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Bow mounted trolling motor for 17' Montauk
|Author||Topic: Bow mounted trolling motor for 17' Montauk|
posted 11-03-2001 12:56 PM ET (US)
what is the definetive answer on bow mounted trolling motors for a 1984 Montauk?
posted 11-03-2001 02:02 PM ET (US)
I'll e-mail you some pics of the set up on my 99 Montauk.
posted 11-03-2001 03:27 PM ET (US)
Could you e-mail the same photos to me? Thanks!!
posted 11-19-2001 11:43 PM ET (US)
Me too? Thanks!
posted 11-21-2001 09:31 PM ET (US)
I took a bow mounted trolling motor off a 1996 Montauk that I bought in September that I would be glad to sell. If you are interested, please e-mail.
posted 11-23-2001 08:17 AM ET (US)
I mounted a trolling motor to my Montauk this summer after talking and seeing pics of Dicks setup. For a Montauk a 50 to 52" shaft is perfect. I mounted a 24V 60# thrust Pinpoint motor to the port bow step without having to remove the bow rail. For power I installed a Minnkota flush mount trolling motor twist lock plug in the bottom front port side of the console next to the cooler. 2 deep cycle batteries are mounted in the console and connected to the plug thru a 50A breaker.
I chose this motor because it had the best combination of features that fit my fishing. It has built in transducers that allow you to set the motor to track by distance from shore, depth, or to follow a creek channel. This has been great for hands free casting from the bow. I also got an extension cable that lets me use the pedal from anywhere in the boat. I use this if I want to troll from the stern & control the motor from the console seat. Motor also provides power to the bow mounted sonar unit without having to run additional cables.
Other thing I really liked is pedal & cable are removable for storage when not in use and motor easily comes off mount too.
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