texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
happyhukr, bsp65, robert millsap, bbqking, tester1973
117075 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 108,416
hopalong 105,403
Pilothawk 81,992
John175☮ 81,496
Bigbob_FTW 81,133
JDavis7873® 67,408
Mark Perry 65,728
Forum Statistics
Forums61
Topics1,146,992
Posts15,551,308
Members142,075
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
Tolling Motor Shaft Length for Skeeter FXR/ZXR #13692709 09/06/20 06:03 PM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 92
RCxpress Offline OP
Outdoorsman
OP Offline
Outdoorsman
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 92
Trying to decide which trolling motor shaft length is appropriate for Skeeter FXR. My previous boat had a 52" shaft, which I would have to raise up when fishing very shallow (Tawakoni). This is a minor inconvenience, but at times the trolling motor head was high enough that it affected my casting. On the other hand I never recall any issue with the motor coming out of the water in big wave fishing offshore. Any Skeeter owners out there that have experience with 45" shaft on the new R boats? Anyone purchase a 45" and regret it?

Thanks

Moritz Chevrolet - 9101 Camp Bowie W Blvd, Fort Worth, TX - Monte Coon (817) 696-2003
Re: Tolling Motor Shaft Length for Skeeter FXR/ZXR [Re: RCxpress] #13692714 09/06/20 06:12 PM
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 65,728
Mark Perry Online Content
Super Freak
Online Content
Super Freak
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 65,728
I went with the 45" version on my ZXR20 I pick up this next week. I had the 52" on my ZX250 that I traded in. I fish shallow more often than not it was in my way especially pitching and flipping.

Re: Tolling Motor Shaft Length for Skeeter FXR/ZXR [Re: RCxpress] #13692737 09/06/20 06:46 PM
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 1,257
R
Rube G. Offline
Extreme Angler
Offline
Extreme Angler
R
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 1,257
I have a Skeeter 225. I fish a lot of open water. The MK Ulterra 45" was a mistake for me, mine comes out of the water pretty often in any kind of rough water

Re: Tolling Motor Shaft Length for Skeeter FXR/ZXR [Re: RCxpress] #13692758 09/06/20 07:19 PM
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 27,669
Okie Poke Online Happy
TFF Guru
Online Happy
TFF Guru
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 27,669
If you fish offshore any, you need the 52”. It’s not that big of deal for me to adjust TM to raise in shallow water and I’m an old and fat guy....I fish more offshore, though, with exception of spawn.


😎 Dallas Cowboys....eventual Superbowl Champions 😎



Re: Tolling Motor Shaft Length for Skeeter FXR/ZXR [Re: RCxpress] #13692765 09/06/20 07:38 PM
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 13,757
Chris B Online Content
TFF Guru
Online Content
TFF Guru
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 13,757
Tough decision for me also. I'm running a 52" right now and hate it for fishing shallow. But on those few days I'm fishing offshore and the wind is blowing it's great.



I hate photobucket.
Re: Tolling Motor Shaft Length for Skeeter FXR/ZXR [Re: RCxpress] #13692775 09/06/20 07:48 PM
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 3,247
C
Chasin Hogs Offline
TFF Team Angler
Offline
TFF Team Angler
C
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 3,247
45 was a mistake for me.

Re: Tolling Motor Shaft Length for Skeeter FXR/ZXR [Re: RCxpress] #13692812 09/06/20 08:53 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,328
EastTexasBassin Offline
Extreme Angler
Offline
Extreme Angler
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,328
Having the extra shaft length is critical and worth the small annoyance of it sticking up higher in shallow water. It's hard to hold on a spot when your trolling motor is coming up out of the water. I have an older skeeter but its going to be close to the same on any boat. 45" is too short to fish in the wind.

Re: Tolling Motor Shaft Length for Skeeter FXR/ZXR [Re: Okie Poke] #13693401 09/07/20 02:21 PM
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 12,730
Ken A. Online Content
Groovy
Online Content
Groovy
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 12,730
Originally Posted by Okie Poke
If you fish offshore any, you need the 52”. It’s not that big of deal for me to adjust TM to raise in shallow water and I’m an old and fat guy....I fish more offshore, though, with exception of spawn.


Agreed. (I meant on needing the 52 not you being old & fat)


roflmao



IF YOU DON'T LIKE ME YOU SHOULD GET TESTED. ONE OF THE SYMPTOMS OF COVID IS NO TASTE!
Re: Tolling Motor Shaft Length for Skeeter FXR/ZXR [Re: RCxpress] #13693444 09/07/20 03:02 PM
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 193
B
BassMajician Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
B
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 193
I went with the 45" on the ultrex. I figured of the wind was blowing so hard that the 45" was coming out of the water, I didn't be out there!


~BJ Duplechain
2020 FXR21

Re: Tolling Motor Shaft Length for Skeeter FXR/ZXR [Re: Ken A.] #13693526 09/07/20 04:46 PM
Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 1,787
W
WALLS Offline
Extreme Angler
Offline
Extreme Angler
W
Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 1,787
Originally Posted by Ken A.
Originally Posted by Okie Poke
If you fish offshore any, you need the 52”. It’s not that big of deal for me to adjust TM to raise in shallow water and I’m an old and fat guy....I fish more offshore, though, with exception of spawn.


Agreed. (I meant on needing the 52 not you being old & fat)


roflmao


+1 to all of the above.

Re: Tolling Motor Shaft Length for Skeeter FXR/ZXR [Re: RCxpress] #13693650 09/07/20 06:59 PM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 92
RCxpress Offline OP
Outdoorsman
OP Offline
Outdoorsman
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 92
Thanks this really helps. Sounds like 52” will suit my needs best.

Re: Tolling Motor Shaft Length for Skeeter FXR/ZXR [Re: Ken A.] #13693679 09/07/20 07:51 PM
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 27,669
Okie Poke Online Happy
TFF Guru
Online Happy
TFF Guru
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 27,669
Originally Posted by Ken A.
Originally Posted by Okie Poke
If you fish offshore any, you need the 52”. It’s not that big of deal for me to adjust TM to raise in shallow water and I’m an old and fat guy....I fish more offshore, though, with exception of spawn.


Agreed. (I meant on needing the 52 not you being old & fat)


roflmao



With friends like you, who needs enemies?


😎 Dallas Cowboys....eventual Superbowl Champions 😎



Re: Tolling Motor Shaft Length for Skeeter FXR/ZXR [Re: RCxpress] #13694140 09/08/20 12:05 PM
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 3,052
S
Skeeter man ZX225 Offline
TFF Team Angler
Offline
TFF Team Angler
S
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 3,052
You can always raise the trolling motor if it is too far down so you can fish shallow, you may decide to fish deep more often and want the longer shaft.

Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 1998-2022 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3