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PostPosted: 26 Jul 2016, 22:28 

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thanks so much for all the help! My wife surprised me with a trolling motor today when I got home from work. She used her cabela's points from her credit card. She bought me a minnkota endura c2 55 pound thrust with a 36" shaft

I think she did well...Im thinking the 36" shaft will be fine for mounting on the transom of the G3 1236 flat bottom? The spec on the boat says transom 16" inches

Were gonna go with the 1236 and hit some small lakes,we have allot of them here. We dont wanna go 14 ft. because we want to be able to lift it over some guard rails in some spots.

Now I just have to figure out what battery to purchase. Need something that will work for 3 hour fishing trips

The minnkota book says at least 105ah rating

thanks for any suggestions


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PostPosted: 27 Jul 2016, 08:39 
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If you're just using the TM you can get a 1436LT from Alumacraft that weighs less than a std. 1236 G3 and have a little extra room. Many manufacturers offer thinner gauge aluminum options to get the weights of bigger boats down.



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PostPosted: 27 Jul 2016, 08:47 

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thanks for info...will the 36" on trolling motor be ok for the flat bottom boats,I will be using on transom


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PostPosted: 27 Jul 2016, 10:29 
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absolutely



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PostPosted: 27 Jul 2016, 11:36 

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Ok cool...Now I gotta figure out what battery to use with the 55 pounds thrust minn kota. Does trojan make a sealed deep cycle that would be 105 avh?
Thanks for any recommendations


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PostPosted: 27 Jul 2016, 11:58 
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apparently i was wrong - alumacraft discontinued my boat hull...



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1985 Bass Tracker III - restoration posting coming soon w/ 1988 Mercury 60hp 2-Stroke & 55# Minn Kota Terrova 12v shared w/ my 14'


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PostPosted: 27 Jul 2016, 18:32 
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Go buy you a optima blue top mid size 27 and you can fish all day on that battery, have been for years unless you troll and run on high continuous for hours.



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