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Old 02-18-2018, 04:33 PM
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Calling all world cat twin vee prowler etc cats with trolling motors!

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Looking to install one on a 230sf to get rid of the anchoring. Considering minn Kota auto deploy, 72” shaft. 24v enough juice?
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Interested in this also for the dual console 23. The 72” shaft is fine I think but not sure about the 24 volt unit in a current. I really don’t want to add three batteries versus two.
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I am also very interested. I am thinking of the Rhodan 36 volt with the 80 inch shaft on my foiler
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Originally Posted by Splisskin View Post
Interested in this also for the dual console 23. The 72” shaft is fine I think but not sure about the 24 volt unit in a current. I really don’t want to add three batteries versus two.
From what I’ve read on the world cat Facebook forum there are guys with 266 world cats with 24v 72” doing fine
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I want to put one on my 32ec but I keep hearing conflicting stories on how long the battery last. In real world conditions anyone know how long 36v last a day? For it to be with it for me it would have to last atleast 6-8 hrs
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I’m interested as well for my 260 Twin Vee
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My ProKat 2860 is being fitted for an 84” 36v Rhodan this month. It could be anywhere between a game-changer for bottom and rig fishing, to a bust. I am hoping for game changer...
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its a game changer for sure. I have a Calcutta 263 with a rhodan 24V 72" shaft. best purchase I ever made. fish hands free and works all day long on a charge. works in up to 3 ft seas with no problem. much larger than that and the head comes out of the water. the only situation that presents a problem is a screaming current and 3ft seas. the motor has to work extra hard and isn't always 100% on spot. I see no need to upgrade but if you have the room for 3 batteries I would go for the 36V I guess. as I said I'm happy with mine and place it at the top of the best purchases I've made for the boat.

I'm trying to upload pics but it may take a few.

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I’m interested in pics as well. I am considering a cat and interested as well.

I have a 20’ seacraft and my 24v ulterra lasts all day and then some. I fish from sun up to sun down. If you have the room I would go 36v unless a cat hull is easier to move around because of less boat (draft) in the water?

You will absolutely love the self deploy. So easy.
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I want to put one on my 32ec but I keep hearing conflicting stories on how long the battery last. In real world conditions anyone know how long 36v last a day? For it to be with it for me it would have to last atleast 6-8 hrs
They have charging systems that will recharge the trolling motor batteries off of your outboards, so when you move spot to spot you are charging the trolling motor batteries. If you went with a single lithium 36v battery, it can take a charge really fast and be much lighter, but cost a heap more. Cool thing about the lithium batteries is you can used them all the way down and they put out constant voltage. Regular batteries should not be discharged less than 50% or you will kill them fast. So even if you have a less amp hour lithium you can use more of its capacity.

https://www.lithiumpros.com/product/...n-battery-kit/

https://www.lithiumpros.com/product/...ttery-charger/

quote from the site, "Lithium Pros’ lithium-ion batteries accept charge current up to 5x faster than lead-acid batteries, and in many cases Lithium Pros’ batteries recharge in less than an hour."

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That single 36v peaked my interest till I saw the price! Holly shit $2,499 for a battery! If I get a trolling motor it will have to run off 3 regular batteries
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Got a 24V 80lb on my 18' Caracal. I do a lot of live bait fishing and catching bait by yourself can be a PITA. That all changed with the trolling motor and small handheld(lanyard around the neck) remote. Quiet and can hold the net with one hand and drive with the remote in the other. If my next boat(22-25) does not have a trolling motor it would quickly after purchase.
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Rhodan Trolling motor and a few snapper

here is the image I have. stores out of the way and its secure from flopping around when i'm running. hope this helps. i do not run expensive batteries, this is the second year on them and I fish hard all day. I've never had the trolling motor quit or run out of juice. no telling what it would do with high dollar batteries. I run Duracell somethings. obviously the technical end is not my thing. bait fishing or bottom fishing this thing is da bomb!

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Originally Posted by coastalfiberglass View Post
That single 36v peaked my interest till I saw the price! Holly shit $2,499 for a battery! If I get a trolling motor it will have to run off 3 regular batteries
Yeah, pricey I know, but for your case it might be worth it to have a battery system that will charge off your outboards in an hour. You have a big boat, your trolling motor will be working hard to hold spot. I think you are asking a lot to get 6-8 hours holding your 33, but we wont know till you try it. I think those charging systems for lithium pros are made by Stealth Charging systems, they will work on the more common batteries, just that those batteries wont take a charge as fast. I would at least give heavy consideration to the Stealth Charging system regardless of what battery chemistry you choose.
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I will, thanks for the advice.
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Im going to piggy back here to ask if yall have had any issues with tracking or maneuverability with the trolling motor mounted off center? I just picked up am 18ft Nautico and I would like to put the trolling motor off to the side to keep it out of the way, but I dont want it to be an issue when using it
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Just mounted on my “new to me” ..24volt, 54” IPilot. Biggest challenge requires a few inches clearance from rub rail..had to build a base to extend. Works great. Btw: new Ipiolt with gps Bluetooth puck holds spot lock way better than gen 1
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Originally Posted by Watergator View Post
Im going to piggy back here to ask if yall have had any issues with tracking or maneuverability with the trolling motor mounted off center? I just picked up am 18ft Nautico and I would like to put the trolling motor off to the side to keep it out of the way, but I dont want it to be an issue when using it
I had a trolling motor on a 19' Twin Vee and it was on the side. It was no problem. It did turn easier one way than the other, but the boat would still track straight in whatever direction the motor was pointed.
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Originally Posted by JohninFla View Post
Just mounted on my “new to me” ..24volt, 54” IPilot. Biggest challenge requires a few inches clearance from rub rail..had to build a base to extend. Works great. Btw: new Ipiolt with gps Bluetooth puck holds spot lock way better than gen 1
I like that mount a lot. I may copy that for mine

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