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cavie posted 07-09-2001 09:05 PM ET (US)   Profile for cavie   Send Email to cavie  
does anyone have a suggestion for a trolling motor and maybe a picture on one mounted on the boat. i have had some local input but have not heard anything that sounds like it will look right on the front of my whaler.
Dick posted 07-09-2001 09:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
I have a 1999 Motauk with a Motorguide bow mount. 52# thrust, 40" shaft mounted on Motorguides removable mount. It looks good & it works good.
I'll e mail you some pictures.
Tsuriki BW posted 07-09-2001 09:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tsuriki BW  Send Email to Tsuriki BW     
Are you looking for a gas powered for salt/fresh, or are you looking for possible electric for fresh,

I have a 44lb thrust on my Dauntless 14 (1000lb hull weight) that works great for trolling in fresh water.


cavie posted 07-09-2001 09:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for cavie  Send Email to cavie     
dick what did your set up cost you and what kind of speed control do you have. everyone around here some to use the minnkota. i would be using it in the fresh and salt water. they are also saying that it will take at least 74# of thrust. how is yours with the 52#. i would really like to see the pictures. Thanks.
Dick posted 07-09-2001 09:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
The e mail address link you have posted doesn't work. The picture e mail I sent was returned.
I don't remember the cost, but they don't come cheap.
I use mine primarily for bass fishing and occasionaly trolling for trout. Max trolling speed about 2.5 mph. I am real happy with it. I don't think you can go any bigger without going to 24 volt. I run a single 12 volt GP27 battery in the anchor locker for the power. Charge it at home to eliminate running wires back from there.
It is a 40" shaft with a tiller handle. Foot or remote control would be nice but the price steered me this way.
Get me a good e mail address and I will send the pics.
cavie posted 07-09-2001 09:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for cavie  Send Email to cavie     
dick my email is
cavie posted 07-09-2001 10:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for cavie  Send Email to cavie     
dick my email address is
Barnett Childress posted 07-09-2001 10:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for Barnett Childress  Send Email to Barnett Childress     
I just finished up installing a Pinpoint 24V/60# thrust 50" electric positioning trolling motor on the port bow step of my Montauk. I used Pinpoints rubber isolation mounts that allow the motor to be removed if needed.

After talking to Dick and seeing his pics, I was able to get the setup just right. Took a bit of patience for shimming, etc. but I was able to keep the bow rail on.

I mounted 2 group 27 deep cycle batteries in the center console next to the cranking battery. For power I installed a twist lock trolling motor plug in the front of the console low by the deck, next to the front cooler seat. I used a 50 amp breaker between the plug and the batteries. The install is nice and clean.

I'm mostly a fresh water fisherman. I fish for trout & bass. So at times I'm pounding the banks casting from the front bow locker or I troll from the stern.

I went with the Pinpoint motor because it was so versitle. The motor works with Pinpoints sonar units as a network. I have one of their sonar/fish finders mounted to a RAM mount clamped to the front rail post that works with the motors built in transducers. The motor has auto tracking for shore, depth or creek track. Great for hands free fishing.

The power & transducer connections for the bow sonar unit are provided by a single cable direct from the motor. A second Pinpoint sonar/fishfinder unit will be mounted to the console with a transom mount transducer. You can use a split screen feature and view any of the transducers from either display. A great feature depending on where your fishing & controlling the motor from.

Another feature I really liked was the low profile foot pedal that can be easily disconnected for storage when not in use. The motor is electric steer with a small 4' very flexible cable to operate the motor from the bow when I want to cast from there.

A 16' extention cable lets me use the pedal from the console or anywhere else in the boat if I want to use the motor and troll from the back of the boat.

The hardest part of the install was drilling holes in my new boat. But once I got the nerve to drill the first one, it got easier!

Dick posted 07-09-2001 11:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
That sounds like quite a system. I havw heard of it but have never known anybody using it.
cavie posted 07-10-2001 12:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for cavie  Send Email to cavie     
barnett the systems sounds great. I would love to see it. what did it cost and how hard was it to install. how many times have you used it and is there anything that you would change. mark
Barnett Childress posted 07-10-2001 07:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for Barnett Childress  Send Email to Barnett Childress     
I just got everything installed last weekend & I'm just getting comfortable with everything. Install was fairly easy, just take your time and be sure before you drill any holes. The install is the same as any other motor.

Pinpoint motors come in the 2000 series with one built in transducer for depth track only or the 3000 series with 5 built in transducers allowing shore, depth & creek track. 3000 series motors are about 2x the price of a regular compatible trolling motor (voltage/thrust) without any built in transducers or auto tracking features. The sonar/fishfinder units are competitively priced along with other brands.

It is a fairly expensive setup but you don't have to buy everything all at once you can build the "network" as you go.

So far everything works great and I'm very happy with it. The motor does everything Pinpoint claims it will do.

I don't have any pics yet but I'll try to get some this weekend and will e-mail anyone thats interested.

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