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troll tamer on an ultrex #13151232 05/11/19 04:59 PM
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Is a troll tamer worth the extra money or does the provided stabilizer bar work just as well? Anyone ever had a motor damaged from not having the troll tamer?

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Re: troll tamer on an ultrex [Re: goodman1389] #13151242 05/11/19 05:11 PM
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Best $100 you can spend (IMO)

What tears up the mount for the Ultrex and Fortrex is trailering and running down the lake. I have ran a troll tamer for about 6 years and have not had the issues I used to have with MInn Kota mounts and bushings going bad.


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Re: troll tamer on an ultrex [Re: Douglas J] #13151304 05/11/19 07:33 PM
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Troll Tamers are one of the best things you can add to a trolling motor, it secures it rock solid to the boat. The constant jarring from waves and potholes can really affect it. The stabilizer arm that comes with them is junk. I wish the guys that put my Ultrex on would have put one on and also installed the strap too. Then again Iím seeing many things to this day they did wrong on my installs.

I may just quit complaining and take my boat to the best Basscat dealer and have them fix all the issues Iím finding.

Sorry to side track the post but yes the Troll Tamer is a great buy to have for the Ultrex...


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Re: troll tamer on an ultrex [Re: goodman1389] #13151655 05/12/19 07:35 AM
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Wouldn't have one without it!

Re: troll tamer on an ultrex [Re: goodman1389] #13151938 05/12/19 05:51 PM
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Re: troll tamer on an ultrex [Re: Mike Keenan] #13151950 05/12/19 06:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Mike Keenan
Troll Tamers are one of the best things you can add to a trolling motor, it secures it rock solid to the boat. The constant jarring from waves and potholes can really affect it. The stabilizer arm that comes with them is junk. I wish the guys that put my Ultrex on would have put one on and also installed the strap too. Then again Iím seeing many things to this day they did wrong on my installs.

I may just quit complaining and take my boat to the best Basscat dealer and have them fix all the issues Iím finding.

Sorry to side track the post but yes the Troll Tamer is a great buy to have for the Ultrex...
They didnít install your hold down strap?

Re: troll tamer on an ultrex [Re: goodman1389] #13152009 05/12/19 07:54 PM
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The troll tamer is nice but I run the stock bounce buster and dont have issues. If its rough or while trailering I use the strap. I set the bounce buster so it's pretty tight so it takes a pretty good hit to move the motor

Re: troll tamer on an ultrex [Re: goodman1389] #13152019 05/12/19 08:09 PM
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Ultrex comes with its own kickstand and it works great. The motor locks in the stowed position if the stand is the correct length.


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Re: troll tamer on an ultrex [Re: goodman1389] #13152109 05/12/19 11:01 PM
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Mine even when locked still bounces some in rough water. I need to look into the troll tamer I guess, also had anyone experienced issues with the lift assist Iím pretty sure mine has never worked because from day one it will just flop down really hard if u donít ease it down. I checked to make sure it was installed correctly and it seems to be fine. Maybe I should just swap it with the one on my old fortrex

Re: troll tamer on an ultrex [Re: goodman1389] #13152155 05/13/19 12:11 AM
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The lift assist doesnt work as good as it used to. Probably just the extra weight of the ultrex

Re: troll tamer on an ultrex [Re: 361V] #13152176 05/13/19 12:56 AM
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Originally Posted by 361V
Originally Posted by Mike Keenan
Troll Tamers are one of the best things you can add to a trolling motor, it secures it rock solid to the boat. The constant jarring from waves and potholes can really affect it. The stabilizer arm that comes with them is junk. I wish the guys that put my Ultrex on would have put one on and also installed the strap too. Then again Iím seeing many things to this day they did wrong on my installs.

I may just quit complaining and take my boat to the best Basscat dealer and have them fix all the issues Iím finding.

Sorry to side track the post but yes the Troll Tamer is a great buy to have for the Ultrex...
They didnít install your hold down strap?


Nope, as a matter of fact, they just wrapped it around the trolling motor. The first time I used it, it fell in the lake. I called Minn Kota and they replaced it for free.


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Re: troll tamer on an ultrex [Re: goodman1389] #13152181 05/13/19 01:02 AM
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I took the strap off my boat. I dont use it and didnt like looking at it.

Ive had a lot of air under my prop going across big bodies of water with no issues of my ultrex bouncing around.


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Re: troll tamer on an ultrex [Re: Mike Keenan] #13152229 05/13/19 02:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Mike Keenan
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Originally Posted by Mike Keenan
Troll Tamers are one of the best things you can add to a trolling motor, it secures it rock solid to the boat. The constant jarring from waves and potholes can really affect it. The stabilizer arm that comes with them is junk. I wish the guys that put my Ultrex on would have put one on and also installed the strap too. Then again Iím seeing many things to this day they did wrong on my installs.

I may just quit complaining and take my boat to the best Basscat dealer and have them fix all the issues Iím finding.

Sorry to side track the post but yes the Troll Tamer is a great buy to have for the Ultrex...
They didnít install your hold down strap?


Nope, as a matter of fact, they just wrapped it around the trolling motor. The first time I used it, it fell in the lake. I called Minn Kota and they replaced it for free.
Just loosen up the 4 large bolts securing mount to boat and slip strap under mount. Put it exactly where you want and tighten bolts securely. Thatís all that holds it in place(you probably know this already).

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Re: troll tamer on an ultrex [Re: goodman1389] #13152398 05/13/19 12:20 PM
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Is the troll tamer the one that Kevin Van Dam had on his boat when he did that walk through in his garage a few months back. Whatever he was using looked like it installed into the deck of his boat and "locked" in.


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Re: troll tamer on an ultrex [Re: fivebites] #13152546 05/13/19 02:29 PM
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Originally Posted by fivebites
Is the troll tamer the one that Kevin Van Dam had on his boat when he did that walk through in his garage a few months back. Whatever he was using looked like it installed into the deck of his boat and "locked" in.

Yes.


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