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fisherman posted 03-02-2007 07:04 PM ET (US)   Profile for fisherman   Send Email to fisherman  
Has anyone out there installed the Troll-Master on their kicker. If so, how well does it work??
Thanks
fishinchips posted 03-02-2007 10:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for fishinchips  Send Email to fishinchips     
I have done so.
Put it on a honda 15hp and also on a mercury/tohatsu 6hp.

No problems during the install.
Works great however you should put some silicone at the end of the electrical connection so the pins won't rust up on you.

Ken

fishinchips posted 03-02-2007 10:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for fishinchips  Send Email to fishinchips     
I use it for trolling for salmon in the pacific ocean.
Good control and feel.

I made a connecting link (removable) from the main to the kicker for steering. So I can stay at the helm most of the time.

Ken

fishinchips posted 03-02-2007 10:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for fishinchips  Send Email to fishinchips     
http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y264/kjang/kicker%206hp%20Merc/remote%20throttle/


http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y264/kjang/kicker%206hp%20Merc/tie%20bar%20-%20front%20removable%20mount/

fisherman posted 03-03-2007 04:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for fisherman  Send Email to fisherman     
Hi Fishinchips:
Thanks for the reply.I'll go forth with the purchase for my new Merc 6hp 4stroke and will do as recommended with respect to the silicone.Unfortunately, unable to tap into your photo's and would very much like to do so???Can you e-mail them to me or try again with the link. Thanks alot.
Ray
fisherman posted 03-03-2007 04:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for fisherman  Send Email to fisherman     
Hi Ken:
Forgot to ask. Did you purcahse the Troll-master Pro or Pro 11.
Ray
fishinchips posted 03-04-2007 12:22 AM ET (US)     Profile for fishinchips  Send Email to fishinchips     
either one will work.
I have both.

Cut and paste that link onto the url line.

Ken

fisherman posted 03-04-2007 12:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for fisherman  Send Email to fisherman     
Ken:
Thanks very much.
Learn something new every day.Cut and Paste url, was not aware one could do such a task.
Your photo's are excellent and the installation looks very good. Hope I can accomplish the same.
Q: In photo dscf0163, i see a rod coming from the front of your 6hp that disappears off to the left in behind your downrigger. Is that a shifter rod you've ingeniously rigged up? If so,how did you accomplish that?
Ray
fishinchips posted 03-05-2007 12:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for fishinchips  Send Email to fishinchips     
Ray,
Thats my safety cable just in case the kicker falls off !
I always put on a safety cable on kicker motors.

I looked it around the handle of the kicker motor and the other end I looped the rear side rail.

Ken

fishinchips posted 03-05-2007 12:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for fishinchips  Send Email to fishinchips     
Ray,
Oh by the way. This set up has only two disadvantage.
1. The kicker does not have an altenator so it does NOT charge your batteries.
2. Does not have shift capability. You manually have to shit it yourself.

Ken

mfclapp posted 03-05-2007 01:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for mfclapp  Send Email to mfclapp     
fishinchips,

I love your kicker steering system. I noticed you said you made it yourself. Where does it hook up on the main and kicker motor??

Milt

fisherman posted 03-05-2007 01:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for fisherman  Send Email to fisherman     
Ken:
Many thanks for your replies.Keep smiling.
Ray
fishinchips posted 03-05-2007 11:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for fishinchips  Send Email to fishinchips     
On the 4 stroke Merc 90hp there is a screw hole with threads in front. I used that hole. Purchased quick-disconnect ball joint that fits this hole.

On the 4 stroke Merc 6hp there is two holes on the handle of the motor. I used one of those holes. Again used a quick-disconnect ball joint.

Then got a threaded rod (stainless material), Bend it so it will connect up between the two motors. Making sure it doesn't hit the main motor while turning it hard over. This took alot of time because its a trial and error.

I picked up the quick connect ball joint and the threaded rod from McMaster-Carr. www.mcmastercarr.com
I typed in "BALL JOINT LINKAGES" then hit find.
Move the cursor over to Ball Joint Linkages and select.
Then move the cursor over to Quick-Disconnect Linkages and select.

These quick-disconnect linkages/ball joints come in different sizes depending on your application.

Good Luck,
ken

mfclapp posted 03-06-2007 07:24 AM ET (US)     Profile for mfclapp  Send Email to mfclapp     
Thanks Loads
Milt
mfclapp posted 03-06-2007 07:25 AM ET (US)     Profile for mfclapp  Send Email to mfclapp     
Great hookup!

Thanks
Milt

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