Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Guest

Trolling Motor Mounted Transducer??

3 posts in this topic

Got one those set-ups(bracket and hose clamp) to mount trnasducer to bow mount troll motor. Wondering the best way to deal with the transducer cord?? Now I have the cord cable tied to the shaft of motor right above the collar that regulates depth of prop...but that leaves that length of cord from there down to transducer kind of just hanging there and subject to damage I would think. Is there another place to tie the cord or any other methods anyone has used??

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You want to use cable ties at the bottom of the motor was well, drill a pilot hole on the upper corner of your skag of the motor. Use the hole to run a cable tie around the cord. Leave enough cord so the motor can fully extend. When pulling the motor out of the water, becareful not to let the cord get pinched in the mounting brackets of the motor. Minn-kota also now has motors with the ducer and cord built right into the motor. Good Luck...

------------------
MILLE LACS AREA GUIDE SERVICE
651-271-5459 http://fishingminnesota.com/millelacsguide/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just set up one of these systems on my
boat. I have a Minnkota, that I got from D-man there. Here is how I did mine:

I used wire ties on the lower part of the
motor as D-man suggested, and snugged them down tight so they would keep the cable from
contacting the prop.Next, on the front corner
of the motormount on the bow, I drilled a
second hole so I could put another wire tie.
This one I kept partially open so the cable
can slide through as you lower/raise the motor.Now comes the tricky part.You have to find a way to keep tension on the cable to keep the slack out of it,as it will drift back towards the prop.For my
first time out, a little electrical tape
securing the ducer cable to the coiled power cable worked okay,but Since I will
be using the motor a different depths,the ammount of slack/tension will vary throughout the day,so I am coming up with a more permanent solution. My plan is to attach
a small hose clamp to the ducer cable,to this I will attach one of those retractable keychains,and mount it as to take up any slack.If you come up with a better idea,I am open for suggestions. While it is a little more of a hassle, it is real nice to have that locator working on the front half of
the boat. Good luck!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • I think it's called "Putting America to Work".    And it's a part time job on the same order as getting paid to applaud.     Looks like an easy job that would allow some time for fishing on the side.  Where do I sign up?
    • It's used in most enclosed trailers now but being uncovered would be my concern, treated won't react with the aluminum in a negative way ?
    • Nah...   You won't get an answer from the lefties on that one.   Nor will you get an answer as to why the lefty hate mongers break windows, burn cars, beat people, throw rocks and bottles at police all weekend long exercising their so called "right" to peaceful protest...   And the women's march ??     MC maddona..(who does not reside in America) takes the cake (pun intended) with three f' enhiemers and a threat to blow up the white house...   Frauds and Losers ....        
    • I was glad I had scratchers on thursday,,,, after 7 miles on the trail my skid looked show room clean ,,, put the scratchers down and all was good ,,,Trails are still rideable up here but showing some snert,,, Gonna switch to ice fishing till we get some snow cover again 
    • I thought it looked cool, the way it unfolds.   Run time indeed is an issue, and it would probably take slogging through them one by one to tell.
    • U have to keep telling us.......
    • duurrrr whats a heat exchanger I sold my trail sled and only have my f/c ice fishing sled now.   I was thinking about buying a new trail sled beginning of this year but glad I didn't I just don't have time for both ice fishing and sledding oh the hardships I have   I wish I lived in the mountains I think snowmobiling would win over fishing
    • Have the 8" k-drill. Bought it at the fishing show. Had it out about 8 different times and love it. No complaints. Very light weight, drill about 20-25 holes out each time. Only on Monday did I have to use a second battery, had about 21 inches of ice. I have two 5ah batteries for it.
  • Our Sponsors