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#10790583 - 04/23/15 11:33 AM single talon. should i mount on the left or right?
hopefullythisworks Offline
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Registered: 08/17/13
Posts: 228
Loc: LGV, TX
if you are running 1 shallow water anchor which side did you put it on and why?

i fish alone more often than not

i am a bigger guy so i was thinking left for weight distribution

if you do have it mounted on left does it ever interfere with driving? make a blind spot?

thinking right though bc cleaner install and no blind spot.

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#10790609 - 04/23/15 11:38 AM Re: single talon. should i mount on the left or right? [Re: hopefullythisworks]
GarySHO Offline
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I would think about what other things go on back there that you may do alot that it may get in the way. For example, do you have an oil tank that you have to refill and you will have to work around it to add oil etc....
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#10790610 - 04/23/15 11:38 AM Re: single talon. should i mount on the left or right? [Re: hopefullythisworks]
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My son has his 12' on the drivers side works fine. basscat
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#10790691 - 04/23/15 11:59 AM Re: single talon. should i mount on the left or right? [Re: hopefullythisworks]
Lil' Louie Offline
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I've got my 12 footer on the driver side. I don't think it really matters. Works good.
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#10790729 - 04/23/15 12:06 PM Re: single talon. should i mount on the left or right? [Re: hopefullythisworks]
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If it's just you fishing, the left side makes sense. If you regularly fish with another family member or friend, the right side might interfere less with their casting/fish fighting from the back of the boat.
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#10790749 - 04/23/15 12:10 PM Re: single talon. should i mount on the left or right? [Re: hopefullythisworks]
Drummond1 Offline
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been thinking of buying one myself for my tracker, let me know how it works...
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#10790832 - 04/23/15 12:32 PM Re: single talon. should i mount on the left or right? [Re: hopefullythisworks]
Karl Dietz Offline
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Left side...easier to look back to see the lights and make sure its up!
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#10790837 - 04/23/15 12:35 PM Re: single talon. should i mount on the left or right? [Re: hopefullythisworks]
MikeSouza Offline
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Do a search. This question is asked a lot. You will find a lot of answers and reasonings in other post
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#10790839 - 04/23/15 12:35 PM Re: single talon. should i mount on the left or right? [Re: hopefullythisworks]
Mike_Kelley Offline
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Loc: Irving texas
Plus it will counter balance your weight
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#10790870 - 04/23/15 12:43 PM Re: single talon. should i mount on the left or right? [Re: hopefullythisworks]
Mike_Kelley Offline
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I put two on my 17 ft champ. Has a 115 merc... Killed the performance. Now when I come of plane, I have to run from the wake so I don't get swamped....
Getting on plane, takes forever with them dragging behind me.. Then since the champs are angled at the transom, I constantly fight tember getting between the mounts and the boat ans getting stuck..
Other than that.. They are great
Imo.... I wouldn't put them on anything smaller than 18.5 running at least a 150
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#10790937 - 04/23/15 01:00 PM Re: single talon. should i mount on the left or right? [Re: hopefullythisworks]
hopefullythisworks Offline
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Registered: 08/17/13
Posts: 228
Loc: LGV, TX
guys thanks for all the responses and new insight.

I am running an 18 kingfisher with a Yamaha 150.

I purchased a. 10ft. Can't wait to mount it.

I have searched these topics for months and months. not trying to clutter a topic that's been discussed is just a big financial investment so I'm wanting the most up to date information.

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#10791831 - 04/23/15 06:38 PM Re: single talon. should i mount on the left or right? [Re: hopefullythisworks]
SIR-FISH-LOT Offline
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MY IS MOUNTED ON THE LEFT SIDE, I CAST FROM THE LEFT MOST OF THE TIME AND WIFE CAST FROM THE SIDE.
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#10792077 - 04/23/15 08:26 PM Re: single talon. should i mount on the left or right? [Re: Mike_Kelley]
Hobbs McAvoy Offline
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Registered: 03/10/09
Posts: 315
Loc: Bullard, TX
Originally Posted By: Grasshoppah
I put two on my 17 ft champ. Has a 115 merc... Killed the performance. Now when I come of plane, I have to run from the wake so I don't get swamped....
Getting on plane, takes forever with them dragging behind me.. Then since the champs are angled at the transom, I constantly fight tember getting between the mounts and the boat ans getting stuck..
Other than that.. They are great
Imo.... I wouldn't put them on anything smaller than 18.5 running at least a 150


Sounds like yours are mounted too low if they are creating that much drag. Raise them up some and you'll get your performance back. You may lose some inches when deploying the talons but I would give that up to make sure the boat is running correctly. JMO


Edited by Hobbs McAvoy (04/23/15 08:26 PM)

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#10793155 - 04/24/15 09:32 AM Re: single talon. should i mount on the left or right? [Re: jbassman]
forkduc Offline
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Registered: 03/28/07
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Loc: Plano,Texas
Perfect spot on a Skeeter also,drivers side.

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#10793162 - 04/24/15 09:34 AM Re: single talon. should i mount on the left or right? [Re: Hobbs McAvoy]
forkduc Offline
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Registered: 03/28/07
Posts: 10763
Loc: Plano,Texas
Mounted correctly on a jack plate their effective depth is about one foot less than advertised.

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