i-Pilot Link Owner`s Manual
INTRODUCTION
OVERVIEW
Thank you for purchasing the Minn Kota i-Pilot® Link™. This revolutionary boat control system enables your Minn Kota® trolling
motor and your Humminbird® Fishfinder to communicate with each other, delivering unprecedented levels of automatic navigation.
Find, store, and revisit your most productive fishing spots and tracks, taking control of it all from either the i-Pilot Link wireless remote
control or directly from the Humminbird Fishfinder. Add an i-Pilot compatible Humminbird LakeMaster® digital map card and unlock
the ability to automatically follow depth contours for even higher levels of boat control. All with GPS accuracy so you spend less time
positioning your boat and more time catching fish.
This i-Pilot Link Owner’s Manual is divided into four main sections: Installation, Getting Started, Manual Control, and GPS Motor
Control. A waterproof and easy-to-read Quick Reference Guide is included as a supplement to the User Manual.
A French version of the manual is available online at minnkotamotors.com
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SAFETY AND CAUTIONS
You are responsible for the safe and prudent operation of your vessel. We have designed i-Pilot Link to be an accurate and reliable tool
that will enhance boat operation and improve your ability to catch fish. This product does not relieve you from the responsibility for safe
operation of your boat. You must avoid hazards to navigation and always maintain a permanent watch so you can respond to situations
as they develop. You must always be prepared to regain manual control of your boat. Learn to operate your i-Pilot Link in an area free
from hazards and obstacles.
WARRANTY AND REGISTRATION
To receive all the benefits of your product warranty please fill out and mail the warranty registration card. You may also register your
product online at minnkotamotors.com.
Correctly installing i-Pilot Link on a Minn Kota trolling motor will not void the original motor warranty or the warranty of any previously
installed accessories. Installing i-Pilot Link will not extend the warranty of any Minn Kota product it is being installed into or in
conjunction with.
TRADEMARKS
Minn Kota®, Riptide®, i-Pilot®, AutoPilot™, CoPilot™, Link™, PowerDrive™, Terrova™, Ulterra™ are trademarked by or registered
trademarks of Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics, Inc.
The i-Pilot installation will require permanently removing the motor
control box cover. This cover includes information about your
motor that may be needed for future service work or when ordering
replacement parts. Please note the information from your motor in the
space provided below.
Motor model (circle one) Terrova • ST • PowerDrive V2 • SP
Auto Pilot (Yes or No)
Motor thust (55lb, 70lb, etc)____________________________________________
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GETTING STARTED
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Warranty and Warnings
Installation
4-5
6-19
Parts List
6-7
Preparing for Installation
8
Installation of i-Pilot Link
9-19
Getting Started
20-30
Knowing Your Remote
20-21
Controls Menu
22-25
Remote Battery
Controller Operations
System Startup
Update Software
26
26-28
28
29-30
i-Pilot Link Setup
31-33
Manual Control
34-35
GPS Motor Control
36-65
Spot-Lock
38-40
Waypoints
41-42
iTracks
43-48
BackTrack
Follow The Contour
Route Navigation53-55-
AutoPilot /Advanced AutoPilot
Cruise Control
Data Management
Frequently Asked Questions
Troubleshooting
49
50-52
56-60
61
62-65
66
67-68
Glossary
69
Compliance Statements
70
Notes
71
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TWO-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
WARRANTY ON MINN KOTA i-PILOT® AND i-PILOT® LINK™ WIRELESS GPS
TROLLING SYSTEM ACCESSORY
Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics, Inc. (“JOME”) extends the following limited warranty to the original retail purchaser only. Warranty coverage is not
transferable.
MINN KOTA LIMITED TWO-YEAR WARRANTY ON THE ENTIRE PRODUCT
JOME warrants to the original retail purchaser only that the purchaser’s new Minn Kota i-Pilot® or i-Pilot® Link™ Wireless GPS Trolling System Accessory will
be materially free from defects in materials and workmanship appearing within two (2) years after the date of purchase. JOME will (at its option) either repair
or replace, free of charge, any parts found by JOME to be defective during the term of this warranty. Such repair, or replacement shall be the sole and exclusive
liability of JOME and the sole and exclusive remedy of the purchaser for breach of this warranty.
EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS
This limited warranty does not apply to products that have been used commercially or for rental purposes. This limited warranty does not cover normal wear
and tear, blemishes that do not affect the operation of the product, or damage caused by accidents, abuse, alteration, modification, shipping damages, acts
of God, negligence of the user or misuse, improper or insufficient care or maintenance. DAMAGE CAUSED BY THE USE OF OTHER REPLACEMENT
PARTS NOT MEETING THE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS OF THE ORIGINAL PARTS WILL NOT BE COVERED BY THIS LIMITED WARRANTY.
The cost of normal maintenance or replacement parts which are not in breach of the limited warranty are the responsibility of the purchaser. Prior to using
products, the purchaser shall determine the suitability of the products for the intended use and assumes all related risk and liability. Any assistance JOME
provides to or procures for the purchaser outside the terms, limitations or exclusions of this limited warranty will not constitute a waiver of the terms, limitations
or exclusions, nor will such assistance extend or revive the warranty. JOME will not reimburse the purchaser for any expenses incurred by the purchaser
in repairing, correcting or replacing any defective products or parts, except those incurred with JOME’s prior written permission. JOME’S AGGREGATE
LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO COVERED PRODUCTS IS LIMITED TO AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO THE PURCHASER’S ORIGINAL PURCHASE
PRICE PAID FOR SUCH PRODUCT.
HOW TO OBTAIN WARRANTY SERVICE
To obtain warranty service in the U.S., the product believed to be defective, and proof of original purchase (including the date of purchase), must be presented
to Minn Kota’s factory service center in Mankato, MN. Any charges incurred for service calls, transportation or shipping/freight to/from the factory, labor to
haul out, remove, re-install or re-rig products removed for warranty service, or any other similar items are the sole and exclusive responsibility of the purchaser.
Products purchased outside of the U.S. must be returned prepaid with proof of purchase (including the date of purchase and serial number) to any Authorized
Minn Kota Service Center in the country of purchase. Warranty service can be arranged by contacting the factory at 1-800-227-6433 or email service@
minnkotamotors.com. Products repaired or replaced will be warranted for the remainder of the original warranty period [or for 90 days
from the date of repair or replacement, whichever is longer]. For any product that is returned for warranty service that JOME finds to be
not covered by or not in breach of this limited warranty, there will be a billing for services rendered at the prevailing posted labor rate and
for a minimum of at least one hour.
NOTE: Do not return your Minn Kota product to your retailer. Your retailer is not authorized to repair or replace products.
THERE ARE NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES OTHER THAN THESE LIMITED WARRANTIES. IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY IMPLIED
WARRANTIES INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE, EXTEND
BEYOND THE DURATION OF THE RELEVANT EXPRESS LIMITED WARRANTY. IN NO EVENT SHALL JOME BE LIABLE FOR PUNITIVE,
INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES. Without limiting the foregoing, JOME assumes no responsibility for
loss of use of product, loss of time, inconvenience or other damage.
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above
limitations and/or exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other legal rights which vary from state
to state.
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HUMMINBIRD WARNINGS
HUMMINBIRD WARNINGS
WARNING! This device should not be used as a navigational aid to prevent collision, grounding, boat damage, or personal injury. When the boat is moving, water
depth may change too quickly to allow time for you to react. Always operate the boat at very slow speeds if you suspect shallow water or submerged objects.
WARNING! The electronic chart in your Humminbird® unit is an aid to navigation designed to facilitate the use of authorized government charts, not to replace them.
Only official government charts and notices to mariners contain all of the current information needed for the safety of navigation, and the captain is responsible for
their prudent use.
WARNING! Humminbird® is not responsible for the loss of data files (waypoints, routes, tracks, groups, recordings, etc.) that may occur due to direct or indirect
damage to the unit’s hardware or software. It is important to back up your control head’s data files periodically. Data files should also be saved to your PC before
restoring the unit’s defaults or updating the software. See your Humminbird® online account at humminbird.com and the Waypoint Management Guide on your
Humminbird® Manual CD for details.
WARNING! Do not travel at high speed with the unit cover installed. Remove the unit cover before traveling at speeds above 20 mph.
WARNING! Disassembly and repair of this electronic unit should only be performed by authorized service personnel. Any modification of the serial number or
attempt to repair the original equipment or accessories by unauthorized individuals will void the warranty.
WARNING! This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
ATTENTION INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS: Products sold in the U.S. are not intended for use in the international market. Humminbird® international
units provide international features and are designed to meet country and regional regulations. Languages, maps, time zones, units of measurement, and warranty
are examples of features that are customized for Humminbird® international units purchased through our authorized international distributors. To obtain a list of
authorized international distributors, please visit our Web site at humminbird.com or contact Humminbird Customer Service at (334) 687-6613.
NOTE: The illustrations in this manual may not look the same as your product, but your unit will function in the same way.
NOTE: Some features discussed in this manual require a separate purchase, and some features are only available on international models. Every effort has been
made to clearly identify those features. Please read the manual carefully in order to understand the full capabilities of your model.
NOTE: To purchase accessories for your control head, visit our Web site at humminbird.com or contact Humminbird Customer Service at 1-800-633-1468.
NOTE: The procedures and features described in this manual are subject to change without notice. This manual was written in English and may have been translated
to another language. Humminbird® is not responsible for incorrect translations or discrepancies between documents.
NOTE: Product specifications and features are subject to change without notice.
NOTE: Humminbird® verifies maximum stated depth in saltwater conditions, however actual depth performance may vary due to transducer installation, water type,
thermal layers, bottom composition and slope.
NOTE: The maximum number of iTracks, Spot-Locks, waypoints, routes, and tracks may vary due to the setup of your Waypoint Management directory. Groups and
sub-groups also use storage, and the storage limit is influenced by the complexity of your Waypoint Management directory. See your Waypoint Management Guide
for details.
TRADEMARKS
700 Series™, 800 Series™, 900 Series™, 1100 Series™, AutoChart™, HumminbirdPC™, Humminbird®, LakeMaster®, ONIX®, Side Imaging®, X-Press™ Menu, and
ZeroLine Map Card™ are trademarked by or registered trademarks of Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics, Inc.
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PARTS LIST VIEW TERROVA & RIPTIDE ST
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ITEM
QTY
PART
NUMBER
DESCRIPTION
1
1
2990280
HEAD ASSY, IP2 (TERROVA)
1
2990281
HEAD ASSY, IP2 (RIPTIDE ST)
2
1
2994180
REMOTE ASSY, i-PILOT LINK
3
1
2370712
BATTERY, LIPO PACK
4
1
2374637
O-RING, BATTERY SEAL
5
1
2376421
DOOR, BATTERY
6
4
2383442
SCREW-3MM X .5 PPH MACHINE
7
1
2994907
BAG ASSY, i-PILOT LINK,TRRV
8
4
2372100
SCREW-#8-18 X 5/8 THD* (SS
9
1
2370817
LANYARD,RMT W/CARABINER
10
1
2224704
INSERT-PLUG, BLK, i-PILOT LINK
11
5
2376312
TIE WRAP,BLACK,UV RESIST.NYLON
12
1
2994909
BAG ASSY, i-PILOT LINK, POWER
13
1
2373241
CABLE, USB REMOTE CHARGER
14
1
2375900
ADAPTER, USB POWER PORT
15
1
2377156
MANUAL-CD, i-PILOT LINK
16
1
2377155
MANUAL QCK REF, i-PILOT LINK
17
1
2320203
CAP-DUST,CONNECTOR,FEMALE
18
1
490389-1
CABLE, ETH (M12-M-M12-F, 30’)
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PARTS LIST VIEW POWERDRIVE V2 & RIPTIDE SP
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ITEM
QTY
PART
NUMBER
DESCRIPTION
1
1
2990282
HEAD ASSY, V2, IP2 (POWERDRIVE)
1
2990283
HEAD ASSY, SP, IP2 (RIPTIDE)
2
1
2994180
REMOTE ASSY, i-PILOT LINK
3
1
2370712
BATTERY, LIPO PACK
4
1
2374637
O-RING, BATTERY SEAL
5
1
2376421
DOOR, BATTERY
6
4
2383442
SCREW-3MM X .5 PPH MACHINE
7
1
2994908
BAG ASSY, i-PILOT LINK, V2
8
4
2372100
SCREW-#8-18 X 5/8 THD* (SS
9
1
2370817
LANYARD, RMT W/CARABINER
10
1
2376716
PLUG, STRAIN RELIEF V2/SP
11
2
2332104
SCREW-1/4-20 X 5/8 S/S
12
5
2376312
TIE WRAP, BLACK, UV RESIST.NYLON
13
4
2375403
HEATSHRINK .375X2 ADHV LINED
14
1
2994909
BAG ASSY, i-PILOT LINK, POWER
15
1
2373241
CABLE, USB REMOTE CHARGER
16
1
2375900
ADAPTER, USB POWER PORT
17
1
2377156
MANUAL-CD, i-PILOT LINK
18
1
2377155
MANUAL QCK REF, i-PILOT LINK
19
1
490389-1
CABLE, ETH (M12-M-M12-F, 30’
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PREPARING FOR INSTALLATION
TOOLS YOU WILL NEED DURING INSTALLATION
Terrova and Riptide ST
• Phillips screwdriver
PowerDrive V2 and Riptide SP
• Phillips screwdriver
• Needle-nose pliers
• Utility knife
• Heat gun or other heat source for installing heat shrink
To help with future service work or ordering replacement parts, please refer to the information box in the Notes section located on
the back pages of this manual.
