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Old 02-12-2021, 08:27 AM   #1
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Talking Trolling motor

Pulled the trigger on a MK 72in 36v 112lb via JFigliuolo and indirectly from Clammer ..

But because of my storage issues and not looking to have 3 Group 27 or larger batteries @ 60lb a piece decided to go with a single 36 volt lithium 80ah and weighs 50Lbs. and is 20in long

Seeing Lithiums can be mounted on their sides or vertical has provided some out of the box mounting choices , also thinking of a cooler or portable battery Box so it can be removed like the motor and I can avoid running wires to my console or just plug into the cooler Havent decided.. going to be a busy march and April.

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Old 02-12-2021, 02:20 PM   #2
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Pulled the trigger on a MK 72in 36v 112lb via JFigliuolo and indirectly from Clammer ..

But because of my storage issues and not looking to have 3 Group 27 or larger batteries @ 60lb a piece decided to go with a single 36 volt lithium 80ah and weighs 50Lbs. and is 20in long

Seeing Lithiums can be mounted on their sides or vertical has provided some out of the box mounting choices , also thinking of a cooler or portable battery Box so it can be removed like the motor and I can avoid running wires to my console or just plug into the cooler Havent decided.. going to be a busy march and April.

any and all feed back + or - appreciated
just remember to unplug the extension cord when you head for the ramp....

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Old 02-12-2021, 02:24 PM   #3
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Great choice
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Old 02-12-2021, 06:38 PM   #4
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Ray now you got me thinking if I can take the battery out of of the boat thereís a good chance I would forget it in the shed LOL.

slip thanks looking forward to seeing how it works ,
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Old 02-12-2021, 07:24 PM   #5
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Best of luck with it ÖÖ...game changer

IMO get a on board battery charger Ö that way you can charge it in place [easier] & won,t forget it at home


LOL for me . my rig ran well in the water before ..with the added weight of everything .its as close as awesome as that hull could get

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Old 02-12-2021, 08:44 PM   #6
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Best of luck with it ÖÖ...game changer

IMO get a on board battery charger Ö that way you can charge it in place [easier] & won,t forget it at home


LOL for me . my rig ran well in the water before ..with the added weight of everything .its as close as awesome as that hull could get
Nice mike I hear that from everyone who is running one !

I just hope I remember itís in the water before I take off chasing breaking fish!
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Old 02-12-2021, 10:43 PM   #7
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that,s a real good chance . its probably a good thing I don,t run & gun

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Old 02-20-2021, 01:59 PM   #8
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Found this mount called slide shuttle its removable and slide to keep the from hanging over the bow when not in use.
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Old 02-20-2021, 05:03 PM   #9
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Found this mount called slide shuttle its removable and slide to keep the from hanging over the bow when not in use.
Wow , Iím jumping on with you more often... LOL. ;-)
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Old 02-20-2021, 05:14 PM   #10
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lloks slick .does it pull in or to the side ??

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Slides forward and backwards.
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Old 02-21-2021, 09:30 AM   #12
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They sell different models mine slide 7inches, hoping I can position it with that distance so as not to remove by bow light to the rub rails?
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Old 04-06-2021, 04:29 PM   #13
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Quick update finished my portable cooler battery box having a not so easy time finding where I want to mount the trolling motor , was hoping to be able to keep my bow light with a low profile one I found , but even with the sliding mount I have not looking good
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Old 04-07-2021, 09:08 AM   #14
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Quick update finished my portable cooler battery box having a not so easy time finding where I want to mount the trolling motor , was hoping to be able to keep my bow light with a low profile one I found , but even with the sliding mount I have not looking good
For last boat used this...https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B07NPYK2...ing=UTF8&psc=1

For current boat installing single starboard light UNDER motor, attached to aluminum mounting plate
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Old 04-07-2021, 02:25 PM   #15
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For last boat used this...https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B07NPYK2...ing=UTF8&psc=1

For current boat installing single starboard light UNDER motor, attached to aluminum mounting plate


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Looked at that exact one not sure why itís so hard to get one with a base included
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Old 04-07-2021, 06:34 PM   #16
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How much room do you have to either side of the trolling motor? Could you do two independent surface mounted lights.

That pactrade light is good I have one on the tin boat I did 12 years ago. Still works like new.
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Old 04-07-2021, 07:47 PM   #17
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How much room do you have to either side of the trolling motor? Could you do two independent surface mounted lights.

That pactrade light is good I have one on the tin boat I did 12 years ago. Still works like new.
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I have room was going to do rub rail lights may still but trying to keep it simple , I did find a super low profile led combo light that I might be able to mount it at the very edge of the bow , keeping it unobstructed,, fingers crossed
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Old 04-08-2021, 03:54 PM   #18
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Don't know your setup but I had problems with my stock nav lights and wasn't able to fish the wires to the front so got this. It's pricey but very convenient to use and remove when not needed. They have different mounts for rails also.
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Install complete with the sliding mount I will be able to move the nav light forward with no obstruction , the only time it will be blocked partially is when the motor in the water .
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Install complete with the sliding mount I will be able to move the nav light forward with no obstruction , the only time it will be blocked partially is when the motor in the water .
Lookin good.....
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You're going to want to get a bracket to hold the head of the motor when stowed. She'll bounce pretty good without one. Ram makes a good option. MK makes one also.

I like the Ram better https://www.hodgesmarine.com/ramrap-...CABEgKomPD_BwE

But used the MK since it comes with the 87" TM

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You're going to want to get a bracket to hold the head of the motor when stowed. She'll bounce pretty good without one. Ram makes a good option. MK makes one also.

I like the Ram better https://www.hodgesmarine.com/ramrap-...CABEgKomPD_BwE

But used the MK since it comes with the 87" TM
I found a guy who makes them they clamp on to the shaft and swing down when you need it but I think it would still bounce I like the idea of the ram mount with 2 claw ends one to the hand rail other to the motor
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Old 04-12-2021, 04:54 PM   #24
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Spot lock on my trolling motor was the balls, eliminating anchor requirement under certain conditions and redoing tracks just changed the way you can fish. Almost like have a guide drive you around while you fish.
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Old 04-19-2021, 11:04 AM   #25
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Quick question can I move the the boat with my main engine, while the T motor is in the water? Not talking running and gun but just moving to a spot a bit faster than the T motor with out having to hauling it out everytime
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Quick question can I move the the boat with my main engine, while the T motor is in the water? Not talking running and gun but just moving to a spot a bit faster than the T motor with out having to hauling it out everytime
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I reset boat heading sometime while fishing the beach if I get too tight to a bar, using the big engine with the trolling motor down and running to avoid being thrown on the beach, you can maneuver a little with the big engine... but nailing the throttle will most likely leave you with a broken or bent shaft...or one in Davey jones locker. I know where there is a brand new( well it's a few years old now) Minn Kotta TM 55lb thrust salt water motor in 35 FOW...

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Thatís about what I was expecting . My biggest issue is getting used to it being on the boat
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Thatís about what I was expecting . My biggest issue is getting used to it being on the boat
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I've been using trolling motor since 1974.. I'm not used to them yet..as posted earlier, I launched a brand new one off the back of the boat..I think about it more now because it's over a grand.if I launch the 24 volt.one I have now.
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Splashed the boat today played with the radar and the new FF. But I spent more time trying to figure out trolling motor and the remote. I one point I was looking over the bow to make sure it was deep enough and hit it to 10 and the shaft bent and I was like fkkk I just broke it 😅. But it will giddy up. Was trying to use spot lock feature need some time playing with it so I am over the structure I see on the FF
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