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PostPosted: 24 Jul 2016, 23:51 
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Just my opinion, but I owned a Motorguide 36 lb thrust prior to uprgrading to the 70 lb thrust Minnkota...the Minnkota is a much better built product all the way around.



I hope so, bc looks like I'll be making the jump. Just looking at minnkota they seem to have pretty neat features.


Riverlife: when you raise your outboard. Does that cause you to over steer?


on a non related topic how does one do a multi Quote? I don't see a button for it...


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PostPosted: 25 Jul 2016, 08:47 
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I don't have many pics, but I have a 50lb Minn Kota PowerDrive on my 14' tin. Recently had the main board fail and had to buy another. Not too bad for a 2004 motor.

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PostPosted: 25 Jul 2016, 09:17 
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55# Terrova on my 1436, it sees a lot of river fishing though, when fighting the current overkill is underrated.

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PostPosted: 25 Jul 2016, 11:02 
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I have a 45 lb on my 1648 Alumacraft. It's nice but it's almost too much power for my boat and fishing style. It is a 5 speed model and I really only use speed 1 or 2 when I am using it fishing....3 - 5 are overkill unless I was trolling jigs or crankbaits. I'd like it to go down a little slower with more of a variable speed setting. That said, it will be handy if my motor ever fails on me as it goes 4-5 mph on high speed lol.

I think ideally I would like a much higher thrust motor but one with a true variable speed option. Would give great thrust for current but very low speed setting for totally calm conditions like I see a lot at night or very early morning.



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PostPosted: 25 Jul 2016, 15:59 

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I have three transom mounts a 24 lb/30" shaft, a 46lb/34" shaft and a 50 Lb/36" shaft out of all of them the 50 stays on the boat I should just sell the others



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PostPosted: 25 Jul 2016, 17:20 
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I have a 48 lb power drive for my 14ft

its more than enough power but thats fine, I hardly drain the battery at all

as far as power drive, cable steer, bowmount etc it all depends on your style of fishing

I love the power drive since it has variable speed control and I dont use the pedal with my foot, I just set it on the bench next to my sonar and control it by hand.

But I dont stand and cast or jig, I just sit in my seat and use it for trolling or boat positioning.

works great for me

here is a pic, as per your request


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PostPosted: 25 Jul 2016, 20:28 
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Thanks for all the input guys. The pics look great. Im realizing that it is the shaft lenth
that makes my motorguide look huge on my boat. in other words, Im seeing your bow mount motors and they dont look no where big as mine. Thise pics really came in handy.


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PostPosted: 25 Jul 2016, 20:37 
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PBRMINER wrote:
I have three transom mounts a 24 lb/30" shaft, a 46lb/34" shaft and a 50 Lb/36" shaft out of all of them the 50 stays on the boat I should just sell the others



Why 3?


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PostPosted: 25 Jul 2016, 20:43 
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Onthewater102: your boat is very similar to what I have boat wise and the trollong motor looks perfect


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PostPosted: 26 Jul 2016, 05:25 
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greenheron wrote:
Thanks for all the input guys. The pics look great. Im realizing that it is the shaft lenth
that makes my motorguide look huge on my boat. in other words, Im seeing your bow mount motors and they dont look no where big as mine. Thise pics really came in handy.


Mine started out as a 48" then I cut about 8" off the shaft.



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PostPosted: 26 Jul 2016, 06:14 

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Minn-kota 12v 55 hand controlled mounted on the bow. Plenty for me.


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PostPosted: 26 Jul 2016, 09:37 
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Onthewater102: your boat is very similar to what I have boat wise and the trollong motor looks perfect


FWIW my boat is a 1436, I have the TM on the same side as the side console, with the battery and gas tank on the opposite side, but it is a bit heavy to the TM side as it sits in the water without me in it which is perfect because I step into it on the opposite side & even it out. Visibility off the front isn't an issue with such small boats, on a bigger bass boat with more distance from the helm to the bow it might create a restriction, but on the little tinny it's a non-issue.

The Terrova is one of the powered steering options offered by MinnKota, before it I had an Edge with its longer footprint but it really made little difference. The edge style mount does pull the TM a bit further into the boat, but on such small boats you've lost the use of the space on that side regardless of what motor style you go with. That's why I have my rod storage setup underneath the TM, it keeps the other side of the boat open to foot traffic. In doing this I mounted the TM to a plate that attaches to the top of the gunwales which provides more space underneath for the rod tips - however, it makes it so my bow light post isn't tall enough to be seen over the TM from the right & I have to switch to corner marker lights...trade-offs every way you go on these little boats.



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PostPosted: 26 Jul 2016, 13:50 
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How does that 55# Minn Kota do pushing a 14ft boat+gear+people around?


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PostPosted: 26 Jul 2016, 14:04 
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Just fine - it'll do 2.5mph on its highest speed setting. I used to have it on my 18' fiberglass boat & it handled that no problem.



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PostPosted: 26 Jul 2016, 14:33 
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I have a Minn Kota RipTide 55lbs on my Alumacraft 1436, it's transom mounted. I think it does well when I use it.I have a small Mercury outboard with all controls in front of my seat to the left. My battery and solar charger is mounted on an aluminum frame I put up front. ( Makes a good deck to Bowfish from.


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