Using Spot Lock with i-Pilot

Spot-Lock is based on the location of the motor, not on the location or direction of the boat. Outside forces such as wind and current will cause the boat to move. Spot-Lock will navigate to maintain the motor on the Spot-Lock location regardless of the position of the boat.

Spot Lock is engaged using your remote, foot pedal (the PowerDrive foot pedal does not work with i-Pilot and the 2016 and earlier Legacy Terrova Foot Pedal does not have a Spot Lock function), or i-Pilot mobile app. Bluetooth i-Pilot has 16 Spot-Lock memory locations. If a Spot-Lock is already saved to a Spot-Lock memory location, it will automatically overwrite previously saved data for that memory location when you select Save. Once a new Spot-Lock is saved into memory, the previous Spot-Lock cannot be recalled. When Spot-Lock is activated from the foot pedal it will always utilize position “A” on the remote.

You can also learn about using Spot Lock Jog, and Go To Spot Lock by clicking the links below.

Using the i-Pilot Remote

Engaging Spot Lock

If the Spot-Lock button is accidentally pressed, press the Spot-Lock button again or press the Right Softkey to select Cancel from the menu to escape Spot-Lock.

  1. Press the Spot-Lock button IP-SP.pngon the remote.
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  2. The information for the temporary Spot-Lock location will show up on the display screen. Use the Menu UpIP-Up.png and Menu Down IP-Down.pngbuttons to find the Save softkey label at the bottom of the display screen. To save the Spot-Lock, press the Left SoftkeyIP-Left_Select.png to open the Save menu.
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  3. The Save menu brings up a list of Spot-Locks. Use the Menu Up IP-Up.pngand Menu Down IP-Down.pngbuttons to select one of the Spot-Lock memory locations.
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  4. Press the Left SoftkeyIP-Left_Select.png to Save the Spot-Lock into the selected menu location. Press the Right SoftkeyIP-Right_Select.png to go Back to the previous screen.
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Disengaging Spot Lock

If your motor is equipped with a foot pedal (Terrova, Ulterra and Ultrex only), pressing any motor control button on the foot pedal will disengage Spot-Lock.

  1. When Spot-Lock is engaged, press the Spot-Lock IP-SP.pngbutton to disengage Spot-Lock, or use the Menu UpIP-Up.png and Menu DownIP-Down.png buttons to find the Cancel softkey label at the bottom of the display screen.
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  2. Use the Right SoftkeyIP-Right_Select.png to select Cancel.
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Engaging and Disengaging Spot Lock Using the Foot Pedal (Ultrex)

The Spot-Lock button is located on the 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 memory. The yellow light next to the Spot-Lock iconSpot_Lock_Icon.png 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. 

Engaging and Disengaging Spot Lock Using the Foot Pedal (Ulterra)

The Spot-Lock Spot_Lock_Icon.pngbutton 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 blue light AP_Icon.pngnext 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 be engaged in Normal and Ulterra Modes. Spot-Lock can also be controlled with the remote.

Engaging and Disengaging Spot Lock Using the Foot Pedal (Terrova)

The Spot-LockSpot_Lock_Icon.png 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 AP_Icon.pngnext 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.

Engaging and Disengaging Spot Lock Using the Mobile App (Android and iOS)

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To engage or disengage Spot Lock, tap the Spot Lock Icon on the main screen of the mobile app. 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.

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