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jenkinsph posted 02-28-2007 09:56 PM ET (US)   Profile for jenkinsph   Send Email to jenkinsph  
I am interested in downriggers for inland lakes. Average depths to troll are up to about 60 feet. May need to go deeper on rare occasions. Fish by myself most of the time.
Need ideas on mounting to this small boat and and whether I
should go with manual or electrics. I am new to trolling and
have no experience with outriggers. Need some ideas please!

Steve

sportroyalwulf posted 03-01-2007 12:22 AM ET (US)     Profile for sportroyalwulf  Send Email to sportroyalwulf     
Here is a link to a very good setup on a montauk. I have somewhat duplicated this arrangement on my 150 sport.

http://homepage.mac.com/whaler1/PhotoAlbum4.html

I don't have any pictures of the setup on my 150 sport. This is the best arrangement that I have seen if you don't want to mount permanent brackets as itt can be easily removed. The bracket comes from Scotty and you need to fabricate a piece of hardwood and cushioning to replicate the angle of the rails. I used a strap to hold the rig on the upright but I am working on an alternative that would mount with wing nuts to give it a little more stability.

David1877 posted 03-06-2007 01:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for David1877  Send Email to David1877     
If you gunnell mounted rod holders you can get gimball mounts. BigJon sells them.
jenkinsph posted 03-07-2007 11:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for jenkinsph  Send Email to jenkinsph     
Thanks for the replies, I ordered the Scotty 1050 compact manual downriggers with the rail mounting as you suggested. They should be in here within a few days. The one concern I have is whether the rails extend close enough to the stern to
miss the motor in turns. Will try to post some pics when I get them puppies mounted.

Steve

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