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  • Phil Ames
    Participant
    Posts: 51
    #2053976

    Giving some thought to a new 1890BT for next year. Where are the trolling motor batteries located? Are they under the rod locker like the 2090, or somewhere else? I am a big fan of trim tabs, thoughts on this boat needing/helping, I will be running some big water? Is 24 volt enough, or should I look at the higher power 36volt? I am thinking about Mercury 90hp w/CT & the Hi-5 prop. Warrior pro tiller steering, or Mercs system? Not big on the extra battery and not sure about using Merc’s system with out power. Does the Warrior pro tiller system need an extra battery? What about the Usaflex system? How about the fuel tank, where is it located? I appreciate the information provided on this site, and everyone’s opinion.

    Pat McSharry
    Keymaster
    Saint Michael, MN
    Posts: 713
    #2054067

    The trolling motor batteries are underneath the center rod locker just like the 2090. I think 24 volt has plenty of thrust for the 1890. The Warrior Pro tiller steering is what I use on my 2090 and love it. It doesn’t require an extra battery. The Uflex system is a no feedback system, it doesnt really make it any easier to steer, but does lock it in place when you’re not touching it, and keep the torque a lot more manageable on longer runs.

    You don’t really need power steering on a 1890, but it sure is nice especially if you do a lot of running. I don’t know exactly where the gas tank is, but they’re normally towards the middle / back of the boat.

    Phil Ames
    Participant
    Posts: 51
    #2054164

    Thanks Pat. I have been wanting to get back into a tiller boat again for a while now. That boat will fit a regular garage a lot better than my present rig. I am also thinking about the 2090 as well. I guess we will see. Take care

    Patrick Filipek
    Participant
    Posts: 8
    #2055303

    Phil, i think i can answer your questions with first hand knowledge. i just took delivery of a 2021 1890 july 5th. what i ordered was a 90 yamaha sho, trim tabs, power steering, ultera, 10ft power pole and it has the vantage on the back. the gas tank is centered from mid boat to the back, the batteries are under the rod locker and so far seem to be plenty of power with good batteries. I personally after running it a month would not have it without power steering, the warrior system is fantastic on long runs or waves it also allows you to focus on adjusting the trim tabs if needed since the control for the trim tabs and power steering are next to one another. i have not had a lot of time with the trim tabs but they seem to be the real deal when it comes to evening out the boat or lifting one side quartering into some waves and i would not even think about not having them, they make a great boat better. i am getting 40.7 mph out of the yamaha sho at wide open throttle if i back it down a few hundred rpm i can cruise at 35-38. dependent on motor i have the tiller handle to allow me to decrease or increase rpm by 100 and that seems awesome especially in the river to troll all day long at 2mph if needed, i did that last weekend. one other thing i ordered was a tandem axel trailer, i have had issues in the past with single axel trailers being at or near weight capacity and was not going to go thru that again so i opted for a tandem and the tandem will tow a lot better over our rough roads. i was looking at the 2090 but could not get over the additional cost to go 8 to 10 mph faster at wot since i am not a tournament angler. if you are in southern mn come take a look.

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    Dean Marshall
    Participant
    Chippewa Falls WI /Ramsey MN
    Posts: 5822
    #2055317

    With a little notice we can get you out in one to drive…. I believe you will be more than satisfied with the 24 volt system . The power steering system is obviously a personal choice and opinions vary…. the vast majority run without.

    deertracker
    Participant
    Posts: 8260
    #2055378

    Beautiful boat Patrick!
    DT

    Phil Ames
    Participant
    Posts: 51
    #2055513

    Pat,
    Nice boat, that sounds about right up my ally. I am thinking about downsizing to fit a smaller garage. We are getting ready to move and I won’t have my pole barn anymore. I agree with you on the tandem axel trailer! Anyway thanks for sharing your insights. Dean if I wasn’t so far away, I would take you up on your offer for a ride.

