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timsr posted 03-31-2006 03:46 PM ET (US)   Profile for timsr   Send Email to timsr  
On a 2005 Montauk 170 I was wondering if there is rigging tube that goes to the bowlight. I [intend] to run a battery cable for a trolling motor. I am curious if there is a tube there that I could utilize.

Thanks

Tim

jimh posted 04-01-2006 08:30 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
This is an interesting question.

How is wiring to the combined red-green sidelight fixture carried from the console to the bow?

mojipa posted 04-01-2006 11:47 AM ET (US)     Profile for mojipa  Send Email to mojipa     
It is my understanding that there is no way to run a power cable to the bow for a trolling motor on a Montauk. I contacted my BW dealer about this, as well as a Minn Kota service center about an install on my 04 Montauk.
What Minn Kota ended up doing was installing the power plug for my motor on the center console and then just running a 10 foot section of cable to the motor. The cables are encased in a plastic stretch tubing that I can roll up when the motor is not in use. I chose the Riptide autopilot 70 lb. thrust and I love it. Very adequate for my boat. Even with the bow railing the motor will deploy just fine if installed in the right location. Let me know if you have any questions.
BMR posted 04-01-2006 04:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for BMR    
Mojipa,

Can you post some pictures of your installation? I am curious to see how the motor works with the bow rail.

InHerNet posted 04-01-2006 08:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for InHerNet  Send Email to InHerNet     
It's my belief that the lighting wire is along side the rub rail.
swist posted 04-02-2006 07:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for swist  Send Email to swist     
That is correct, and it's smallish wire, just for the bow lights. Even if you could go that route you could never slip the big cables for a trolling motor under the rub rail.
timsr posted 04-02-2006 08:39 AM ET (US)     Profile for timsr  Send Email to timsr     
Thanks everyone, I already have the Minn Kota installed similar to mojipa. I was just trying to see if there is a different way to run the battery cable.

I have the 55# Minn Kota with the auto-pilot and co-pilot and I would highly recommend some model of the Minn Kota to anyone wanting to use a trolling motor on their Montauk.

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