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Old 12-12-2018, 09:20 AM
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Originally Posted by whatta life View Post
Did the stern mounted trolling motor not work well ? Really wanted to do it that way so looking for real feedback .
The issue I see is that if you are "anchored" in any kind of weather you will be stern-to in the wind and waves. Motors, cockpit, anglers may all get more exposure than you would with a bow mount application.
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Old 12-13-2018, 04:36 AM
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Originally Posted by whatta life View Post
Did the stern mounted trolling motor not work well ? Really wanted to do it that way so looking for real feedback .
"Outboards" and "Seaworthy Stern To" are not generally used in the same sentence. I would expect the average large Center Console has difficulty.
We have some features that allow the best chance of the trolling motor to perform stern to. When starting with a clean sheet of paper to design this cat to Ray's specification, It was never contemplated to have a trolling motor but we did accommodate reversing in waves.The owner of the Quad boat under construction after dialog with the current owner of this 39 is getting a stern mount too. I do know he caught a big Warsaw the first time he used it. The bow mount we are fitting may be swapped to the stern if desired. If it gets warm enough I'll find out. :-)


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Old 12-13-2018, 01:50 PM
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Good way to sink a boat!!
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Old 12-13-2018, 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Winter40 View Post
Good way to sink a boat!!
You are aware that trolling motors on larger Center Consoles will only hold the boat in seas that are 2 feet or less?
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Old 12-13-2018, 04:47 PM
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Seems that Sea Star system is the way to go currently to hold position .
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Old 12-13-2018, 05:49 PM
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Originally Posted by ed d View Post
Seems that Sea Star system is the way to go currently to hold position .
she already has a pretty fancy anchor system too, holding you bow to the chop
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Old 12-13-2018, 06:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Bullshipper View Post


she already has a pretty fancy anchor system too, holding you bow to the chop
I think Mako has it on his big Prowler and said it wasn't much good in over a couple ktns of current with a pair of Suzuki 350 .
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Old 12-13-2018, 07:14 PM
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Originally Posted by ed d View Post
I think Mako has it on his big Prowler and said it wasn't much good in over a couple ktns of current with a pair of Suzuki 350 .

I was referring to her anchor, rode, rope & winch holding her in one spot w/o a gps, software, trolling motor or need for extra batteries
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Old 12-13-2018, 07:25 PM
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ya , I caught that - hunk of metal with the stringy thing that's worked for over 2000 yrs . Have a good holiday Bull
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Old 12-14-2018, 04:41 AM
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No I was not aware that it only holds in 2' or less, seems like it may not be that effective
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Old 12-14-2018, 05:22 AM
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Trolling motors were designed for bass boats, flats boats and bay boats. Not large offshore center consoles. 2-3’ seas are the max and winds no more than 10 knots. If the conditions are worse than that you will use your regular anchor. Bottom fishing when the seas are 4’ and above is doable but not a lot of fun and sinkers bounce around a lot and slows the bite down. Too many good days available to be going in rough weather. If I’m fishing in a tournament forget everything I said The reason the trolling motor has become so popular is once you get to the spot you put down the trolling motor and press hold versus spending 20 minutes figuring out your drift and dropping and then retrieving the anchor.
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Old 12-14-2018, 07:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Bullshipper View Post


she already has a pretty fancy anchor system too, holding you bow to the chop
Fishing for Warsaw’s is too deep to anchor, unless you want to use a couple thousand feet of line. Usually spots are small so the only way to fish them is under power or trolling motor.
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Old 12-14-2018, 08:00 AM
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This is deep drop station holding circa 1993. It was the dash on a SF we built 25 years ago.
The paid captain took you to your spot and held station. The owner would only take two or three fish from each one of his 130 cars trucks and buses that he laid 10 at a time along lat - lon lines in 300' of water off of Destin Fl. The 45 mile radar was to watch for Charter boats sneaking up to get his numbers. I was thrilled to catch something 10 seconds after dropping a couple bait, but in retrospect it was more akin to farming than fishing.
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Old 12-14-2018, 01:29 PM
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The logistics to relocate and lay 130 cars, buses and trucks is extraordinary by any measure. How far offshore to find that depth.
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Was it his private undertaking?
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Old 12-14-2018, 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Gun smoke View Post
The logistics to relocate and lay 130 cars, buses and trucks is extraordinary by any measure. How far offshore to find that depth. ​​​​​​
Was it his private undertaking?
Yes. He would have them prepped and then barge them 10 at a time out from Mississippi. We ran 25 to 30 miles out to get to them.
He told me that after a hurricane that hit the gulf near Destin he lost 70 or 80 of them. In some spots the depth had increased 20 feet. and in some places it had shoaled 20 feet.
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Old 12-23-2018, 10:56 AM
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I am making trim tabs for hull #1. Not because I want to. I mean I want to fit them, not have to make them. There is nothing off the shelf of the shape I need. I spoke to Bennett about making me some, like they used to. When the person I spoke to started to ask for a step or iges file in 3D to send to Yamaha Engineering for review, my pencil sketch wasn't going to get them built in my lifetime.

The planform of the tab wasn't going to be established by me the first time either. I thought my spatial skills were better than they are. The geometry of our stern defies convention and it took not one try but four to get what I want. My goal is to have the water leave all three edges of the tab, not hit them. Spray kicked up is subject to the station wagon effect, and # 4, will be sports car not family car.
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Old 12-23-2018, 02:11 PM
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Would those BLADE type trim systems work . I think there's a couple different kinds / manufactures . Wonder what something like this mounted in a step could do if everything is engineered for that purpose ?
Example -
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Old 06-24-2019, 03:06 PM
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Any updates? Photos?
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Old 06-25-2019, 07:30 PM
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Originally Posted by ALL OUT View Post

You are aware that trolling motors on larger Center Consoles will only hold the boat in seas that are 2 feet or less?
I think that quad trolling motors to hold her in position is a confirmed option, but that could be just a rumor.
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Old 06-25-2019, 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Bullshipper View Post
I think that quad trolling motors to hold her in position is a confirmed option, but that could be just a rumor.

that would take a considerable amount of thrust.
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