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Old 03-07-2019, 08:55 AM
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I am considering a bow mount trolling motor for a SeaVee 320 for the spot lock/anchor feature. Anyone done it on a boat that is over 12,000 lbs loaded? I'm looking for any feedback out there.
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Old 03-07-2019, 10:44 AM
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I doubt there is a trolling motor out there that has the nuts to get it done. You should look at a joystick system for your outboards.
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Old 03-08-2019, 11:18 AM
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The Rhodan 36v will work. Lot of guys in North Florida putting them on 31 Contenders or similar, which I think is about 11K wet.

I read a post on here about a guy that had one on a 37 Freeman.
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Old 03-08-2019, 12:10 PM
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I have a 36v Rhodan with 84" shaft on my 31 contender it works great. A couple of my buddy's have them as well, one on a 34 venture and 35st contender. See link for pictures

https://www.rhodanmarine.com/

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Old 03-08-2019, 04:35 PM
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We installed one on a 31 Sea Vee, Rhodan 84” 36 volt, owner loves it.
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Old 03-08-2019, 04:54 PM
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Sarasota LineX is the guy that had one on his 37 freeman. There is a YouTube clip you can look up of his boat locked near a crab buoy in 15+ mph wind. Appeared to hold it very well. Boattronics in Jacksonville has rigged more big CC's than anyone else at this point and would be worth reaching out to as well.
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Old 03-08-2019, 04:59 PM
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Default Rhodan is the best option

Rhodan is the best option
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Old 03-08-2019, 06:37 PM
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I have one on my 28
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Old 03-08-2019, 06:55 PM
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How do you know what length of shaft to get, how deep should the trolling motor go under water when deployed? I want to get a 36v Rhodan for my boat but not sure if I should get the 60" or 72" shaft. Is there such a thing as going too deep?
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Old 03-12-2019, 05:22 AM
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Originally Posted by holy_crap View Post
How do you know what length of shaft to get, how deep should the trolling motor go under water when deployed? I want to get a 36v Rhodan for my boat but not sure if I should get the 60" or 72" shaft. Is there such a thing as going too deep?
What is the distance between the top of your bow and the water? The motor should be at least 2' under the water when deployed, but more is better. In my opinion there is no down side to having one too long but there are huge down sides to having one too short.
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I have the 84” Rhodan on a 2860 ProKat Walkaround. She is a big fat girl that catches a lot of wind. The Rhodan holds on the spot with winds less than 15 mph.
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Thanks for the insight. Looks like the 84 should hold given the performance on the Freeman. I’ll be getting one installed before ARS season.
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