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Recessed Trolling Motor Tray #3033032 01/22/09 11:33 AM
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I am thinking about buying one to install by myself on my 17' Nitro. I was wondering if it would comprimise the integrity of the deck? Are there any tips that would be recommended? I was going to order online at troll-eze.com but I am not sure. It looks like the same one they sell at BPS.

I came in early at a tourney and dock talked with a guy that won the thing. His name is Vince and he told me that he would not have a boat without one. Do others feel the same way?
Thank you for your input TFFr's


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I do. since I installed mine I love it.

I was told it did void the warranty on your boat. Not sure if that is true or not.

I do not think it comprimised the intergrity of my Skeeter.
Easy to install as well.

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I will never again fish without a recessed foot petal again. After a long day on the water you can really tell a difference. Another big advantage to the recessed petal is when fishing in large waves, stability while standing on the front deck is greatly improved. Spend the $ and get yourself one, its a investment you will not be sorry you made.

Re: Recessed Trolling Motor Tray [Re: Ferrell] #3033206 01/22/09 12:14 PM
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Here is one made of powder coated aluminum.

http://www.comfortroll.com/


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Re: Recessed Trolling Motor Tray [Re: HasBen] #3033379 01/22/09 12:50 PM
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I have a 17 ft. Champion and installed one. It is great, cant believe I waited so long to do it. So much easier on your back and legs.


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Re: Recessed Trolling Motor Tray [Re: HasBen] #3033384 01/22/09 12:52 PM
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I have 1 and love it. You feel a lot safer in rough water. I had mine done at Lake Fork Fiberglass, I think it was like $125 installed. Also, he matches the color of your boat of the gel-coat or metal flake and he re-enforces the floor where he cuts, so you dont feel any soft sports. Well worth the money IMO.

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I will not have another boat without one. I installed a comfortroll in my zx250. Best thing I ever did and well worth the money.

Here is the one that I Installed:

Installation

If you have any questions, I would be happy to answer them.




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I will not own another boat that doesn't have a recessed petal. it makes all the difference at the end of the day.

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I just installed mine and waiting to try it out. I used the pro-troll, thats the link Ronnie has posted above. After I got it laid out it took me awhile to get the nuts to cut a whole in my boat. After cutting the hole ,I sprayed the cut part of the deck with some under coating rubber. Found this stuff at Home Depot. It sealed it pretty good. Not sure that it made it water tight but sealed it.
It sure feels good standing on it fishing in the drive way.

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You will love it.

I kick myself for not doing it sooner. You just have to get over putting that first hole in the boat.


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Re: Recessed Trolling Motor Tray [Re: slim 285] #3033505 01/22/09 01:20 PM
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I just called that guy lake fork fiberglass and his are constructed out of fiberglass and he will match your boat, but it was more pricey than I would like. 350.00

Skeeter Don - where did you get your comfort-troll? I would like to pick one up and install on Sat.


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Originally Posted By: SkeeterRonnie


Junk Plastic

Cracks will appear after this thing sees some UV rays

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Originally Posted By: HasBen
Here is one made of powder coated aluminum.

http://www.comfortroll.com/


Yes, Much Better design and strength........

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I ordered mine from a guy online. Talk with George, he will take good care of you. Tell him I sent you.

http://www.genevatackle.com/

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Re: Recessed Trolling Motor Tray [Re: RedRanger] #3033531 01/22/09 01:26 PM
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Junk Plastic

Cracks will appear after this thing sees some UV rays


do you have experience with this, or just running your head again?
serious question.. as i have pretty much purchased one and not installed it yet.

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Originally Posted By: RedRanger
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Junk Plastic

Cracks will appear after this thing sees some UV rays



Thats odd, I've had one on my last two boats and have yet to see a crack or anything.. Mine gets plenty of use as well and has seen a lot of UV rays. Matter of fact out of all the people I know that have one this is the first and only complaint I have ever heard from them.

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Does North Texas Fiberglass install these?



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ok.. thanks

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Originally Posted By: TXAGGIES
Does North Texas Fiberglass install these?


the Pro Control comes with its own plexiglass template and allmounting hardware including a drain hose. Very well written instructions. Pretty easy install. The base of the tray is 3/4 thick so there is no danger of it cracking or anything like that. I actually screwed my pedalinto the tray and it has not given me an issue at all.

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Put one in boat and love it. Double and triple check to make sure you are not cutting into anything, you actually have some room to move it around on some decks. After you have triple measured cut once!! After the carpet has been removed use a drill and drill a 1/2 in. hole where the corners are going to be. A radiused corner is less likely to crack under stress that a 45 deg. corner will. Good luck.

