Trolling motor mount
Posted by: terryl on Apr-15-08 8:47 AM (EST)
I am an avid kayak fishermen. I own a Tarpon 160i and absolutely love this boat. I have recently developed a raging elbow and shoulder tendonitis, from paddling too much (just did a six day trip down the Suwannee, as well as fishing almost weekly since then on weekends) I hate the idea of steroid injections but may eventuallt have to resort to same. In any case, I am trying to come up with a trolling motor mount that I can drop in the rudder mount and steer by using the foot pedals for the rudder. I figure I need a very small trolling motor to use when I am trying to get up in front of a redfish school. I need to fabicate a fitting or have someone do so and can figuure out the electonics, just am at a loss on how to go about have a mount made. Any ideas.
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I'm not sure the rudder mount will be|
Posted by: old_user on Apr-15-08 9:13 AM (EST)
Another mounting system|
Posted by: old_user on Apr-15-08 9:22 AM (EST)
Posted by: old_user on Apr-15-08 9:26 AM (EST)
This one may be what you are after:
Tupperware trawler photo link|
Posted by: old_user on Apr-20-08 5:12 PM (EST)
"How do you like your dog ? Here's how I fix mine up and I suggest you have yours the same way "
Ricker's, a friend has a Navigator|
Posted by: old_user on Apr-20-08 7:15 PM (EST)
He used to loved it until another friend built him a wooden kayak that better suits his needs. But, says the Navigator is a great plastic kayak. The FnD is very popular both with the big guys and those who launch into the surf to fish 300 yards or so off shore. Cobra's are good boats, warranty service is first class. My friend had an issue with his first Navigator. Didn't think he'd get help from Cobra as the boat was 3 years old, but contacted the dealer...Austin Canoe and Kayk. ACK contacted Cobra, they sent him a new one with a bunch of new features, no questions.
The marauder has a few faults but|
Posted by: old_user on Apr-21-08 12:15 PM (EST)
It works for me. They lengthened the leg room but it still has no foot width area unless you are barefoot or have slender booties or something.
They need to go to adjustable foot|
Posted by: old_user on Apr-21-08 4:28 PM (EST)
braces. The same applies to Ocean Kayak and the Prowler 13. Those slots rub my foot, though I can find spacing that's suitable.