Using the Raptor

Raptor keeps working to hold you more reliably than any other anchor, especially in rough conditions. It knows where you’re anchoring, what’s happening to your boat, and what to do next. It reads the bottom, senses the anchoring force and reacts automatically to keep you locked down until the moment you’re ready to change spots. Legendary Minn Kota durability and innovative anchoring technology make Raptor the only hydraulic anchor that can call itself relentless.

Max Boat Weight and Length

A single Raptor is capable of anchoring a boat up to 28’ in length, and 4,500 lbs. For boats larger than this, we would recommend an additional Raptor to ensure proper anchoring capability.

 

Basic Operations

Deploy the Raptor from the Indicator Panel

Press and hold the Down button Panel_Down_Button.pngto deploy the anchor. The anchor deploys until the button is released or the anchor has reached its full range of deployment.

Retract the Raptor from the Indicator Panel

Press and hold the Up button Panel_Up_Button.pngto retract the anchor. The anchor will continue to retract when the button is held until the button is released.

Deploy the Raptor from the Remote

Double press the Auto DownAuto_Down_Button.pngbutton to deploy the anchor. Double press and hold the second press to continually deploy the anchor. The anchor will continue to deploy when the button is held until it reaches its full range of operation or until the button is released.

Retract the Raptor from the Remote

Single press the Auto UpAuto_Up_Button.pngbutton to auto retract the anchor. Press and hold to continually retract the anchor. The anchor will continue to retract when the button is held until the button is released. Also used to pair the Remote to a Raptor.

Changing the Batteries on the Remote

When the batteries on your Minn Kota Raptor remote reach the end of their usable life, all three LED lights will illuminate solid across the top of the remote. To change the battery, you will need a CR2450 battery. Remove the battery by using a large coin to turn the battery cover counterclockwise to line up the Unlock icons on the back of the remote. Remove the cover and the old battery. Put in the new battery with the positive side facing out of the remote and replace the battery cover. 

 

Advanced Features and Functions

Mode LED

The Mode LED is used to identify Active Anchoring. Mode LED will briefly pulse green when Active Anchoring is enabled and the Mode LED will briefly pulse red when it is disabled. The Mode LED will continue to pulse between green and red while Active Anchoring is enabled and the anchor is deployed. The Mode LED will also flash red to identify system errors.

Mode Functions

The Raptor operates in three different modes and the Raptor with Active Anchoring operates in four different modes. Each Mode is designed for a specific on water scenario and changes the anchoring behavior of the Raptor when it deploys. Modes are identified on the Indicator Panel and the Raptor remotes. Raptor is capable of anchoring in most conditions and it is important to select the right anchoring mode. The four different Mode functions are:

  1. Standard Mode - Standard Mode is the default anchoring Mode for Raptor units without Active Anchoring. When put in Standard Mode, the Mode Indicator LED in the Indicator Panel will toggle between red and greenMode_LED_Green_Red_Green_Red.pngseveral times and then turn off. In Standard Mode, Raptor's Auto Deploy will operate with maximum down-force with a complete Auto-Drive cycle of two hits spaced at three seconds apart.
  2. Soft Bottom Mode - In Soft Bottom Mode, the Mode Indicator LED will be lit greenMode_LED_Green.pngon the Indicator Panel. In Soft Bottom Mode, the Auto Deploy will operate at a reduced power with a single hit.
  3. Rough Water Mode - In Rough Water Mode, the Mode LED Indicator on the Indicator Panel will be lit redMode_LED_Red.png. In Rough Water Mode, the Auto Deploy will operate with maximum down-force with three Auto-Drive cycles of two hits each, spaced 3 seconds apart. The three Auto-Drive cycles will be spaced at 10 second intervals.
  4. Auto Bottom Mode (Active Anchoring Models only) - The system detects the bottom type and automatically adjusts force and number of hits accordingly. This is the default mode for all Active Anchoring models. The Mode indicator LED flashes green green red red Mode_LED_Green_Green_Red_Red.png and then off to indicate this mode is in effect.

Changing the Deployment and Retraction Speed

A single press of the Anchor Speed/Anchor Selection Button will display the current operating speed. While the speed is displayed, continue to single press through the operating speed to toggle between slow, medium and fast. The Mode LED will flash redMode_LED_Red.pngMode_LED_Red.pngMode_LED_Red.png three consecutive times at the speed that corresponds with the selected speed.

Cycle Between Anchoring Modes

On your Raptor wireless remote, a single press will display the current Anchor Mode.
While the mode is displayed, continue to single press through the Anchor Modes to change them. This will toggle through the Anchor Modes of Standard, Rough Water, Soft Bottom and Auto Bottom. Standard Mode is identified when the Mode LED flashes between red and green. Rough Water mode is identified when the Mode LED flashes red and Soft Bottom when the Mode LED flashes green. Auto Bottom Mode is only available on the Active Anchoring Model and is identified by a Mode LED that flashes slowly from green to green and then red to red. 

Enable/Disable Active Anchoring

On the Active Anchoring Model, the Anchor Mode button will enable and disable Active Anchoring.

  • Active Anchoring is engaged and disengaged by a single press and hold.
  • When the Mode LED displays green it is enabled and when the Mode LED displays red it is disabled.
  • To check that your raptors are in Active Anchoring mode via the wireless remote, watch the video below.

Testing Active Anchoring is Working

Active Anchoring is a valuable tool to maintain boat positioning even in the harshest environments. You can easily and simply test Active Anchoring at home. See the full procedure in the video below.

Manuals and Videos

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