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Livescope mounted to hand operated trolling motor #13613165 06/30/20 12:24 PM
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I have a new Fortrex on a bay boat. I went with the Fortrex because I have found without the breakaway option I have broken 3 shafts after hitting stumps at the lowest speed. I wasn't able to find a saltwater trolling motor with spotlock that had the breakaway option. I do have an on/off button installed so that I can control power to the trolling motor.

What are your thoughts on mounting the livescope transducer to the hand operated trolling motor shaft? I would have the option of directing the transducer w/o moving the boat.


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Re: Livescope mounted to hand operated trolling motor [Re: CoachTod] #13613660 06/30/20 06:08 PM
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thats prob what they were designed for ....





Re: Livescope mounted to hand operated trolling motor [Re: CoachTod] #13613772 06/30/20 07:19 PM
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I see no problem at all with mounting it there


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Re: Livescope mounted to hand operated trolling motor [Re: CoachTod] #13614372 07/01/20 03:26 AM
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You will be in total control. "Tip" prop speed will be your friend when controlling the boat...


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I wouldn’t consider anything else if I had to run the TM by hand than having it on the shaft of the TM.

Re: Livescope mounted to hand operated trolling motor [Re: CoachTod] #13614646 07/01/20 01:31 PM
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No spot lock is a deal breaker for me.

But I am not fishing shallow , stumpy waters. Brushpile and timber is 99% of what I do.

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Appreciate everyone's feedback!

MO, I hear you on the spotlock, but I just cannot break myself of heading up a creek in the Spring or fishing stump fields.

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I fish out of a 22 ft bluewave , it is not the boat for creeks. The last time I went to the back of creek , I severely bent the shaft of
my trolling motor. Never saw the stump , 22 ft of centerconsole does not stop on a dime.

I am looking forward to next spring , I plan on getting a bracket to let me look at prospective view on the livescan. I know of several
coves that don't have stumps , but should hold bedding crappie.


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