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stringstalker911
10-22-2014, 09:34 PM
Hey all. I have an extra trolling motor just sitting around and was thinking about mounting it to the transom next to my outboard. I have a foot controlled bow mount up front already, but was thinking it never hurts to have a back up, and if my outboard ever broke down on me it would help get me back home. Just wondering what is y'alls thoughts on this. Has anyone ever done this? Are there any other positives or negetives I should look out for? Thanks for the help.

kickingback
10-23-2014, 07:17 AM
You may think about "side trolling". You mount the trolling motor on either side of the boat and use it to troll sideways. This allows you to have more rods out the side of the boat as you troll.
If you mount a second trolling motor remember that you may need more battery power to operate both motors. Good luck and tell us what you decide.

Clint
10-23-2014, 07:54 AM
Another good use is when two are fishing in the boat and one is occupied with a fish, the other can keep the boat from drifting into the trees.
I have 50# on the transom and 36# mounted on the bow on a tiller steer Jon.

rnvinc
10-23-2014, 08:00 AM
Cane Pole has a remote control TM on the rear of his Pondtoon ...

It's his... "Emergency reverse get me outa the brushpile TM"...

Rickie

stringstalker911
10-23-2014, 08:17 AM
Yeah I didnt even think of that. Also I do have an extra group 24 battery also so I think that will be sufficient for its purpose.

Drifty4
10-23-2014, 09:26 AM
I have done that same thing on a 14 footer.

It worked real nice. With both running I could really scoot across the water.

river scum
10-23-2014, 09:41 AM
mine is on the transom. i like to just pull up kill the tiller and sneak rite up on the cover and jig. dont have to leave my seat.