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Feejer posted 02-27-2007 10:20 AM ET (US)   Profile for Feejer   Send Email to Feejer  
Is there room on [the bow of a 2006 Boston Whaler 150 MONTAUK] to mount a Bow Mount Trolling Motor?
jenkinsph posted 02-28-2007 09:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for jenkinsph  Send Email to jenkinsph     
Without bow rail yes
nydealer posted 02-28-2007 10:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for nydealer  Send Email to nydealer     
There have been several posts about bow mount trolling motors fitting even with the bow rail on 170 montauks and 180 Dauntless. Do a search and you should find them. I believe they had to extend the motor all the way out to clear the rail and then adjust it. It is not easy but possible. You will also have to run a power cord back to the console or where ever you put the Battery.
RandyK posted 03-01-2007 07:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for RandyK  Send Email to RandyK     
I have a Minn Kota Powerdrive that clears the rail nicely on my new Montauk 150. It is mounted with a white composite quick release bracket which is barely noticeable with the motor removed. I can't imagine a Whaler without rails!
timsr posted 03-03-2007 02:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for timsr  Send Email to timsr     
I have a 2005 170 with a bow mounted Minn Kota 55 lb thrust and it works great. It fits under the bow rail with no problem. If you woud like pictures I can e-mail them.
FRSam posted 03-07-2007 06:10 AM ET (US)     Profile for FRSam  Send Email to FRSam     
Randy I've got a 150 Montauk that I'd like to install a bow mounted Minn Kota Riptide ST on. Just curious what shaft length you went with and what pound thrust?

I've run a 55 lb thrust Minn Kota off the stern and that seemed to push the boat fine. I fly-fish the lakes up here in Northern California and plan to get into the Delta for some striper fishing as well. No bow rail to deal with - it interferes with the fly-fishing.

And finally what is your battery arrangement? Did you run a power line over the deck to the center console? I'm thinking about putting the battery in the anchor locker to eliminate the power cord running over the deck. If possible I'd love to see a picture of your set up.

Thanks,

Pete

RandyK posted 03-07-2007 10:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for RandyK  Send Email to RandyK     
Pete, I've got the Minn Kota Powerdrive 40 lb. with a 48" shaft. It seems that it was a good choice for me so far. I have only used it in freshwater. I fish saltwater about 3/4 of the time so I needed a setup that allows removal with the greatest convenience. I have a two battery system with a switch installed in the center console. I have also mounted a 60 amp circuit breaker for the motor next to the switch. The power cord on the motor wasn't long enough to reach the console so I met it half way by running a cord from the aux. battery to it. It runs out the hole where the drain tubes are and then mates up with a waterproof marine plug. I have found that the heavy cord on the deck is really no big deal. In my opinion, the anchor locker idea is not a good one. You would lose valuable storage space, there is nothing solid to mount on up there, and you wouldn't have the versatility to switch from one battery to another if you had to. I am new to this forum so I don't know the ropes. If I had your e-mail address, I could take a few pictures and send them to you. Good Luck, Randy
FRSam posted 03-08-2007 11:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for FRSam  Send Email to FRSam     
Randy if you can find the time to take some pic's I'd love to take a look at your trolling motor set up. My email address is featherriversam@earthlink.net

Just for the record to email someone on the board all you need to do is click on the envelope adjacent to posted date...

Thanks,

Pete

lurkynot posted 03-14-2007 07:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for lurkynot  Send Email to lurkynot     
180 Dauntless install with bow rail.

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Feejer posted 03-17-2007 11:36 AM ET (US)     Profile for Feejer  Send Email to Feejer     
Where did you get the diagram from? BW?

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