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#12494711 - 11/06/17 08:01 PM TM mounted skimmer...
i-Fish Offline
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Iím mounting an HDI skimmer to an Ultrex and running the cable up. Is there anything I need to know ahead of time? Had one mounted to my Maxxum TM but I donít know if the Ultrex operates differently and how it may affect the cord that Iím zip tying up the shaft.
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#12494740 - 11/06/17 08:25 PM Re: TM mounted skimmer... [Re: i-Fish]
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Put a trolling motor shield saver on it. They work.
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#12495069 - 11/07/17 07:38 AM Re: TM mounted skimmer... [Re: i-Fish]
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Does the prop head spin completely around or is it limitied in the degree in which it spins around? I just donít want to snap the skimmer cord from the head spinning around and around...
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#12495203 - 11/07/17 09:17 AM Re: TM mounted skimmer... [Re: i-Fish]
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#12495214 - 11/07/17 09:29 AM Re: TM mounted skimmer... [Re: i-Fish]
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the trolling motor head spins just like the Maxxum, just put a small loop in the cord for slack purposes.

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#12495231 - 11/07/17 09:43 AM Re: TM mounted skimmer... [Re: i-Fish]
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#12495349 - 11/07/17 11:17 AM Re: TM mounted skimmer... [Re: i-Fish]
Cass Caldwell Offline
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Registered: 01/29/06
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Don't buy the Lowrance trolling motor adapter for it. I ordered one and couldn't believe it, but it's plastic. That thing wouldn't last me two trips here on the Red River. Order the one made by Transducer Shield & Saver.


Edited by Cass Caldwell (11/07/17 11:18 AM)
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#12495409 - 11/07/17 12:01 PM Re: TM mounted skimmer... [Re: Cass Caldwell]
i-Fish Offline
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Originally Posted By: Cass Caldwell
Don't buy the Lowrance trolling motor adapter for it. I ordered one and couldn't believe it, but it's plastic. That thing wouldn't last me two trips here on the Red River. Order the one made by Transducer Shield & Saver.


Oddly enough I do have the Lowrance adapter. Never had any issue with it on my previous boat got stuck in the shallows and ran into chunk rocks, stumps and stick ups and never had an issue.
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#12495413 - 11/07/17 12:03 PM Re: TM mounted skimmer... [Re: i-Fish]
Cass Caldwell Offline
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Cool, glad to hear that. Never thought that thin plastic would hold up.

Originally Posted By: i-Fish
Originally Posted By: Cass Caldwell
Don't buy the Lowrance trolling motor adapter for it. I ordered one and couldn't believe it, but it's plastic. That thing wouldn't last me two trips here on the Red River. Order the one made by Transducer Shield & Saver.


Oddly enough I do have the Lowrance adapter. Never had any issue with it on my previous boat got stuck in the shallows and ran into chunk rocks, stumps and stick ups and never had an issue.
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#12495427 - 11/07/17 12:15 PM Re: TM mounted skimmer... [Re: Cass Caldwell]
i-Fish Offline
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Originally Posted By: Cass Caldwell
Cool, glad to hear that. Never thought that thin plastic would hold up.

Originally Posted By: i-Fish
Originally Posted By: Cass Caldwell
Don't buy the Lowrance trolling motor adapter for it. I ordered one and couldn't believe it, but it's plastic. That thing wouldn't last me two trips here on the Red River. Order the one made by Transducer Shield & Saver.


Oddly enough I do have the Lowrance adapter. Never had any issue with it on my previous boat got stuck in the shallows and ran into chunk rocks, stumps and stick ups and never had an issue.


Well, to be fair, if it werenít initially guarded by the skeg it wouldnít stand a change. Considering the skeg takes the majority of the beating I donít think you really need something heavy duty. Just donít beat the tar out of the boat and it will suffice.
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#12495460 - 11/07/17 12:35 PM Re: TM mounted skimmer... [Re: i-Fish]
Cass Caldwell Offline
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Registered: 01/29/06
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Loc: Bossier City, Louisiana
This is the one that I just took off mine before getting the HDI. Still not sure the plastic would hold up to the way I fish.



Originally Posted By: i-Fish
Originally Posted By: Cass Caldwell
Cool, glad to hear that. Never thought that thin plastic would hold up.

Originally Posted By: i-Fish
Originally Posted By: Cass Caldwell
Don't buy the Lowrance trolling motor adapter for it. I ordered one and couldn't believe it, but it's plastic. That thing wouldn't last me two trips here on the Red River. Order the one made by Transducer Shield & Saver.


Oddly enough I do have the Lowrance adapter. Never had any issue with it on my previous boat got stuck in the shallows and ran into chunk rocks, stumps and stick ups and never had an issue.


Well, to be fair, if it werenít initially guarded by the skeg it wouldnít stand a change. Considering the skeg takes the majority of the beating I donít think you really need something heavy duty. Just donít beat the tar out of the boat and it will suffice.
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#12495617 - 11/07/17 03:08 PM Re: TM mounted skimmer... [Re: i-Fish]
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You are probably correct! roflmao
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