Before installing i-Pilot Link on your motor, make sure the trolling motor is properly installed on your boat. Find a clean and dry
location for performing the installation.
Most importantly, disconnect all power to the trolling motor before installation. Not only will this protect you but also the sensitive
electronics you are about to install.
Read through the entire installation process before performing the installation.
If you need help or need further instruction on installing i-Pilot Link, please call Minn Kota technical service at 1-800-227-6433 to
talk to a customer service representative.
HUMMINBIRD FISHFINDER
Depending on your Humminbird model and system configuration, you may need to
purchase additional cables, as shown below. For the latest compatibility information
and to purchase accessories, visit our Web site at humminbird.com or contact
Humminbird Customer Service.
• If the Ethernet port on your Humminbird Fishfinder is round, the Ethernet
cable can be connected directly to the Fishfinder without an adapter cable.
• If the Ethernet port on your Humminbird Fishfinder is shaped like an
hourglass, you will need to purchase the AS EC QDE Ethernet Adapter Cable.
• Extension Cables are available for the Ethernet Cable if you need to extend the
connection longer than the 30 feet provided. See humminbird.com for details.
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HUMMINBIRD FISHFINDER
round
Ethernet
port
hourglassshaped
Ethernet
port
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INSTALLATION OF i-PILOT CONTROLLER
For PowerDrive V2 and Riptide SP trolling motors go to page 11.
i-PILOT LINK INSTALLATION ON TERROVA AND RIPTIDE ST TROLLING MOTORS
NOTE: i-Pilot Link will override all CoPilot functionality. CoPilot remotes will not function
with i-Pilot Link.
NOTE: The Terrova foot pedal is fully functional and supported when i-Pilot Link is
installed correctly.
1. Disconnect all power to the trolling motor.
2. Remove control box cover screws and cover using Phillips screwdriver. (Figure 1)
3. If the trolling motor has the AutoPilot feature, unplug the AutoPilot control board
and remove it from the control box. (Figures 2 and 3)
FIGURE 1
FIGURE 2
FIGURE 3
4. Remove grommet by pulling back on coil cord strain relief and pushing
down on grommet. (Figure 4)
Grommet
5. Route the Ethernet cable through the grommet hole and through the
center of the coil cord. (Figure 5)
FIGURE 4
FIGURE 5
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6. Plug the i-Pilot Link controller connector into the accessory
connector as shown. (Figure 6) Be careful to orient connector properly prior to
pushing together. The plug will click twice when pushing it together and the yellow
end will be fully covered when installed properly.
• Make sure connector is aligned properly. (Figure 7)
• Ensure connector is fully seated as shown. (Figure 7)
7. Install new grommet supplied with i-Pilot Link by snapping it into the hole located in
front of the coil cord strain relief. (Figure 8)
8. Place the i-Pilot Link controller where the control box cover was installed and
secure with supplied #8 screws. Do not over tighten screws. (Figure 9)
FIGURE 6
9. i-Pilot Link is now installed on the motor. Skip ahead to page 17 to verify the
installation.
FIGURE 7
FIGURE 8
FIGURE 9
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INSTALLATION OF i-PILOT CONTROLLER
i-PILOT LINK INSTALLATION ON POWERDRIVE V2 AND RIPTIDE SP
NOTE: Once i-Pilot Link is installed in a PowerDrive V2 or Riptide SP motor,
the foot pedal cannot be used again unless i-Pilot is fully uninstalled.
1. Disconnect all power to the trolling motor.
2. If a CoPilot is installed, it must be removed as follows:
a. Disconnect motor connector and foot pedal connector from CoPilot.
(Figure 10)
FIGURE 10
b. Remove the CoPilot receiver from the motor by removing both mounting
screws. Do not replace these screws as the side plates will be removed in step
13 of this installation. (Figure 11)
3. Remove control box cover screws and cover using Phillips screwdriver. (Figure 12)
4. If the trolling motor has AutoPilot it must be removed as follows:
a. Disconnect all six AutoPilot connectors from AutoPilot controller, using a
needle-nose pliers and a utility knife to remove any heat shrink insulation that
may exist. (Figure 13)
FIGURE 11
b. Remove the AutoPilot controller from the head of the trolling motor. (Figure
14) This is done by pushing out the locking tabs then lifting the circuit board
out. Finally lift out the compass.
FIGURE 12
FIGURE 13
FIGURE 14
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5. Remove grommet by pulling back on coil cord strain relief and pushing down on
grommet until it pops out. (Figure 15)
6. Review the cables in the head of the trolling motor.
Passe-câble
a. If a sonar cable is present, it must be routed around the outer perimeter of the
control box. The sonar ground wire should also be routed as shown. (Figure 16)
b. The motor power wires must be routed as shown. (Figure 16)
Sonar
Cable
FIGURE 15
Sonar Cable (Universal Sonar Motors Only)
Sonar
Ground
Wire
Power
Wires
AutoPilot Wires
(AutoPilot Motors Only)
FIGURE 17
FIGURE 16
7.
Route i-Pilot Link controller cable through grommet hole and through center of
coil cord. (Figure 17)
8. If AutoPilot was removed, insulate the loose AutoPilot connectors as follows:
a. For PowerDrive V2 Motors: Using a needle-nose pliers push all six AutoPilot
connectors that were disconnected in step 4 onto terminal holders located on
the underside of the i-Pilot Controller. (Figure 18)
IMPORTANT: Pull on each wire to make sure it is secured properly. Loose
wires can cause damage to i-Pilot Controller and the entire motor.
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FIGURE 18
Insert AutoPilot wires into terminal holders.
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AutoPilot connectors must be placed onto holders exactly as shown.
(Figure 19)
b. For Riptide SP Motors: Apply heat shrink insulation supplied in bag assembly
to the ends of all six loose AutoPilot connectors as shown. (Figure 20) Use
a zip tie to bundle connectors together. Trim the zip tie and place connector
bundle in the middle of the control box as shown. (Figure 21)
9. Install new grommet supplied with i-Pilot Link by snapping it into the hole located
in front of the coil cord strain relief. The i-Pilot Link controller cable must be placed
in the pass-through slot of the grommet. (Figure 22)
FIGURE 19
Pinch ends of heat shrink shut
using needle-nose pliers.
10. Place the i-Pilot Link controller where the control box cover was installed. Pull any
extra controller cable out of the control box by gently pulling on the cable.
(Figure 23)
11. Secure cover with supplied #8 screws. Do not over tighten screws. (Figure 24)
FIGURE 20
Insulate and seal six AutoPilot wires on
Riptide SP motors with supplied heat shrink.
FIGURE 22
FIGURE 23
FIGURE 21
Place insulated AutoPilot wires in the bottom
center of the control box as shown.
FIGURE 24
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12. Secure the i-Pilot Link controller cable to the motor coil cord in all three
locations shown using zip ties provided. (Figure 25) Trim zip ties using utility
knife. Failure to secure cable will result in possible damage to the cabling
during operation.
13. Remove the left and right side plates of trolling motor by loosening all four
side plate screws using a Phillips screwdriver. (Figure 26)
14. Remove center housing by pushing in on both sides and lifting up at the same
time. This will expose the main control board and wiring. (Figure 27)
Zip Tie
Location 1
Zip Tie
Location 2
Zip Tie
Location 1
FIGURE 25
15. The steering motor cable passes through the top of the center housing
removed in step 14. This cable contains a black and white wire. Disconnect
these two wires by pulling each connector apart. (Figure 28) Riptide SP motors will have this connection covered with heat shrink
which must be removed with a utility knife.
16. Loosen the cable strain relief that is secured to the base of the motor and install the i-Pilot Link controller steering cable into the
open strain relief spot. (Figure 29)
FIGURE 29
FIGURE 26
FIGURE 27
Entrance of steering cable through center housing
Disconnect both wires by removing heat shrink and pulling them apart
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FIGURE 28
FIGURE 29
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17. Tighten the cable strain relief as shown. The i-Pilot Link controller steering cable should slide freely through the strain relief when
installed properly. (Figures 30 and 31)
18. Slide four pieces of heat shrink insulation over each side of the wires that were disconnected in step 15. (Figure 32)
19. Connect the black and white wires from the i-Pilot Link controller cable to the back and white steering motor connected to black
and white is connected to white. (Figure 33)
Foot Pedal Cable
Reinstall strain
relief screw
FIGURE 31
Motor Power Cable
i-Pilot Link Controller Steering Cable
FIGURE 30
Slide heat shrink
over steering
motor wires
Connect
steering wires:
whit e to white
black to black
FIGURE 32
FIGURE 33
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20. Complete the installation by positioning the heat shrink over the connections and shrink down, using a heat gun or other heat
source, being careful not to overheat any wire or parts.
Seal connections with heat shrink.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT OVERHEAT WIRES OR SURROUNDING PARTS WHEN INSTALLING HEAT SHRINK!
21. Reinstall center housing over control board by pushing it down until the side fingers
lock into place. The new i-Pilot Link Controller steering cable should be exiting the
cable exit hole at the center and bottom of the center housing. (Figure 34)
22. Reinstall both side plates using Phillips screwdriver. If a Co-Pilot was uninstalled,
use new 1⁄4-20 X 5/8” Phillips screws provided. (Figure 35)
23. If a foot pedal is connected to the trolling motor, it must be disconnected. Once
i-Pilot Link has been installed the foot pedal cannot be used unless i-Pilot Link is
completely uninstalled.
24. Connect i-Pilot Link controller cable to the foot pedal connector, making sure the
connector nut is tight. (Figure 36)
IMPORTANT: DO NOT PLACE DIELECTRIC GREASE OR
ANY TYPE OFLUBRICANT IN THE CONNECTOR.
25. i-Pilot is now installed on the motor. Skip ahead to the next section to verify
installation.
FIGURE 34
FIGURE 35
FIGURE 36
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VERIFYING INSTALLATION OF i-PILOT LINK CONTROLLER AND REMOTE
It is important to verify your i-Pilot Link installation prior to going on the water. If this cannot be done, it is highly recommended that
system verification be done in an open area on a calm day with a fully operational outboard motor for a backup means of powering
your boat.
To verify that i-Pilot Link is working properly before going on the water, follow the steps below.
1. Trolling motor should be correctly installed and mounted to the bow of a boat.
2. The boat and trolling motor must be located outside and have a direct view of the sky to obtain
GPS satellite signals.
3. Verify that all obstructions are away from the prop in all directions in both the stowed and deployed positions.
4. Connect power to the trolling motor.
5. Deploy the motor so the motor shaft is completely vertical.
6. The i-Pilot Link controller will emit four short beeps on startup.
7. Turn on the remote by pressing the OK key and verify the LCD comes on.
8. When i-Pilot Link is powered up, it starts to gather satellite information about its location. A minimum satellite signal level must
be achieved before all i-Pilot Link functionality is available. This minimum level is one bar on the GPS signal icon. With no bars
showing, only manual functions will be available.
9. Verify all manual functions by pressing
and
.
10. If you experience any problems with any of the steps above, or cannot obtain a GPS satellite signal, refer to the
troubleshooting section.
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CONNECT THE i-PILOT LINK TO THE HUMMINBIRD FISHFINDER
The i-Pilot Link can be connected directly to the Humminbird Fishfinder or to the Humminbird Ethernet Switch (optional). If you
purchase the Ethernet Switch, install it using the instructions in the included installation guide.
WARNING! The power source must be turned off before you proceed with this installation.
NOTE: The Ethernet extension cable is optional for your installation. To purchase Ethernet switches, Ethernet cables, and extension
cables, visit our Web site at humminbird.com or call Humminbird Customer Service at 1-800-633-1468.
1. Locate the Ethernet cable on the i-Pilot Link.
2. If you are using the Ethernet extension cable for your installation, connect it to the Ethernet cable on the i-Pilot Link. Handtighten the screw nut.
NOTE: The connectors are keyed to prevent reversed installation, so be careful not to force the connectors together.
If you do not need the Ethernet extension cable for your installation, proceed to step 3.
3. Route the cable to the Humminbird Fishfinder or the optional Ethernet Switch.
Depending on the shape of the Ethernet port on your Humminbird Fishfinder, an additional ethernet adapter cable may be required
for the installation. Refer to your Fishfinder operations manual or see the i-Pilot Link Compatibility Chart on our Web site at
minnkotamotors.com.
NOTE: The cable should be routed through an established routing system on the boat, in an area with minimal interference. Inspect the
selected route carefully to ensure that there are no sharp edges, obstacles, or obstructions that may damage the cables.
4. Connect to the Control Head: Connect the Ethernet Cable connector to the Ethernet port on the Humminbird Fishfinder.
Connect to the Ethernet Switch: Connect the Ethernet Cable connector to an available Ethernet port.
5. Round Ethernet Connectors: Hand-tighten the screw nut to secure the connection.
HAND-TIGHTENING THE SCREW NUT
(ROUND ETHERNET CONNECTOR)
screw nut
The connectors are
keyed to prevent
reversed installation.
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INSTALLATION
VERIFYING INSTALLATION ON THE HUMMINBIRD FISHFINDER
All equipment should be connected and powered before you turn on the Fishfinder.
When the i-Pilot Link is detected, an i-Pilot Link Connected message will briefly display on the screen. You can also confirm the
installation connections using the following instructions.
NOTE: If i-Pilot Link is connected during navigation, a message will display on-screen and navigation will be canceled.
NOTE: A GPS Receiver is required to enable the navigation features on the Fishfinder. The Fishfinder uses the data from the GPS
Receiver attached directly to it or selected from the Ethernet network.
1. Press the
Title Screen
POWER/LIGHT key on the Fishfinder.
2. When the Title screen is displayed, press the MENU key to open the Start-Up
Options Menu.
3. Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to select Normal, and press the RIGHT
Cursor key.
4. Press and hold the VIEW key. Select System > Accessory Test. Confirm that
i-Pilot Link is listed as connected. It may take a minute for the equipment to be
detected.
5. Press and hold the VIEW key. Select System > GPS Diagnostic View. Confirm
that External GPS is displayed and the Fix Type indicates Enhanced or 3D.
NOTE: If the GPS Diagnostic View or Accessory Test is not displayed in the View
Rotation, press the MENU key twice to open the Main Menu. Select the Views tab >
GPS Diagnostic View or Accessory Test. Change the setting for each view to Visible.
Confirming i-Pilot Link Connection
Confirming the GPS Fix Type
Fix Type should be
3D or Enhanced
GPS connected
i-Pilot Link
connected
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KNOWING YOUR REMOTE
HEADER
LAYOUT
GPS Signal Strength
See Diagram to the right.
POWER
To turn the remote
on, press the OK key.
To turn the remote off, press and hold
the OK key.
CONSTRUCTION
Flashing indicates no GPS fix.
State-of-Charge indicators
12:13 PM Time
OCT 18 and Date
for the remote battery and
12:13 PM OCT 18
This data is provided by the GPS.
trolling motor.
Q
Humminbird Connection
Highlights when the i-Pilot controller is in
communications with the Humminbird.
When there are no communications,
the arrows turn gray.
Charging Battery
Full Battery
Low Battery
DASHBOARD
The remote is waterproof and floats in water.
RANGE
The range of the remote will be greatly
reduced if it is used near or mounted to any
metal object including aluminum or steel. It is
also recommended that the front end of the
remote not be obstructed during use.
GPS Speed
Navigation Mode
Cruise Control
Target Speed
Spot-Lock Paused
Legacy
AutoPilot
Spot-Lock
Navigating
to End
Navigating
a Route
Advanced
AutoPilot
Navigating
to Start
Following a
Contour
Navigating
to Waypoint
Recording an iTrack
Prop Status
High Speed Bypass
When the red dot is shown, it
indicates that Link is currently
recording an iTrack.
The states of the prop icon are:
• When the rabbit icon appears
above the left softkey, High
Speed Bypass is ready to
be used.
• When High Speed Bypass
is active, the rabbit icon will
appear in the dashboard and
the revert icon will appear
above the left softkey.
Cruise Control
When the icon is shown,
the Cruise Control feature
is enabled.
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Motor Speed
• Prop icon is not on = prop is disabled.
• On steady but not rotating = prop is
enabled but the prop speed is zero.
• Rotating = prop is enabled and speed
is greater than zero.
• Blinking = prop is disabled but Link is
in a mode of navigation and the user is
being reminded to enable the prop.
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data is provided by the GPS.
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mminbird Connection
lights when the i-Pilot controller is in
munications with the Humminbird.
n there are no communications,
arrows turn gray.
KEYPAD
MENU CONTROL KEYS
Left Softkey & Right Softkey
D
ENCE
These keys change function based on mode
of operation and which screen is presently
displayed. The Softkey Labels at the bottom
of the LCD indicate their current function.
HEADER
Menu Up & Menu Down
Used to navigate the menus.
tor Speed
HEADER
DASHBOARD
Home
Cruise Control
Pressing this key will always bring up the
Home Screen.
Target Speed
OK
INFO BOXES
Press to accept menu selections.
Remote power:
DASHBOARD
• Press and release to turn the remote on.
• Press and hold for 3 seconds to turn the
remote off.
Spot-Lock Paused
INFO BOXES
CONTENT
AREA
MANUAL CONTROL KEYS
CONTENT
AREA
Speed Up
Steer Left
Speed Down
SOFTKEY
LABELS
Navigating
to End
KEYPAD
Following a
Contour
Prop On/Off
SOFTKEY
LABELS
Steer Right
NAVIGATIONNavigating
KEYS
GOTO
a Route
Opens the list of iTracks, Spot-Locks and
Waypoints that are within navigable range.
Navigating
to Waypoint
KEYPAD
Also used to switch from the Home Screen
to the Active Screen during i-Pilot navigation.
Spot-Lock
Press to enable Spot-Lock.
Press and hold to mark a Waypoint
on the Humminbird (Spot-Lock will
not engage).
Auto Pilot
Press to enable AutoPilot or Advanced AutoPilot.
The default mode is selected through the
Controls Menu
on the remote.
High
Speed
Bypass
re:
• Cruise
WhenControl
the rabbit icon appears
Press to bring up the Cruise Control
above
the left softkey, High
Access screen. Target speed is adjusted
s disabled.
using
the + and
– keys and
Speed
Bypass
isaccepted
ready to
= prop is
using the OK key.
be used.
d is zero.
•
When High Speed Bypass
and speed
is active, the rabbit icon will
appear in the dashboard and
but Link is
the revert icon will appear
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CONTROLS MENU
To enter the Controls Menu, select Home > Controls Softkey
CONTROLS > RESUME
When navigation is paused (Spot-Locked), selecting Resume will restart the original navigation mode.
Note that this selection is only available when navigation is currently paused.
CONTROLS > REVERSE
While navigating an iTrack or contour line, selecting Reverse will change the direction of travel. Note that
this selection is only available while navigating these types of features.
Controls Menu
CONTROLS > RECORD
Select Record to begin recording an iTrack. This selection is also used to return to the Record Active
screen if a recording is in process and the user has brought up a different screen.
CONTROLS > ARRIVAL MODE
The selections on this menu are used to tell i-Pilot Link what to do when a destination is reached during
certain types of navigation. Use the up/down arrow keys to select the setting and press the OK key to
accept. Select the Back or Close softkey to save the setting and exit.
a. This same configuration is accessible through the Humminbird. Controls > Arrival Mode
CONTROLS > AUTOPILOT MODE
From this menu the user configures which version of AutoPilot to use when AutoPilot is engaged. Use
the up/down arrow keys to select the setting and press the OK key to accept. Select the Back or Close
Softkey to save the setting and exit.
a. This same configuration is accessible through the Humminbird.
Controls > AutoPilot Mode
CONTROLS > PROP AUTO ON/OFF
From this menu item the user can enable or disable Prop Auto On. Use the up/down arrow keys to select
the setting and press the OK key to enable.
When this feature is enabled, the prop will automatically turn on when any of the following navigation
modes are initially engaged: GoTo Waypoint, GoTo iTrack, AutoPilot, Follow the Contour and routes.
Controls > Prop Auto ON/OFF
a.
This same configuration is accessible through the Humminbird.
CONTROLS > SORT ORDER
The selections on this menu control the order in which navigational points appear on the GO TO screen.
Use the up/down arrow keys to select a new value and press the OK key to accept. Select the Back or
Close softkey to save the setting and exit.
Controls > Sort Order
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CONTROLS > BACKLIGHT SETTINGS:
Backlight Menu
Backlight Settings > Brightness
This screen allows the user to manually control the brightness of the backlight.
Use the up/down arrow keys to adjust.
Select the Back or Close Softkey to save the setting and exit.
Backlight Settings > Timeout
The selections on this screen control how long the backlight will stay on after the last key press.
Use the up/down arrow keys to select a new value and press the OK key to accept.
CONTROLS > KEYPAD LOCK:
To lock the keypad: From the Controls menu, press and hold the Lock Softkey.
To Unlock the keypad: Press and hold either Unlock Softkey.
Keypad Lock
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CONTROLS > CONFIGURATIONS
Configurations menu
Enter this menu by selecting Home > Controls Softkey > Configurations > OK
Configurations > Restore Softkey
This selection allows the user to reset the configurations on the remote to factory defaults.
Configurations > Auto Off
The selections on this menu control how long after the last key press the remote will
automatically shut off. Use the up/down arrow keys to select a new value and press the OK key to accept.
Select the Back or Close Softkey to save the setting and exit.
Configurations > Audio Mode
This screen allows the user to select between the available audio modes. Refer to the Audio Modes section
of the manual for further details.
Configurations > Language
From this menu, the user has the option of changing the language of the text that appears on the remote
screen. Use the up/down arrow keys to select a new language and press the OK key to accept the setting
and exit the menu. Or, select the Back or Close Softkey to exit without making changes.
Configurations > Time
From this menu, the user configures the following:
Configuration > Language
a. 12-hour/24-hour: This controls the format that the time appears in on the screen header. Use the
up/down arrow keys to select the desired format a new value and press the OK key to accept.
Select the Back or Close Softkey to save the setting and exit.
b. Time Zone: Choosing this selection will bring up a list of time zones.
c. Daylight Savings: This checkbox is used to configure the Link remote and controller to account for
Daylight Savings Time. Highlight this checkbox and use the OK key to enable/disable the feature and
select the Back or Close Softkey to exit the screen.
Configuration > Time
Configurations > Date
From this menu, the user configures the format that the date appears on GO
TO screen on remote. Use the up/down arrow keys to select a new value and
press the OK key to accept. Select the Back or Close Softkey to save the
setting and exit.
Configuration > Date
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Configurations > Units
From this menu, the user configures the following:
Configuration > Units
a. DEPTH
Choosing this selection will bring up a list of units to use when displaying depth.
Use the up/down arrow keys to select a new value and press the OK key to accept.
Select the Back or Close Softkey to save the setting and exit.
b. DISTANCE
Choosing this selection will bring up a list of units to use when displaying distance.
Use the up/down arrow keys to select a new value and press the OK key to accept.
Select the Back or Close Softkey to save the setting and exit.
c. SPEED
Choosing this selection will bring up a list of units to use when displaying speed.
Use the up/down arrow keys to select a new value and press the OK key to accept.
Select the Back or Close Softkey to save the setting and exit.
d. TEMPERATURE
Choosing this selection will bring up a list of units to use when displaying temperature.
Use the up/down arrow keys to select a new value and press the OK key to accept.
Select the Back or Close Softkey to save the setting and exit.
CONTROLS > ABOUT
Displays the current revisions of software for the remote and the controller
CONTROLS > LEARN
Used during the process of learning the remote to a controller (see details in the Knowing Your Controller section).
CONTROLS > UPDATE SOFTWARE
Used to check for and initiate software updates for the remote. See details in the Software Update section.
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REMOTE BATTERY
The i-Pilot Link remote contains a rechargeable battery. To charge the
battery, plug the USB end into the included DC adapter and plug the
other (two pronged) end into the charging port of the remote. The
Charging Indicator will illuminate whenever an energized charging cable is
connected.
Charging
Indicator
The user also has the option of plugging the USB end of the charging
cable into any USB type power source. The remote can be recharged
while the remote is on or off.
Note: The USB end of the charging cable is not intended for prolonged
exposure to saltwater environments.
Charging
Port
KNOWING YOUR i-PILOT LINK CONTROLLER
CONSTRUCTION
The i-Pilot Link controller contains a very sensitive digital compass and is where all GPS
satellite and i-Pilot Link remote signals are received. It is very important that the controller has
a clear view of the sky in all directions and has a clear line of sight to the remote for optimum
performance. All electronics within the controller enclosure are completely sealed.
REMOTE LEARNING
The i-Pilot Link remote is prelearned to the controller from the factory. The top of the controller
has a single learn button to allow additional remotes to be added to the system. To learn
additional remotes:
1. Power up the trolling motor.
i-Pilot Link
Speaker
Remote Learn
Button
2. Push and hold the learn button down. A steady audio tone will be heard while holding this button.
3. While holding the learn button on the controller, from the remote home screen select: Controls > Learn and press the OK key
4. If the learn process was successful, the controller will respond with four beeps. In addition, the Dashboard section of the remote
will begin to display motor status information such as prop speed.
A remote can only be learned to one controller at a time.
A controller can have up to 4 remotes learned to it and actively communicating with it.
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AUDIO MODES
The i-Pilot Link Controller also contains an internal speaker which can be programmed to work in two different audio modes. The
speaker is programmed to operate in Audio Mode two from the factory. To select the different audio modes, from the Home screen go to:
Settings > Configurations > Audio Mode. For an explanation of each audio mode and their sounds see the table below.
WHAT CONDITION CAUSES IT
AUDIO MODE
AUDIO PATTERN
Start up
Modes 1 and 2
4 short beeps
Manual prop on
Mode 2
Single beep
Manual prop off
Mode 2
Double beep
Speed +
Mode 2
Single beep
Speed -
Mode 2
Single beep
Enabling any of these features: GoTo
iTrack, GoTo Spot Lock, GoTo Waypoint,
Spot Lock, AutoPilot or Cruise Control
Mode 2
Single beep
When GPS signal strength goes to no bars
while in a GPS-based mode
Modes 1 and 2
Error
Attempting to enable a GPS-based mode
when no signal strength bars are shown
Modes 1 and 2
Error
MOM button on the footpedal is pressed
and a remote button press attempts to
override it
Modes 1 and 2
Error
End of an iTrack is reached and the Arrival
Option is set to OFF
Mode 2
6 longer beeps
Learn button is pressed
Modes 1 and 2
Steady tone
Learn successfully completed
Modes 1 and 2
4 longer beeps
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POWER
The i-Pilot Link controller will turn on whenever the trolling motor has power. For Terrova and Riptide ST motors this is when the green
system ready light is on. For PowerDrive V2 and Riptide SP motors this is whenever the motor is connected to power.
NOTE: For this reason it is very important to disconnect a PowerDrive V2 or Riptide SP motor from power when not in use or battery
drain will occur.
ACCURACY
The accuracy and responsiveness with which i-Pilot Link controls your boat is highly dependent upon many variables.
Just a few of these variables and their general effects on responsiveness and accuracy are given below so that the behavior of the
system can be understood.
