Best SW trolling motor on a budget?

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  1. lovefofish

    lovefofish Peanut Gallery

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    A couple buddies and I recently upgraded from a 14' aluminum to a 16' center council "the salty swallow" and we are trying to find a bow mount trolling motor (foot con. or tiller) that would fit in the budget of a couple of college kids. All we need is something that can pull us through the kelp and keep us safe from the WALL.

    The boat is an old comercial Hull very similar to the old 16' mako's, pretty heavy and a pretty wide beam.

    Whats on your boat? any suggestions for ours?
     
  2. kelpbass_kid

    kelpbass_kid Salvay Pacific

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    Congrats on the new rig drew!

    I Recently ordered a MotorGuide Saltwater Wireless Edition Trolling Motor for the Basstic Mobile. I got the 75 Lb Thrust, 60 inch Shaft version. It comes with a foot pedal and optional wireless controller.

    Visit Nick and Anne at the Trolling Motor Dr in Lakewood. They are the best in the business!
     
  3. lovefofish

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    Thanks man! Ill Throw up some pics soon. You wouldn't happen to have your old one still?

    -Drew
     
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    get some So Cal Editor BD Writer

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    Trust me, you DO NOT want his old one...
     
  5. kelpbass_kid

    kelpbass_kid Salvay Pacific

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    Drew, I can provide you with a chipped prop, some heavily corroded wires, a bent shaft, and perhaps a couple teaspoons of mechanical grease. I might be able to scrape enough tiny rocks out of the housing for a petite sand castle as well!
     
  6. Bayninja 13

    Bayninja 13 Son of Saluki

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    Not Sure if that one in particular will fit your college Budget:rofl:.....But I too have looking around for one. Any other spots you fellas reccomend?
     
  7. b-reel

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    There was one on sale on this forum not too long ago, scroll down the list.
     
  8. lovefofish

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    What do you guys think about ordering a cheaper min kotta (40#) FW model and see how it goes?
     
  9. whammy

    whammy Hook Up!

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    i think its too light of a trolling motor for that sized boat esp if its a heavy boat. might want to consider getting a higher thrust motor
     
  10. bigderel

    bigderel Arooroo

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    X2

    Definitely go at least 55# of thrust. That will be adequate for the wall and light duty boiler action. Scour the classifieds...a fw TM (from personal experience) simply requires a little more upkeep but will work fine. If you can find one a little higher thrust the better IMO...although you're probably looking at 24volt (two battery) so make sure you have room/space for that.
     
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    247 Newbie

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    X3 when the winds blowing youll wish you had bought the 75#.
     
  12. john beerling

    john beerling Newbie

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    Go see Nick at the Trolling Motor Doctor in Lakewood. He has a Motorguide Saltwater Edition bow mounted wireless 75 #Thrust for approx $650. Normally sells at just under a grand. It's been completely gone through by the factory. Not a single scratch. I was just there last night. Great deal, under warranty, and won't last at this price. Tell him I sent ya... and he might shave off a few more $$$$. Good luck.
     

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