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Old 03-29-2003, 09:47 AM
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I have a 99 Sea Pro 210cc and want to mount a transom mount trolling motor for striper fishing in the local lakes. I am wondering how many lbs of thrust I will need. This will be for slow trolling for stripers with planner boards and free lines, the gas motors scare the lake stripers. I would like to get by with
a 12 volt motor but not if it is not going to be too much of a strain on the trolling motor. I am just trying to get around a duel battery set up if possible but if that is what I need that is what I will use.
Does anyone have any ideas on how to calculate this on any experince with similar boats??
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Take a look this... http://www.minnkotamotors.com/support/faq.asp Drop them an e-mail describing your boat, I'm sure you'll get a good answer.

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I do not think you will be satisfied with the performance of a 12v system on such a large hull. I have a 24v 74 pound thrust Great white bow mount on my 19' Scully's. I did not under buy, but I sure didn't over buy either. I can't imagine that you'll be happy with a 12v sytem.

You may want to look at some of the new bow mount systems - I think both Motorguide and Minn Kota now over systems that allow remote piloting (like when sitting in the back). Boat control with a bow mount is far superior to a transom mount, particularly with a little wind in the equation.

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Yea, I really would like a bow mount but I am afraid I don't have the room up front to mount one without losing my anchor locker and having to cut my bow rails as well.
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Hey I know what you mean trying to find a good spot to mount your bow mount trolling motor. You may want to talk to your local aluminum welding shops, particularly anybody with boat experience. I know you don't have an aluminum boat - some of these guys have some really innovative solutions (Brackets they can fab up that you can bolt to your hull, etc...). If you really want a bow mount I would check around before you give up on it. I know I've had several boating related problems that seemingly couldn't be solve until I talked to someone that solved that problem 20 years ago... - You can't be the only one that wanted a bow mount on that boat - check around you might be pleasantly suprised. Best of luck to you.

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Yea, I really would like a bow mount but I am afraid I don't have the room up front to mount one without losing my anchor locker and having to cut my bow rails as well. ???????????? Are you kidding??? I have a SV 2100 with a Minn Kota 74 lb bow mount trolling motor with plenty of room to get to the anchor AND it does not even come close to the railing. I have 2 big batteries mounted under the console. This trolling motor will pull the boat at about 3 MPH on the GPS. I would not put a 12 volt on this boat. I had a bass boat with a 12/24 volt, the 12 volt struggled and my new sv2100 is heaver than my old bass boat. If I had to do it again I would get the same trolling motor. Make sure you get the 62 inch shaft, it is the longest one minn Kota makes, you will need it. Send me an e-mail and I will e-mail you pictures as of mine mounted if you like. You will have to overlook the huge fish I am holding up though. I wont have any pix of just the trolling motor.
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