VARIABLE
EFFECT
Ratio of motor thrust to boat weight
Excessive thrust on a smaller boat can cause i-Pilot Link to
overcorrect. Not enough thrust on a large boat can cause
i-Pilot Link to respond slowly.
Wind
Excessive wind and/or current can reduce i-Pilot Link’s
positioning accuracy.
GPS signal strength
The greater number of GPS signal bars the greater
the accuracy.
Trolling motor battery power level
A fully charged battery will give the best performance.
SYSTEM STARTUP
Once you have verified i-Pilot Link’s installation it’s time to start using it on the water. Follow these simple steps each time you power
up your trolling motor for successful operation:
1. Connect trolling motor to power.
2. Deploy trolling motor into water.
3. Turn the remote on by pressing the OK key. Verify the Dashboard section of the screen shows all motor status information.
4. You are now able to use all manual functions:
and
.
5. After i-Pilot Link has obtained a minimum GPS signal strength of one bar, all remaining functions will become available.
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UPDATE SOFTWARE
Set up an online account at humminbird.com so that you will receive the latest Humminbird news and software updates for your
Fishfinder. The i-Pilot Link remote and controller software are also updated through the Humminbird Fishfinder.
WARNING! Humminbird is not responsible for the loss of data files (waypoints, routes, tracks, groups, snapshots, recordings, etc.)
that may occur due to direct or indirect damage to the unit’s hardware or software. It is important to back up your Fishfinder’s data
files periodically. Data files should also be saved to your PC before restoring the unit’s defaults or updating the software. See your
Humminbird online account at humminbird.com and the Waypoint Management Guide.
Preparation: We recommend that you read the following section completely before starting any software updates.
Required Equipment: Personal computer with Internet access, a formatted SD memory card, and an i-Pilot Link compatible
Humminbird Fishfinder.
Customer Service: If you have any questions about the software update process, contact Customer Service by visiting our Web site
at humminbird.com or by calling 1-800-633-1468.
WARNING! Before the Humminbird Fishfinder software is updated or restored to system defaults, export your menu settings, radar
settings, and navigation data. Copy your screen snapshots to an SD card.
1. Download the Software
1. Install a formatted SD memory card into the PC card slot.
2. Register your Fishfinder: Log on to humminbird.com. Select Support > Register your Product.
If you already have a humminbird.com account, select My Humminbird.
3. Follow the on-screen prompts to create a new account, or log in to your current account.
4. Click the My Equipment tab. Register your i-Pilot Link. Ensure you use the serial number from the i-Pilot Link system label, not
the motor serial number label.
5. Download Software: Select the My Equipment tab. The available software updates are listed as Downloads under each
registered product.
• Under Downloads, click the file name.
• Read the instructions in the dialog box and select Download.
• Follow the on-screen prompts to save the software files to the SD card.
6. Repeat step 5 to download the i-Pilot Link controller and remote software files.
NOTE: The timing of software updates vary, so there may not be software updates for all 3 modules (fishfinder, Link controller and
Link remote) required every time you visit your Humminbird online account.
2. Prepare the Equipment
1. Turn on the main power source.
2. Power on the trolling motor. If you have a Terrova, Riptide ST, or Ulterra trolling motor, deploy it into the water.
3. Turn on the remote by pressing the OK key. Ensure the battery is well charged. If the battery charge is not sufficient, you will be
prompted during the process to plug in the charger.
4. Turn on the Fishfinder by pressing the
POWER/LIGHT key. Follow the on-screen prompts to start Normal mode.
5. Press and hold the Fishfinder VIEW key. Select System > Accessory Test.
6. Confirm that i-Pilot Link is listed as connected. It may take a minute for the equipment to be detected. You will refer to this view
throughout the update. Note the current software version number shown next to the i-Pilot Link.
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NOTE: If the Accessory Test View is not shown in the submenu, select the Main Menu > Views tab > Accessory Test > Visible.
3. Update the Fishfinder and i-Pilot Link Software
1. Install the SD card with the updated software files into the Fishfinder card slot.
2. Fishfinder Update: The Fishfinder will recognize the new software. Follow the on-screen prompts to confirm software
installation.
i-Pilot Link Update: The software will be updated automatically. It may take up to two minutes for the software to be detected on the network, and the Fishfinder will display on-screen dialog boxes to indicate the update is in progress.
NOTE: You may notice that the i-Pilot Link will disconnect and then reconnect during the software update. This is part of the update
process.
3. When the i-Pilot Link software has been updated, the new software version number will be displayed on the Fishfinder
Accessory Test View.
4. To finish updating the remote and controller, proceed to the next section.
4. Update the Remote
The new software for the remote is now loaded on the Link Controller. You must now go to the remote and initiate the download of the
remote software to the remote itself.
1. From the remote Home screen, select Controls Softkey > Update Software > OK.
2. Select Update.
3. A message saying “Software Updating” will be displayed with a progress bar. Then, a message saying “Programming Flash” will
be displayed with a progress bar.
4. When the software update is finished, the remote will automatically restart.
5. Restart the System
1. Entire System Restart: After all software has been updated, power off all control heads and connected equipment. Wait 10
seconds, and then power on all equipment.
2. Cycle power to the trolling motor to regain proper motor control.
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SETUP
i-PILOT LINK SETUP
FROM THE HUMMINBIRD:
Enable i-Pilot Link Navigation
To start i-Pilot Link navigation from the Fishfinder, the i-Pilot
Navigation menu option must be turned on. When i-Pilot Navigation
is turned on, the related i-Pilot Link menus will be added to the
menu system. If i-Pilot Navigation is turned off, your Fishfinder will
operate with its traditional Humminbird navigation features.
NOTE: When i-Pilot Navigation is turned on, navigation from other
connected autopilots will be cancelled.
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice.
2. Select the Accessories tab > i-Pilot > i-Pilot Navigation >
On or Off. (Default = On)
Upload Data from the i-Pilot Link
When Auto Upload Data is turned on, the Fishfinder copies the
i-Pilot Link’s saved iTracks and Spot-Locks. In this case, the
Fishfinder and i-Pilot Link are synchronized, so if you delete a SpotLock or iTrack on the Fishfinder, it will be deleted on the i-Pilot Link.
When Auto Upload Data is off, deleting an item on the Fishfinder will
not affect the data stored on the i-Pilot Link and vice versa.
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice.
2. Select the Accessories tab > i-Pilot > Auto Upload Data > On or Off. (Default = Off)
NOTE: The maximum number of iTracks, Spot-Locks, waypoints, routes, and tracks may vary due to the
setup of your Waypoint Management directory. Groups and sub-groups also use storage, and the storage
limit is influenced by the complexity of your Waypoint Management directory. See Manage your i-Pilot
Link Navigation Data for details.
Set the Prop to Auto On (optional)
You can set the propeller to automatically turn on whenever navigation is initiated on the Humminbird
Fishfinder or the i-Pilot Link remote.
From the Humminbird:
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice.
2. Select the Accessories tab > i-Pilot > Prop Auto On.
3. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to select On or Off (Off, On; Default = Off)
From the remote:
1. From the Home screen, select the Controls Softkey > Prop Auto On > OK.
2. Press the OK key to enable/disable the feature and press the Back Softkey or the Home key to
save the setting and exit.
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NOTE: When navigation is initiated on the Humminbird Fishfinder or i-Pilot Link remote, the propeller will
automatically turn on and begin accelerating the boat to the speed currently selected under Prop Speed.
See Manual Control: Fishfinder Operations for more information about setting the propeller speed.
Set the Arrival Mode
When you are navigating with the i-Pilot Link and reach the destination, set the Arrival Mode menu
option to tell the system what to do next. The setting will determine if you will control the boat manually
or transition to another type of i-Pilot Link navigation after the destination point is reached in a waypoint,
route, or iTrack.
NOTE: The Arrival Mode menu setting does not apply to Spot-Lock or Follow the Contour.
Off returns the unit to manual mode after navigation is finished. You must be prepared to take manual
control of the boat.
Spot-Lock creates a Spot-Lock and engages a Spot-Lock after navigation is finished.
AutoPilot continues navigation towards the set AutoPilot heading.
From the Humminbird:
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice.
2. Select the Accessories tab > i-Pilot > Arrival Mode.
3. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to select Off, Spot-Lock, or AutoPilot.
(Default = Off)
From the remote:
1. From the Home screen, select the Controls Softkey > Arrival Mode > OK.
2. Use the up/down arrow keys to select a new value and press the OK key to accept. Select the
Back or Close Softkey to save the setting and exit.
Set the i-Pilot Pre-Arrival Alarm
You can set the alarm to provide an alert when the boat is within the set distance to the destination point
in a waypoint, route, or iTrack. For example, if i-Pilot Link is navigating an iTrack, and the Pre-Arrival
Alarm is set to 100 feet, the alert will trigger when the boat is within 100 feet from the iTrack End Point.
CAUTION! When the alert sounds, be prepared that the i-Pilot Link will soon transition to the type of
navigation set in the Arrival Mode menu option. In which case, you may need to take manual control of
the boat.
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice.
2. Select the Accessories tab > i-Pilot > i-Pilot Pre-Arrival Alarm.
3. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to adjust the setting. (Off to 300 ft, Off to 100 m;
Default = 50 ft, 15 m)
NOTE: When i-Pilot Navigation is turned on, the Arrival Alarm in the Alarms tab is replaced by the
Pre-Arrival Alarm, and the Off Course Alarm is replaced by the i-Pilot Off Course Alarm.
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Set the i-Pilot Off Course Alarm
You can set how far the boat can move off course during
i-Pilot Link navigation before an alarm is triggered. If the
boat moves off course, an alert will display on the screen.
i-Pilot Off Course Alarm Displayed
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice.
2. Select the Accessories tab > i-Pilot > i-Pilot Off
Course Alarm.
3. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to adjust
the setting.
(Off to 300 ft, Off to 100 m; Default = 50 ft, 15 m)
NOTE: When i-Pilot Navigation is turned on, the Arrival Alarm in the Alarms tab is replaced by the
Pre-Arrival Alarm, and the Off Course Alarm is replaced by the i-Pilot Off Course Alarm.
See Enable i-Pilot Link Navigation for details.
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MANUAL CONTROL FUNCTIONALITY
This section describes all Manual Control functions of i-Pilot Link. A manual function is one in which the operator takes full control of
the function such as manually steering the motor in a desired direction or manually adjusting the prop speed to the desired setting.
PROP ON/OFF
To turn the motor on or off press .
Refer to the Knowing your Remote section for details on the states of the prop icon.
MOTOR SPEED CONTROL
Increase Motor Speed
To increase the motor speed push
maximum of 10.
on the remote. Each push of
will increment the motor speed by ½ to a
on the remote. Each push of
will decrement the motor speed by ½ to a
Decrease Motor Speed
To decrease the motor speed push
minimum of 0.
Preset Speeds
Pressing
or
will bring up the Speed Control screen. When this screen is active, the
two Softkeys become presets for motor speed.
To recall a preset speed, bring up the Speed Control screen then press the Softkey for that speed.
To record a new preset speed, bring up the Speed Control screen, adjust the motor speed to the
desired value then press and hold either Softkey until the label above the Softkey changes. The
example to the right shows preset values of 6.5 and 10
MOTOR STEERING CONTROL
Steer Left
To steer the motor to the left press
Steer right
To steer the motor to the right press
.
.
If a steering key is held down for more than eight seconds, the steering will stop to prevent the coil cord from wrapping on the
motor.
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MANUAL CONTROL
FISHFINDER OPERATIONS
START OR STOP THE PROPELLER
1. Press the
POWER/LIGHT key.
2. Select Prop > On or Off. To start the propeller spinning, select On. To stop the propeller, select
Off.
NOTE: To set the propeller to automatically turn on when navigation is initiated, select Prop Auto
On (Main Menu > Accessories tab > i-Pilot > Prop Auto On). See i-Pilot Link Setup: Set the Prop to
Auto On.
ADJUST THE PROPELLER SPEED
The prop speed is established by the trolling motor, and the speed can be adjusted from the Fishfinder.
1. Press the
POWER/LIGHT key.
2. Select Prop Speed.
3. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to adjust the speed setting (0 to 10).
HIGH SPEED BYPASS OPERATION
Engage
From the Home screen, pressing
will set the motor speed to maximum immediately.
will change to the revert icon
The rabbit icon
.
Disengage
There are a few ways to disengage the High Speed Bypass.
(revert) will disengage the High Speed Bypass and send you back to your
Pressing
previous speed.
key will disegnage the High Speed Bypass and lower your speed from the
Pressing the
maximum speed.
NOTE: High Speed Bypass does not enable or disable the prop.
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MOTOR CONTROL
TITLE
UNDERSTANDING HOW THE i-PILOT LINK SYSTEM WORKS
i-Pilot Link uses GPS satellite signals as well as digital compass data to know where it is, where it is heading and the direction the motor
is pointing. Since i-Pilot Link depends on GPS satellite signals for navigation, a minimum GPS signal level of one bar is required in order
for GPS navigation controls to be enabled. Best results are achieved when a GPS signal level of four bars can be obtained.
In simple terms, i-Pilot Link remembers and creates points to navigate your boat automatically. i-Pilot Link also uses a method of GPS
navigation called arrival circles. These imaginary circles allow i-Pilot Link to understand when it has drifted away from a point and when
it has arrived at a point. The size of the arrival circles vary depending on GPS signal strength, thus the greater the signal strength the
smaller the arrival circles.
