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01-04-2008, 02:04 PM
Any one ever use one of these.
80% of the hours put on my Boat Motor is at low\Idle speeds. Fiqured this may add some years of boat motor life and save some gas. Of course it adds the weight of two motors and 2 batteries to.
What do you think?
Casey A. Wood
01-04-2008, 02:36 PM
Don't do it.
01-04-2008, 07:19 PM
Trolling motors are awesome, but they also eat fly lines :evil:
If you're going to pull the trigger on one make it an auto pilot, everything else is just a waste of time.
Auto pilots have a compass in the head which alows you to set a coures and the head always tracks true regardless of what happens to the following boat. That doesn't seem like much but think of it for a bit.
I would shut the thrust of and drift into rocky areas while the auto pilot always pointed torwrds safety. When it was time to go, powerup at the flip of a switch and slide out of the rocks.
Another trip was to stair step down a rocky shore. Drift in power out drift in etc. as the tide slid me down the shoreline.
and the best was holding in position in varying winds, as the gusts increased and subsided all I needed to do was power up and down lightly.
Without a doubt if you want to keep your line in the water, and not struggle with boat control an Auto Pilot is the ticket.
01-04-2008, 07:30 PM
Guy I know had glowing reports on the engine mounted mtrs.
I usually kill one line and last year a rod in my motor, places i fish you need some HP to keep from piling up and a regular bow mount won't do it. Boat is to big for a transom mount. Has huge freeboard that makes it a PIA in the wind but dry and safe in big seas.
I fish from the rear of my boat as I like to be able to take avasive action if needed, and to reserve the front for my guests.
Looking like I may putt the trigger on one soon. This will b e the 3rd trolling/ emotor on the boat on 4 years. Drpped some $$ on this E- Mtr quest for sure
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