Trolling Motor

Discussion in 'Bubba's Outboards' started by Mark R., Jan 7, 2007.

  1. Mark R.

    Mark R. New Member

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    Anyone used a trolling motor attached to the cavitation plate?
    Looks like a good idea but pricey.

    Mark
     
  2. Bubbakat

    Bubbakat New Member

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    I've never used one but My thought to this would be if its mounted to the motor wouldn't steering be a problem because you would have to use the boats steering to acheive this. I may be wrong but this is my thoughts on it.
     

  3. blackwaterkatz

    blackwaterkatz Active Member

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    I've thought about that a lot. There's are literally thousands of boats around my area, and many of them have trolling motors, mostly bow mounted. I have only seen or heard of a few of the ones you're talking about, and those are usually on really large fishing boats that do mostly what I call straight line trolling in deep water.
    I have a transom mount motor for my 14' jon boat, and also a bow-mount and IMHO, it's much easier to control a boat in windy or strong current conditions by pulling than it is by pushing:smile2: .
     
  4. SC Hartwell

    SC Hartwell New Member

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    Boy aint that the truth, my 18 ft aluminum boat has a transom mount. And considering the wind that boat catches, phewww