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Discussion in 'Boating' started by airforceben, Mar 31, 2007.
anyone know anything about stern mounted trolling motors???
What type of information are you looking for? I believe a bow mounted motor works the best, but there is nothing wrong with having one on the stern.
what do you want to know.?.. I've had stearn mount or transom mount on three boats... they serve their function.... controlled drifts... bow into the current... or keeping the stearn into the current back trolling... what you want to know....???? and all of this was was with the bow mount in the front..... way up there .... if you know what I mean.....having something at the back to move some....... back forth, etc. sure is nice.....
gettin a 69 seaflite and there really isnt access to the bow of the boat so i was wondering if stern mounted was an option
I've had a few boats with a stern mounted trolling motor. Mostly small boats where I sit in the back of the boat and don't move. Very handy for moving around when you have a pull start. Good fishing.:smile2:
They make the ones that mount to the stern drive. Seems to the best option for that boat. You steer w/ the steering wheel. There expensive though.
If there's no place on the bow I'd say go for it.
How is the bow of the boat built?
Theres many ways to add a trolling motor. Even on the back. Some add stick steer to them. That way they can control them from up in the boat.
I've used them on both ends. I have found that in lightweight boats with the user in the rear the wind has a tendency to steer to bow around with a front facing trolling motor in the rear. The front works best, but if there is no other way but to mount it on the transom, turn the head of the trolling motor around and use it to track the boat backwards for fishing. It's a little more awkward this way, but better than wild winds steering the front.