Some people actually use a trolling motor to troll, not to anchor. Store your tracks, troll the same shoreline over and over, etc.warthog5":h3wha1g4 said:Rereading on this thread.....I came across something interesting.
I have a 12 X 40 RV shelter where I work on boats...It is covered above that by a Large oak tree.Pete has his motor mounted on the side like that because he is a Humminbird and Minn Kota pro staffer
Recently I had a 18ft skiff with a Hummingbird & Minkotta setup come in. The job was other stuff.
But what I noticed was the Hummingbird would NOT lock in until moved out from under the shelter.
Every Garmin and Simrad has locked in under there quick and acurate to within 9ft.
Some people actually use a trolling motor to troll, not to anchor. Store your tracks, troll the same shoreline over and over, etc.
So I asked the owner......"So what made you go with a Hummingbird?"
He said "Their the only ones that interface with the Minkotta."
I just nodded my head.
What the Hell do you need that for?
You motor to your spot......Looking at your MFD chartplotter.......The wreck pops up on the screen of the Sonar.
Deploy Minkotta and hit Anchor/Spot Lock.....Start fishing.
Would a 72” not have worked?Duckman1":232f15m0 said:I have a 2320 and have a 84" mounted on the bow of mine. I really like it! I went with Rhodan as well and mounted the batteries under the bench seat. I have a charger also installed with 3 31 series batteries. I had a custom bracket made that mounts over my Windlass. I didn't want to lose the ability to anchor if I rafted up or was fishing in super strong current. If any body needs pictures let me know. I did have to cut my bow rail but I fish all the time and noticed very little difference in its performance when I fish. I have thought about putting a hinge system on it with a magnet and had originally had planned on doing just that. But I use it all the time so it is so much easier just dropping it in. I love thing and am glad I can still use my Windlass as well. There are times where I will sit in super strong current for hours and it is nice for me to have both options. With what I did I lost a little bit of Shaft length but am very happy with everything.
PM me if you need a picture.
When you spot lock with the trolling motor mounted on the rear bracket, does the starboard transom then face into the wind/current, as opposed to the bow facing into it/them?It’s worked out great. I’m sure the motor wouldn’t have to work as hard if it was mounted on the bow but I really like being able to launch and retrieve it easily and hear the beeps when using the remote. I also didn’t lose any space on the boat and that section of the boat doesn’t bounce like the bow. I could’ve gone with a shorter shaft because of where it’s mounted but the additional length does make it easier to retrieve.
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