Go Back  The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum > BOATING FORUMS > The Boating Forum
Reload this Page >

Anyone have a trolling motor on an offshore center console???

Notices
The Boating Forum

Anyone have a trolling motor on an offshore center console???

Old 02-26-2021, 09:00 PM
  #1  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 56
Received 4 Likes on 3 Posts
Default Anyone have a trolling motor on an offshore center console???

Quick question. I am seriously considering putting a trolling motor on my 28 foot Privateer center console.. This is a heavy, deep V center console boat (12,000 pounds on trailer with 1/2 fuel). I like the idea of not pulling the anchor anymore when making a few drops to the bottom. I am a bit concerned about holding power, etc. Anyone here done this yet? I am interested in hearing about any experiences with a similar setup/opinions on Rhodan vs Minn Kota vs Motorguide. I appreciate it and hope everyone is staying safe and doing well...

Brooks
Old 02-27-2021, 12:50 AM
  #2  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: st augustine fl
Posts: 8,456
Likes: 0
Received 1,143 Likes on 608 Posts
Default

Total game changer, pull up, find spot, stay right on top of it, move in 5 ft increments, Ameracat 27, probably half your weight, Rhodan seems to be popular make, even fish inlet with current....holds spot....
Old 02-27-2021, 02:48 AM
  #3  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
THT sponsor
 
triumphrick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Masaryktown, Fl
Posts: 18,954
Received 4,740 Likes on 2,100 Posts
Default

We fished an 84" Rhodan for about a year and after having it pull up in some 2-3' seas, ordered and just installed a 96" version.

Fishing the Rhodan the year we were out there was a breeze. Our boat is almost 8k on the trailer, about 6500 in the ewater...and the Rhodan would move it along at 2.5-3 mph. I'm sure it would work fine on your rig.
Old 02-27-2021, 05:31 AM
  #4  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Martin County Florida formerly Palm Beach County
Posts: 12,168
Received 2,798 Likes on 1,570 Posts
Default

I think it’s going to be harder to find one in stock than someone that has one.
Likes:
Old 02-27-2021, 05:40 AM
  #5  
THT Sponsor
THT sponsor
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Saint Augustine
Posts: 840
Received 671 Likes on 300 Posts
Default

Game changer is an understatement. It's a gift from the Gods. Follow my thread for the setup
Installing a Rhodan 84 with Lion batteries. What am I missing
Old 02-27-2021, 06:50 AM
  #6  
THT Sponsor
THT sponsor
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: North Central NJ
Posts: 476
Received 54 Likes on 34 Posts
Default

I sold my 84 and got the 96 in last month. Cant wait to get the cover off and re-mounted....used it a LOT last year. I can't say exactly how many hours but multiple trips inshore and offshore as well.
Old 02-27-2021, 10:38 PM
  #7  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 56
Received 4 Likes on 3 Posts
Default

I appreciate all the information guys...I am going to start looking. I know it will take a while to get one, but, it seems like a great addition. Have fun!
Old 02-28-2021, 03:56 AM
  #8  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 1,213
Received 630 Likes on 288 Posts
Default

Similar size and weight boat. Works awesome. Best thing I’ve ever added to it.

Likes:
Old 02-28-2021, 08:25 AM
  #9  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 56
Received 4 Likes on 3 Posts
Default

That's pretty similar weight wise...seems like it should do well. Thanks for the info guys!
Old 02-28-2021, 08:45 AM
  #10  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: marmora nj
Posts: 5,964
Likes: 0
Received 193 Likes on 153 Posts
Default

got the 84 rhodan on my 28 southport twim f 300s . its a game changer . hold boat fime much like the above poster w/ 28 reg -you wont be dissapointed
Likes:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.