on the Depth Collar to secure the motor in the stowed position.
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Stow the Motor (72" Shafts)

  1. Power on the trolling motor by pressing the Power button on the Indicator Panel. When the trolling motor is on, the System Status LED will be blue.
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  2. Ensure that the Stow Lock Collar is in the unlocked position.
  3. Press the Stow Deploy Lever at the front of the mount. This will cause the Shaft and Lower Unit to automatically rotate into the Stow Orientation. Allow the Lower Unit to complete this motion before stowing the motor.
  4. Grasp the Shaft or Control Head. While holding down the Stow Deploy Lever, pull the Shaft upward to raise the Lower Unit. Tilt the Shaft into a horizontal position while guiding the motor toward the Fall Away Ramps. Pull the Lower Unit fully onto the Ramps. The Fall Away Ramps will latch upright and the STOWED LED on the Indicator Panel will illuminate orange when the motor is properly stowed.
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  5. Secure the motor in place by flipping the Lock Arm on the Stow Lock Collar into the locked position. Ensure that the Lock Arm is fully seated against the Stow Lock Collar.
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Deploy and Stow the Motor in Shallow Water

For trolling motors with a 72” shaft, the Stow Lock Collar will be required to secure the Shaft when deployed in shallow water. Due to the position of the Coil Cord Slider, the Depth Collar cannot be placed beyond the midpoint of the Shaft to hold the depth of the lower unit when deploying in shallow water. The Stow Lock Collar should be used instead to perform this function.
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Deploy in Shallow Water (72" Shafts)

  1. Power on the trolling motor.
  2. Ensure that the Depth Collar is secured on the Shaft and will not slide around while deploying.
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  3. Unlock the Stow Lock Collar by flipping the Lock Arm to the unlocked position.
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  4. Firmly grasp the Shaft or Control Head, then press the Stow Deploy Lever at the base of the mount to release the Fall Away Ramps.
  5. Guide the Lower Unit out and away from the Fall Away Ramps. Maintain a secure hold while guiding the motor to the deployed position. Allow the Lower Unit to drop and tilt so that the Shaft is vertical.
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  6. Lower the motor to the desired depth.
  7. While holding the motor at the proper depth, lock the Stow Lock Collar to secure the motor. Be sure to press the Lock Arm so that it is fully seated against the Stow Lock Collar.
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Stow in Shallow Water (72" Shafts)

  1. Power on the trolling motor.
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  2. Press the Stow Deploy Lever at the front of the mount. This will cause the Shaft and Lower Unit to automatically rotate into the Stow Orientation. Allow the Lower Unit to complete this motion before stowing the motor.
  3. Firmly grasp the Shaft or Control Head. Maintain a secure hold throughout the entire stowing process.
  4. Unlock the Stow Lock Collar by flipping the Lock Arm to the unlocked position.
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  5. While holding down the Stow Deploy Lever, pull the Shaft upward to raise the Lower Unit. Tilt the Shaft into a horizontal position while guiding the motor toward the Fall Away Ramps. Pull the Lower Unit fully onto the Ramps. The Fall Away Ramps will latch upright and the STOWED LED on the Indicator Panel will illuminate orange when the motor is properly stowed.
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  6. Secure the motor in place by flipping the Lock Arm on the Stow Lock Collar into the locked position. Ensure that the Lock Arm is fully seated against the Stow Lock Collar.
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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.

  1. With the motor in the deployed position, locate the Depth Collar on the Shaft above the Lift Assist Housing.
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  2. While holding the Shaft, loosen the Depth Collar Knob until the Shaft can slide up and down freely.
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  3. Raise or lower the motor to the desired depth.
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  4. Turn the motor Control Head to the desired position
  5. Slide the Depth Collar against the Steering Housing and tighten the Depth Collar Knob to secure the motor in place.
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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.
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  1. Before transporting the boat over water or land, stow the motor to determine where the Lower Unit rests on the Fall Away Ramps.
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  2. If the Lower Unit does not sit on the Fall Away Ramps, deploy the motor, and stow it again.
  3. Be sure to press the Stow Deploy Lever and adjust the Motor to allow it to rest on the Fall Away Ramps.
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Terrova QUEST and Riptide Terrova QUEST Foot Pedal

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The Foot Pedal is used to operate the Terrova QUEST or Riptide Terrova QUEST trolling motor. The controls on the Foot Pedal are easy to use. The trolling motor can also be controlled by an Advanced GPS Navigation Wireless Remote or any compatible Minn Kota remote. Please refer to the associated remote manual for instructions. The trolling motor can also be controlled by an Advanced GPS Navigation Wireless Remote, as well as any Bluetooth or Advanced GPS Navigation Micro Remote. Please refer to the associated remote manual for respective instructions.

Foot Pedal Operation

Motor Speed

The Speed Control Knob is located above the Spot-Lock button on the right side of the Foot Pedal.

  • Turn the Speed Control Knob forward to increase speed and backward to decrease speed. The Speed Control Knob can be set in a range from 0 to 10.
  • Speed can also be adjusted using a remote or the One-Boat Network app.

