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Neds Point posted 04-12-2002 10:31 AM ET (US)   Profile for Neds Point   Send Email to Neds Point  
Has anyone came up with a way to mount a trolling motor with scissor lift to bow of Classic 13 without drilling any holes?
I can't get much control from stern expecially when I'm solo.
Help Please !
Samars posted 04-12-2002 12:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for Samars  Send Email to Samars     
Neds Point...

I looked long(2-3 months) and hard for a bow electric motor for my 1967 13 footer. I ended up buying a transom MinnKota 50lb thrust with the telescoping handle. Still akward but I can control it when alone. The biggest problem is it has torqued itself off a time or two when the thrust is on high(5).
The transom is so thick that the clamp can't get a good bite. I really have to crack the clamps down and it has left marks on the transom.

The 50lb does move the boat around quite well though.

Duncan posted 04-15-2002 10:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for Duncan  Send Email to Duncan     
Build a casting deck and mount it to that. Gives you storage under and a place to mount a pedistal seat. 36" or longer shaft on trolling motor would be ideal.

I have a cheap 30" Endura 30Lb minn kota from a canoe and I now use it on my 13. I either mount it on the deck (30" shaft a little short for use on the bow) or clamp it to the transom.

Used it sight fishing for big browns with two of us in the boat....chasing fish for an hour and a half and it moved us pretty well.
The 36" and 36# thrust (prefferably more thrust) would work slick.

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