The Boating Forum - Ideas for mounting troll motor on high bow?
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08-31-2005, 07:22 AM
Just wondering if there are any creative ideas for mounting a trolling motor on a boat with a high bow? Anything stout enough for an offshore mostly boat? Maybe I should just hang one off the transom?? One draw back to the upswept bow design of the panga.. Arlon
08-31-2005, 07:31 AM
With your application I would get a transom mount. Inexpensive, but not as efficient as a bow mount.
How often will you use it and for what?
08-31-2005, 07:44 AM
Mostly want to use one for sneaking around offshore structure or to stay in place over the same. This weekend we fished a huge weed mat and it would have been real handy to have had a trolling motor to fish it like lilly pads from a bass boat. Also don't want to add any more weight to the back of the boat if I can help it. It's already got a 600lb diesel, two batteries and a 9.9 yamaha (in the garage) soon to be added. Ocassional use in the bays would be a plus..
08-31-2005, 08:04 AM
Bow doesn't look any higher than a 18' Parker which a friend and installed one on, works beautifully.
how about an "engine mounted" trolling motor.
I don't have any experience with them, but it might work.
Looks like it mounts to the cavitation plate, so it would be out of the way pretty good.
08-31-2005, 03:20 PM
I have a MinnKota 33AT on an folding mount. It's extendable out to 33 inches. Something like that should work for you but you might want more thrust.