Steer Right/Steer Left

The Steer Right and Steer Left buttons are located at the bottom of the Foot Pedal. They function to steer the trolling motor to the 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 One-Boat Network App, and a connected compatible Humminbird.

Prop ON/OFF

The Prop ON/OFF button is located in the middle, at the bottom of the Foot Pedal. It functions to momentarily turn the Prop on and off.

  • The Prop will turn on when pressure is applied and off when the pressure on the button is removed.
  • The Prop button does not change the behavior of the Prop when the Constant button is engaged.

Constant

The Constant button is located on the left side of the Foot Pedal, towards the bottom, right below the One-Boat Network button. It functions to toggle the motor between Constant motor operation and Momentary motor operation.

  • The green CONSTANT LED on the Indicator Panel will be illuminated when the motor is in Constant motor operation.
  • In Constant Mode, the Prop will continually run, regardless of whether or not force is being applied to the Momentary button or Prop ON/OFF button.
  • While in Constant Mode, the Prop will run continuously at the speed set by the Speed Control Knob, the Advanced GPS Navigation Wireless Remote, or the One-Boat Network app.
  • If the Prop encounters an obstruction while in Momentary or Constant motor operation while running, the increased electrical current generated by the obstruction will signal the motor to decrease the power to the Prop 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 ensuring the obstruction has been cleared.

Momentary

In Momentary Mode, the Prop will only run while pressure is applied to the Momentary button. The Momentary button is on the Toe End of the pedal. 

  • Applying pressure to the Momentary button will turn the Prop “on”. The motor will run at the speed set by the Speed Control Knob, the Advanced GPS Navigation Wireless Remote, or the One-Boat Network app until the pressure on the button is released.
  • Removing pressure from the Momentary button will turn the Prop off.
  • No indicator light is associated with the Momentary button. The Momentary button functions similarly 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 correspond to the position of the motor.

  • Use your foot on the Foot Pedal to control the steering direction during manual operation.
  • The direction of the trolling motor can also be controlled with the Advanced GPS Navigation Wireless Remote and the One-Boat Network app

Steering in Reverse

The propeller always turns in the forward direction. You can reverse the direction of thrust by turning the motor 180°.

Spot-Lock

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 Spot-Lock location.

  • The SPOT-LOCK LED on the Indicator Panel is illuminated when Spot-Lock is engaged.
  • To engage Spot-Lock, press the Spot-Lock button.
  • In the default Audio Mode, a tone is emitted from the Control Head when Spot-Lock is engaged. If the Audio Mode is set to Alarm Only, a tone will not be emitted when Spot-Lock is engaged. To learn more about Audio Modes, refer to the owner’s manual for the One-Boat Network app.
  • To disengage, press the Spot-Lock button again.
  • When disengaging Spot-Lock with the Spot-Lock button, no tone will be emitted from the Control Head.
  • Steering the motor with the Foot Pedal or adjusting the speed using the Speed Control Knob will cancel Spot-Lock, and a High-Low, High-Low, High-Low tone will be emitted from the Control Head.
  • Spot-Lock can be controlled with the Advanced GPS Navigation Wireless Remote or the One-Boat Network App. For more specific information, please refer to the accessory owner’s manuals online at minnkota.johnsonoutdoors.com.

One-Boat Network Button

The One-Boat Network (OBN) button is located in the middle, on the left side of the Foot Pedal. It is a customizable button that may change functions based on user selection. Pressing the OBN button will activate the assigned OBN function. The red One-Boat Network (OBN) LED on the Indicator Panel is illuminated when this feature is engaged.

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Power the Remote On and Off

  • To Power the remote on, press the power button on the side of the remote.
  • To Power Off the remote, press the Power button and then the Steer Right button.

Power Button

When using the Wireless Remote buttons, the Power button will open the Power Menu system. The Speed Up and Speed Down buttons are used to move up and down the menu and the Steer Right button is used to select a menu option.
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Power Menu
The Power Menu is accessible by pressing the Power button on the right side of the remote. Become familiar with the choices in the Power Menu to better control the Wireless Remote. Power Menu selections are dynamic, depending on your setup. Standard selections include Power Off, Backlight and Backlight Timeout. Additional selections may include Shallow Water Anchor and Motor menus when these devices are connected.

  • POWER OFF - Powers the remote "off."
  • BACKLIGHT - Sets the Backlight intensity to either "off" or a range of one to five. The default is "off."
  • BACKLIGHT TIMEOUT - Sets the timeout duration for the Backlight. It can be set to 10 seconds, 30 seconds, 1 minute, 5 minutes, and Always On. The default is 30 seconds.
  • RAPTOR/TALON UP - Only visible when a Raptor/Talon is paired. Use to retract the Raptor/Talon.
  • RAPTOR/TALON DOWN - Only visible when a Raptor/Talon is paired. Use to deploy the Raptor/Talon.
  • INSTINCT/ULTERRA - Only visible when an Ulterra, Ulterra QUEST & RT Instinct QUEST motor is connected. Use to stow and deploy the motor and adjust the trim.

Turn the Prop On and Off

When turning on the prop, the motor needs to be at least 18 inches below the mount. There is a lockout zone to prevent the motor from accidentally turning on and causing damage.

