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Minn Kota Power Drive Depth Finder Hook-up

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Hey, just wondering if anybody on here has ever hooked up a depth-finder/transducer up on one of these trolling motors, or if its even possible?! Any help would be greatly appriciated!!

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I just recently posted a thread about this problem. It is possible, You run the wire through the cable and up to the Head of the trolling motor, then you let the wire hang from there all the way down to the prop. This is the only way you can do it. I did it and ended up returning this trolling motor and got the powerdrive with the build in transducer.

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This is out of the owners manual. Be careful with the amount of slack so you don't end up cutting the transducer cable:

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Well, there it is, the only recommendation I have regarding this is that I would not drill a hole into the rib, I would zip tie it.

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i think someone makes a bracket deal for transducers and trolling motors cause thats what i use on mine. then just zip tie the cord that is running down to the pole.

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they do make a transducer for this setup that you mount to the bottom with a hose clamp. You cant zip tie the cord to the pole because it has to go through the base. The best you can do is put a zip tie at the very bottom and at the very top making sure you leave enough slack for a 360 degree turn.

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Use the small hole in the fin to zip tie the cable to that part of the fin. That keeps the cable and the zip tie off the bottom of the motor shaft and the motor stows and deploys more easily because it's in the correct position in the cradle. I've used this set-up for years with no problems, issues or complaints, but if the slight amount of slack in the cable bothers you then the Univeral Sonar is a great option.

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