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by bAcKpAiN
16 Apr 2015, 19:27
Forum: Electrical
Topic: PWM for the trolling motor?
Replies: 25
Views: 9006

PWM for the trolling motor?

I understand what you are saying but aren't the speed control switches wired into a foot pedal where that kind of juice isn't flowing? I know my battery life varies greatly depending on my speed settings. Don't all trolling motors already have some sort of variability built into them? If you were bu...
by bAcKpAiN
15 Apr 2015, 15:20
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiring 12V/24V trolling motor
Replies: 9
Views: 3397

Wiring 12V/24V trolling motor

You will be fine with your 12V stuff as long as you have them hooked up the the + and - of the SAME battery. I have a 36V system and have the motor starter attached to one of those batteries drawing just its 12v. I have my pumps and lights on a second battery drawing 12v and the fish finder is attac...
by bAcKpAiN
15 Apr 2015, 15:14
Forum: Electrical
Topic: PWM for the trolling motor?
Replies: 25
Views: 9006

PWM for the trolling motor?

I may be over simplifying it but couldn't you just put in a variable ohm resistor in the circuit where the current speed setting switch is so you can change the resistance there in a linear way rather than the speed settings? I did something similar when the speed setting switch broke on my old Evin...
by bAcKpAiN
06 Apr 2015, 20:58
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Mounting Swivel-Eze Bases
Replies: 13
Views: 1218

Mounting Swivel-Eze Bases

You should be okay with the "nutcert" if you are only going to use a seat with a base because you are pretty much dealing with downward force. If you ever plan on putting even a small pedestal in there in the future I would go for something more sturdy. I would cut an opening in the base of the benc...
by bAcKpAiN
03 Apr 2015, 08:59
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Top speed with you bow mount?
Replies: 6
Views: 941

Top speed with you bow mount?

I have an early 80s 16' fisher mod V (Think old tracker) with a 101lb older Minn Kota. I get about 4.5 mph out of it on the GPS and the juice lasts forever. One marathon day me and two other guys fished for 15 hours and still had plenty of juice to get back home. It was a HP restricted lake so we ha...
by bAcKpAiN
02 Apr 2015, 20:31
Forum: Motors
Topic: Adjusting the throttle/shifter cables. 1979 Chrysler outboar
Replies: 6
Views: 573

Adjusting the throttle/shifter cables. 1979 Chrysler outboar

I took the afternoon and fiddled around with it with my 9 year old son's help. I figured even if we didn't get it going the father-son time would be well spent. I watched intently while he was shifting the motor from forward to neutral before the throttle engaged. and then slowly adjusted the shifte...
by bAcKpAiN
02 Apr 2015, 08:23
Forum: Motors
Topic: Adjusting the throttle/shifter cables. 1979 Chrysler outboar
Replies: 6
Views: 573

Adjusting the throttle/shifter cables. 1979 Chrysler outboar

I bought new teleflex cables off of eBay. I don't have a manual so I am going to have to "wing" it as it were. I haven't been able to find a manual and no shop will even look at it because of its age. If I get an opportunity after work today I will try and get it rolling, will let you know how it tu...
by bAcKpAiN
01 Apr 2015, 09:36
Forum: Trailers
Topic: is this safe?? trailer hitch height
Replies: 30
Views: 3546

is this safe?? trailer hitch height

If it pulls straight and doesn't bring the motor close to the ground I wouldn't worry about it. To me it would be counterproductive to add weight and weak points with all kinds of adapters and such just to get it level. As long as it is secured to the trailer it isn't going anywhere. I would use it ...
by bAcKpAiN
28 Mar 2015, 10:05
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Weekend fishing
Replies: 2
Views: 413

Weekend fishing

Need to send some of that open water across the big D!!
by bAcKpAiN
28 Mar 2015, 10:04
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Official first cast for Spring 2015!!
Replies: 6
Views: 882

Official first cast for Spring 2015!!

I don't know of any lakes south of Philly that don't require an out of state license lol :(
by bAcKpAiN
27 Mar 2015, 11:29
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Official first cast for Spring 2015!!
Replies: 6
Views: 882

Official first cast for Spring 2015!!

Yeah man I was watching it come back across the ice just hoping for a blow up through the ice to grab it, but alas it never happened. Hoping the warm few days helped clear some ice, I am getting antsy!!
by bAcKpAiN
27 Mar 2015, 11:25
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Mounting transom mount trolling motor up front ?
Replies: 12
Views: 997

Mounting transom mount trolling motor up front ?

On my first boat I was in the same situation. I turned the head/handle assembly around and mounted to the bow gunwale similar in placement to the one pictured. I put a 10" or so section of scrap furring strip on both the inside and outside of the boat to give the clamps some meat to tighten to other...
by bAcKpAiN
27 Mar 2015, 08:44
Forum: Motors
Topic: Trolling motor mount
Replies: 10
Views: 1570

Trolling motor mount

I have done it as well, you can also turn the head around to better steer from behind the motor. Like Jethro mentioned it is less than ideal and you will probably want to do something different in the future. I did see a guy at a local lake that turned the head on his transom motor around and used i...
by bAcKpAiN
27 Mar 2015, 08:39
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Official first cast for Spring 2015!!
Replies: 6
Views: 882

Official first cast for Spring 2015!!

I decided to try to see what was going on at Nockamixon and Towhee in early spring. Didn't go as planned....
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But I had to take a cast anyway!!
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by bAcKpAiN
27 Mar 2015, 08:29
Forum: Bait and Tackle
Topic: Fluoro Leader Breaking
Replies: 21
Views: 3198

Fluoro Leader Breaking

+1 For the Seaguar. I use the red label stuff from walley world for leaders. I use the Alberto special knot to tie to braid and a San Diego jam knot on the business end. A spool for 12$ has lasted me three plus years.