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Sandmannd

Wave Wackers

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Looking for more information on them. I don't do a lot of back trolling and have a bow mount trolling moter. My boat is also a console boat. But the gas tank is down where the motor sits and I get water that comes up over the back. I'm sure this would cut down on that. What are other advantages? What are the costs of these? Are they worth the coin?

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I dont use them, but everyone that i have talked to about them, adn the people that have bought them, love them and would never get rid of them. There not to much money, but i dont know what they are selling for being i never use them.

If you are looking for something to stop the problem that you have, this is what your going to need.

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Shane, they are nice to have even just for backing into waves for whatever reason. It's nice to stay dry.

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I have used and now own the Spash guards and they work nicely and are fair in price.

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Thanks, where can I pick some up and are the Splash Guards cheaper. Kinda looking for a les expensive way of doing it cause I'm cheap smile

Boatfixer, just noticed you live in Grand Rapids. I was just up there for a wedding this last weekend. I shoulda looked you up.

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Take a look at whitecap brand splash guards. They're cheaper than the wave wacker brand splashguards. I think the Wave Wacker brand ones are a bit nicer, but they both do the job adequately.

marine_man

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Thanks Rob as Whitecap is the brand I have.

Sandmann, check the Chaska or Shakopee area phone book. They will ship to you and they are very easy to install with very few tools.

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I've been considering these also for my Crestliner Sport Angler, but I'm wondering if I can still snap my cover on without removing them. I have 3 snaps on each side of the transom. Then the cover actually goes into and around the splash area of the motor.

Anybody know if they have to be removed for that type of cover to fit. I'm going to see if they have a web site with pictures.

Nels

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if the purpose to back troll is to slow your trolling speed, why not just get windsocks or troll with 5 gallon pails on each side?? i use 2 5 gallon buckets on each side when trolling and it does slow you down

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Nels - I'm guessing you'll have to remove the splash guards to make your cover fit.

tacklejunkie - the advantadge of back trolling is that you don't have to contend with windsocks or 5 gallon pails, ropes and concerns about tangle.

marine_man

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I know a lot of folks back troll with tillers. I haven't with my main motor in my boat. Is it fine to do with a console? Harder to do?

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There's nothing that says you can't backtroll with a console. It'll be more difficult to do though as you can usually get better backtrolling control on a tiller motor than you can on a console. Hence the tiller vs console discussion.

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Yea, that's the part I was getting at. But I just might have to try it once I get my boat back and will probably put some form of wackers on it before doing it as well.

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