USING i-PILOT LINK WITH THE HUMMINBIRD FISHFINDER
The i-Pilot Link allows you to start navigation commands from the Humminbird Fishfinder and start navigation with the i-Pilot Link. The
commands from the remote will also be displayed on the Fishfinder.
The i-Pilot Link features are displayed in Chart View and Bird’s Eye View. The Fishfinder uses the data from the GPS Receiver attached
directly to it or selected from the Ethernet network.
Some of the i-Pilot Link navigation functions may override traditional Humminbird navigation menu options. The alarms have also been
adapted to the i-Pilot Link.
You will need the actions in this section throughout the manual.
Using Chart/Side Imaging View with the i-Pilot Link
side imaging view
chart view
Spot-Lock icon
i-Pilot Link
Icon indicates
i-Pilot Link
navigation is in
progress (to the next
waypoint in
the route)
The propeller icon
will spin when the i-Pilot Link
prop is spinning.
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GPS MOTOR CONTROL
FISHFINDER OPERATIONS
OPEN THE CHART VIEW
The i-Pilot Link features and Navigation X-Press menu options are displayed in the Chart View and
Bird’s Eye View. To see all available i-Pilot Link navigation features, use the Chart View.
1. Press and hold the VIEW key.
2. Select Chart > Chart View.
CANCEL i-PILOT LINK NAVIGATION
When i-Pilot Link navigation is in progress, whether with an iTrack, Spot-Lock, route, etc., you can cancel
navigation at any time using the following instructions. When you cancel i-Pilot Link navigation, be
prepared to take manual control of the boat.
1. During i-Pilot Link Navigation, press the MENU key once.
2. Select Cancel i-Pilot Navigation, and press the RIGHT Cursor key.
3. A confirmation message will display on-screen. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
FROM THE REMOTE:
1. Go to the Navigation Active Screen by pressing the GO TO key.
2. Select the Cancel Softkey.
RESUME NAVIGATION
If the i-Pilot Link is navigating a route, iTrack, or contour, and it pauses on a Spot-Lock, you can resume
navigation using the following instructions.
1. Navigation X-Press Menu: Press the MENU key once.
2. Select Resume Navigation, and press the RIGHT Cursor key.
NOTE: You may need to turn on the prop to start traveling (see Manual Control: Start or Stop the
Propeller).
Resuming Navigation on a Route from a Spot-Lock
boat icon
i-Pilot Icon
indicates i-Pilot
Link navigation is
in progress, and the
next waypoint in the
route is a Spot-Lock
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Open the
Navigation
X-Press Menu
Select
Resume
Navigation
Route with more than one
Spot-Lock.
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SPOT-LOCK
HOW SPOT LOCK-WORKS
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Spot-Lock uses a single point as a reference for the spot you want to stay on. Around the Spot-Lock
location i-Pilot Link uses an arrival circle to determine prop speed and direction. If i-Pilot Link sees it is
within the circle, it will adjust the motor speed to zero. If i-Pilot Link sees it is outside of the circle, it will
control motor speed in an attempt to get the boat back into the circle.
You can save a combination of up to 2,750 Spot-Locks and Waypoints on your Humminbird or up to 16 on
the Link Controller when operating without the Humminbird. Spot-Locks are saved with an alphanumeric
name that can be edited on the Humminbird through the Navigation X-Press Menu or from the Waypoint
Management dialog box.
Note: Link differentiates between a Spot-Lock and a Waypoint only by its icon. A Spot-Lock will have this
. Any Waypoint can be converted to a Spot-Lock by changing its icon to the Spot-Lock icon (see
icon:
Manage your i-Pilot Link Navigation Data).
Spot-Lock can be operationally controlled with the i-Pilot Link remote or the Humminbird Fishfinder
ENGAGE SPOT-LOCK
1. Press
on the remote.
2. This newly created Spot-Lock location is temporary. To save the location for
later use, press the Save Softkey on the Spot-Lock Active Screen.
DISENGAGE SPOT-LOCK
1. Press the Cancel Softkey on the Spot-Lock Active Screen OR
or
.
any of the following keys:
NOTE: If you start another mode of i-Pilot navigation, Spot-Lock will disengage automatically.
NAVIGATE TO A SAVED SPOT-LOCK
1. Manually navigate the boat to within a quarter mile of the saved Spot-Lock location.
2. Press the GO TO key.
3. Select the Spot-Lock from the list and press the OK key.
NOTE: Be prepared for boat movement as the prop will automatically be enabled and the prop speed will automatically adjust to move
the boat to the Spot-Lock location.
SPOT-LOCK PAUSE
i-Pilot Link allows the user to temporarily engage Spot-Lock while navigating iTracks, Routes and Humminbird LakeMaster Contour Lines.
1. To engage, press
on the remote.
2. To cancel Spot-Lock Pause and resume the previous navigation mode, select: Home screen > Controls Softkey > Resume > OK
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SPOT-LOCK
FISHFINDER OPERATIONS
ENGAGE SPOT-LOCK AT THE BOAT POSITION
You can quickly Spot-Lock at the current boat position. This type of Spot-Lock is temporary, and unless
you save it, the Spot-Lock will be deleted when you start a new mode of navigation.
1. Navigation X-Press Menu: Press the MENU key.
2. Select Spot-Lock at Vessel, and press the RIGHT Cursor key. Spot-Lock will start immediately.
3. Press the EXIT key until the Navigation X-Press Menu is closed.
4. Save (optional): Press the MENU key. Select Save Spot-Lock, and press the RIGHT Cursor key.
NOTE: The Save Spot-Lock menu option is available on the Navigation X-Press Menu when
Spot-Lock is active.
MARK A SPOT-LOCK AT THE CURSOR POSITION
You can use the cursor to mark a Spot-Lock location. The Spot-Lock will be saved automatically
to the Fishfinder. This menu option marks the Spot-Lock, but it does not start navigation to the
Spot-Lock. To start navigation, see Mark a Spot-Lock and Start Navigation.
1. Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to move the cursor to a position on the chart.
2. Navigation X-Press Menu: Press the MENU key.
3. Select Mark Spot-Lock, and press the RIGHT Cursor key.
4. Press the EXIT key until the Navigation X-Press Menu is closed.
Marking a Spot-Lock at the Cursor Position
Spot-Lock icon
To mark the Spot-Lock at
the boat position, select
Mark Spot-Lock.
To mark the Spot-Lock at
the cursor position, select
Spot-Lock at Cursor.
Move the Cursor
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X-Press Menu
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SPOT-LOCK
MARK A SPOT-LOCK AND START NAVIGATION
You can mark a Spot-Lock at the cursor location and start navigation towards it automatically. When the
boat reaches the point, it will Spot-Lock until you disengage it. This type of Spot-Lock is temporary.
1. Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to move the cursor to a position on the chart.
2. Navigation X-Press Menu: Press the MENU key.
3. Select Spot-Lock at Cursor, and press the RIGHT Cursor key. Navigation will start automatically.
When you save a Spot-Lock, it is saved with an alphanumeric
name that starts with SL. The name can be edited from the
Spot-Lock submenu or the Waypoint Management dialog
box. If you change the Spot-Lock icon, the position will
change to a waypoint.
ENGAGE SPOT-LOCK AT A WAYPOINT POSITION
1. Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to move the cursor to a waypoint on the chart.
2. Navigation X-Press Menu: Press the MENU key.
3. Select the Waypoint name > Spot-Lock. If the waypoint is within a 1⁄4 mile, i-Pilot Link
navigation will start towards the waypoint. When the boat arrives at the waypoint,
Spot-Lock will start automatically.
NAVIGATE TO A SAVED SPOT-LOCK
If a saved Spot-Lock is within 1⁄4 mile of the boat position, you can start navigation towards it. Spot-Lock
will start automatically when the boat reaches the destination Spot-Lock.
1. Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to select a Spot-Lock icon on the chart.
2. Press the GO TO key.
-OR-
1. Without the active cursor, press the GO TO key.
2. Select a Spot-Lock (SL) from the saved points list.
3. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
DISENGAGE SPOT-LOCK
You can disengage Spot-Lock navigation using the Cancel i-Pilot Navigation menu option. When you
cancel i-Pilot Link navigation, be prepared to take manual control of the boat.
1. Navigation X-Press Menu: Press the MENU key.
2. Select Cancel i-Pilot Navigation, and press the RIGHT Cursor key.
NOTE: If you start another mode of i-Pilot Link navigation, the Spot-Lock will disengage automatically.
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WAYPOINTS
HOW WAYPOINT NAVIGATION WORKS
Waypoints are stored positions that allow you to mark areas of interest or navigation points. Your Fishfinder can save a combination of
up to 2,750 Waypoints and Spot-Locks.
MARK A WAYPOINT
1. To create a Waypoint at the boat’s position, press and hold the Spot-Lock key.
This Waypoint will be saved on the Humminbird.
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NAVIGATE TO A SAVED WAYPOINT
1. Manually navigate the boat to within a quarter mile of the Waypoint location.
Controls
2. Press the GO TO key.
3. Select the Waypoint from the list and press the OK key.
DISENGAGE NAVIGATION TO A WAYPOINT
1. Press the Cancel Softkey on the GO TO Waypoint Active Screen OR press one of the
steering keys.
NOTE: If you start another mode of i-Pilot Link navigation, Navigate to Waypoint will disengage
automatically.
FISHFINDER OPERATIONS
MARK A WAYPOINT
1. Press the VIEW key until a Chart View is displayed on the screen.
2. A waypoint can be marked as follows: To save the waypoint at the boat’s position, press the MARK key.
To save a waypoint at the cursor position, use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to move the cursor
to a position on the Chart View. Then, press the MARK key. NAVIGATE TO A SAVED WAYPOINT
If a saved waypoint is within 1⁄4 mile of the boat position, you can start i-Pilot Link navigation towards it.
1. From the Chart View, press the GO TO key.
2. Select a waypoint from the list, and press the RIGHT Cursor key.
-OR-
1. Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to select a waypoint or position on the chart.
2. Press the GO TO key.
If you've selected a waypoint, navigation will start automatically.
If you've selected a position, select Go To Position from the submenu, and press the
RIGHT Cursor key.
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WAYPOINTS
NAVIGATE TO THE MOST RECENTLY CREATED WAYPOINT
1. Navigation X-Press Menu: Press the MENU key.
2. Select the Waypoint name (WP), and press the RIGHT Cursor key to open the submenu.
3. Select Go To, and press the RIGHT Cursor key to start navigation.
NOTE: Waypoints are saved with an alphanumeric name that stars with WP. The name can be edited
and managed in the Waypoint Management dialog box (see Manage your i-Pilot Link Navigation Data).
Chart View with Waypoints, Routes, and Tracks
waypoint
route
Spot-Lock
current track
i-Pilot Link
Icon indicates
i-Pilot Link
navigation is
in progress
Move the Cursor
Mark a Waypoint
Start Navigation
ENGAGE SPOT-LOCK AT A WAYPOINT POSITION
1. Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to move the cursor to a waypoint on the chart.
2. Navigation X-Press Menu: Press the MENU key.
3. Select the Waypoint name > Spot-Lock. If the waypoint is within a 1⁄4 mile, i-Pilot Link
navigation will start towards the waypoint. When the boat arrives at the waypoint, Spot-Lock
will start automatically.
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iTRACKS
HOW iTRACK RECORDING AND NAVIGATION WORK
When the recording of an iTrack is initiated, i-Pilot Link starts to record GPS position data in the form of track points. The distance
between these points varies based on the speed of the boat and the GPS signal strength. The very first track point recorded is called
the Start. The last point recorded is called the End. i-Pilot Link sees a recorded iTrack as a series of these track points. When Navigate
to Start or Navigate to End is initiated, Link will navigate to the nearest track point. Once this nearest track point is reached, it will then
follow the track points in sequence back to either the Start or End based on which mode was selected. Once the end or start track point
is reached, Link automatically cancels the iTrack navigation. The user can choose to have Link transition to other modes by configuring
the Arrival Mode (see i-Pilot Link Setup: Set the Arrival Mode).
iTracks can be recorded for a distance of up to 2 miles. A recorded iTrack can be moved to a new position or duplicated on the Chart
View. You can save up to 50 iTracks on your Humminbird or up to 16 on the Link controller when operating without the Humminbird.
iTracks are saved with an alphanumeric name that can be edited on the Humminbird through the Navigation X-Press Menu or from the
Waypoint Management dialog box. You can also edit the iTrack appearance and whether or not it is visible on the Fishfinder Chart View.
During iTrack navigation, Link takes control over all steering functions; speed can be manually controlled or the Cruise Control function
can also be used. The motor speed must be set high enough in order to stay on the iTrack given wind, current and other external forces.
iTRACK
RECORDED iTRACK
NAVIGATE iTRACK
TOWARDS START POINT
NAVIGATE iTRACK
TOWARDS END POINT
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iTRACKS
REMOTE OPERATIONS
RECORDING AN iTRACK
1. To begin recording, select Home > Controls > Record > OK
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Active Screen.
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OK
-OR1. Select Home > Controls Softkey > Stop Record > OK
b. The user will then be prompted to Save or Discard the
recorded iTrack.
NAVIGATE AN iTRACK
1. Manually navigate the boat to within a quarter mile of any point
on the iTrack.
2. Press the GO TO key
3. Select the iTrack from the list and press either the ToStart or
ToEnd Softkey to indicate the desired direction of travel and to
initiate navigation.
REVERSE DIRECTION
1. During navigation of an iTrack, the direction of travel
(To End, To Start) can be reversed by pressing:
Home > Controls > Reverse > OK
DISENGAGE iTRACK NAVIGATION
1. Press the Cancel Softkey on the Navigate iTrack Active Screen
OR press one of the steering keys.
