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Salty Tricks posted 04-24-2015 11:07 AM ET (US)   Profile for Salty Tricks   Send Email to Salty Tricks  
[The author is] toying with the idea to mount a 12-Volt [electrical auxilary motor] to the transom of a 17 Montauk. Is [55-lbs thrust from a trolling motor] adequate [for a Boston Whaler MONTAUK 17]?
Freddy posted 04-24-2015 01:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for Freddy  Send Email to Freddy     
SEARCH with GOOGLE the DOMAIN continuouswave for terms MONTAUK TROLLING MOTOR 12 VOLT

Or this search with the addition of keywords TRANSOM and STERN.

jimh posted 04-24-2015 02:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Try the local search engine: 12+volt+transom+stern

jimh posted 04-24-2015 02:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Success at locating prior articles using search engines and search terms can be greatly influence by the choice of search terms and the parameters.

Using the local search, all the terms must be found in the target articles, so adding more terms tends to reduce the number of results. For examples:

A search with only the term "Montauk" produces 10,000 results (the maximum)

A search with two terms, Montauk and trolling, produces 1,960 results.

A search with three terms, Montauk and trolling and electric, produces 371 results.

A search with four terms, Montauk and trolling and electric and transom, produces 220 results.

A search with five terms, Montauk and trolling and electric and transom and 12, produces 180 results.

A search with six terms, Montauk and trolling and electric and transom and 12 and volt, produces 23 results.

It is hard for me to imagine that someone could say they searched for information on continuousWave about a 12-Volt transom mounted electric trolling motor on a Montauk and could not find anything. There are now about 400,000 articles in the search index. The index is updated every 30-minutes or so. Very soon this article will be among the search results for all of the above searches.

Dick E posted 04-25-2015 09:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick E  Send Email to Dick E     
I have a 1998 Montauk with a 1998 Mercury 90-HP two-cycle outboard engine. I installed an engine-mount MinnKota on the Montauk in 1999. I use my boat only in fresh water. I had the trolling motor over hauled one time. I use the trolling motor about three times per month. It works well, except for strong wind days. It is an older model and only 12-Volt and 48-lbs of thrust. Today the minimum is 12-Volt and 55-lbs of thrust.

Disadvantages: if you troll it is easy to get [fishing] lines around the propeller when you first use it; it's harder to push a boat with trolling water than pull it.

Advantages: You do not need to lift trolling motor in and out of the water; your bow remains uncluttered; and no need mess with your bow rail.

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