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#12268351 - 05/29/17 06:48 PM Trolling Motor
Crankalot Online   content
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Registered: 06/01/12
Posts: 477
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
Besides registration, any reason not to get a trolling motor for the kayak?

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#12268563 - 05/29/17 08:47 PM Re: Trolling Motor [Re: Crankalot]
Brad R Offline
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Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 1550
Loc: Texas
Battery weight comes to mind, Crankalot. But, you could be talking more about one of the high end units running on Lithium. I know they are much lighter.

I have a 55 lbs. thrust Minn Kota TM and an Optima Blue Top that I use on a Meyers Sportspal fishing canoe. I like it fine.

I was out today and Benny and his son-in-law were on the water, too, and he has a new Wilderness Radar. It was very nice! I bring this up because if anyone can find a good pedaler and paddler, I'd exhaust these options first before I added power.

Native Propels have an inexpensive TM mount for a traditional TM that would fit sort of up between your shins. And, Tony (YouTube kayaker from Houston area) and others make inexpensive TM riggings for PAs.

And, here in D/FW, Kevin Dismuke makes custom TM mounts as I recall.

Brad

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#12270247 - 05/30/17 07:01 PM Re: Trolling Motor [Re: Crankalot]
SARG Offline
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Registered: 04/01/17
Posts: 395
Loc: Texas
I run a peddle drive yak to AVOID paying Texas
SPECIFICALLY!!
Taxing electric power drive is beyond all reasonable's,but they do it
They dont double tax glitter boats for hanging two different power source motors do they . . . .
Just register the boat and both motors are free,yeah my point exactly

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#12270410 - 05/30/17 08:31 PM Re: Trolling Motor [Re: Crankalot]
Brad R Offline
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Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 1550
Loc: Texas
Well, there is little doubt about it being a money grab, this one.

There is a pending bill and I have predicted elsewhere that it will never make it to the floor for a vote, never make it back out of committee where I believe it is "parked" now. Why? Texas, like most states, spends a ton of money, is constantly looking for new sources to grow an ever bigger government.

There is simply no political risk to anyone in Austin to vote no if it ever comes to that.

Back to kayaks: I just love paddling and pedaling both so I'm comfortable with two sources of propulsion in almost all cases.

For my canoe? It is so big that I need more than a TM to move it around. Canoes you can dance on paddle horribly.

Brad

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#12270664 - 05/30/17 11:29 PM Re: Trolling Motor [Re: Crankalot]
pelican Offline
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Registered: 08/27/11
Posts: 2482
Loc: Grapevine
They're not allowed in some tournaments.
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#12270799 - 05/31/17 07:13 AM Re: Trolling Motor [Re: pelican]
Brad R Offline
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Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 1550
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: pelican
They're not allowed in some tournaments.


True. And, I wholeheartedly agree with this common rule . . . I'm surprised all of the kayak organizations don't use this rule.

And, this is no knock on someone wanting a TM, either. It is just that when we see bike races, we know there is something unfair if someone were to use a small motor and not just pedal power. Some cheating in this regard has been discovered in the pro bike racing community.

The unfair advantage is it'd get motorized kayaks out to the distant spots quicker; it'd let them fish longer, then allow them to zoom back to beat the time deadline for reporting in.

Just fine for personal use; no bueno for fishing comps in my opinion.

Brad

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#12270920 - 05/31/17 08:41 AM Re: Trolling Motor [Re: Crankalot]
Longliner Offline
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Registered: 03/17/17
Posts: 102
Loc: Texas
Well, if we're going to get that technical about it there should be a separate tournament for paddle, pedal and motorized. Because we Al know it's a heck of a lot easier to get around on a windy lake with a motorized yak or peddle yak then paddling.
That's why I always say only "real men paddle" lol


Edited by Longliner (05/31/17 08:48 AM)

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#12271010 - 05/31/17 09:34 AM Re: Trolling Motor [Re: Crankalot]
Brad R Offline
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Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 1550
Loc: Texas
Or, just different "divisions" within a single tournament would work if there was enough interest.

One thing, though, and this surprised me a bit was the mention over on FB of the fact that if you look at the standings in some of the organizations, paddle guys are right up there in the top slots. For us to know this, we'd have to see information in the rankings related to what kayaks different anglers were using. I wish they'd publish this.

I have to say I am really surprised the pedalers don't dominate the paddlers.

If I could hold position in my paddle kayak as easily as I can in my pedaler, I'd fish from a paddle kayak most of the time. I love to paddle!

Brad

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#12271027 - 05/31/17 09:48 AM Re: Trolling Motor [Re: Crankalot]
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Registered: 01/03/06
Posts: 10221
Loc: Irving
Different divisions within a single tournament would work well. Except that means more trophies or less $$ to each winner.

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