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acassidy posted 05-09-2002 09:03 PM ET (US)   Profile for acassidy   Send Email to acassidy  
Okay. Situation: I have a foot controlled Minn Kota 40lb bow mount type trolling motor, 42 shaft. I have a Montauk with the bow rail. I know that by other post 42 shaft is borderline length. I am having a very, very hard time finding a way to mount the TM to the bow in a way where it (the cable) does not hit the rails when stowing or deploying. The wires coming from the motor are getting in the way. This motor is not new, and I am just trying to see if I can get it to work on my boat. Removing rails are not an option. Anyone out there with a foot remote trolling motor/cable and with bow rails. How did you do it? Also I know that it will be hanging over the side. I am thinking transom mount now. Thank you, Archie
Dick posted 05-09-2002 09:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
I have a tiller handle bow mount on my Montauk and it works fine, just not quite as convenient as a foot control.
I didn't think about the fact that the control cable might get in the way when I bought mine, I just couldn't justify the extra cost.
JBCornwell posted 05-09-2002 11:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for JBCornwell  Send Email to JBCornwell     
Howdy, ACassidy.

I'll Email you pics of my bow mount.

Red sky at night. . .
JB :)

whalerron posted 05-09-2002 11:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalerron  Send Email to whalerron     
I would like those pics too if you have a minute to send them to me. Thanks.

Is a 42 inch shaft sufficient on a 16'7" whaler? I am looking at the Minnkota Riptide 55 Bowmount with a 42 inch shaft. I am trying to avoid the 52 inch shaft model because of the extra $$ and because of the extra 10 inches that will be hanging in my boat!

- ron

EddieS posted 05-10-2002 12:21 AM ET (US)     Profile for EddieS  Send Email to EddieS     

I would love to see those pics as well. I also have a minkota 42" foot control unit to install.



JimU posted 05-10-2002 09:36 AM ET (US)     Profile for JimU  Send Email to JimU     
JB, Ditto, Thanks JIM
mudpuppy posted 05-10-2002 01:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for mudpuppy  Send Email to mudpuppy     

I would also like to see the pics of your bow mounted trolling motor, if you could take the trouble to send them on.



63WHALER posted 05-10-2002 10:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for 63WHALER    
I am interested in the pictures of the bow mounted trolling motor. I plan to install one soon on my restored "63 whaler.


Montauk posted 05-15-2002 09:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for Montauk  Send Email to Montauk     
If you could email me a picture of the bow mount on your Montauk it would be appreciated. Thanks, Montauk

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