Using Spot Lock with i-Pilot Link

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 (not available on the 2016 and earlier Legacy Terrova Foot Pedal), i-Pilot Link mobile app, or on your connected Humminbird. 16 Spot-Lock locations are able to be recorded to memory when the i-Pilot Link system is not connected to a fish finder. When the system is connected to a fish finder, the number of Spot-Locks that can be saved is dependent on your fish finder. 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 Using Go To Spot Lock by clicking the links below. 

Using the i-Pilot Link Remote

Engaging Spot Lock

If the Spot-Lock button is accidentally pressed, press the Spot-Lock button again to cancel Spot-Lock.

  1. Press the Spot-Lock IPL-SP.pngbutton.
  2. The Spot-Lock Active Band will appear in the Content Area. The information for the temporary Spot-Lock location will show up in the Spot-Lock Active Band. The save icon will appear in the upper left corner of the Active Band indicating the Spot-Lock is temporary and that the Spot-Lock can be saved.
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  3. Select the Spot-Lock Active Band to bring up the Spot-Lock Control Screen. Select the Spot-Lock Active Band using either your finger or the Screen NavigationIPL-Screen_Navigation.png button. Scroll through the Spot-Lock Control Screen to find the Save IPL-Save-SP.png button.
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  4. Select the Save IPL-Save-SP.png button to save the Spot-Lock. The Save icon will disappear from the Active Band.
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Disengaging Spot Lock

If your motor is equipped with a foot pedal, pressing any button on the foot pedal, or manually steering  the motor with the foot pedal will disengage Spot-Lock. Manually steering or adjusting the Prop Speed with the Remote will also cancel Spot-Lock. Selecting the Cancel mceclip5.png button from the Spot-Lock Control Screen will also cancel Spot-Lock.

  1. With Spot-Lock engaged, press the Spot-LockIPL-SP.png button on the remote to disengage Spot-Lock.
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  2. The Spot-Lock Active Band will disappear from the Content Area.
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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 or iOS)

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To engage Spot-Lock press the Spot-Lock button, on the main screen of the mobile app. To disengage, press the Spot-Lock button again. Using the Foot Pedal or remote will cancel Spot-Lock.

Using a Connected Humminbird

Step-by-step information on using Spot Lock on your connected Humminbird is available in the i-Pilot Link Manual. You can access the manuals with the links below.
i-Pilot Link for APEX and SOLIX Operations Guide, starting on page 55.
i-Pilot Link for HELIX Operations Guide, starting on page 38.

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