Northland Marine

Minn Kota RT/SP to BT iPilot Upgrade Kit SW 2774156-RT/SP

Part Number:  2774156-RT/SP

Old Part Numbers:  1866315, 2880266, 2880273, 2990266

Minn Kota Saltwater RT/SP to BT iPilot Upgrade Kit

This kit includes everything needed to upgrade all saltwater Minn Kota RT/SP trolling motor models to the newest BT iPilot system made by Minn Kota.  The control box assembly is included in this kit and will need to be replaced to allow the new iPilot Head Controller to fit.

Fits the following saltwater Minn Kota trolling motor models:

  • Minn Kota RT/SP and Riptide Saltwater PowerDrive models from 2007 - 2016


  • i-Pilot® GPS Trolling System: The most-trusted GPS system in fishing. i-Pilot® uses GPS to control your trolling motor with incredible features that keep you on the fish. Set Spot-Locks, record paths, control speed and steering, and more. i-Pilot makes boat positioning and control automatic, and you can take command from its easy-to-read large LCD screen.
  • Spot-Lock: Just press a button, and Spot-Lock will hold you in place with unparalleled GPS accuracy. Available on i-Pilot GPS systems, Spot-Lock gives you the power to stay right on top of any productive fishing spot automatically, without touching your trolling motor. Spot-Lock with jog can be accomplished by adding a heading sensor (sold separately, 1866680). You can use Jog to move your Spot-Lock location five feet in any direction. Activate Spot-Lock from the i-Pilot remote.
  • AutoPilot™: Automatically navigate your boat in any direction you choose. Just point the head of your trolling motor in the direction you want to travel, activate AutoPilot™, and your trolling motor will keep you on that heading automatically, even correcting for wind, waves and current.
  • Mobile App Compatibility: Control i-Pilot directly from your Apple® or Android™ device with our mobile app. You get quick command of speed, steering, Spot-Lock and Advanced AutoPilot — plus the ability to update i-Pilot software.

Parts included with this kit:

 Quantity Part Number Part Description
1 2774126 Riptide PowerDrive BT iPilot Head Controller SW
1 2292506 Control Box Assembly SW
1 1866550 iPilot BT Remote
1 2884707 Insert Plug/Screw Kit SW
1 2390800 Lanyard w/ Carabineer
1 2397106 iPilot BT Quick Reference Manual
10 2355410
Heat Shrink

In addition to the included instructions, the last step of the removal process will include removing the screw that holds the control box to the shaft of the trolling motor and installing the new control box that is included with this kit.  Installation instructions.

After the installation process has been completed and your trolling motor is connected to power you will need to learn the remote to the head controller.  Instructions are as follows:  iPilot BT Remote Pairing Instructions


Minn Kota iPilot BT Product Manual (1 of 5)

Minn Kota iPilot BT Product Manual (2 of 5)

Minn Kota iPilot BT Product Manual (3 of 5)

Minn Kota iPilot BT Product Manual (4 of 5)

Minn Kota iPilot BT Product Manual (5 of 5)

iPilot BT Quick Reference Guide

Customer Reviews

Based on 24 reviews
Aaron Casella (Brisbane, AU)
Great Service

Awesome service. We live in remote northern Australia and the parcel was delivered from the States quicker than our local postal service.

George Duvall (Charlotte, US)
2774156-RT/SP I-pilot upgrade

Pleased with ordering from Northland. Gentlemen spoken to on phone were knowledgeable, attentive and noted troubleshooting that was done ahead of time to reduce possibilities fix could be. The only negative noted was the exclusion of new hardware from the kit. Would definitely recommend.

Robert Little (Monroe, US)

Great part....Andrew is GREAT!!!!! Have ordered from Northland many times and will again!

Will Nabors (Wilmington, US)
Great Upgrade

Thought I was ruined my trolling motor when control board burnt up, I was pleased to find that not only could I fix it, but I could add GPS anchor. Works Great.

Larry Mason (Concord, US)


Marcus B

From Australia. These guys wrote the book on customer service. 10/10.
Very well done. Many thanks.

Christopher Howard

Live in Australia purchased a ipilot upgrade kit Jason was great with service, fitting upgrade kit was easy and works a treat thanks

Christopher H

Fadt delivery.#1

Mark K

I was upgrading my Minn Kota Riptide when I
contacted Northland Marine. The customer service, product and shipping were outstanding. I was so happy with Northland Marine I decided to buy another motor for my other boat. Another outstanding delivery of the product in 2 days!

Mark G

Works perfectly.