Trolling motor spot lock

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  1. Jared Walker

    Jared Walker Active Member

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    Shamrock crowd. Has anyone here put a bow trolling motor on a 246 WA or larger boat?

    I fish a lot of local reefs and structure here in SoCal. Would love to use a gps lock trolling motor instead of my anchor and/or sitting in idle and having to re position boat every few minutes.

    I know I would need a 36V for the boat size and 84" shaft. Just curious on any real life experience with it.

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    I like the spot lock idea. Pretty pricey, plus you have to add 3 more batts. My bow may be too tall so I was thinking of just adding a 12v trolling motor to the transom just to get in and out of kelp, not to to actually troll with it.
     
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    Yeah, couple grand. In SoCal it wouldn’t be strong enough to troll with. More for fishing tight to boiler rocks, break walls, and reefs for our local saltwater bass. From what I’ve read on THT the larger boats leave their boats in gear during heavy currents of help assist.
     

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