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Good tip Dirtybird. I like to get inside info like that!!!!!!!


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I called to get a price and will post it when he calls me back.


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got mine off ebay it was cheap 100 but its a little bigger than bass pros i think its all hravy duty aluminum powdercoat drain hose with paper templet i used the shipping box to make a stronger templet. I put mine on my (older) 17-1/2 nitro 1990 the front compartment went all the way up to the seat pedestool insert so look out for that if your nitro is anything like mine

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$97 shipped. I think I may order one next week.


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Question: Insall in the center or to right or left, angle it, straight? If you install in the center won't you have to stand on the edge on one side of the boat or the other? Just wondeing before I cut a hole that can't be moved. Seems like you would off set to one side of the other if you are right or left footed? Is there even such a thing as right or left footed? Anyway just a thought.


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I agree with HasBen, cofortroll makes the best aftermarket recessed tray out there hands down. I have a 96 Stratos, installed mine in about 1 hour. Would never own a boat without one. No More back and leg aches after a day of fishing.


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Also, Comfortroll even comes with a drain hose to run down the middle of the hull alond with your pedestal hole drain hose. The only modification I made to my tray was paint the srew heads black.


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we also carry them at
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they are 99.00 +free shipping and no sales tax

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I am going to purchase a comfort troll for my 2002 Zx225 any body know of any major problems installing a comfort troll on a ZX225.

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Originally Posted By: RedRanger
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Here is one made of powder coated aluminum.

http://www.comfortroll.com/


Yes, Much Better design and strength........


I installed one in my Ranger and works great. As Jack said don't go with the plactic one.


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I have decided on the comfort troll. Skeeter Don could you send me a pm on your install pictures.

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Hey Guys, I am the guy who makes and sells the Pro-Control. Our kits come with all the stainless screws, template, 3ft. of tubing for the built in drain, easy instructions etc. As for materials, we use the same materials that helmets are made from. The Material is made with a UV coating as well as a coating that is chemical resistant. Lures, oils, etc. will not affect the trays! As for the warranty, If you have ANY problems with it, I WILL replace it. If anyone has any questions regarding our kit feel free to email me or call me. My # is 417-862-6512, my email is mrmiller@polyfabplastics.com Delo's is our newest dealer and We are working with Mark Perry and Fun and Sun to get them aboard as well. Mark

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I would like to try one.Im curious,without a recess tray the pedal stands high on your deck when you have the pedal reccessed into your deck does this position you in a opposite effect?Is there any negative effects when sitting in a regular chair seat?I just wonder if the tray holder is to low and if the idea spot would be in between the two places such as recessed half as far down?Any thought?

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txaggies,

Which one is it you are talking about? I seem to get lost in which one everyone is talking about. Also are you getting it installed and if so where?


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Where did you order yours for $97 shipped?
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Sorry I wasn't online this weekend. It was the wife's Birthday. Here is the info:

http://www.polyfabplastics.com/procontrols.htm
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I used mine after installing the procontrol for the first time Saturday. I just wish I would have done it sooner. I think it is going to help the back pain. And if I am not hurting surely I can catch more fish!

Well worth the 1oo.oo dollars

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I ordered mine on troll-eze.com and it is being shipped in this nasty weather as I type. I am excited and so is my back!


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I have the ComforTroll on mine. I love it.





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John what is that you have on your pedal?

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It is called a Cool Foot. It is very nice and no slipping on the pedal.

http://www.tackletour.com/reviewcoolfoot.html


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I put the Flat Foot in my Stratos and I have not seen anything sturdier.

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What year and modle is your Stratos. I have a 96 278 and am going to order a recess box. Any issues with the hole in the deck? anything under or around that is going to cause me headaches once the hole is cut?


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Another question. Does the hole have to be in the middle of the boat or can you off set it to the right side? I keep my foot control on the right side of the seat post now and was wondering about control of it with it set in the middle. Any thoughts form guys using them now in the middle or on the sides?


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My Stratos is an 04 285. Nothing under the deck or in the way to cut the hole.

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Any one have pics of there Pro-Control installed? Any one install thiers offset to one side or all of them installed in the center?


