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chef
09-27-2005, 04:56 PM
I Am Planning On Trolling With Some Crank Baits This Fall,
Actually This Weekend. Does Anyone Drag A Crank Bait With
A 70 Hp Force Engine. One Mechanic Told Me I Would Gum Up The
Carburator If I Ran The Boat That Slow. He Didnt Sound Real
Confident And I Wonder If He Knew What He Was Talking About.
My Motor Is A 1996 Model With Very Few Hours On It. I Would
Appreciate Any Info.
Thanks
Chef

J White
09-27-2005, 05:11 PM
Hi Chef, I wouldn't say it couldn't be done... but my guess is that he
probably is right. I figure it would be pretty easy to foul plugs out.
I troll with a 50 Honda, and even it bucks and jerks a little after several
hours at low speed. I have to use a trolling (baffle) plate behind the prop -
about 3 mph is the slowest it will idle without it. I usually go 1.5 -2 mph
when I'm pulling crankbaits. Dragging a couple of drift socks or even 5 gallon
buckets is one way of doing it, though not very convenient.

papasage
09-27-2005, 05:12 PM
is it a oile injected or do you have to mix it . the tank mix is 50 to1 all the time and the oil injection verries acording to speed . a long time trolling will foul pluggs from oil build up .. you would need to run wot every now and then it would clear it out .
go to this site and post it in the motor brand forum and TMD will explaine it to you .
http://www.themarinedoctor.com/cgi-bin/YaBB.pl

Eager Beaver
09-27-2005, 05:24 PM
I Am Planning On Trolling With Some Crank Baits This Fall,
Actually This Weekend. Does Anyone Drag A Crank Bait With
A 70 Hp Force Engine. One Mechanic Told Me I Would Gum Up The
Carburator If I Ran The Boat That Slow. He Didnt Sound Real
Confident And I Wonder If He Knew What He Was Talking About.
My Motor Is A 1996 Model With Very Few Hours On It. I Would
Appreciate Any Info.
Thanks
Chef

Yes I pull cranks with my 96,75 hp Force motor. That is one reason I bought the motor so I wouldn't have to get a 9.9 hp as a kicker motor. I pull cranks along the channels for Walleye's. It will run from 1.5-2 mph which is ideal for most cranks. If it loads up a bit just run it a little faster for a while and then go back to ideling again.

chef
09-27-2005, 05:44 PM
is it a oile injected or do you have to mix it . the tank mix is 50 to1 all the time and the oil injection verries acording to speed . a long time trolling will foul pluggs from oil build up .. you would need to run wot every now and then it would clear it out .
go to this site and post it in the motor brand forum and TMD will explaine it to you .
http://www.themarinedoctor.com/cgi-bin/YaBB.pl

papa
I MIX THE OIL AND GAS TOGETHER. THANKS FOR THAT WEB SITE
IT IS GREAT. I POSTED THE QUESTION AND AM WAITING FOR A REPLY.
I AGREE WITH YOU ABOUT THE OIL BUILD UP. THE LONGEST WE WOULD
TROLL IS ABOUT 3 TO 4 HOURS. MY WIFE WILL GIVE OUT THEN AND I
WILL GO VERTICAL FISH OVER THE PLASTIC AND TRY TO CATCH SOME
SLABS.
THANKS, BE SAFE AND GOOD LUCK ON THE WATER
CHEF

chef
09-27-2005, 05:47 PM
Yes I pull cranks with my 96,75 hp Force motor. That is one reason I bought the motor so I wouldn't have to get a 9.9 hp as a kicker motor. I pull cranks along the channels for Walleye's. It will run from 1.5-2 mph which is ideal for most cranks. If it loads up a bit just run it a little faster for a while and then go back to ideling again.

THANKS FOR THE INFO, I'LL GIVE IT A TRY THIS WEEKEND
CHEF

papasage
09-27-2005, 06:30 PM
i would think that if you had a extry tank to run while trolling it wouldn`t foul the pluggs if you mix less oil in the tank. my motor is 50 to 1 a 100 to one mix on some of the newer motors wouldn`t foul as easey . oor go to a hotter plugg . on my motor that is a 50 1973 . the factory plug is a serface gap . the manul sujested t if it fouls easy or a lot of slow running torun the gap type plug . the L77JC4.. i now have a 55 HP 1979 . it is recomended to run QL77JC4.

after trolling run wot for a bit to clear out excess oil.

BANDIT
09-27-2005, 06:44 PM
I troll with my 115 4 Stroke or with a min kota auto pilot. It is very hard on a 2 stroke to troll for a prolonged period. No doubt it can be done, but it can damage them.

haugboss
09-28-2005, 02:59 PM
trolled 4 days at the cusa classic last week with my yamaha 150 slowed with a drift sock
i run amsoil as my oil and never fouled or stumbled once
check the phone book for your local dealer
runs cleaner quietier and less vibration
al

SCOUT
09-29-2005, 06:29 AM
I have to agree, AMSOIL is good stuff. I like the 100:1 synthetic that they make. My motor starts easier and runs better at all speeds with that oil. You can tell the biggest difference when you are at idle or trolling. I would definatly recomend it.

spongebob
10-01-2005, 06:45 PM
I Am Planning On Trolling With Some Crank Baits This Fall,
Actually This Weekend. Does Anyone Drag A Crank Bait With
A 70 Hp Force Engine. One Mechanic Told Me I Would Gum Up The
Carburator If I Ran The Boat That Slow. He Didnt Sound Real
Confident And I Wonder If He Knew What He Was Talking About.
My Motor Is A 1996 Model With Very Few Hours On It. I Would
Appreciate Any Info.
Thanks
Chef
Did you have any luck trolling with the crank baits?

chef
10-02-2005, 08:34 AM
No I Didnt Get To Fish. I Wanted To Troll Over Flats And Points With
Our Pontoon, But Wind Really Effects The Lake I Fish And Katrina
Residue Or Some Other Wind Made It Tough To Be On The Main Part Of
The Lake. This Is The Lowest I Have Ever Seen Our Lake, So Instead Of
Fishing We Put Our Plastic. We Could Go Up In The Coves And Creeks
If We Were Careful. The Wind Didnt Bother Us There As Much And We
Had A Good Time, Thanks To My Grandson Working The Gps. The Places
We Marked Should Be Good Next Spring And Fall. We Used Mostly
Shallow Water Stuff. I Hated Missing The Fishing, But It Was A Prime
Time To Put Our Cover. An Investment For The Future. Ha.