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Bill Davis posted 02-28-2002 09:33 AM ET (US)   Profile for Bill Davis   Send Email to Bill Davis  
Any more experience out there on mounting a trolling motor on a Sport 13, new ones? I was wondering where to mount, as well as what.


JBCornwell posted 02-28-2002 12:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for JBCornwell  Send Email to JBCornwell     
Howdy, Bill.

I mounted a bow-mount MinnKota on my '75 13 Sport.

I used a piece of 5/4 Mahogany. Shaped it to the starboard bow and through bolted it to the gunnel in 3 places. Then I bolted the MK quick disconnect mount to the Mahog.

Six or 8 coats of varnish and it looked OEM. Worked great. Don't have the boat any more or I would E you some pics.

Red sky at night. . .
JB :)

Dick posted 02-28-2002 01:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
I have a bow mount on my Montauk. I have not seen a new 13 with the bow rail option, if you have that you may have a problem. Without the bow rail there should be no problem mounting a bow mount motor. Nice thing about electrics is that the mount can be at any angle to the bow with the motor aligned fore and aft.
Would suggest using a removable mount as I have, that way you can use your mooring cover or just get the motor out of the way if you want.
Bill Davis posted 02-28-2002 01:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bill Davis  Send Email to Bill Davis     
Do you guys run everything off one battery? Or do you have a second one somewhere for the trolling motor?
Dick posted 02-28-2002 02:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
I have a dedicated group 27 deep cycle for the trolling motor. Have it moutnted in the anchor locker and set up for external charging only.

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