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  • trolling motor suggestions for my 73 17

    Hope everyone is having a great summer so far. After watching guys catch fish inside of a no motor zone this weekend while my son and I were getting skunked on the perimeter, I decided it's finally time to get a trolling motor. I still have "Dad, why don't you have a trolling motor?" fresh in my head three days later. Anyway, I'm at a loss on what thrust,length, and brand I should look for. I know I can rely on my fellow Mako brothers for input. I'm putting it on a 73 17ft cc. Thanks!
    1973 17ft Mako CC[br]Mobile,AL.[br]Orange Beach AL.[br][/URL]

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    Call these guys - VERY good customer service and knowledge, and they took good care of a friend of mine.

    http://www.trollingmotors.net/
    NYC & L.I. - 1974 \"Classic\" Mako 20\' - Suzuki 2006 DF150 - Fly & Light Tackle, C&R[br]My boat: http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=23444#159594[br]Personal website: http://www.georgemcauliffe.com/

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    • #3
      Thanks.. I will check them out.
      1973 17ft Mako CC[br]Mobile,AL.[br]Orange Beach AL.[br][/URL]

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      • #4
        I got a 24V, 80# Minn-Kota Riptide with a 60" shaft on my '74 mako17. It'll push that boat quick and with the 24V, it'll run for a few trips out.
        1974 Mako 17 Angler[br]1985 Evinrude 115[br]Panama City, Fl

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        • #5
          Locating two batteries (2-12VDC in series) under the console is best and size the wire based on the total run for both conductors. Some of the newer models have remote control and GPS settings to hold in place.
          Keyman[br]Paoli, PA

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          • #6
            I have a Minn-kota riptide st 60" shaft with i-pilot on a Mako22 can run a couple of days on a charge. On a 17 might get by with a 54' shaft.

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