NOTE: If you start another mode of i-Pilot Link navigation, Navigate
iTrack will disengage automatically. The exception is Spot-Lock which if
this is engaged, iTrack navigation will be paused, not disengaged.
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iTRACKS
FISHFINDER OPERATIONS
RECORD AN iTRACK
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice.
2. Select the Accessories tab.
3. Select Record iTrack, and press the RIGHT Cursor key.
4. Press the EXIT key until the menu system is closed. As you navigate, the iTrack Recording Icon
will flash on the screen periodically to indicate that a recording is in progress.
Recording an iTrack
iTrack 0031 recording in
progress
iTrack
start point
recorded iTrack
(red line)
track
(gray line)
STOP RECORDING
1. Press the MENU key.
2. Select Stop Recording iTrack, and press the RIGHT Cursor key. Follow the on-screen
instructions to save or discard the iTrack.
NOTE: When you save an iTrack, it is saved with an alphanumeric name that starts with IT. The name
will be displayed on the Chart View and can be edited from the Waypoint Management dialog box (see
Manage your i-Pilot Link Navigation Data).
SELECT AND NAVIGATE A SAVED iTRACK
If a saved iTrack is within 1⁄4 mile of the boat position, you can start navigation towards it. iTrack
navigation will start towards the nearest point on the iTrack, and then it will navigate to the Start Point or
End Point, depending on your selection. If you select Go To Position, the Fishfinder will mark a waypoint
and start i-Pilot Link navigation towards it.
1. Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to select a Start Point icon, End Point icon, or a position on
the iTrack.
2. Press the GO TO key.
3. Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to select one of the submenu actions:
To start navigation to the iTrack Start Point, select Navigate to Start.
To start navigation to the iTrack End Point, select Navigate to End.
To start navigation to a point within the iTrack, select Go To Position.
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iTRACKS
NOTE: When you select Go To Position, the i-Pilot Link will navigate to the cursor position, but it will not
start navigation on the iTrack.
NAVIGATE A SAVED iTRACK FROM THE GO TO LIST
1. Press the GO TO key.
2. Select an iTrack to Start or iTrack to End from the Go To list. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
REVERSE DIRECTION DURING iTRACK NAVIGATION
If you are navigating a saved iTrack, you can quickly change the navigation direction toward the
Start Point or End Point. For example, if the i-Pilot Link is navigating to the Start Point, selecting
Reverse Navigation will start i-Pilot Link navigation in the opposite direction, towards the End Point.
1. During iTrack navigation, press the MENU key once.
2. Select Reverse Navigation, and press the RIGHT Cursor key.
MOVE A SAVED iTRACK
You can change the position of a saved iTrack on the Chart View
using the Move iTrack menu.
1. In Chart View, use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to
move the cursor to a Start Point or End Point on the
iTrack.
2. Navigation X-Press Menu: Press the MENU key once.
3. Select the iTrack name, and press the RIGHT Cursor
key.
4. Select Move, and press the RIGHT Cursor key.
5. Direction: Select Direction. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor key to adjust the angle of the
current iTrack (-180 degrees to +180 degrees, Default = 0). An arrow will display on-screen
indicating the selected angle change(s).
Distance: Select Distance. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor key to move the iTrack to a
new position (0 ft to 300 ft, 0 m to 91 m, Default = 0). The iTrack's position on-screen will
automatically update to reflect the selected distance.
6. Save: Select Move iTrack, and press the RIGHT Cursor key to save the new iTrack position.
NOTE for Networked Fishfinders: You must start navigating the iTrack on the Fishfinder you used to
move the iTrack in order to update the position of the iTrack on the networked Fishfinder(s) .
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iTRACKS
Moving an iTrack
Move iTrack
menu
arrow indicating currently
selected direction (or angle)
Select Move
iTrack to save
the new iTrack
position.
new iTrack position
previously saved iTrack
position
(with cursor on end point)
COPY A SAVED iTRACK
You can duplicate a saved iTrack and move it to a new position in
Chart View using the Copy iTrack menu.
1. In Chart View, use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to
move the cursor to a Start Point or End Point on the
iTrack.
2. Navigation X-Press Menu: Press the MENU key once.
3. Select the iTrack name, and press the RIGHT Cursor key.
4. Select Copy, and press the RIGHT Cursor key.
5. Direction: Select Direction. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor key to adjust the angle of the
copied iTrack (-180 degrees to +180 degrees, Default = 0). An arrow will display on-screen
indicating the selected angle change(s).
Distance: Select Distance. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor key to move the iTrack to a
new position (0 ft to 300 ft, 0 m to 91 m, Default = 0). The iTrack's position on-screen will
automatically update to reflect the selected distance.
6. Save: Select Copy iTrack, and press the RIGHT Cursor key to save the new iTrack.
NOTE for Networked Fishfinders: You must start navigating the iTrack on the Fishfinder you used to
copy the iTrack in order to update the position of the iTrack on the networked Fishfinder(s) .
DELETE A SAVED iTRACK
1. Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to move the cursor to a Start Point or End Point on the
iTrack.
2. Navigation X-Press Menu: Press the MENU key once.
3. Select the iTrack name, and press the RIGHT Cursor key.
4. Select Delete, and press the RIGHT Cursor key.
NOTE: You can also delete iTracks from the Waypoint Management dialog box (see Manage your i-Pilot
Link Navigation Data).
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iTRACKS
Selecting a Saved iTrack from the Go To List
Go To list
starts navigation to the
nearest iTrack point and finishes at
the Start Point
starts navigation to the
nearest iTrack point and
finishes at the End Point
Open the
Go To List
Select a Saved iTrack
Navigating to the End Point
iTrack start point
(the closest point on
the iTrack)
track
(gray line)
arrival circle
(see Set the
Pre-Arrival Alarm)
iTrack end point
iTrack
The yellow line
indicates the
projected course.
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BACKTRACK
HOW BACKTRACK WORKS
Traditional Humminbird tracks consist of detailed position history and are displayed as a breadcrumb trail
of trackpoints. The Current Track shows the position history since the unit was powered up. You can clear
the Current Track or save it at any time. The Current Track represents your actual path so far.
BackTrack allows you to navigate the Current Track as a recorded iTrack. When BackTrack is selected,
the i-Pilot Link will mark a Start Point at the boat’s current position, and it will create an iTrack on top of
the Current Track, up to 2 miles. Once the iTrack is created, i-Pilot Link will start normal iTrack navigation
towards the iTrack End Point. The iTrack is automatically saved by the Humminbird Fishfinder.
SET THE BACKTRACK DISTANCE
Set the BackTrack Distance to control how far you will
navigate the Current Track.
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice.
2. Select the Accessories tab > i-Pilot > BackTrack Distance.
3. Press the RIGHT Cursor key to set the BackTrack Distance setting. (0.1 sm to 2.0 sm, 0.16 km
to 1.6 km, Default = 0.1 sm, 0.16 km)
BACKTRACK
To use BackTrack, the Fishfinder must be actively tracking. Once BackTrack navigation starts, you can
also use iTrack functions, including Reverse (see the iTracks section for more information).
NOTE: You can activate BackTrack on the Current Track. BackTrack is not available on saved
Humminbird tracks.
1. Navigation X-Press Menu: Press the MENU key.
2. Select BackTrack, and press the RIGHT Cursor key.
NOTE: If BackTrack is not displayed in the Navigation X-Press Menu, select Main Menu > Current Track >
Start Tracking. BackTrack is not available when Follow the Contour is active.
BackTrack Applies an iTrack to the Current Track
BackTrack
(The yellow line shows the
projected course.)
When you
select
BackTrack,
the iTrack
Start Point
begins at
the boat
position.
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FOLLOW THE CONTOUR
HOW FOLLOW THE CONTOUR WORKS
(CHART VIEW ONLY, i-PILOT COMPATIBLE HUMMINBIRD LAKEMASTER OR AUTOCHART SD CARD REQUIRED)
Follow the Contour allows you to navigate a contour on a Humminbird LakeMaster chart or AutoChart ZeroLine chart. When you start
i-Pilot Link navigation to Follow the Contour, all other types of navigation are stopped on the Fishfinder and the Ethernet network.
If using an AutoChart ZeroLine Map Card, see the AutoChart ZeroLine Map Card Accessory Manual for more information.
NOTE: When the i-Pilot Link is following the contour, the Current Track is not saved, and iTracks cannot be recorded.
NOTE: Initiation of Follow the Contour is done through the Humminbird Fishfinder.
SET UP FOLLOW THE CONTOUR
To use Follow the Contour, an i-Pilot compatible Humminbird LakeMaster chart card or AutoChart
ZeroLine Map Card must be installed and selected as the chart source. Also, Contour Lines must be set
to Visible and the Water Level Offset setting must be selected.
Select the Chart Source
1. Install a Humminbird LakeMaster or AutoChart ZeroLine map card into the SD card slot.
WARNING! Do not leave the SD slot cover open. The slot cover should always be closed to
prevent water damage to the unit.
2. Select the Chart Source: Main Menu > Chart tab > Chart Select.
Set the Contour Lines to Visible
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice.
2. Select the Chart tab > Contour Lines > Visible.
3. Press the EXIT key until the menu system is closed.
Set the Water Level Offset
Before starting Follow the Contour navigation, set the Water Level Offset setting to change the water
level read by the Humminbird control head. For example, if the lake is down 5 feet, set the Water Level
Offset setting to -5. The displayed numbers on the Contour Lines will adjust from the Water Level Offset
setting, and the water level offset will be highlighted in brown to extend the land visually on the display.
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice.
2. Select the Chart tab > Water Level Offset.
3. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to adjust the setting (-30 to +30 ft, -5 to +5 fathoms, -10
to +10 meters, Default = Off)
Open the Chart View
1. Press and hold the VIEW key. Select Chart.
2. Select Chart View, and press the RIGHT Cursor key.
START FOLLOW THE CONTOUR NAVIGATION
You can start i-Pilot Link navigation if the boat position is within 1⁄4 mile of the selected contour.
1. Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to move the cursor to a contour line.
2. Press the GO TO key.
3. Select Follow the Contour, and select a navigation direction from the submenu.
The navigation direction will be previewed in orange or blue on the Chart View. See the
illustration Starting Follow the Contour Navigation.
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FOLLOW THE CONTOUR
NOTE: If any depth sounding within the selected contour line is below 5 feet (1.5 meters), a
confirmation box will display. Select Confirm to confirm the depth warning and start navigation. Select
Cancel to cancel Follow the Contour navigation.
NOTE: To quickly reverse the direction of Follow the Contour navigation, press the MENU key once
and select Reverse Navigation from the Navigation X-Press Menu.
Starting Follow the Contour Navigation
follow the contour
submenu
navigation option 1
(orange)
contour line(s)
navigation option 2
(blue)
navigation option 1
(previewed in orange)
boat icon (idle)
cursor selecting
a contour
navigation option 2
(previewed in blue)
Move the Cursor
Open the Contour
Submenu
Select a Menu Option
Following the Contour
projected course
(displayed in yellow when
Follow the Contour is active)
boat icon
(navigating)
i-Pilot Link icon
indicates i-Pilot Link
navigation is in progress
propeller icon will spin when the
i-Pilot Link prop is spinning
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SET THE CONTOUR OFFSET
If you don’t want to navigate on the contour line, you can set a distance from the contour so that
navigation will be offset from the selected contour.
1. Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to move the cursor to a contour line.
2. Press the GO TO key.
3. Select Follow the Contour, and select Contour Offset from the submenu.
4. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to set the offset. (-300 ft to +300 ft, -91 m to +91 m,
where -300 = shallowest side of the contour and +300 ft = deepest side of the contour; Default
= 0)
5. Press the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to select a navigation direction. The navigation direction
will be previewed in orange or blue on the Chart View. See the illustration Starting Follow the
Contour Navigation.
SET THE CONTOUR OFFSET DURING NAVIGATION
The Contour Offset can also be adjusted while Follow the Contour navigation is in progress.
1. During Follow the Contour navigation, press the MENU key once.
2. Select Contour Offset from the Navigation X-Press Menu.
3. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to set the offset. (-300 ft to +300 ft, -91 m to +91 m,
where -300 = shallowest side of the contour and +300 ft = deepest side of the contour; Default
= 0)
NOTE: To remove the offset, set the Contour Offset setting to 0.
REMOTE OPERATIONS
REVERSE DIRECTION
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OK
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1. During navigation of a contour, the direction of travel can be
reversed by pressing: Home > Controls > Reverse > OK
DISENGAGE CONTOUR NAVIGATION
1. Press the Cancel Softkey on the Navigate Contour Active Screen
OR press one of the steering keys.
NOTE: If you start another mode of i-Pilot Link navigation,
Navigate Contour will disengage automatically. The exception is
Spot-Lock which if this is engaged, Contour navigation will be paused,
not disengaged.
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HOW ROUTE NAVIGATION WORKS
Routes link two or more waypoints together to create a path for navigation and are used in trip planning. Your Fishfinder can store
up to 45 routes that can each contain up to 50 waypoints. A route represents your intended navigation and shows the shortest path
from each waypoint to the next. As you travel a route, staying on the route line is the most efficient way to get to your destination,
although you should always look out for obstacles not shown on the chart.
A Route Leg is the path between each waypoint in a route. The color of each route leg is displayed as follows:
• Completed Route Leg = Gray
• Current Route Leg = Yellow
• Future Route Leg = Gold
i-Pilot Link navigation can start on the route if the boat position is within 1⁄4 mile of the first waypoint in the route.
Navigating a Route
current route leg
(yellow)
future route leg
(gold)
completed
route leg
(gray)
i-Pilot Link
icon indicates
i-Pilot Link
navigation is
in progress.