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Duncan53 as long as you have room (clearance under your deck) you could install it anywhere but keep in mind that if you ever try to resell your boat that might be the hitch in the sell. Center mounted is kinda like a netrual zone for righty's and lefty's or which every side of the boat you fish from. These recess boxes are pretty good size and take up floor space. I would suggest cutting a templete and laying it on your deck to see if you really want it off center also be aware of the space you have between your peddle and your pedestal seat,(you loose some space due to size) some have even relocate their seat base to give them more room.


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Re: Recessed Trolling Motor Tray [Re: Paul Marshall] #3051605 01/27/09 12:07 PM
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Thanks for the info. I never thought about re-sale. I guess that would make a difference. Good food for thought.


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I Just Installed one in my 98 TR-19 was easy to install and I love it. I got mine @ basspro. 140.00 best money I have ever spent!


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Delo's is doing a deal on them here,free shipping and no taxes
http://www.deloscustomtackleshack.com/dealoftheday2.html

Re: Recessed Trolling Motor Tray [Re: TXAGGIES] #3053812 01/27/09 07:42 PM
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I have a 2003 Triton tr-21. I would like to have one professionally installed. I have asked several boat dealers no takers. I would try it my self but a little unsure of what I might cut and damage. Also will it weaken the floor or deck any?

Re: Recessed Trolling Motor Tray [Re: Fishing Frank] #3053831 01/27/09 07:47 PM
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Originally Posted By: Fishing Frank
I have a 2003 Triton tr-21. I would like to have one professionally installed. I have asked several boat dealers no takers. I would try it my self but a little unsure of what I might cut and damage. Also will it weaken the floor or deck any?



I cannot comment on Tritons as I have never owned one but like I said earlier I have installed them in my last two Skeeters and have had no issues at all. I spend a lot of time in the boat and I am not a small guy so if it was gonna hurt the flooring I would have known by now.

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poor floor never had a chance!!! LOL!!!

sorry Mark.

Cant wait to get mine in... using partners boat with the recessed tray in it is niiiicceee!!!

Re: Recessed Trolling Motor Tray [Re: bogey♂] #3054604 01/27/09 10:45 PM
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Hey guys, you have to check out www.trolleze.com and use the contact button and ask for a coupon code. By far the best quality on the market and at a fraction of the price. Here are some reviews. http://www.ultimatebass.info/content/view/232/46/

Re: Recessed Trolling Motor Tray [Re: bgallim105] #3054622 01/27/09 10:47 PM
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rod saver makes one and they sell it at academy, minn kota or motor guide is clearanced im not sure which one




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For all you guys looking for a recess you really need to call Mike at Lake Fork Fiberglass 903-473-4161 ask him about his pedal tub. I had one of the metal ones instaled on my boat then saw then one that mike makes from fiberglass to match your boat and changed mine out, they look so nice once installed on your boat, it makes all the ones you find in the stores look like a joke.

Here is my old post about my recess tray. Recess Tray

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Re: Recessed Trolling Motor Tray [Re: Fishing Frank] #3055141 01/28/09 12:08 AM
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Frank, I had 4 Tritons up until 03. The only thing that you will have to do is cut into the very front vertical lip of your front storage box. You may cut 2"-3" out of it. Other than that no problems, and No it will not weaken the deck of your Triton. The decks on these boats anymore are incredibly strong. Just make sure you use a good outdoor silicone to seal up the edges of your cut area. MM

Re: Recessed Trolling Motor Tray [Re: DUNCAN553] #3055336 01/28/09 01:00 AM
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I would suggest what ever brand you select to mount it in the center. You can then run the controls with either foot without twisting. It will be easier to install, on most boats there is not that much room to go off center and it sure is going to look better. They are greattttt.

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I was able to peel the cover off the front of the boat a little bit ago, after pouring water on it to melt the ice. I layed out a cardboard cutout of the size of the tray. It looks like the center is the only real option for me anyway. I want to thank everyone for their inputs. I cant wait tell the tray gets here so I can get it in and get back on the water to try it out. Will let everyone know in a week or two.


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I installed my recessed foot tray and it turned out GREAT. I did use trolleze.com and it was a flawless application. I had it shipped to my work and that day, I took it home and cut a hole in my boat. It took me until 11:30 to get-r-done, but I am completely happy. I was able to put a newer, more powerful trolling motor on when there was a big hole on the deck. I could not have put that TM on without that extra space. After the TM was in place, I finnished the tray. I used the boat on Saturday and it was great. I would recommend putting one of these on. I am very happy and all for under 100.00



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Late to the party, oh well.

I make the Troll Well a fiberglass gel coat or metal flake recess tray. TrollWell.com.

White, gray, or black gel coat..$124.99
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