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Cane Pole
03-15-2015, 09:13 PM
I built this aft TM conglomeration last year so to immediately back up when Brenda and I get hung up while floating jigs and minners and slow trolling. If we get hung up (always), I just turn the rear motor on. It serves as a reverse thruster. I can also turn the motor on contentious and control speed in not so friendly winds.

RCC just built him one. I ain't hear from him about it yet.

The problem I had was reaching over the rail to raise and lower the TM. So, I made a winch to lift the motor via cable.

I cut all medal work with my dremel. Takes time, works fine. Most all the stuff I used in this project was from scraps, used parts and donations from some fine fellers here on c.com. The TM is a refurb MK Endura I bought from Cabelas several years ago for my Crawdad. Yes, I can remotely steer it if need be.

Click on the black box below. X rated.

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z157/Tlewis38344/A%20New%20Pondtoon/th_TM%20Lift_zpsrbcyzrsq.mp4 (http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z157/Tlewis38344/A%20New%20Pondtoon/TM%20Lift_zpsrbcyzrsq.mp4)

03-15-2015, 09:23 PM
hmmmm....can't get it to work

03-15-2015, 09:33 PM
Me neither.

Cane Pole
03-15-2015, 09:55 PM
Works for me. Its a photobucket link. Try this link.

TM Lift_zpsrbcyzrsq.mp4 Video by Tlewis38344 | Photobucket (http://s188.photobucket.com/user/Tlewis38344/media/A%20New%20Pondtoon/TM%20Lift_zpsrbcyzrsq.mp4.html?sort=3&o=0)

03-16-2015, 05:50 AM
That gets the page Tom.....but the video does not work

03-16-2015, 06:34 AM
Very cool.

Tn Johnboy
03-16-2015, 07:12 AM
That will work

03-16-2015, 07:24 AM
Either one works for me !!

Lookin' good, Tom !!

... cp :kewl

03-16-2015, 07:50 AM
Nice work Tom.

03-16-2015, 08:01 AM
Finally got it to work. That is really cool.

03-16-2015, 09:02 AM
Great work, GADGET MAN. :cheers2

03-16-2015, 09:07 AM
Good job CP. Any problem with the collar slipping when turning the motor?

03-16-2015, 07:13 PM

03-16-2015, 09:54 PM
What is the lift's motor and where did you get it ... ??


03-16-2015, 10:27 PM
Actually used mine for the 2nd time today in some challenging conditions. The goal for me on the Excel 1860 was first, to get the sound of the trolling motor away from my poles when fishing shallow water. Coincidentally with no wind, the boat with my wife and I, and the motor set to low, pushes us at .6mph. This puts the trolling motor 34 feet away from my front rod tips. I used the terrova to steer. Today, the wind was blowing like a hurricane so I dropped the motor and put it in reverse and used it as a drift anchor, and also used it pushing into the wind assisting the terrova. This allowed the Terrovat to be run at the same speed as on a non-windy day and hopefully didn't make as much noise as running at a high speed. I can't say at this point that it put any more fish in the boat, but time will tell. I'm still using the manual up and down, and at some point I'll probably fall in putting the stern TM down or the Terrova down on the bow, but hey...you ain't living unless your living on the edge.:biggrin

I did get in some monster hangups and am having trouble negotiating 2 remotes in these moments of disaster. Hopefully I'll get the handle on it before too long. I ain't no Canepole, but I ain't too proud to try to copy his awesome ideas if they happen to be close to my skill level.

Thanks again Tom, for a great idea.

Even my pics and video are not nearly as entertaining. The last picture is before I started. I just realized I didn't take a complete picture after finished.



Cane Pole
03-17-2015, 08:14 AM
RCC, this is why I used a remote control foot pedal control. It is easier to use one foot and one hand during disasters. ha I understand the situation.

Cane Pole
03-17-2015, 08:15 AM
What is the lift's motor and where did you get it ... ??


EBay. 10 dollas.

Cane Pole
03-17-2015, 08:18 AM
Good job CP. Any problem with the collar slipping when turning the motor?

The advertised shaft size (1.125 inch) is wrong. The shaft is something between 1 1/8 and 1 3/16. The lock collar fine, but the slip collar too tight. Got to make a spacer of some type.

03-17-2015, 07:43 PM
I just happen to own one of those "ten dolla" motors too. :biggrin I don't know if I will ever make the motor auto retract, but I'll use it for something.

The other problem I had was in the extreme wind, I sometimes couldn't tell if the motor was off or on or if it was running in fwd or reverse. I think I will add some colored leds to indicate what's going on.

03-18-2015, 09:10 AM
that's cool TOM