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#10591703 - 02/03/15 03:27 PM Help, anyone have a....
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Registered: 01/21/01
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Loc: CARROLLTON, TX, US
old clamp on trolling motor that doesn;t work or is cheap. All I need is the bracket and shaft. I
need to build a clamp on rudder for my pond prowler and that seems like a good place to start building. Will trade Video's or tackle, whatever.

Better yet, do you have a clamp on rudder already built?
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#10761979 - 04/12/15 02:48 PM Re: Help, anyone have a.... [Re: ERNEST PATY]
PowerLizard Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/08/03
Posts: 1755
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
I need a rudder too. Has anyone built one without canibalizing a trolling motor for the mounting base?

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#10762372 - 04/12/15 06:27 PM Re: Help, anyone have a.... [Re: PowerLizard]
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Registered: 03/08/03
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Loc: Flower Mound, TX
Originally Posted By: PowerLizard
I need a rudder too. Has anyone built one without canibalizing a trolling motor for the mounting base?

Never mind. I found a Nylon Adjustable Flagpole Bracket at Academy and will rig up a rudder with some scrap plywood and PVC pipe.

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#10762403 - 04/12/15 06:46 PM Re: Help, anyone have a.... [Re: ERNEST PATY]
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Loc: Dallas, Texas
Why the need for a rudder? I have a bass raider and was wondering if this would help me out any.
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#10762641 - 04/12/15 08:38 PM Re: Help, anyone have a.... [Re: Cat finder]
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Registered: 03/08/03
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Loc: Flower Mound, TX
Originally Posted By: Cat finder
Why the need for a rudder? I have a bass raider and was wondering if this would help me out any.

I weigh 205 and when I drive the Bass Raider by myself with the trolling motor in the bow, the stern tends to swing around kind of like a pendulum effect. It drives like a rear wheel drive car on ice with the rear end swimging around. It is worse when trolling with the wind. It is not as bad when I have more weight in stern like my 8 year old son. A fixed rudder in the stern will help it track straight. It will prevent the boat stern from going side to side.

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#10762769 - 04/12/15 09:25 PM Re: Help, anyone have a.... [Re: ERNEST PATY]
Cat finder Online   content
Angler

Registered: 03/14/15
Posts: 291
Loc: Dallas, Texas
Thanks!
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#10764622 - 04/13/15 01:52 PM Re: Help, anyone have a.... [Re: Cat finder]
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The only time I've ever needed a rudder with my Bass Hunter Bass Baby is when I'm dragging a stringer around with me....and that's not very often these days with all the slot limits.
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#10765135 - 04/13/15 04:28 PM Re: Help, anyone have a.... [Re: Cat finder]
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Registered: 12/30/08
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Loc: Desoto,Tx. Dallas county
Originally Posted By: Cat finder
Why the need for a rudder? I have a bass raider and was wondering if this would help me out any.
YES YES YES CAPT!!!
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#10767266 - 04/14/15 11:32 AM Re: Help, anyone have a.... [Re: ERNEST PATY]
smooth move Online   content
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Registered: 10/14/12
Posts: 877
Loc: bayou vista,tx
just drag a section of chain behind you. about 5 or 6 ft.
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#10768749 - 04/14/15 09:27 PM Re: Help, anyone have a.... [Re: Fishbonz]
Cat finder Online   content
Angler

Registered: 03/14/15
Posts: 291
Loc: Dallas, Texas
Originally Posted By: Fishbonz
[quote=Cat finder]Why the need for a rudder? I have a bass raider and was wondering if this would help me out any.
YES YES YES CAPT!!! [/quote
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Thanks!


Edited by Cat finder (04/14/15 09:30 PM)
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