Using the 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

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 Terrova QUEST 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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Using the Foot Pedal
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  • Motor Speed
    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.
  • 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 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.
  • Prop ON/OFF
    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.
  • Constant
    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.
  • AutoPilot
    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.
  • Momentary
    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°.

Using the Advanced GPS Remote
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  • 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.
  • Menu/Back
    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.
  • Prop On/Off
    Press to turn the Prop on and off.
  • Spot-Lock
    Press to enable and disable Spot-Lock.
  • AutoPilot
    Press to enable and disable AutoPilot.
  • Cruise Control
    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
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  • Decrease Speed & Increase Speed
    Press to decrease or increase motor speed.
  • Prop On/Off
    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.
  • Max Speed
    Bypasses the current motor speed to speed 10. Double press to engage. Single press to disengage.
  • Spot-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.
  • AutoPilot
    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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