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Dauntless 22 and a Trolling Motor
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posted 07-24-2001 01:48 AM ET (US)
I am in the process of rigging my boat, and one of the considerations is redundancy of motors so I am considering installing a trolling engine. Has anyone ever install regular motor and a trolling motor on a Dauntless 22?
Can this be done?
posted 07-24-2001 03:18 AM ET (US)
Search for Minn Kota and Motor Guide electric motors. Fresh or Salt. Thrust you need. Look at costs and compare to smaller gas units, 2 and 4 stroke.
High thrust salt water electrics are very expensive. Even fresh water aren't cheap. Add a 24, 36 volt battery, charger, wiring and you have a substancial investment.
Why are you thinking about electric as opposed to gas?
I have a 44lb thrust stern and bow Minn Kota motors on my Dauntless, but it is only 14.5' long, 1000 lb hull. I chose them for freshwater trolling and bass fishing, not as an "Extra" engine just in case of a problem with my main engine.
I think you will find a 2 or 4 stroke gas auxillary engine will be your best bet, fresh or salt.
posted 07-24-2001 03:29 AM ET (US)
Geez..scratch all the above post...
Goes to show if you forgot your reading glasses in the car, take the time to get them before you think you can see and read posts. Also turn off the TV, especially if it is and interesting program on Discovery.
Jim, please delete,,,please
Looking for a hole to crawl into....
posted 07-28-2001 09:05 AM ET (US)
Thanks for your input on the electric motors. It was a thorough and well-thought answer. Thanks
But is there any one that has had the experience of installing a trolling engine on a Dauntless 22.
posted 07-28-2001 11:15 AM ET (US)
Check out this web site. www.tannermfg.com
He builds heavy duty stainless outboard brackets paterned for all Whaler hulls. We installed many of these while I was parts manager for the Seattle Whaler dealer. TsurikiBW has one on his boat.
posted 07-30-2001 09:43 PM ET (US)
After a review of the webpage www.tannermfg.com, the bracket looks and sounds like the one to purchase. I will look into it and I will let you know.
Now the question is how big of an engine should I install?
Can someone help me with these decisions?
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