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MONTAUK 170: Rigging Tube to Bow
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posted 03-31-2006 03:46 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 04-01-2006 08:30 AM ET (US)
This is an interesting question.
How is wiring to the combined red-green sidelight fixture carried from the console to the bow?
posted 04-01-2006 11:47 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 04-01-2006 04:49 PM ET (US)
Can you post some pictures of your installation? I am curious to see how the motor works with the bow rail.
posted 04-01-2006 08:04 PM ET (US)
It's my belief that the lighting wire is along side the rub rail.
posted 04-02-2006 07:20 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 04-02-2006 08:39 AM ET (US)
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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