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Don

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I have this old buddy that gave me his old boat. Thinking about putting a trolling motor on it. Do I want to put it onto the front or back. Low budget so not a spot lock hooked to a plotter. It would seem like I would want it on the front for fishing. Or on the rear for traveling .
 

Melvinp

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If it’s just you I would say in the back if there’s 2 than both lol kinda really depends on how much trolling ya do I think it’s a lot easier to troll from the back of the boat just because of the rod placement you have to have but if you have a fishing buddy that can control your direction while you’re mess with your gear and not run into anyone else’s boat lol kinda laugh even harder.
 
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MB3

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I prefer foot controls in the bow especially if it's windy.

If you fish alone, sit in the back and place the battery there you point upwards in small boats.
 
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A-5

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Well Don. Sitting on the back controlling the vessel is easy. Hint to self. Troll in reverse and life is good. You could re wire a foot peddle to make it easier. Whatever you decide you will make it work. But just turn your thinking. Reverse will be your friend
 

Don

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I wonder if the guy that had this boat ever had the 6 HP gas motor connected to the helm at the dash.
 

Melvinp

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The biggest thing I noticed was all the micro adjustments I had to do with the foot pedaled bow mount I guess the biggest problem is the wind of course. Just go spot lock and take the time map out your course and push the button
 

Don

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That's what I was looking to do. I'd like to sit up front like as if I were MR. Zionkowski in the "Ark". I think it would be really cool to convert this boat into an all electric jobber.
 
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