Finally adding a trolling motor to the boat!

Kaptkirk

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Thanks, mine are in front, within 4ft of motor, in storage compartments on either side of motor
 

Mooneshine

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Today’s progress update. Completed the mount. Borrowed the idea of a fellow member for a receiver style under deck mount. Still need to clean it up a little bit but it feels solid. Still waiting on a few electrical parts but should be done soon.
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This looks GREAT. This is high on my many-deeds list on the new to us Benny for winter. which can be 7 months here in Wisconsin.
Did the member you borrowed from have a posting?
Anything you would change or afterthoughts on project?
How well does your boat work with the troller? I have never been on a pontoon with one but I am parting ways with my v-hull and have a newish ulterra and helix to put on the pontoon.
 

dshannon11

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Had one on our old boat. Worked great. Just make sure it has 80+ pounds of thrust and you should be good. Looking to install a hidden mount on front so I don’t have to drill into front floor when I get my new benny
 

lakeliving

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No issues 1.5 years in with it. On an inland lake I’m sure 80 is fine but where I am 112lb of thrust helps combat tides and wind. I posted a video of it staying spot locked in high winds.
 
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Here are some additional photos that might help others.

This is exactly what I was looking for! Sideways in front out of the way... My 2022 25LSAPG half fishing package in back starts on the production line tomorrow at Bennington! It was ordered in July so very excited. Hoping to get it by Thanks Giving if all goes well. Installing the new Yamaha 300 digital, very excited for everything. Coming in firecracker and black with black out package. I have gotten the same trolling motor as you but went with the 36 volt lithium Dakota battery that's half the weight. Installing 10' Talon in back and 5' in front. Splurged on a Solix 15 for all the fishing and commands for the Bluetooth. Luckily I have all the parts except the battery that should be here in a few weeks. Took over 2.5 months to get it. The photos have been a great help! Thank you! I will have to try and find someone to make it or find some time to make it. Once I get my boat and it's got all the goodies I will be sure to share as I am very excited....
 

Bill N

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If mounting trolling motor batteries in the rear, make sure to increase wire gauge to mitigate voltage drop.
 
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