all day.I've owned both and would choose Bob's. Weight isn't that much of a factor. If you have room for the pump, Bob's is faster and a more reliable long-term option.
I got tired of down time due to failed actuators, by the time I finally got a unit that last over the warranty period it would go out and I’d be dropping $389 plus shipping for a replacement. Bob’s is much more solid, faster, quieter and no movement side to side like the Atlas.I went with the lighter Atlas. Kinda depends on the skiff I think. If light is your goal, Atlas.
Yep. I had an Atlas. If I do a jack plate on this skiff it will be a Bob's. 33 pounds isn't that bad. Atlas claims 23 pounds, but I weighed mine and it was a tad more. Can't remember exactly, but I want to say around 27 pounds. Haven't seen the wiring harness on the Bob's, but I can state that I hated the harness on the Atlas from an OCD standpoint.They do
What were the symptoms on the failed actuator?I got tired of down time due to failed actuators, by the time I finally got a unit that last over the warranty period it would go out and I’d be dropping $389 plus shipping for a replacement. Bob’s is much more solid, faster, quieter and no movement side to side like the Atlas.
I had 2 different boatsSupposedly the Atlas, being made in China, has really crappy wiring that is prone to failure also. Also heard of trouble with the relays on those things. I once had a CMC (predecessor of these assemblies from the way they look) and the seals in the hydraulic cylinder started leaking badly so I couldn't keep oil in it at all. The pipe plug in the top for the oil fill was totally corroded in and could not remove it at all. Basically the whole thing was ate up with corrosion so I got rid of it and replaced with a Bob's. I did not know if the Atlas was actually the old CMC or not, just they look a lot alike.
Thanks for the opinions guys.
HydroI had 2 different boats
2 new Atlas
Both of them burned up relays before a year was up
They sent 2 new wiring harnesses, so good customer service
On my new bay boat, I went Atlas
Bob’sI you were going to use a jack plate, choose between Atlas Micro or Bob's Machine? Atlas supposed to be a little lighter, but how reliable long-term?