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Old 06-19-2011, 06:46 PM
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Default Trolling motor for Sea Hunt Ultra 232

Anyone installed a trolling motor on an Ultra 232? What shaft length would be required? The dealer I have my boat ordered through has not been able to tell me for sure if a 62 inch shaft will be long enough. Thanks for any help you can provide.
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Old 06-19-2011, 07:25 PM
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Call Jai or Larry at Sea Hunt. They are very helpful and will answer any of your questions.
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I spoke with Jai last week and he could not tell me for sure if anyone made a trolling motor with a long enough shaft. Not sure where to turn for the answer.
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We have installed several 60" trolling motors on the 210 / 207 sea hunts with good success. I have used these on the water as well. They work fine in calm water to a moderate chop, but blow the props in heavier chop. The 232's bow will be too tall for any standard trolling motor. You would have to have a longer shaft made.

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Thanks for the info. Does anyone know where I can get a longer shaft made or a custom model? My boat is on order, I would prefer to have the dealer deal with all of this at the time of rigging if at all possible.
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How about these? http://store.minnkotamotors.com/cate...4/Trim-N-Troll
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I saw those Jack. I would prefer a bow mounted trolling motor, but I may have not choice. I have my dealer trying to figure it all out now. I think it will come down to finding someone who will make me a longer shaft for a minnkota. If anyone has a source for custom/longer shafts, please let me know.
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Call Coastline Repair and ask for Brownie; they can make longer shaft for you.

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OP- if you get SH input, please share the wealth. kinda in the same boat.
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Will do. Dealer is talking to the folks at the factory now.
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Just learned from the factory that on an Ultra 232 the bow height from the waterline is 52". Calling Coastline Repair now.
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I'd do what Jack Hart said and go with trim tab trolling motors.

http://store.minnkotamotors.com/cate...4/Trim-N-Troll
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Still trying to sort this out. None of the people I have talked to are crazy about the trim-n-troll. I would rather not go that route, but I am running out of options.
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Our boats are kind of similar. There is no way I could mount a trolling motor on mine, yours it'd work if you got the minn kota riptide with the long shank (go ahead and spring for the gps positioning too ).

I pretty much have to go trim tabs for trolling and I will be in a few months. Then I can speak more about 'em.
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Yep that is what I hope to do. I want a minn kota with ipilot. Just struggling finding someone who will either custom make me a longer shaft or extend the one that is one it. Thanks for your input.
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We need ipilot trim tabs!
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Exactly. I would be all over that.
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Well I continue to strike out. Coastline said they cannot make a shaft. Ugh!
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FWIW that is a lot of boat for a bow mount trolling motor...just saying... That would be a ton of leverage on the mount with the shaft length you would need in any kind of chop. Even if someone would build you a longer one it may not hold up.
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Minn Kota makes longer shafts that can be swapped out for the factory shafts. Use the Minn Kota site to find your local authorized repair shop and they can do it. Or you can buy one and do it yourself.

http://bowfishingextreme.com/Trollin...ing-motors.htm
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