Minn Kota electric spike anchors now available with 15 foot model.
The Talon range of electric spike anchors from Minn Kota, available through BLA Distribution, has several new features for 2018 including a new 15 foot model which allows anglers to anchor in deeper water.
The Talon range - also available in 8-, 10- and 12-foot models – can now also be activated via a Humminbird unit using Bluetooth connectivity.
This makes five ways of activating the anchor from anywhere in the boat: by using a foot switch, with a wireless remote (every Talon comes standard with two), via the new Talon smartphone app, and with the Talon’s built-in control panel, as well as via a Humminbird unit.
Also new for 2018 is a work light built into the Talon top cap which can be used to illuminate the back deck of the boat to help anglers when rigging and landing fish at night. The light has three brightness settings and white or blue LED light options.
Talon anchors feature three user-selectable anchoring modes to suit a range of conditions:
- The auto-drive mode powers the spike into the bottom with three increasingly aggressive hits.
- A soft bottom mode for less aggressive anchoring and easier retraction in muddy or silted bottom.
- In windy conditions, a rough water mode performs three consecutive auto-drive sequences at 10-second intervals for a secure hold when the boat rises and falls in waves.
Talon’s electro-mechanical design keeps the motor above the waterline for silent operation below the surface. Talon also deploys vertically and out of the way, helping eliminate unwanted tangles when fighting boat-side fish.
Users can also add the tilt bracket accessory for easy tilting when passing under low-hanging obstacles.
All Talon models feature Bluetooth technology with a variety of colour combinations including red/black, blue/black, silver/black, silver/white, all black and all white.