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Old 11-13-2017, 05:05 AM   #1
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Just wondering what brand and size . i have a 28' regulator and your experience with them ?
my biggest concern is the mounts staying in good shape after a year of getting beat to death on the bow ?
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trolling motor on a 28 reg?
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I was sold on a Rhodan because of how much boat it could move/hold. Minn Kota claimed a 36V beast would barely fit my boat. I have 235 Cobia maxed out 5,000lbs. Then I saw where a 36V Rhodan was holding and moving a 36" Freeman. Incredible. Called them and they said their 24v was rated well above my 5,000 lb loaded down boat and guaranteed it would work. They also sold me on efficiencies, GPS quality, build quality, warranty, etc... So that's what I did. Literally just dropped it off Saturday to get mounted. I'll let you know how it works out, but if what Rhodan says is true, they should have the motor for your 28' Regulator.
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I am interested as well; after using the iPilot on my bay boat to hold over some snapper spots, I️ am working on figuring out how to mount a trolling motor on my 2860 WA ProKat. Three batteries will fit in the cabin, and the wires can be run to the bow. It it would hold the cat in 2 footers and modest wind, bottom fishing would be a treat.
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I was sold on a Rhodan because of how much boat it could move/hold. Minn Kota claimed a 36V beast would barely fit my boat. I have 235 Cobia maxed out 5,000lbs. Then I saw where a 36V Rhodan was holding and moving a 36" Freeman. Incredible. Called them and they said their 24v was rated well above my 5,000 lb loaded down boat and guaranteed it would work. They also sold me on efficiencies, GPS quality, build quality, warranty, etc... So that's what I did. Literally just dropped it off Saturday to get mounted. I'll let you know how it works out, but if what Rhodan says is true, they should have the motor for your 28' Regulator.
Subbed... want to know how it works out for you. You went with 24v correct?
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Old 11-14-2017, 03:28 AM   #6
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If it will fit on your boat. DO IT. People will mock you at first but they dont know how great these TM are. I had one on a bay boat and I'm damn sure going to have one on my next 28 cc.


Another member ( Patty Wagon ) is currently mounting one on his 30+ Contender.
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Subbed... want to know how it works out for you. You went with 24v correct?
Yes I got the 24v for my Cobia 235. I have another thread where I was asking for mounting service recommendations, that is where I will post my updates. Looking forward to it being done. Unfortunately it may not be until around Christmas when I can try it out. May not be back down there until then.
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I put a self deploying ulterra on my 20' seacraft and it works flawlessly. It is no where close in size to your boat, but my seacraft has a flat deck open bow and would be hard to get on the gunnel to deploy it in rough weather. With the self deploy I pull up to the spot I want to be on and deploy the trolling motor and press spot lock and I'm free to rig rods, take a break, have a snack etc. it has 100% changed the way I fish. I used it 50 miles offshore two weekends and it held me exactly where I wanted next to a rig while I fished for hours.

I too was concerned with ripping it off in constant waves when heading offshore. What I did was add a ram mount that attaches close to the head and achored on the edge of gunnel. I also have a Velcro wrap to hold the control wire from bouncing up and down for long rides. That combined with the quick release mount it has been perfect and does not have the slightest of movement even when in 2-3 ft chop.

You will really enjoy it. I would get the largest model available and would highly recommended the self deploying model for cc boats to make deploying it a breeze in any condition.
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I have a rhodan 24V on my Calcutta 263. put over 400 hours on it and it works as advertised. best addition to my boat I have ever made. makes fishing much more enjoyable and I get to fish instead of driving the boat and working.
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Donít be scared. Iím gonna put one on the Prowler.
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Just wondering what brand and size . i have a 28' regulator and your experience with them ?
my biggest concern is the mounts staying in good shape after a year of getting beat to death on the bow ?
I saw one on a 32 contender in venice this summer. It was mounted on the transom not sure how this worked.
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I just received my 36v 72" Rhodan the other night for my 257 Grady White. Mary at Rhodan stated that it was capable of moving 15,000lb worth of boat, so it will have no problem with mine. I just wanted the extra power so it didn't have to work so hard, the better to have and not need it attitude.
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The 8 week backorder is a bitch for the Rhodan. I have no one around here local with the boat we have being built so theres no way for me to tell yet if a 72 inch shaft would work or if the 84 is needed. Would love to order one already so its here before the boat.

Its a 28 foot cc but the bow isn't that high imo compared to others. Im hoping I can get away with a 72 lol
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There's no way I would I would buy the 72 if I could get an 84. Here's why...

My coworker has a blazer bay 2400 with a 60" ipilot. I have a Kenner 23 (same hull) and he told me to get a 60". He said if it's real rough his will come out of the water sometimes but besides that it works great. I called blazer and they said they rig all their 2400s with 60" TMs. Well I bought a 72" and it was the best decision I could have made. Here's why the 72 is better than the 60.

1) mine never comes out of the water no matter how rough it is offshore

2) I almost never have my TM lowered all the way down. This makes it MUCH easier to stow. I don't have to bend all the way over to retrieve it. Important when offshore especially.

Originally i thought it might be too high when i was in shsllow water. I was wrong it is not too high at all.... never gets in the way. There is really no negative in going with the taller TM IMO
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There's no way I would I would buy the 72 if I could get an 84. Here's why...

My coworker has a blazer bay 2400 with a 60" ipilot. I have a Kenner 23 (same hull) and he told me to get a 60". He said if it's real rough his will come out of the water sometimes but besides that it works great. I called blazer and they said they rig all their 2400s with 60" TMs. Well I bought a 72" and it was the best decision I could have made. Here's why the 72 is better than the 60.

1) mine never comes out of the water no matter how rough it is offshore

2) I almost never have my TM lowered all the way down. This makes it MUCH easier to stow. I don't have to bend all the way over to retrieve it. Important when offshore especially.

Originally i thought it might be too high when i was in shsllow water. I was wrong it is not too high at all.... never gets in the way. There is really no negative in going with the taller TM IMO
36v and longest shaft you can handle
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Page 3 pics of it on Contender 31

https://www.thehulltruth.com/florida...-rhodan-3.html
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The 8 week backorder is a bitch for the Rhodan. I have no one around here local with the boat we have being built so theres no way for me to tell yet if a 72 inch shaft would work or if the 84 is needed. Would love to order one already so its here before the boat.

Its a 28 foot cc but the bow isn't that high imo compared to others. Im hoping I can get away with a 72 lol
The only way I would consider getting anything less than the 84" is if it was going on a transom or if it was a bay boat. I have a 72" on my mako and if the 84" would have been out I would have gone with that. Now, in saying that, I don't plan on being out in seas that my 72" can't handle, but it is nice to have the extra length just in case.

Edit: And in case anyone is wondering, it is HANDS DOWN the best money I have spent on my boat. I was skeptical because not many people had done it on a "higher bow" boat before I did mine but I am soooooo glad I stepped out on the ledge and did it. lol
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