Took my DIY iPilot Sportsman 106MK on the water for the first time today, and it worked great!
[Last week I posted about the DIY iPilot/AutoPilot project](https://www.reddit.com/r/kayakfishing/comments/w72ua0/i_built_an_ipilotautopilot_motor_console_for_my/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3) I recently completed for my Old Town Sportsman 106 Powered By Minn Kota.
Today I was finally able to take it out for its first water trial, and I’m happy to say it worked it even better than I expected. No major issues, both the stock motor controller and the new iPilot controller worked extremely well, and I was able to switch between the two systems as expected. There was a light breeze blowing as i was testing SpotLock and Cruise Control, and I can already see this setup is going to be a game changer for me. I can’t wait to take it out for a full day of fishing!
Someone requested some video of it in use, so here’s a quick-but-kinda-dull video of the DIY iPilot setup on the water: [https://youtu.be/6NsmBVdNt1k](https://youtu.be/6NsmBVdNt1k)