Trolling motor help

Discussion in 'Boat Modification Journal' started by Ryan11r, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. Ryan11r

    Ryan11r New Member

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    I have a old Minn Koata 52. that is bow mounted. It has the foot steering wich i really havent got used too. Those cables are falling apart and the steering is starting too not work too well at all. Is there any reason That i couldnt unhook the cables and chain and fab up a tiller type steering and leave the foot control in for the speed and on and off?. I dont really troll that much. I have the minnkota more as a back up for getting back too shore just incase. I knopw that new cables can be bought but i really dont like the foot steer and I cheap with plenty of fab skills. Any input on this would be great!
     
  2. BoxxerBoyDrew

    BoxxerBoyDrew New Member

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    Woodway, Texas
    I am intrested in that kind of info too! I have the old 28# Motorguide that came off of my 85 BassTracker, and was wondering the same thing!! It is pretty small, but should push a small John pretty good! My foot control is SUPER HARD to MOVE, so I was thinking to scrap that part and wire in a speed control and fab a handle, and TADA!! :eek:oooh: Who knows???? Hopefully will come up with some info for you, and I will try it too!


    Thanks,
    Andy:wink:
     

  3. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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    maybe a tiller handle ?
     
  4. orion_xxvx

    orion_xxvx New Member

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    North Central Missouri
    Fix it and trade it or trade it or just give it to poor underpriveleged catfishermen.
     
  5. chris dornbusch

    chris dornbusch New Member

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    iowa
    I think orion was talking about ME:smile2: