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tiller to console?

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is it possible to make a 5.5 jhonson from a tiller steer to a console type deal??

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Question that I would have is why?

Some/most can be converted. Kits are available, but some look or work homemade and work the same.

I, personaly would prefer a tillers ability to control/handeling over a steering console (there are some large motors in tiller models available with piston/hydraulic dampining).

Tiller fishing in my opinion (trolling & drifting, not including deep water and down rigging) will allow you more control and flexibility.

Each person and situation will dictate preference.

river-rat4

There are many who prefer console control. I do not

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it doesnt plain out unless you sit between the middle seat and back and its really hard to reach the tiller when sitting there..

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If it's only a 5.5 put an after marker electric trolling motor extension on you little gas engine. You should be able to find one pretty easily if you search tiller extension arm.

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You can, but the cost to do it probably won't be worth it... but, it is possible - you'll need a control box that's compatible with your motor, throttle cables, a helm and a steering cable at a minimum.

You'd probably be better served finding a different motor.

marine_man

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Try adding some weight to the bow. I have a 15HP on a 14 foot Flat bottom boat. I have my gas tank in the bow, and try to shift the load for the best performance.

Try adjusting the angle of the outboard, move the pin higher or lower to find the best match.

5.5HP outboard has limited performance/variables. Limit the weight in the boat; try to distribute the weight accordingly.

river-rat4

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i put the battery in the front and that helped some..could try moving the trolling motor up front then it would prolly plain out good enough..

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