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Old 12-30-2020, 10:54 AM
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Thinking of installing a TM on the boat.

Anybody on THT with a Jupiter done this and if so could you post a few pictures.

I was thinking the in floor livewell forward of the console could be the battery location. Although I'm not sure of the degree of difficulty getting the wires from the bow to it.

Would the weight of the batteries below the waterline help with the drift?
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Rodan Battery 36V Front Hatch on Jup31

Rohdan Battery.....My thought was the father foward the better for the weight. That battery is Heavy AF
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Rohdan Block....I dont keep the rohdan on all the time. Its just that white block when I dont have it installed. Its heavy but takes about 45 seconds to install on boat. Just slides on the block and a stainless steel pin holds it on the boat.
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I have a FS model, 27 and will be installing one soon. I thought about Lithium batteries, how did you mount the head of the unit while it is stowed?
I see people using different methods
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I use a bumper Buoy tied to it. I just tie it to the head and it breaks the fall...Not the most professional but it works the best....Anything stiff will break if you get caught in some slop...
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Why a trolling motor on such a big boat? Seeing this trend lately.
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I use it as an anchor offshore....& when your drifting an area it can do a controlled drift.
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Originally Posted by mingofisher View Post
Why a trolling motor on such a big boat? Seeing this trend lately.

Because it's a game changer, regardless of boat size. I wish I had one on my Jup 31 before I sold it.
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I beg to differ... I spend more time messing with the darn thing than actually fishing.
I hate mine. =)
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Originally Posted by William OBrien View Post
I have a FS model, 27 and will be installing one soon. I thought about Lithium batteries, how did you mount the head of the unit while it is stowed?
I see people using different methods
I use a RAM mount. Works great and folds down out of the way.
They come in different lengths.


https://www.rammount.com/part/RAP-400-202U

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