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Old 11-05-2017, 03:26 PM
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Someone needs to figure out how to make one of these dissapear when not in use (I don't like the idea of a trolling motor sitting up on the forward covering boards most of the time). Just a recessed hatch or something. Is it easily removable?

Was watching the Blue Angels yesterday and a number of boats were using a TM instead of an anchor. Looked super convenient.

I would like to see a retractable model. Base it on the design of collapsable carbon fiber outriggers and put a hydraulic ram in to extend/detract. Could do 3 sections and go from 3ft to 8-9ft. Water intrusion would be the downside.
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Old 11-05-2017, 03:52 PM
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Someone needs to figure out how to make one of these dissapear when not in use (I don't like the idea of a trolling motor sitting up on the forward covering boards most of the time). Just a recessed hatch or something. Is it easily removable?

Was watching the Blue Angels yesterday and a number of boats were using a TM instead of an anchor. Looked super convenient.
Pull a pin and unplug and the motor comes off in less than 30 seconds.
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Old 11-05-2017, 04:23 PM
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I would like to see a retractable model. Base it on the design of collapsable carbon fiber outriggers and put a hydraulic ram in to extend/detract. Could do 3 sections and go from 3ft to 8-9ft. Water intrusion would be the downside.
I like, but no idea how the drive shaft would telescope...

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Pull a pin and unplug and the motor comes off in less than 30 seconds.
Ah, nice. So basically you could store it in a long fish box with a bracket for it or something.
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Old 11-05-2017, 05:01 PM
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Someone needs to figure out how to make one of these dissapear when not in use (I don't like the idea of a trolling motor sitting up on the forward covering boards most of the time). Just a recessed hatch or something. Is it easily removable?

Was watching the Blue Angels yesterday and a number of boats were using a TM instead of an anchor. Looked super convenient.
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Old 11-05-2017, 05:04 PM
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Originally Posted by griff12ga View Post
I like, but no idea how the drive shaft would telescope...
Unlike an outboard, the motor is contained in the lower unit. There is no drive shaft in the pole. Up top is brains only.

FWIW - 72" 80# works like a dream on my Calcutta. I have had a few issues (one electrical and one lower unit/motor failure), but the customer service is on point. They send a courier to pick up and deliver the unit to and from my house in St. Pete.
I'm sold.
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Old 11-05-2017, 05:08 PM
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Subd. Would love to see a video of it holding anchor from the tower!
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Old 11-05-2017, 05:08 PM
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Egret has it nailed!
A "puck" is mounted on the bow or bracket and the TM comes off and can be stowed.
Did some experimenting today. 1" starboard flexed like wet spaghetti against 120lbs of thrust. gonna have to rethink the power this beast has!
Drove back to the ramp 3/4 mile on the TM. Sitting on the bow w/ remote and cocktail in hand. Pulled right into the dock. Pretty fuggin sweet!
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Old 11-05-2017, 05:52 PM
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Fabricating a bracket from 1" starboard.
Charger combiner: Yandina Marine 36 "trollbridge combiner" charges the TM batteries from the outboard motors.
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3 batteries in parallel - 12 volt output (existing)
3 batteries in series - 36 volt output ( charged and managed by trollbridge)

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Old 11-05-2017, 06:15 PM
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Bracket. Need to clear the anchor locker
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Old 11-05-2017, 06:20 PM
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Default Yandina trollbridge

Charges TM batteries from the outboards
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Old 11-05-2017, 06:28 PM
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1" starboard bracket. Looks good but flexes beyond what you would think was possible!
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Old 11-06-2017, 08:11 AM
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Cut off all the terminals supplied on the trollbridge and replaced them w/heat shrink sealed terminals. Labeled everything w/heat shrink markers. Power wires under gunnel all ran
thru PVC pipe couplings.
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Old 11-06-2017, 08:47 AM
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Look at this guy, doing the install all proper and such. Very nice.

Any info on the selection of the Yardina? I will install a rhodan shortly and being a dry-stack, don't have a convenient 110v outlet available for charging. But I do have a spare F150 aux alternator output... hmmmm.
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Old 11-06-2017, 08:55 AM
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Old 11-06-2017, 10:23 AM
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The 36 Yandina Trollbridge combiner charges the TM batteries from the outboard alternators. It hooks to the house battery and charges in parallel and switches to series
to provide 36 volts.
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Old 11-06-2017, 11:00 AM
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did you order the heat shrink labeled like that already or you have a labeler that does it? I want one!
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Old 11-06-2017, 04:47 PM
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Pas,

i printed the heat shrink markers at my shop.
Any size up to 2" diameter.
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Old 11-06-2017, 05:03 PM
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Deltran locking TM plug in a waterproof pelican 1100 case.
The bow of my contender is not exactly a dry place.
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Old 11-06-2017, 05:09 PM
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Case and plug under gunnell
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Old 11-06-2017, 05:10 PM
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