Move the Cursor
Mark a Waypoint
Start Navigation
NOTE: When the i-Pilot Link is navigating and reaches a Spot-Lock, it will engage the Spot-Lock. To resume navigation on the route,
select Resume Navigation from the Navigation X-Press Menu. See GPS Motor Control: Resume Navigation for more information.
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ROUTE NAVIGATION
FISHFINDER OPERATIONS
CREATE A ROUTE
1. In a Chart View, use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to select a waypoint, Spot-Lock, or position
on the chart.
2. Press the GO TO key.
3. To add more waypoints or Spot-Locks to the route, repeat steps 1 and 2.
NOTE: If the position you select is also a Contour Line, a submenu will open with related menu
options. To add the position to the route, select Go To Position.
SAVE THE CURRENT ROUTE
1. While navigating in a Chart View, press the MENU key once.
2. Select Save Current Route. Press the RIGHT Cursor key and follow the on-screen prompts to
confirm.
NAVIGATE A SAVED ROUTE
You can select a saved route from the Go To Menu in Chart View or from the Waypoint Management
dialog box. The i-Pilot Link will navigate the route in forward or reverse, depending on your selection.
Navigate a Saved Route from the Go To Menu
1. In Chart View, use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to move the
cursor to a waypoint on the route.
2. Go To Menu: Press the GOTO key.
3. Press the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to make a selection:
To navigate to the selected waypoint, select Go To Point.
To navigate forward on the route from the selected
waypoint, select Forward from Point.
To reverse navigate the route from the selected waypoint,
select Reverse from Point.
To travel to the beginning of the route and navigate the
route forward, select Travel Forward.
To travel to the end of the route and reverse navigate the
route, select Travel Reverse.
4. Press the RIGHT Cursor key to start navigation.
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Navigate a Saved Route from the Waypoint Management Dialog Box
NOTE: For more information about the Waypoint Management dialog box, see Manage your i-Pilot
Link Navigation Data or download the Humminbird Waypoint Management Guide from our Web site at
humminbird.com.
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice.
2. Select the Navigation tab > Waypoints, Routes, Tracks. Press the RIGHT Cursor key to open the
Waypoint Management dialog box
3. Press the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to choose a route, and press the RIGHT Cursor key to open
the submenu.
4. Select Travel > Forward or Reverse.
REMOTE OPERATIONS
NOTE: Initiation of Route navigation is done through the Humminbird.
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DISENGAGE ROUTE NAVIGATION
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1. Press the Cancel Softkey on the Navigate Route Active Screen OR press one of the
steering keys.
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Controls
NOTE: If you start another mode of i-Pilot navigation, Navigate Route will disengage automatically.
The exception is Spot-Lock which if this is engaged, Route navigation will be paused, not disengaged.
OK
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AUTOPILOT
TITLE
HOW AUTOPILOT WORKS
Two different versions of AutoPilot are available: Advanced AutoPilot and Legacy AutoPilot. There are distinct differences between
the two AutoPilots and how they control your boat.
ADVANCED AUTOPILOT
Advanced AutoPilot not only uses compass heading but also GPS signal data to correct for cross winds, current and other external
forces to keep the boat on a straight line. When Advanced AutoPilot is turned on, it generates a set of GPS points in a straight track
line in the heading direction. i-Pilot Link now navigates to each individual point on this track line. When the user steers to a new
heading, a new track line of GPS points are laid down in the new heading direction.
LEGACY AUTOPILOT
Legacy AutoPilot uses an internal compass to provide heading lock. When Legacy AutoPilot is on, it keeps the motor pointed in the
same compass direction. If a manual steering correction is made, Legacy AutoPilot locks onto the new compass heading to which
the boat was steered. This method of heading tracking does not take into account external forces such as side winds or currents,
which can allow side drift.
WHICH AUTOPILOT DO I USE AND WHEN?
With all the external variables, this question can be difficult to answer. Both AutoPilots have their benefits based on the type of
fishing and bait presentation desired.
Advanced AutoPilot will keep the boat on a true straight path in most conditions. When very extreme conditions exist, such as very
strong winds or current, the trolling motor may not have enough power to control the boat smoothly. In these extreme cases it may
be best to use Legacy AutoPilot and let the boat move with the wind or current if the motor is not powerful enough to overcome it.
Legacy AutoPilot helps you maintain a constant heading but does not compensate for wind or currents.
Both Advanced AutoPilot and Legacy AutoPilot are valuable tools the fisherman can use for accurate and precise bait presentation.
We highly recommend getting on the water and trying both Advanced AutoPilot and Legacy AutoPilot in various fishing situations
and applications. With experimentation and time you will find which AutoPilot works best for you in a given situation.
USING AUTOPILOT WITH OTHER i-PILOT LINK FUNCTIONS
AutoPilot can be used in combination with Cruise Control and while recording an iTrack. If another mode of navigation that controls
steering is enabled while AutoPilot is enabled, AutoPilot will disable automatically.
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SELECTING AUTOPILOT MODES
The user can choose between Advanced AutoPilot and Legacy AutoPilot either from the remote or from the Humminbird.
FROM THE REMOTE:
Home > Controls Softkey > AutoPilot Mode
ENGAGING AUTOPILOT
1. To engage AutoPilot, press the AutoPilot key
.
2. To adjust the desired heading, use the steering keys
heading.
to point the motor in the new direction and Link will lock onto the new
DISENGAGING AUTOPILOT
1. Press the AutoPilot key.
NOTE: If you start another mode of i-Pilot navigation, AutoPilot will disengage automatically.
FROM THE HUMMINBIRD:
SET THE AUTOPILOT MODE
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice.
2. Select the Accessories tab > i-Pilot > AutoPilot Mode.
3. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to select Legacy or Advanced. (Default = Advanced)
START AUTOPILOT TOWARDS THE CURSOR POSITION
The blue icon is displayed on the
The yellow icon is displayed on the
Chart View when Legacy AutoPilot
Chart View when Advanced AutoPilot
Mode is active.
Mode is active.
Use the cursor to set the heading for AutoPilot navigation. i-Pilot Link will start navigation and
maintain a constant heading towards the cursor position.
1. Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to move the cursor to a position on the chart.
2. Navigation X-Press Menu: Press the MENU key.
3. Select AutoPilot, and press the RIGHT Cursor key.
4. Press the EXIT key to close the menu.
START AUTOPILOT BASED ON THE MOTOR'S HEADING
When you start AutoPilot navigation without an active cursor, the heading will be based on the trolling
motor’s heading. AutoPilot continues to navigate the boat in the same direction.
1. Navigation X-Press Menu: Press the MENU key.
2. Select AutoPilot, and press the RIGHT Cursor key.
3. Press the EXIT key to close the menu.
ADJUST THE HEADING
1. Navigation X-Press Menu: Press the MENU key.
2. Select AutoPilot Adjust, and press the RIGHT Cursor key.
3. Adjust: Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys.
4. Confirm: Press the
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Adjusting the AutoPilot Heading
adjustment
preview line
(purple)
The AutoPilot Heading Line
can be turned on or off.
The yellow
AutoPilot icon
indicates AutoPilot Mode
is set to Advanced.
Adjust
Heading
Confirm
DISPLAY OR HIDE THE AUTOPILOT HEADING LINE
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice.
2. Select the Accessories tab > i-Pilot > AutoPilot Heading Line.
3. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to select On or Off. (Default = On)
CANCEL AUTOPILOT NAVIGATION
1. Navigation X-Press Menu: Press the MENU key.
2. Select Cancel Autopilot, and press the right cursor key.
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CRUISE CONTROL
HOW CRUISE CONTROL WORKS
i-Pilot Link’s Cruise Control automatically sets the prop speed to maintain constant GPS speed. Because this controls only the prop
speed, Cruise Control can be used in conjunction with AutoPilot and iTrack Record as well as with navigating iTracks, Humminbird
LakeMaster contour lines, routes, and waypoints.
Cruise Control is interfaced only through the remote.
CAUTION! When Cruise Control is engaged, the prop will automatically be enabled if it is not already enabled.
ENGAGE CRUISE CONTROL
1. Press
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to bring up the Cruise Control panel.
TARG E T
0
.0
and
, adjust the Target Speed and press OK to accept the Target Speed
2. Using
and engage Cruise Control.
D ISTANCE
114 ft
DISENGAGE CRUISE CONTROL
Controls
1. Press
or
or
to bring up the Cruise Control panel.
2. Press the Cancel Softkey.
ADJUSTING TARGET SPEED WITH CRUISE CONTROL ENGAGED
1. Press
or
or
2. Using
and
to bring up the Cruise Control panel.
, adjust the Target Speed and press OK to accept the Target Speed.
CRUISE CONTROL PRESET SPEED
1. Press
or
or
to bring up the Cruise Control panel.
2. Press the left-side Softkey to adjust the Target Speed to match the current preset value shown
in the Softkey Label.
3. To adjust the preset value:
a. Press
or
b. Using
and
or
to bring up the Cruise Control panel.
, adjust the Target Speed.
c. Press and hold the left Softkey until the Softkey Label changes to match the
Target Speed value.
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DATA
SECTION
MANAGEMENT
TITLE
MANAGE YOUR i-PILOT LINK NAVIGATION DATA
You can edit iTracks and Spot-Locks in the Waypoint Management dialog box in the same way that you
can edit other Humminbird navigation data. You can also create new iTracks and Spot-Locks, and you
can start navigation to the selected item.
The features that are unique to i-Pilot Link are described in this section. To understand how to use the
Waypoint Management dialog box, see your Waypoint Management Guide for details. Visit our Web
site at humminbird.com to download the Waypoint Management Guide.
OPEN THE WAYPOINT MANAGEMENT DIALOG BOX
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice.
2. Select the Navigation tab > Waypoints, Routes, Tracks.
Waypoint Management Dialog Box
iTrack icon
(selected)
route icon
information preview
for the Selected
iTrack
waypoint/snapshot
Icon
Spot-Lock icon
waypoint icons
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EDIT AN iTRACK OR A SPOT-LOCK
1. Select a Spot-Lock or iTrack, and press the RIGHT Cursor key.
2. Select Edit from the submenu, and press the RIGHT Cursor key.
3. Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to move from field to field, and press the UP or DOWN
Cursor keys to change the settings.
The available fields will be determined by the item you are editing.
Name: Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to move from space to space, and press the
UP or DOWN Cursor keys to set the letter or number. All upper and lower case letters are
available, as well as digits 0-9 and some punctuation symbols.
Icon Category: Press the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to scroll through the available
categories. Select All to view all available icons. (All, Geometry, Alerts, Supplies,
Navigation, Recreation, Fish, Environment)
Icon: Press the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to scroll through the available icons used to
represent the selected waypoint in Chart Views. The available icons are determined by the
category selected in Icon Category.
Shared: Press the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to set the selected item to shared or locked
on the Humminbird Ethernet Network.
Visible: Press the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to set the selected item to visible or hidden
in the Chart Views.
Latitude/Longitude: Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to move from space to
space, and press the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to set the letter or number.
4. Select Save, and press the RIGHT Cursor key to confirm your changes.
CAUTION! If you change the Spot-Lock icon, it will change to a waypoint and lose its Spot-Lock
capabilities. However, you can change a waypoint back to a Spot-Lock by changing the Waypoint icon
to a Spot-Lock icon.
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DATA MANAGEMENT
WARNING! Humminbird is not responsible for the loss of data files (waypoints, routes, tracks, groups, snapshots, recordings, etc.)
that may occur due to direct or indirect damage to the unit’s hardware or software. It is important to back up your Fishfinder’s data
files periodically. Data files should also be saved to your PC before restoring the unit’s defaults or updating the software. See your
Humminbird online account at humminbird.com and the Waypoint Management guide.
EXPORT TO THE i-PILOT
Saved iTracks, waypoints, and Spot-Locks can be exported to the i-Pilot. When they are exported,
they are copied to the i-Pilot.
The exported data will overwrite the data on the i-Pilot.
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice.
2. Select the Navigation tab > Waypoints, Routes, Tracks. Press the RIGHT Cursor key to open the
Waypoint Management dialog box.
3. Select Options > Select Multiple and... > Export to i-Pilot.
4. Select Items: Press the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to scroll through the navigation data. Press
the RIGHT Cursor key to select an item. Repeat as needed.
5. Confirm Export: When you are finished selecting items, press the EXIT key to select Export
Selected to i-Pilot. Press the RIGHT Cursor key, and follow the on-screen instructions to
confirm or cancel the export.
NOTE: To import and share navigation data between the i-Pilot and the Fishfinder, see i-Pilot Link
Setup: Upload Data from the i-Pilot Link.
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EXPORT TO AN SD CARD
Your saved iTracks and Spot-Locks should be backed up periodically along with your other navigation
data (waypoints, routes, tracks). Export your navigation items to an unlocked, installed SD card, and
they can also be managed in HumminbirdPC. See your Waypoint Management Guide for details.
NOTE: An SD Card must be purchased separately.
Export ALL Navigation Items
You can export all of your navigation items to an installed, unlocked SD card.
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice.
2. Select the Navigation tab > Waypoints, Routes, Tracks. Press the RIGHT Cursor key to open the
Waypoint Management dialog box.
3. Select Options > Select All and... > Export.
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to confirm or cancel the export.
Export Selected Navigation Items
You can also select specific navigation items and export them to an installed, unlocked SD Card.
1. Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice.
2. Select the Navigation tab > Waypoints, Routes, Tracks. Press the RIGHT Cursor key to open
the Waypoint Management dialog box.
3. From a selected group directory in the Waypoint Management dialog box, select Options >
Select Multiple and... > Export.
