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Old 10-01-2019, 05:18 AM
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Default Everglades 290 With a trolling motor?

My next goal is to install a trolling motor on my Everglades 290 Pilot. It appears the best product to go with is a Rhodan 84 inch rig. Are there any Everglades owners out there that have experience with this project? Thanks
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There is a poster by the name of My Way with one on a 295. I messaged w him. He says he loves it
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Thanks. I'm not sure how i could locate him. But I'd sure like to hear from him.
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Thanks. I'm not sure how i could locate him. But I'd sure like to hear from him.
Did you ever move forward with installing a trolling motor? We have a 290 and the style we fish would be advantageous to have one but like you, we would like to get input from an Everglades owner that has one installed.
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Yes I did. I had a friend help me and the 2 of us installed it back November. Works great. Rhodan 84 inch. I mounted it where it crosses the bow just clearing the anchor locker. We're headed offshore tomorrow and I'll take a pic for you. I live in southwest Florida. Cape Coral
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Yes I did. I had a friend help me and the 2 of us installed it back November. Works great. Rhodan 84 inch. I mounted it where it crosses the bow just clearing the anchor locker. We're headed offshore tomorrow and I'll take a pic for you. I live in southwest Florida. Cape Coral
That's awesome. I need to get on it for my 270cc. How complicated is the job?
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I'm a measure 3 times, cut once kind of guy. So I'd say it wasn't very difficult. But you need to plan out where you want to place your batteries and charger. I installed mine under the sink in the head and then ran the wiring through the top of the forward fish box and then angled it under the port side storage seat and then through the storage box built into the gunnel. It was easy to access under the gunnel to attach the nuts by using the forward anchor locker. I'm not familiar with a 270, but for the 290, it was fairly easy. Just hard to squeeze into places that a 6'4 guy at age 62 should be trying to do
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I'm a measure 3 times, cut once kind of guy. So I'd say it wasn't very difficult. But you need to plan out where you want to place your batteries and charger. I installed mine under the sink in the head and then ran the wiring through the top of the forward fish box and then angled it under the port side storage seat and then through the storage box built into the gunnel. It was easy to access under the gunnel to attach the nuts by using the forward anchor locker. I'm not familiar with a 270, but for the 290, it was fairly easy. Just hard to squeeze into places that a 6'4 guy at age 62 should be trying to do
That's awesome. I'd love to see some pics if you can upload them, or pm me if easier
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Nice. Any pics of the battery install? That's what I'm most curious about
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3 interstate batteries
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Are you happy with how it holds the boat in place while bottom fishing?
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Yes. Simply say, I'd do it again!
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Thank you. I need to get it done
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Have you measured how much speed you got?
Head into the wind, full throttle and measure speed on GPS,
then do the same downwind
Average the two.

I have found my boat can handle a drift that is up to 80% of full throttle speed. (the average of the two speeds)
27' Sea hunt, 36V Rhodan 84 does 2.5mph, can handle 2mph drift and hold. My typical drift when wreck fishing is 1-2mph
There is a bridge where I have fished in the inlet tidal current. I won't dare fish it without someone at the helm. We will leave one engine in idle and let the Rhodan hold us from there. It can be 3mph easily at times there.
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Thats a swift current!
I'll try and assess the speed next time I'm out

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