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trolling motor mounted on main motor
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posted 07-11-2001 11:54 AM ET (US)
Anyone have any experience with Minn Kota engine mounted trolling motor. Thanks
posted 07-11-2001 01:43 PM ET (US)
Great if you have limited room. They are not cheap. I am not crazy about the added weight being on the engine.
posted 07-11-2001 02:42 PM ET (US)
I considered one of these for my Outrage, but then thought that if I needed the main engine up for clearance, couldn't use the trolling motor. Saw some that mounted on trim tabs that looked interesting. JC
posted 07-11-2001 03:12 PM ET (US)
Those are not cheap either. I wonder if you steer from using the port or starboard motor(like duals). I never thought of the shallow water problem.
posted 07-11-2001 07:43 PM ET (US)
I have one on for almost three years.
I did not want to mess with the bow rail so I went for the engine mount.
The Minkota EM42 pushes my 17' montauk pretty good I guess 4-5 mph.
I mostly live bait fish inland for striped bass with the baits on a slow troll.
I ran the control thru the tunnel and out the console.
I would say the negative is fishing line can get tangled in your prop so have wrench to take prop off -no big deal. IF you don't you will eat your seals up.
Reverse is not as fast as forward.
posted 07-11-2001 09:38 PM ET (US)
Dick E. Thanks for the info. Im going to have one installed on my montauk soon.
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