  • The prop can be turned on and off by pressing the prop button.

Increase and Decrease Speed

To increase or decrease your speed with the remote, the motor must be deployed and the prop on.

  • Press the + button to increase your speed.
  • Press the - button to decrease your speed.

Steer the Motor

To steer the motor left or right with the remote, the motor must be deployed.

  • Use the right arrow button to turn the motor to the right.
  • Use the left arrow button to turn the motor to the left.

Spot-Lock

Use GPS coordinates to automatically anchor the boat at a desired spot.

  • Engage Spot-Lock
    1. Press the Spot-Lock button.
    2. To save the Spot-Lock, press the Menu button. Scroll to Save Spot-Lock. Select it by pressing the Steer Right button.
  • Disengage Spot-Lock
    1. With Spot-Lock engaged, press the Spot-Lock button on the remote to disengage.

Spot-Lock Jog

Spot-Lock Jog is a feature that is only available when the i-Pilot controller is paired with a Heading Sensor.

  • To engage Spot-Lock Jog, first engage Spot-Lock. Use the Speed Down (jog backward), Speed Up (jog forward), Steer Left (jog left), and Steer Right (jog right) buttons to jog the Spot-Lock location 5-feet in the selected direction from the current Spot-Lock location.

Cruise Control

Dial in and adjust target speed to keep speed over ground (SOG) consistent.

  • Engage Cruise Control
    1. Press the Cruise Control button on the remote.
    2. The Target Speed will appear on the display screen. Press the Speed Down or Speed Up buttons to adjust the Target Speed.
  • Disengage Cruise Control
    1. When Cruise Control is engaged, press the Cruise Control button on the remote to disengage Cruise Control
  • Jump To or Set a Cruise Control Preset
    1. To jump to or set a Cruise Control Preset, first engage Cruise Control.
    2. Use the Speed Down or Speed Up buttons to change the Target Speed. While adjusting the Target Speed, the menu at the bottom of the display screen temporarily changes to display two Preset Target Speeds.
    3. While the Presets are showing, press either the Left Softkey or Right Softkey to jump to the corresponding Preset on the display screen.
    4. To save the Preset to a new value, adjust the Target Speed to the desired value. While the Presets are showing in the menu at the bottom of the display screen, press and hold either the Left Softkey or Right Softkey.
    • Locked Heading
      Uses compass heading to keep the motor pointed in the same compass direction.
    • Locked Course
      Uses compass heading and GPS data to correct for wind, current and external forces to keep the boat on the intended course.
  1. Press the AutoPilot button on the remote to disengage AutoPilot.
  2. Either Locked Course or Locked Heading AutoPilot will be engaged depending on the AutoPilot Mode selected.
  3. When AutoPilot is engaged, press the AutoPilot button to disengage.
  4. When AutoPilot is engaged, press the Menu button and select Adjust Course by pressing the Steer Right button.
  5. Scroll to the Jog option and press the Steer Left or Steer Right button to adjust the course by 5-foot increments.

AutoPilot

When in AutoPilot, Advanced GPS Navigation keeps the trolling motor pointed in the direction you want to go. Each time the wind or water current moves the boat off course, the AutoPilot senses the change and steers itself back to the original heading. The AutoPilot direction is set every time a steering change is made. To change direction, steer until the Control Head points to the desired course. AutoPilot will pull the bow of the boat around and correct automatically until the boat is moving in the direction you chose.

AutoPilot Modes

Two different modes of AutoPilot are available, Locked Heading and Locked Course. Both are collectively referred to as AutoPilot. There are distinct differences between the two AutoPilot Modes and how they control your boat. Both Locked Heading and Locked Course are valuable tools the fisherman can use for accurate and precise bait presentation. We highly recommend getting on the water and trying both Locked Heading and Locked Course in various fishing situations and applications. With experimentation and time you will find which AutoPilot Mode works best for you in any given situation.

  • Locked Heading
    Uses compass heading to keep the motor pointed in the same compass direction.
  • Locked Course
    Uses compass heading and GPS data to correct for wind, current and external forces to keep the boat on the intended course.

Engage and Disengage Legacy AutoPilot or Advanced AutoPilot

  1. Press the AutoPilot button on the remote to disengage AutoPilot.
  2. Either Locked Course or Locked Heading AutoPilot will be engaged depending on the AutoPilot Mode selected.
  3. When AutoPilot is engaged, press the AutoPilot button to disengage.

Locked Course Autopilot Jog

  1. When AutoPilot is engaged, press the Menu button and select Adjust Course by pressing the Steer Right button.
  2. Scroll to the Jog option and press the Steer Left or Steer Right button to adjust the course by 5-foot increments.

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  • speed up down.pngSpeed Down & Speed Up
    Press to decrease or increase motor speed.
  • prop on off.pngProp On/Off
    Pressing this button will turn the Prop on and off.
  • steer left right.pngSteer Left & Steer Right
    Press to steer the motor to the left or to the right.
  • max speed.pngMax Speed
    Bypasses the current motor speed to speed 10. Double press to engage. Single press to disengage.
  • spot lock.pngSpot-Lock
    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.
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    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.

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