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Old 06-25-2012, 07:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So, I got my new electric and trashed my old steering system...Went real simple...I'll try it out tomorrow at Pueblo...Should work great.

Just a simple push/pull system using a saddle clamp.





Bolt with a nylon nut...





Maybe fifteen minutes and five bucks from Home Depot. I also offset the head on the motor by 45 degrees to keep it on my right shoulder.
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Nice job Wiley Hobie Coyote!...
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Old 06-25-2012, 09:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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a buddy of mine bought a super fancy foot pedal controlled elec trolling motor for his toon... after having it for a couple of years now, i asked him how he liked it as I was considering a few options. He said he rarely uses it because he pretty much leaves his trolling motor in the straight forward position and uses his fins to steer...

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I'll use my fins to steer while fishing...mostly traveling slowly backwards...always fishing with the line out in front of the toon...For traveling across the lake at higher rates of speed...or from spot to spot. I lift my legs out of the water to reduce drag and use the steering...much easier, quicker, and saves battery life.
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nice mod to the ol toon. other tooners will probably be eyeing the rig up.
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So, I got my new electric and trashed my old steering system...Went real simple...I'll try it out tomorrow at Pueblo...Should work great.

Just a simple push/pull system using a saddle clamp.





Bolt with a nylon nut...





Maybe fifteen minutes and five bucks from Home Depot. I also offset the head on the motor by 45 degrees to keep it on my right shoulder.
Great job, where did you get the saddle clamp for the motor?
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Great job, my Son just bought a Colorado for fishing. Can you tell me where you got the saddle clamp for the motor shaft? My local Home Depot did not have this clamp.

Thanks!
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Great job Hobie. Good luck @ Pueblo
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I like it.
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Great job, my Son just bought a Colorado for fishing. Can you tell me where you got the saddle clamp for the motor shaft? My local Home Depot did not have this clamp.

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I picked up mine at home depot. Remember to offset the trolling motor head..just remove the bolt..drill a new hole and bolt it back on. This keeps the tiller over your shoulder rather than in your back..easy to reach in order to adjust your speed.

http://www.homedepot.com/s/saddle%2520clamp?NCNI-5

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