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Bill Davis posted 07-28-2003 11:28 PM ET (US)   Profile for Bill Davis   Send Email to Bill Davis  
I use my 2000 Sport 13 for inshore, shallow-water fishing and I like to sneak up on those smart ol' fishies. I don't know if anything beats just anchoring and getting out and wading, but fall will be here soon and the water will get a little cool. SO I want to once again float the question: I know some folks have installed trolling motors on their Sport 13's, and I would love to hear if they are happy with the installation.

Was it installed on the bow? If anyone has installed a second battery, where? What brand, size or model motor did you get?


brads13ft62whaler posted 04-23-2005 11:51 AM ET (US)     Profile for brads13ft62whaler  Send Email to brads13ft62whaler     
I know this is an old post, but I have a few thoughts on the issue...

I have a 36lb boost MinnKota trolling motor which I will be powering with 2 dual purpose batteries (starting and deep cycle). The trolling motor clamp only fits over the transom, not the sides/bow (because of the width/angle), and since I don't want one of those big ugly brackets on the bow, I'll leave it on the transom until I figure out some adaptation for the side.

I am a little concerned about all the weight in the stern, so I may try to keep the battery(s)(-maybe both), towards the bow somehow (2 40lb batteries, 100lb '99mercury 25hp, one or two 6 gal. gas tanks, battery(s)plus me).

Any other ideas ladies and gentlemen???

Seattlerocket posted 04-23-2005 10:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for Seattlerocket  Send Email to Seattlerocket     
My bow mounted Minn-Kota power-glide, 40 lb thrust motor still works great.
On my 2002 130. I used the extended slide off mount from Cabela’s
Going into the fourth season with this set up and I love it.

I typically fish alone standing in the rear of the boat and control the motor holding the foot control in my hands.

Royboy posted 04-24-2005 03:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for Royboy  Send Email to Royboy     
My 130 Sport definately didn't like the extra battery in the stern; it would barely plane. I installed it under the front thwart on the port side (to give me better static trim when alone), and ran the wiring under the seat over to a fuse panel under the console. From there, I ran wires back through the regular rigging back to the trolling motor on my stern. I should mention that I have the 25 hp 4-stroke, so getting up on plane is somtimes a bit tricky. Anyway, this makes it a snap to wire accessories and I don't have a bunch of inline fuses to forget the location of. Of al lthe things I've lost over the years, I miss my mind the most.


130 Sport

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