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03-13-2006 03:11 AM
laker taker
Re: Wanted-transom troller

I've seen walleye pros use the kicker to push and the bow mount electric to steer. I do it all the time contour trolling in wind, it's a great method that should work for fine for electrics too.
03-12-2006 10:04 AM
bergwsu
Re: Wanted-transom troller

thanks roadkill, I think so too
03-12-2006 12:59 AM
roadkill
Re: Wanted-transom troller

that should work, use the bowmount to stear and just get a little from the transom
03-11-2006 08:44 PM
bergwsu
Re: Wanted-transom troller

W.E.
If I could fire up the gas motor I wouldn't be thinking about this type of rig. The winds can come up pretty quickly at Aurora. It's $100 if one even starts the gas motor (even if it's in a situation where I could end up in the rocks) according to what the ranger told me. Putting on a second transom troller is pretty simple, pretty cheap, and* for the times I go to Aurora it seems like good insurance to me. Cheap that is, if it does work. It sounds like you think it would work and I think it could get me out of trouble.
Thanks for your help
03-11-2006 08:32 PM
Walking Eagle
Re: Wanted-transom troller

Quote:
Originally Posted by FishEyes
Walking Eagle, I already have a 43lb bow mount but in a strong wind it barely moves my fairly heavy 16' boat. I'm thinking a little help from behind would get it going. Do you think I am right about that? Maybe I should be upgrading the bow mount instead but that's alot more $. Thanks for your help.
I never heard of anybody trying that, but used as a helper for the bow mount it sounds like the transom mount should probably work. It's an interesting solution and bound to be a lot cheaper than beefing up the bow mount.

03-11-2006 08:13 PM
bergwsu
Re: Wanted-transom troller

Walking Eagle, I already have a 43lb bow mount but in a strong wind it barely moves my fairly heavy 16' boat. I'm thinking a little help from behind would get it going. Do you think I am right about that? Maybe I should be upgrading the bow mount instead but that's alot more $. Thanks for your help.
03-11-2006 08:07 PM
Walking Eagle
Re: Wanted-transom troller

FishEyes,

Good luck and I hope you get your motor, but I wouldn't put much faith in a transom mounted motor getting you back in a wind storm. There is almost no way to steer it with the wind forcing the front end of the boat aside. A front mounted troller that pulls the boat through the water might have better luck.

I keep seeing a lot of trolling motors for sale cheap in the pawn shops, you might try some of those.

W. E.


03-11-2006 07:43 PM
bergwsu
Wanted-transom troller

I'm looking for a used 35lb (or more) transom mounted trolling motor. It needs to be in good shape and I don't want to spend very much. I intend to use it as backup to help get me off Aurora (electric motors only) if I get caught in a wind storm.

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