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onlyawhaler posted 07-02-2002 12:01 PM ET (US)   Profile for onlyawhaler   Send Email to onlyawhaler  
I have a origional 88 Outrage 18 that I don't want to drill/modify in anyway. I would however like to mount an electric thruster somewhere on the bow or stern for those occasional "bassin" times. I boat on inland waters most of the time and this would be useful. I have the origional whaler rear bench seat and that makes it a reach for a rear mounted Minn Kota and I don't want to drill up the bow area. Any Ideas would be welcome
prj posted 07-02-2002 12:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for prj  Send Email to prj     
onlyawhaler, scroll down and check out "trolling motors for whalers" thread, it references a cavitation plate mounted electric motor.

as you probably know, a stern powered electric troll/position motor is vastly substandard to bow mounted control.

big issue in deciding on which option you will select.

mtbadfish posted 07-02-2002 06:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for mtbadfish  Send Email to mtbadfish     
As PRJ mentioned there is a trolling motor that can be mounted to your cavitation plate. The only one I've come across is the Navi-gator. We had one mounted on our former Outrage 20 and it worked great. Try searching the WEB for it.
Whaler Proud posted 07-02-2002 06:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for Whaler Proud  Send Email to Whaler Proud     
Here is a link to a Navi-Gator. A bit pricey but cool.

Dick E posted 07-02-2002 08:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick E  Send Email to Dick E     
Minnkota makes one. Engine mount. I have one on my Montauk for 4 years. No Problems .
I use my for trolling for stripers.
Reverse is not to strong ,but forward puts me about 4-5 mph.I turn down usually 1-2 mph.
Comes out of water when you get on plane made for fresh water only.

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