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TrickyDogShow posted 02-05-2008 11:23 PM ET (US)   Profile for TrickyDogShow   Send Email to TrickyDogShow  
[W]ould a new 5-HP Mercury motor do well for a saltwater trolling motor in current for a 170 Montauk? Or do I need something larger? I [would like] to troll from 1.5 to 3.5-MPH.
wood duck posted 02-07-2008 04:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for wood duck  Send Email to wood duck     
TDS, when I had my 170 Montauk I used a drift sock to troll in current and it worked okay.
fisherman posted 02-08-2008 05:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for fisherman  Send Email to fisherman     
I have a Mercury 5-HP "ML" [apparently part of the Mercury model name for this motor, with the "L" referring to a long shaft for a 20-inch transom height and the "M" possibly for Mercury--jimh] four-cycle on mine. The speed thus far ranges from 0 to 5-MPH. A-1 for trolling and as an auxilliary motor in the event of the 90 packing in.
fishinchips posted 02-18-2008 10:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for fishinchips  Send Email to fishinchips     
I have the Mercury 6-HP four-cycle. Works just fine for trolling for salmon and as a emergency get home motor; max speed is 5-MPH. [They are] the same motors as NISSAN and TOHATSU. Pricing would favor the Tohatsu first, then Nissan and lastly the Mercury. If [you are] into color coordination, then you have to choose Mercury.--ken
jimh posted 02-18-2008 11:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Have you seen this article about adding a 5-HP Mercury trolling motor to a 170 MONTAUK?

170 MONTAUK: Auxiliary Motor Installation Directly To Transom
by Ray Dumas

deepwater posted 02-20-2008 04:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for deepwater  Send Email to deepwater     
Very nice I have wanted to do that to my 89 montauk for a long time

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