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#12377695 - 08/08/17 02:50 PM Motor Mate Users
Shallow Waters Offline
Angler

Registered: 01/03/17
Posts: 325
I made the switch to Motor Mate a few months ago and was wondering if others use steer stays with their motor mate. I have continued to use my steer stays up until the last few trips and just cant decide which way to go. My concern with using the steer stays is that they are just slightly off from the position the motor mate sets the motor in and I am afraid they might tweak the steering arm. Anyone have any input or suggestions? Are the Steer stays overkill with the motor mate?

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#12377719 - 08/08/17 03:06 PM Re: Motor Mate Users [Re: Shallow Waters]
361V Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/21/08
Posts: 4626
Loc: somervell county
Wasted extra step. Motor stays rock solid on the Motor Mate. Those steering clips will serve no function with this "motor toter".
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#12377724 - 08/08/17 03:07 PM Re: Motor Mate Users [Re: Shallow Waters]
Ranger1 Offline
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Registered: 08/28/03
Posts: 5876
Loc: Allen, Texas
I use both on mine and have for years. Not sure about the possibility of tweaking steering arm. I wouldn't think so. But I did not stay in a Holiday inn Express last night either, or I might have a better answer for you.
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#12377754 - 08/08/17 03:38 PM Re: Motor Mate Users [Re: Shallow Waters]
Texasdeepv Offline
Angler

Registered: 11/18/13
Posts: 298
Loc: Central TX
Over 6k miles last year towing my boat using only the motor mate. (Honda 150) Zero issues whatsoever.

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#12377763 - 08/08/17 03:40 PM Re: Motor Mate Users [Re: Shallow Waters]
Ken A. Offline
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Registered: 10/02/06
Posts: 8672
Loc: Trophy Club, TX
I do not.

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#12377781 - 08/08/17 03:48 PM Re: Motor Mate Users [Re: Shallow Waters]
Shallow Waters Offline
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Registered: 01/03/17
Posts: 325
I figured they were unnecessary since the motor mate braces from both sides as is. Thanks for the replies,

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#12378776 - 08/09/17 08:35 AM Re: Motor Mate Users [Re: Shallow Waters]
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Registered: 08/24/16
Posts: 582
Loc: Melissa/Grand Prairie, Tx
Yes, motormate advertises them saying it makes the steering chocks unnecessary.
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#12378906 - 08/09/17 09:48 AM Re: Motor Mate Users [Re: Shallow Waters]
River to sea Offline
Angler

Registered: 09/05/12
Posts: 310
Loc: Mt Pleasant TX
I only use mine when I'm on a long trip , probably not necessary . Motor never even wiggles with a motor mate installed correctly . I have missed one side of the trip buttons before , and a big bump will knock it out , I have a cable on mine , also handy if your leave it in before launch , just trim up , release the cable , pull it out of the water , and go fishing .

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#12379052 - 08/09/17 11:07 AM Re: Motor Mate Users [Re: Shallow Waters]
LinkLowrance Offline
Angler

Registered: 07/06/15
Posts: 432
Loc: On the Wheel
No need to use steering stops. The MM shouldn't let anything move side to side. I've had no problems at all with mine.

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#12379086 - 08/09/17 11:20 AM Re: Motor Mate Users [Re: Shallow Waters]
bigbass94 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/12
Posts: 3963
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
I use the Motor Mate only.
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#12379122 - 08/09/17 11:43 AM Re: Motor Mate Users [Re: Shallow Waters]
Bass&More Offline
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Registered: 06/04/08
Posts: 9032
Loc: Jack County
I use Motor Mate only thumb thumb peep


Edited by Bass&More (08/09/17 11:43 AM)

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#12379505 - 08/09/17 05:20 PM Re: Motor Mate Users [Re: Shallow Waters]
SkeeterRonnie Offline
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Registered: 02/25/03
Posts: 53123
Loc: Campbell, TX
Mm only. Used another brand before this and it seemed like it made my trim cylinders start leaking. No leaks since I switched. Same thing happened to my stepdads boat before he switched.
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#12379852 - 08/09/17 08:58 PM Re: Motor Mate Users [Re: Shallow Waters]
tejasbass Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 12/20/05
Posts: 819
Loc: Lewisville, TX
I've got a new in box Model 10-301-SSB. Fits Yamaha 115 - 175. Bought it from Tackle Warehouse for $129.99 + tax & shipping. Sold the boat and never took it out of the box. Will sell it for $100.00 face to face DFW. PM if interested.


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#12379917 - 08/09/17 09:30 PM Re: Motor Mate Users [Re: Shallow Waters]
kevine80 Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 11/20/15
Posts: 547
Loc: humble texas
if you cradle it correctly its no problem ! no need for clips

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