Re: Working on a new ride !!!!!!!

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Posted by greggh on 2011-05-30 02:56:50 in reply to Working on a new ride !!!!!!! posted by Charlie Bisharat on 2011-05-28 23:32:25

After rigging several boats with trolling motors I've found that the resting motor offers all sorts of challenges. The biggest for non bass boat hulls is the space it takes up and the access to hatches that it impedes. If I see your mounting area correctly it looks like your resting motor will be pointing straight back 90 degrees to the transom 10" from mid ship. If this is correct not only will you have a tripping issue on the most traveled part of your deck but the two storage boxes will be trapped closed until you deploy your troller. A 60 inch shaft is highly recommend for that boat and will clearly cover those hatches. If I were rigging that boat i would lose the front cleat and mount the receiver so the resting motor is laying down the bow rail on the starboard side.This would make the your storage boxes accessible and a much safer deck. I will send you better pic's of my boat and i believe it will make better sense.

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