    slough
    Participant
    Posts: 131
    #2057257

    Phil, i think i can answer your questions with first hand knowledge. i just took delivery of a 2021 1890 july 5th. what i ordered was a 90 yamaha sho, trim tabs, power steering, ultera, 10ft power pole and it has the vantage on the back. the gas tank is centered from mid boat to the back, the batteries are under the rod locker and so far seem to be plenty of power with good batteries. I personally after running it a month would not have it without power steering, the warrior system is fantastic on long runs or waves it also allows you to focus on adjusting the trim tabs if needed since the control for the trim tabs and power steering are next to one another. i have not had a lot of time with the trim tabs but they seem to be the real deal when it comes to evening out the boat or lifting one side quartering into some waves and i would not even think about not having them, they make a great boat better. i am getting 40.7 mph out of the yamaha sho at wide open throttle if i back it down a few hundred rpm i can cruise at 35-38. dependent on motor i have the tiller handle to allow me to decrease or increase rpm by 100 and that seems awesome especially in the river to troll all day long at 2mph if needed, i did that last weekend. one other thing i ordered was a tandem axel trailer, i have had issues in the past with single axel trailers being at or near weight capacity and was not going to go thru that again so i opted for a tandem and the tandem will tow a lot better over our rough roads. i was looking at the 2090 but could not get over the additional cost to go 8 to 10 mph faster at wot since i am not a tournament angler. if you are in southern mn come take a look.

    How’s the hole shot on yours? I have a 2000 and it is pretty slow out of the hole.

    Patrick Filipek
    Participant
    Posts: 8
    #2057451

    my hole shot seems good, i have noticed a difference full of fuel vs half full but not bad at all, really heavy seas then i can rely on the trim tabs to help if it were an issue. The Yamaha sho seems to have a good torque curve in it for the hole shot. I cannot speak for the other brands of motors.

    Phil Ames
    Participant
    Posts: 51
    #2068785

    Hey guys just an update. I pulled the trigger on a new 1890BT, 90hp SHO w/Pro Tiller steering, Aqua Traction flooring, vantage/Ulterra w/MSI, Mega 360, Helix 10 MSI/GPS/Chirp, Lowrance HDS12 live (I have) with side imaging and thru hull transducer, 3-Group 31 batteries, battery charge, on board charger, Trim Tabs, tracks instead of hand rails, Wave Wackers, Tandem axel trailer. I have my fingers crossed. They told me mid March it would be in. I appreciate all the feed back on the questions I had. Looking forward to a new boat!

    Joe Jarl
    Participant
    SW Wright County
    Posts: 828
    #2068791

    Sounds like a sweet setup. Congrats!

    rjthehunter
    Participant
    Brainerd
    Posts: 1103
    #2068793

    Hey guys just an update. I pulled the trigger on a new 1890BT, 90hp SHO w/Pro Tiller steering, Aqua Traction flooring, vantage/Ulterra w/MSI, Mega 360, Helix 10 MSI/GPS/Chirp, Lowrance HDS12 live (I have) with side imaging and thru hull transducer, 3-Group 31 batteries, battery charge, on board charger, Trim Tabs, tracks instead of hand rails, Wave Wackers, Tandem axel trailer. I have my fingers crossed. They told me mid March it would be in. I appreciate all the feed back on the questions I had. Looking forward to a new boat!

    That’s exciting! Gonna be a sweet rig!

    Phillip Ames
    Participant
    Posts: 27
    #2118545

    Hey guys Phil here again. I am hopeful to bring home my new baby this week. I am curious for those you running the 1890 w/sho 90 as to what prop you chose? Top end is not a big deal, but would like good holeshot & mid-range. I have been eyeing the hi-5 17″ pitch. Thanks
    Phil

    Dutchboy
    Participant
    International Falls a few miles from Rainy Lake
    Posts: 13189
    #2118548

    Photos required.

