I bought a minnkota auto pilot about five years ago and have had nuttin but trouble with it. this will be the third time its going in to get fixed. it just quits working all of a sudden. cost me $125.00 to get it fixed, they just pull the circuit board and replace it.Before it quit this time the auto pilot funtion took a crap, when you push the button to set your heading the motor just spins in a circle. I paid $750.00 for the motor, another $150.00 for the copilot so I could control it with a remote, great option when its working, plus this will be the third time in the shop at $125.00 a pop, and lord knows how much to fix the auto pilot now. sooooooooo seems im into this motor for $1275.00 . no wonder im in the dog house about my expensive fishin habit.