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Shaft length recommendation for trolling motor #13488483 03/26/20 03:07 AM
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My buddy just bought this boat and is looking to install a trolling motor. Found a good used tm but the shaft length is 54 inch. Do you guys think 54 inch is enough for this boat? Thanks [Linked Image]

Re: Shaft length recommendation for trolling motor [Re: Cigga] #13488560 03/26/20 05:43 AM
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Put the boat in the water, put a board on the deck where the TM will be mounted, sticking out over the water. Measure the distance to the water, then come back with that info and ask the question again.
Also, with that bow rail, how does he plan to deploy a TM if he mounts one on the deck? I'm not familiar with how this is done on this style boat.

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For that boat a 60” would be more suitable if you want it to reach the water. Also the bow rail will have to be removed

Re: Shaft length recommendation for trolling motor [Re: Cigga] #13489782 03/27/20 12:17 AM
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Working at a hospital during this time, I am pretty busy and wont be able to get on his boat again anytime soon to do the measuring. But my boat slip neighbor has the same style nose and whoever installed it for him, cut the front bend of that rail for clearance and put some rubber caps on the cut ends. I agree with the 60 inch as well. Was just wondering if a 54 would work since he found a good deal on one. Ill let him know to pass on this and wait for atleast a 60 inch shaft. Thanks for both of your responses.

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