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#11018202 - 08/03/15 09:02 PM Trolling Motors in Tournaments
SA Mike Offline
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Registered: 02/11/09
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All,

I'm new to kayak fishing and I'm also a little lazy. I mounted a trolling motor on my kayak. Do tournaments generally allow this or is it frowned upon? And yes I did register the kayak.

Thanks
Mike


Edited by SA Mike (08/03/15 09:03 PM)

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#11018215 - 08/03/15 09:04 PM Re: Trolling Motors in Tournaments [Re: SA Mike]
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Depends on the tourney popcorn2


Edited by SpiderJig (08/03/15 09:05 PM)
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#11018223 - 08/03/15 09:06 PM Re: Trolling Motors in Tournaments [Re: SA Mike]
SA Mike Offline
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Ok, thanks.

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#11018238 - 08/03/15 09:11 PM Re: Trolling Motors in Tournaments [Re: SA Mike]
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A lot of your bigger tourneys frown on it, while your smaller events accept them. Personally I don't think it matters. You can either catch fish or not. I've never seen a trolling motor catch a fish.
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#11018244 - 08/03/15 09:14 PM Re: Trolling Motors in Tournaments [Re: SA Mike]
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#11018250 - 08/03/15 09:16 PM Re: Trolling Motors in Tournaments [Re: SA Mike]
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Lol
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#11018263 - 08/03/15 09:18 PM Re: Trolling Motors in Tournaments [Re: SA Mike]
SA Mike Offline
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I'm going to be honest, and maybe this just shows how ignorant I am on this topic, but that thing kind of looks cool. I would fish out of it.

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#11018289 - 08/03/15 09:25 PM Re: Trolling Motors in Tournaments [Re: SA Mike]
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It is cool...
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#11018604 - 08/04/15 05:43 AM Re: Trolling Motors in Tournaments [Re: SA Mike]
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What's even cooler is when on that thing you don't need a PFD!

If a tournament is going to be for kayaks only, then you state in the rules, no TM's or TM's okay!
Then some guy shows up with his satellite disk with a trolling motor on it and calls it a kayak so what do you do?

BTW I watched the video on that thing and I give it a 9 on the cool factor chart, but it sits waaaaay too high out of the water or I'd give it a ten.


Edited by Jimbo (08/04/15 06:22 AM)
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#11018729 - 08/04/15 07:35 AM Re: Trolling Motors in Tournaments [Re: Jimbo]
Jerry Hamon Offline
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Originally Posted By: Jimbo
What's even cooler is when on that thing you don't need a PFD!


Can you clarify this? I'm pretty sure in Texas you have to at least have a Coast Guard approved flotation device on-board of any watercraft.

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#11018879 - 08/04/15 08:43 AM Re: Trolling Motors in Tournaments [Re: Jerry Hamon]
PowerLizard Offline
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Originally Posted By: Jerry Hamon
Originally Posted By: Jimbo
What's even cooler is when on that thing you don't need a PFD!


Can you clarify this? I'm pretty sure in Texas you have to at least have a Coast Guard approved flotation device on-board of any watercraft.


He has a trolling motor on the satellite dish so he needs TX numbers and a PFD.

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#11019350 - 08/04/15 12:08 PM Re: Trolling Motors in Tournaments [Re: Jerry Hamon]
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Originally Posted By: Jerry Hamon
Originally Posted By: Jimbo
What's even cooler is when on that thing you don't need a PFD!


Can you clarify this? I'm pretty sure in Texas you have to at least have a Coast Guard approved flotation device on-board of any watercraft.


Sarcasme! bannana2

If you watch a video of the thing it sits like two feet out of the water. Any slight whisper of a breeze will blow you all over the lake. Yes, sarcasm was in play because he's not wearing one, and yes he would need it registered in Texas.


Edited by Jimbo (08/04/15 12:12 PM)
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#11019589 - 08/04/15 01:48 PM Re: Trolling Motors in Tournaments [Re: Jimbo]
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Gotcha, I was kinda floored that you would say that! thumb

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#11020225 - 08/04/15 05:51 PM Re: Trolling Motors in Tournaments [Re: SA Mike]
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I apologize for the confusion Jerry!

I guess with a PFD on you wouldn't be able to read the advertisement on the back of his shirt. If anything required a PFD it would be that contraption!
The demo video I watched showed multiple people using the ultraskiff and nobody was wearing a PFD or even had one on the deck. hammer
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#11022978 - 08/05/15 06:00 PM Re: Trolling Motors in Tournaments [Re: Grease Bath]
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Originally Posted By: Grease Bath



needs foot control...
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