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Old 09-29-2019, 06:11 PM
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Love the tolling motor! I have a 2870 and been wanting to put a trolling motor on it but haven't seen a good way to do it until now. I like how you cut the bow rail to allow the motor to swing over. What is that holding the head of the trolling motor in place?
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Old 09-29-2019, 06:45 PM
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Yeah...I went for it and modified the railing to flip open after seeing a picture here on THT. The mechanics at Barber Marina looked at me funny when I started cutting on it...but it worked out very nicely. I wanted to mount it the other way so it didn't interfere with the anchor locker but i could not reach the under side to bolt the mounting puck. If I need to access anchor rope, it is easy to pull the quick release and set the Rhodan out of the way. The Rhodan came with that RAM mount that stabilizes the head of the unit....here is a link to it...
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001ASNTWW/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001ASNTWW/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 09-29-2019, 06:56 PM
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Thanks,
I just re-powered this year as well so I probably will try and do the trolling motor next year. Its a game changer for bottom fishing and that what we mainly do.
I got a quote for $6k for motor, batteries and install. Im thinking about just getting cheaper batteries just to get my foot in the door.
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Old 09-30-2019, 03:31 PM
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Pics of it sitting in the water....barely dropped the back if at all....Once I get all my gear back in it (taking up half my garage right now) and top off the tanks it will probably drop down some to the original bottom paint line.




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Old 10-06-2019, 03:36 PM
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Flew back down, picked up the boat and made it back (668 miles) in one piece.....I haven't had a chance to drop it in the water and return it to the marina as i have been busy cleaning the Florida bugs off of it and putting all my gear back in it. Sitting in the yard waiting for a good day to drop it back in...here are some pictures. Outboard Specialties did an awesome job getting everything done in a week. The dash turned out great with the new gauges, steering, etc. I can't wait to get it in the water and start if for the first time. Mike even followed up to make sure i made it home ok.
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Old 10-08-2019, 05:12 AM
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I see a string of some sort attached to the rear flush plug? Other end attached to the screw for the oil pan cover?
What did they do, drill a hole in the plug and attach this string? Pretty clever to keep it from falling overboard when you go to flush.
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Old 10-08-2019, 05:48 AM
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Good eye. I did this to prevent the flush plug from disappearing. I just used a piece of 80lb braid. The tendency would be to unscrew it and set it on the transom....I have two nicely sized scupper drains right there in front of the motors that these will fit down easily. I viewed this somewhere else here on THT and thought it was a good idea...they may have even used a swivel. When we get back to the marina, the boat is pulled and set on a wash rack. The marina will flush the motors and wash from the rub rail down if I just leave...although I typically stay and wash the entire boat and do the flush myself. These motors also have a flush plug on the front.
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Old 10-08-2019, 08:31 AM
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Yup, I have a 2019 DF300 and wet slip it 8 months a year. First thing I did was buy a couple extra flush plugs in case one goes in the drink.
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