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Bow mounted trolling motor
May 31, 2013
9:18 pm
tw1nny03
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So, I’m in the market for a minn kota powerdrive v2 trolling motor with the wireless remote. I would like to mount the motor at the bow. I know Marshall has a great setup on mounting a plastic plate and the minn kota quick release bracket to the bow.

Are there any other ideas on how to mount the motor to the bow? If so, could you please include pics and/or instructions?

Thanks,

Twin

June 1, 2013
7:23 pm
Nobody
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Check the Team NuCanoe pages. Someone from Texas has a bow mount setup.

June 4, 2013
12:03 am
Lane
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Check out Dustin’s solution that he posted on earlier today and read the blog that he links too. Looks pretty slick to me….

http://www.nucanoe.com/forum/o…..i-love-it/

June 4, 2013
1:45 am
ack-yak
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x2 SmileWink

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June 5, 2013
8:19 pm
tw1nny03
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I saw his video. I really like his setup. Just wish there were more details on the mount and how he mounted the bracket to the kayak.

June 5, 2013
11:45 pm
ack-yak
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tw1nny03, Go to Dustin’s profile and search his posts…..One of his early ones has that bracket he made…..check it out!! ack-yak Bob SmileWink

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June 6, 2013
4:29 am
Nobody
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I thought of the bow mount when I started my troll motor project, but I figured not to go that route until I have an outboard for the rear. Now, looking at it I might have to rethink my set up. At least I would be able to put the battery where it belongs.

Hmmmm…….Smile

June 6, 2013
12:04 pm
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I would defiantly go bow mounted motor before I ever thought of putting an outboard on it. That being said, I had the same exact thoughts as you… Get a gas motor to get some place… I was flat wrong the front mounted motor gets me there and the battery lasts a really really long time!
The only reason I would ever get a gas motor now is for river fishing! On lakes the front mounted motor moves me along at 6 mph and runs all day. I had an old tanaka on the back and it worked, but I really felt it was useless for most fishing applications.
God Bless,
Dustin

June 6, 2013
12:06 pm
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If you guys are interested in purchasing a motor mount from me let me know… I will build up a few of them and ship them to you!
God Bless,
Dustin

June 6, 2013
12:34 pm
Nobody
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dustin_drews said

If you guys are interested in purchasing a motor mount from me let me know… I will build up a few of them and ship them to you!
God Bless,
Dustin

How much $$ you looking for on the mount?

June 6, 2013
1:48 pm
ack-yak
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Ditto!!! SmileWink Dustin, Do ya think on a 10′er with a bow mount the battery should be placed…where…front or stern?? Thanks! ack-yak Confused

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June 6, 2013
2:09 pm
mikea
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Please add me to the list Dustin, PM sent.

June 6, 2013
7:37 pm
scottmurf22
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Add me to the list too. I know I saw you had a quick release, but it looked different from mine. Do you have the composite quick release bracket?

June 10, 2013
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tw1nny03
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Wow Dustin! Your frontier goes 6mph with the trolling motor?

Marshall here in Texas said he goes 7mph with a 2hp honda outboard. If the trolling motor goes only 1mph slower than an outboard, I think all I would need is the bow mounted trolling motor.

June 11, 2013
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Just an update. I have been in contact with Dustin via email and he is fabricating some new brackets that will work with both style quick releases made by minn kota (as I have a different style from his). They are also being made out of composite material so it should be strong and lightweight. He said the cost with all hardware included would be somewhere around $100. Several will be ready to ship by the end of this week as I was informed.

June 11, 2013
2:41 am
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Dustin sent me the same email, how rare it is that people follow up like this, cant wait for the finished product.

June 12, 2013
7:21 pm
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First one left today to a customer… I did a post in the Rigging section!
Foot steer should always be mounted up front!
And battery should be in the rear!
God Bless,
Dustin

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