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WELDON 13 posted 09-10-2004 12:43 PM ET (US)   Profile for WELDON 13   Send Email to WELDON 13  
I would like information on a pony bracket or outboard bracket for my 2002 130 SPORT. Thanks
jimh posted 09-12-2004 08:28 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
The factory does not offer an auxiliary motor bracket for the 130 SPORT.

Considering that this boat will already be powered by a rather small engine, it is unusual to mount a second small engine on the transom.

Dick posted 09-12-2004 10:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
As jimh stated BW does not supply an auxillary motor mount for the 130, to my knowledge they have never offered an auxillary mount for any of their boats.

If anyone has built a mount for the 130 it will be Mark Tanner at www.tannermfg.com

Contrary to jims uneducated comment about the boat being powered by a rather small engine I wouldn't want to troll with a 40 HP on a 130.

If trolling is what you are after a kicker, gas or electric is in order. If a get home motor is your thought either one would probably work. Weigh the expence against what you need.
Dick

chopbuster posted 09-13-2004 02:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for chopbuster  Send Email to chopbuster     
WELDON 13:

Check this out:

cabelas.com and search for outboard brackets.

Glad to help.

jimh posted 09-13-2004 09:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Dick--you're right--I am uneducated. I was just going by all those comments from folks who have 25-40-HP four strokes who coo and ooh-aah all day about how quiet they run, how smooth they are, and how little fuel they use. Who would have ever thought that a quiet, smokeless, four stroke that runs all day on a cup of fuel would be totally useless for trolling. Not me!
jimh posted 09-13-2004 09:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
And I almost forgot: I used to troll all day with my 4-cylinder 50-HP Mercury 2-stroke on my SPORT 15. It made a little smoke, but it would troll all day and never foul a plug, miss a beat, stall, or vibrate.

Maybe that is the answer here: get an old Mercury 4-cylinder 50-HP engine from c.1976 and you won't need a trolling motor for that 130 SPORT.

I wonder if anyone ever put reverse-cycle heat pumps on a 130-SPORT so you could keep the fish cool? You could save a ton on your ice bill that way.

Vashon posted 09-14-2004 12:37 AM ET (US)     Profile for Vashon  Send Email to Vashon     
I trolled all weekend with my 130 sport & it's 2 stroke Mercury.
Caught 2 nice 15lb silver salmon with it.
Never missed a beat.
Vashon posted 09-14-2004 12:39 AM ET (US)     Profile for Vashon  Send Email to Vashon     
2 stroke Mercury 40 horse.

It was fun to bring in the salmon in the little 130 sport surrounded by big Grady Whites catching nothing.

skred posted 09-15-2004 08:52 AM ET (US)     Profile for skred  Send Email to skred     
I used to troll with my 75 Merc 2-stroke 4-cyl for hours on Lake Michigan. A little smoky at times, and I always throttled it up on the way home just in case, but never had a fouled plug or a stutter in 3 years of trolling. Even my 90 Honda 4-stroke trolls at 2.1 mph.

Royboy posted 09-21-2004 11:00 AM ET (US)     Profile for Royboy  Send Email to Royboy     
I have a 2000 13 Sport with a 25 Merc 4 stroke, and I would still like to have a kicker on the back. I have trolled a bunch with my 25 and it trolls just fine, but when I'm a few miles offshore on one of the Great Lakes it would sure be comforting to know there would be no paddling back. Also, I'd like to explore some of the smaller rivers, where I know my Whaler would fit, but I'd sure prefer to have an engine that would just bump out of the way, rather than risk my Big Foot.

Having said all of that, it's unlikely that I'll add a kicker to this boat, unless I find an unbelievable buy on a small 4 stroke, or a 2 stroke with an internal tank. I will be adding an electric trolling motor. Not for trolling per se, but for adjusting my distance from shore, etc.

Roy

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