Installing a transom mount trolling mount on the bow

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by prime winner, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. prime winner
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    prime winner Junior Member

    I would like to install a trolling motor at the bow of my boat. I dont have a bow seat, or much money, so I would like to stay away from the foot control bow mount trolling motors. Anyone have a transom mount trolling motor in stalled at the bow? any ideas on this?

    also, I will be using the boat 85% in saltwater. is a saltwater trolling water a must?

  2. PortTacker
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    PortTacker Junior Member

    Before remote controlled units existed, that's what everyone did.
    Many still do.
    Install a bracket and clamp it on. (hopefully the shaft is long enough...)

    The "saltwater" unit will probably last longer. But since the only exposed parts are plastic or fiberglass and the motor is sealed, I never figured they were worth the extra money.
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