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acassidy posted 04-12-2002 06:58 PM ET (US)   Profile for acassidy   Send Email to acassidy  
I am considering adding a trolling motor to my 1978 Montauk. I cannot decide between bow or transom. Is there wood in the bow step? Didnít this web site at one time have a diagram of where the wood is in whalers? Thanks Archie
Tom W Clark posted 04-12-2002 07:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
The wood locating diagrams are in the reference section. The one for your boat is here:
JBCornwell posted 04-12-2002 09:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for JBCornwell  Send Email to JBCornwell     
Howdy A Cassidy.

I will Email you some pics of my '80 Montauk bow mount.

Red sky at night. . .
JB :)

Seabrook posted 04-17-2002 04:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for Seabrook  Send Email to Seabrook     
I also have a trolling motor on my bow. It works great. I had a hand operated one, but the rail got in the way too much so I switched to foot operated. Love it. I use the boat for freshwater bass fishing, bay fishing and regularly take it 30 mi offshore Galveston. Only problem offshore is keeping the trolling motor from popping out of the water in the swells. I take the bow motor off when I go offshore and have a small hand steering motor that I use then.
JDog posted 04-18-2002 01:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for JDog  Send Email to JDog     
I put a trolling motor on the bow of my '86 montauk with info from this site. Basic points - mount on right side to counter prop tourque,

-I used stainless steel lag bolts coated with 3M 5200,
- I have a motor guide and elected not to use the rubber expansion feet that came with the motor. People on this site said they would not grip well enough.
- Put corrosion X and shrink stuff on all connections.
- rigged a trolling motor plug on the side of my console for plugging the motor/charger into.

I have yet to use it (we have a new baby!) but I can't wait to try it out.

Seabrook, do you go 30 miles offshore in a Montauk? I live in Houston and once I get more experienced I would like to try the rigs a couple of miles of shore...

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