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#7571469 - 05/25/12 09:30 AM Anybody put a transducer on minn Kota powerdrive trolling motor?
sleeper Offline
Angler

Registered: 08/08/04
Posts: 361
Loc: Longview
Just bought a 09 ranger reata. Has it on there. Love the trollin motor but looks impossible to mount tranducer because the shaft slides up and down through a tight hole lol when deploying etc. Thanks


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#7573374 - 05/25/12 05:52 PM Re: Anybody put a transducer on minn Kota powerdrive trolling motor? [Re: sleeper]
falcontech Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 04/04/12
Posts: 6
Loc: McKinney, Texas
I have the Terrova same deployment. I did it per the install instruction’s you can download from Minkota website. You tie it at the top and bottom of shaft with slack in wire.
Con of this install you have to watch the wire on deployment so it doesn’t get in down lock.

Under manual control you have to watch how far you go on turning head.

Wire can also catch on depth collar, and it will cut the wire.

I’m ready to just run both units off transom sensor.

Hope this helps you with your install discision.


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#7573758 - 05/25/12 08:03 PM Re: Anybody put a transducer on minn Kota powerdrive trolling motor? [Re: sleeper]
Matt M Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 12/09/07
Posts: 2173
Loc: Rockwall , tx
there is no good way to do it


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#7573801 - 05/25/12 08:13 PM Re: Anybody put a transducer on minn Kota powerdrive trolling motor? [Re: Matt M]
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Registered: 04/21/06
Posts: 15821
Loc: Lake Fork, Texas
Originally Posted By: Martin Pro Outdoors
there is no good way to do it


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#7574049 - 05/25/12 09:21 PM Re: Anybody put a transducer on minn Kota powerdrive trolling motor? [Re: sleeper]
falcontech Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 04/04/12
Posts: 6
Loc: McKinney, Texas
+1 on Malone & Martin


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#7574415 - 05/25/12 11:26 PM Re: Anybody put a transducer on minn Kota powerdrive trolling motor? [Re: sleeper]
LittleGazoo Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 10/22/10
Posts: 552
Loc: Big Sandy, TX
Most Terrova users mount their Humminbird transducers by running the transducer cable down the slot in the shaft.

Here are two links:

Humminbird - http://www.crappie.com/crappie/fishing-e...ucer-mount.html

Lowrance - http://www.crappie.com/crappie/fishing-e...-cable-0-a.html




Edited by LittleGazoo (06/05/12 10:05 AM)

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