4. Select Items: Press the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to scroll through the navigation data. Press
the RIGHT Cursor key to select an item. Repeat as needed.
5. Confirm Export: When you are finished selecting items, press the EXIT key to select Export
Selected. Press the RIGHT Cursor key, and follow the on-screen instructions to confirm or
cancel the export.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. Does i-Pilot Link record the speed I am traveling when recording a iTrack?
A. No. i-Pilot Link only records its location during track record. It is up to the user to set the desired speed manually or with
Cruise Control.
Q. Why doesn’t my GPS Signal Strength icon always show all four bars?
A. GPS signal strength is impacted by many influences including: i-Pilot Link controller having a clear view of the sky (especially
to the southern sky), boat being located alongside a high bank and your geographic location.
Q. Is i-Pilot Link compatible with CoPilot?
A. No. None of the components between the two systems are compatible with each other.
Q. Does the remote float?
A. Yes.
Q. How long of an iTrack can I record?
A. Each individual can be up to two miles in length.
Q. Can I use multiple remotes with my i-Pilot Link?
A. Yes, you can use up to four remotes simultaneously. Remember to learn each new remote to the i-Pilot Link controller.
Q. Why does the LCD screen of the remote have dark blotches on it when I wear my sunglasses?
A. Polarized sunglasses can dramatically affect the way an LCD looks to the human eye.
Q. Where can I purchase additional remotes?
A. Your local Minn Kota retailer should carry additional remotes.
Q. If I turn off the remote, will i-Pilot Link continue to operate?
A. Yes. The i-Pilot Link Controller will continue in its current state of operation until the user makes a change either with the
remote, Humminbird or foot pedal (Terrova only).
Q. Does i-Pilot Link help to keep the coil cord from wrapping around the motor shaft?
A. Yes and no. When in Spot-Lock, i-Pilot Link keeps track of how far it has rotated in either direction. If a new correction will
cause the coil cord to wrap, it will rotate in the opposite direction in order to prevent the wrapping. In all other modes, it is up
to the user to monitor the coil cord and to rotate the motor accordingly to avoid wrapping.
Q. Does my i-Pilot remote work with i-Pilot Link?
A.No
Q. Will i-Pilot Link control my motor without the Humminbird connected?
A. Yes. However, your storage for iTracks and Spot-Locks will be limited to what can be stored in the Link controller.
Q. When in Follow the Contour mode, my Humminbird stops recording the Current Track. Why is that?
A. This is to protect the proprietary mapping data contained in the Humminbird LakeMaster chip.
Q. Where is the navigational data such as iTracks, Spot-Locks, Waypoints and routes stored?
A. When connected to the Humminbird, this data is stored on the Humminbird. When not connected, newly created iTracks and
Spot-Locks are stored in the Link controller.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
GENERAL TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem: Solution: The motor is making erratic steering corrections while in AutoPilot, Spot-Lock or Track to Start/End.
Be sure to keep all ferrous metallic objects away from the i-Pilot Link controller as they will have an impact on the
built-in compass. Such objects include: anchors, metal framework, etc.
Problem: Solutions: When a key on the remote is pressed the motor doesn’t always respond.
Check the status of the battery charge icon on the remote. If low, connect the charger to the remote. Check for large
obstructions between the remote and the motor.
Solution:
If the Lock icon is present on the content area of the LCD, the keypad is locked. Press and hold one of the Softkeys to
unlock the keypad.
Problem: i-Pilot Link won’t let me turn on certain features like: Advanced AutoPilot, Record, Track to Start/End
or Spot-Lock.
Verify that the GPS Signal Strength icon on the LCD shows at least one bar. If there are no bars, i-Pilot Link will not
allow these GPS-based features to be enabled.
Solution: Problem:
Solution: There is a message on the remote screen showing “Motor not Found”. Also, the keys on the remote
are not controlling the motor.
This message is due to the remote not having wireless communications with the Link controller. This could be due to
the motor not being powered up or the remote not being learned to the controller.
Solution: Check power to the motor and learn the remote to the controller (see Remote Learning on page 26).
Problem: There is a message on the remote screen showing “Motor Error”. Also, the keys on the remote are
not controlling the motor.
This error is generated when the Link controller loses communications with the Terrova (or ST) motor controller. This
error will occur any time the software on the Link controller is updated. To clear the error, cycle power to the motor.
Solution: REMOTE
Problem: Solution: I’m having a hard time seeing the content on the LCD screen.
With the type of LCD used on the remote, it is able to utilize ambient light to enhance the visibility of the screen
content. However, when in indirect or low light conditions, the backlight may be needed. Through the Backlight
Settings Menu, you can adjust the intensity of the backlight along with the amount of time it stays on after a button
press.
Problem: Solution: I connected the charging cable but the charging indicator does not come on.
Ensure the power (USB) end is receiving power from the AC adapter or the alternate power source you may be using
such as the vehicle power port.
Solution: Look inside the charging port on the bottom end of the remote. You should clearly see two metallic contacts. Use an
appropriate tool to clean out any debris that may have accumulated in the charging port.
Solution: The end of the remote that plugs into the remote includes two spring pins. Ensure the pins are clean and that when
pushed in, they spring back out.
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SPOT-LOCK
Problem: Solution: The boat doesn’t seem to keep close enough to the recorded Spot-Lock location.
Verify the trolling motor batteries are sufficiently charged
Solution: Check for weeds on the prop.
Solution: In more extreme wind and current conditions, the boat will tend to stabilize a little ways down wind from the intended
location. Relock the location the same distance upwind and expect that the boat will drift some in the downwind
direction.
CRUISE CONTROL
Problem: Solution: The GPS speed displayed on the remote is different than what my other GPS system shows.
If you are using Cruise Control with Advanced AutoPilot or iTrack Navigation, i-Pilot Link calculates the actual speed
in the intended direction of travel which may differ from your GPS reported speed.
Problem: Solution: Cruise Control isn’t holding the target speed close enough.
Verify the trolling motor batteries are sufficiently charged.
AUTOPILOT
Problem: Solution: Problem:
Solution:
When in Advanced AutoPilot in strong winds, there is quite a bit of back and forth movement
in the boat.
While Advanced AutoPilot will keep your boat on a true heading, it may be at the expense of the boat having to
continuously move to get back on the correct course. In these extreme conditions you may be better off using Legacy
AutoPilot and correcting for the wind manually.
Under AutoPilot Mode, I have Advanced selected as the default mode. However, when I engage
AutoPilot, it goes into Legacy AutoPilot instead of Advanced.
If the GPS signal strength icon shown no bars, then Link will automatically engage Legacy AutoPilot regardless of the
Mode selected. Wait for your GPS signal strength to reach at least one bar, then re-engage AutoPilot.
TRACK RECORD AND PLAYBACK
Problem: Solution: While navigating an iTrack the propeller suddenly stopped.
Verify you did not accidentally enable another automatic feature such as AutoPilot or Spot-Lock.
Solution: You may have the Arrival Mode set to OFF.
Problem: Solution: While recording an iTrack, the recording suddenly stopped.
You may have reached the two mile limit for recording an iTrack.
POWERDRIVE V2 /RIPTIDE SP:
Problem: Solution: Steering does not work properly or at all.
Verify that the steering wires from the i-Pilot Link cable are properly connected directly to the black and white wires
coming from the steering housing.
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GLOSSARY
Accessory Connector: The accessory connector is a small sealed connector used on the Terrova and Riptide ST family of motors.
This connector allows for easy waterproof installation of any Minn Kota Terrova and Riptide ST accessories.
Center Housing: A plastic center housing exists in the center of the trolling motor mount. This center housing covers and protects
mechanical and electrical components from the environment. The center housing is temporarily removed from PowerDrive V2 and
Riptide SP motors during i-Pilot Link installation.
CoPilot: Co-Pilot is a wireless motor control accessory from Minn Kota available for all Terrova, PowerDrive V2, Riptide ST
and Riptide SP lines of motors. The accessory allows for wireless adjustment of all basic motor control functions. The Co-Pilot
accessory must be removed from a PowerDrive V2 and Riptide SP motor upon i-Pilot Link installation. Any Co-Pilot accessory
installed on a Terrova or Riptide ST motor is electrically disabled once i-Pilot Link is installed.
Control Box Cover: The control box cover is a plastic cover installed on the top head of the motor. The cover protects the inner
wiring and electronics from the environment. This part is replaced by the i-Pilot Link controller.
GPS: GPS is an acronym for Global Positioning System. GPS provides accurate position (latitude, longitude, altitude) information
virtually anywhere on the earth through satellite technology and personal receivers on the ground. A series of geosynchronous
satellites broadcast a unique signal toward the earth once per second. A GPS receiver, which is used in i-Pilot Link, receives the
signals from these satellites and is able to determine position based on very slight differences in the time each signal is received and
the receiver’s knowledge of the location of each of the satellites.
GPS Speed: The speed calculated by measuring the boat’s change in geographical location over a given time using GPS data.
i-Pilot Link Controller: The i-Pilot Link controller is part of the i-Pilot Link system. The controller contains a GPS receiver,
compass and electronics to automatically navigate the trolling motor. The controller resembles a motor control box cover and is
completely sealed and waterproof. The controller replaces the existing control box cover and AutoPilot controller if one is present.
PowerDrive V2: The PowerDrive V2 is in the latest family of bow-mount, electric-steer trolling motors from Minn Kota. The
motor can be identified by the PowerDrive V2 name on the side of the trolling motor mount.
Prop Speed: The speed that the prop is rotating from 0 to 10, which is adjustable in ½ increments.
Riptide SP: The Riptide SP is in the latest family of saltwater bow-mount, electric-steer trolling motors from Minn Kota. The
motor can be identified by the Riptide SP name on the side of the trolling motor mount.
Riptide ST: The Riptide ST is in the latest family of saltwater bow-mount, electric-steer trolling motors from Minn Kota. The
motor can be identified by the Riptide ST name on the side of the trolling motor mount.
Side Plates: Side plates exists on each side of the trolling motor mount. These side plates cover and protect mechanical and
electrical components from the environment. The side plates are temporarily removed from PowerDrive V2 and Riptide SP motors
during i-Pilot Link installation.
Terrova: The Terrova is in the latest family of bow-mount, electric-steer trolling motors from Minn Kota. The motor can be
identified by the Terrova name on the side of the trolling motor mount.
Track End: The last point on a recorded iTrack, which is made when Track Recording was ended.
Track Start: The first point on a recorded iTrack, which is made when the Track Record key is pressed to start a recording.
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COMPLIANCE STATEMENTS
ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE STATEMENT:
It is the intention of Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics, Inc. to be a responsible corporate citizen, operating in
compliance with known and applicable environmental regulations and a good neighbor in the communities where we make
or sell our products.
WEEE DIRECTIVE:
EU Directive 2002/96/EC “Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE)” impacts most distributors, sellers and
manufacturers of consumer electronics in the European Union. The WEEE Directive requires the producer of consumer electronics to
take responsibility for the management of waste from their products to achieve environmentally responsible disposal during the product
life cycle. WEEE compliance may not be required in your location for electrical and electronic equipment (EEE), nor may it be required for
EEE designed and intended as fixed or temporary installation in transportation vehicles such as automobiles, aircraft and boats. In some
European Union member states, these vehicles are considered outside of the scope of the Directive, and EEE for those applications can be
considered excluded from the WEEE Directive requirement. This symbol (WEEE wheelie bin) on product indicates the product must not be
disposed of with other household refuse. It must be disposed of and collected for recycling and recovery of waste EEE. Johnson Outdoors
Marine Electronics, Inc. will mark all EEE products in accordance with the WEEE Directive. It is our goal to comply in the collection,
treatment, recovery and environmentally sound disposal of those products; however, these requirements do vary within European Union
member states. For more information about where you should dispose of your waste equipment for recycling and recovery and/or your
European Union member state requirements, please contact your dealer or distributor from which your product was purchased.
APPLICANT: JOHNSON OUTDOORS, INC.
MODEL
NUMBER
DESCRIPTION
1866450
i-PILOT REMOTE
1866400
i-PILOT SYSTEM, TERROVA
1866405
i-PILOT SYSTEM, ST
1866410
i-PILOT SYSTEM, PD V2
1866415
i-PILOT SYSTEM, SP
FCC ID
Remote T62-IPREM20
Controller T62-IPCON20
INDUSTRY CANADA ID:
Remote 4397A-IPREM20
Controller 4397A-IPCON20
The FCC and IC label for the remote can be found inside the remote battery compartment.
The FCC and IC label for the controller can be found on the underside of the controller.
FCC AND INDUSTRY CANADA COMPLIANCE STATEMENT:
This device complies with FCC Rules Part 15 and Industry Canada RSS-210. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference (2) This device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause
undesired operation of the device
Le present appareil est conforme aux CNR d'Industrie Canada applicables aux appareils radio exempts de licence. L'exploitation est
autorise aux deux conditions suivantes: (1) l'appareil ne doit pas produire de brouillage, et (2) l'utilisateur de l'appareil doit accepter tout
brouillage radiolectrique subi, mme si le brouillage est susceptible d'en compromettre le fonctionnement
The radiated output power of the controller is well below the FCC radio frequency exposure limits. The controller should be
operated at a minimum distance of 20 cm from a person’s body.
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NOTES
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Minn Kota and i-Pilot are registered trademarks of
Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics, Inc.
MINNKOTAMOTORS.COM
MINN KOTA CONSUMER
& TECHNICAL SERVICE
P.O. Box 8129
Mankato, MN 56002
121 Power Drive
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone (800) 227-6433
Fax (800) 527-4464
Part #2377156
ECN 35961
Rev C
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