    MX1825
    Participant
    Posts: 1094
    #2118582

    Can’t wait to see it!

    Phillip Ames
    Participant
    Posts: 27
    #2118619

    Trust me. I will have pics. My mega 360, and one of my Helix 10’s on backorder. But I have vowed to battle thru. Bite is on and I gotta get out. How about a little prop help?

    Patrick Filipek
    Participant
    Posts: 8
    #2124244

    phillip, that boat is prop tested with yamaha, if you go to there web site and look at the performance data you will see what they tested and suggest. warrior already fits it with the correct set up.

    Phillip Ames
    Participant
    Posts: 27
    #2133774

    Wow, I have gotten caught in the great backorder quagmire. I am still waiting for MK Ulterra, HBM360, and Helix 10. I have been told Ulterra to be in next week, but I have heard that several times on this rig. Anyone else experiencing same thing?

    Dean Marshall
    Participant
    Chippewa Falls WI /Ramsey MN
    Posts: 5822
    #2133855

    Wow, I have gotten caught in the great backorder quagmire. I am still waiting for MK Ulterra, HBM360, and Helix 10. I have been told Ulterra to be in next week, but I have heard that several times on this rig. Anyone else experiencing same thing?

    yes & not exclusive to any single boat brand

    bigcrappie
    Participant
    Blaine
    Posts: 3046
    #2133982

    You can find those for sale at different places now, meaning you can get them separate if you are buying them. But sense its the dealer they have to wait till their supplier has them.

    Wow, I have gotten caught in the great backorder quagmire. I am still waiting for MK Ulterra, HBM360, and Helix 10. I have been told Ulterra to be in next week, but I have heard that several times on this rig. Anyone else experiencing same thing?

    Phillip Ames
    Participant
    Posts: 27
    #2133988

    Yeah, I have looked all over for those items and have not been able to find them. I have been told my troll motor will be in next week🤞. I fish by myself a lot and I am looking forward to having my autopilot and spot lock. It is like having an extra pair of hands.

    Phillip Ames
    Participant
    Posts: 27
    #2138541

    Guys, finally…the Ulterra came in and was installed. Got out yesterday with the CFO and caught a bunch of walleyes. I have my Helix 10 hooked up to Ulterra, which has ipilot link, and MSI/DI transducer. The HDS
    12 live has a thru Hull transducer, and a 2n1 AI transducer for SI/DI. I think the Lowrance has had the best 2d on the market. I have tracks both sides, and a full array of Cisco rod holders. Boat, speed control with this thing is awesome. She is a really smooth ride on Erie. I love it. Way to go Warrior! Hope the pics come thru.

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    mille-lacs-guy
    Participant
    Chaska, MN
    Posts: 313
    #2141545

    Awesome looking rig! I have a 2017 1890 BT with the non SHO 90 Yamaha. I get about 35-36 mph depending on which prop I have on. What speed are you seeing with the SHO?

    Phillip Ames
    Participant
    Posts: 27
    #2141562

    MLG,. Thanks, I am really pleased how the boat has come out. Speed I am a getting is in the 38-39mph, by myself with stock prop.

    Dutchboy
    Participant
    International Falls a few miles from Rainy Lake
    Posts: 13189
    #2141567

    Did they spec that tandem axel trailer or was that a upgrade?

    Phillip Ames
    Participant
    Posts: 27
    #2141575

    Dutchboy, that was an upgrade. I do some trailering, and that trailer is awesome. I fish Western basin of lake Erie, Detroit river, St. Clair river. In fact heading there next week for smallies and musky.

    Joe Jarl
    Participant
    SW Wright County
    Posts: 828
    #2141599

    Sweet boat! But those arcs!

    Phillip Ames
    Participant
    Posts: 27
    #2141635

    Yes, I love my Lowrance. And being out of Huron, Ohio on lake Erie really helps those as well. We have jet/spoon bite going on here right now. I think I will go out this morning. Keep your hooks sharp!

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