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crappieslayer60
06-27-2017, 11:16 AM
Hey guys need some opinions on Trolling Motor what MAKE, what size (power) shaft length for my 14ft sea nymph VHull. I plan on having 2 12v batteries one designated up front just for trolling motor. and the other for pump,gas engine and lights. Also What kind of batteries? I will be doing a little pushing and pulling and then single polling. I usuall spend about 6 to 8 hrs on the water.
Also should I run an AB swith to connect both batteries? I have the boat pulled for rebuild so any ideas would help.

Also and inexpensive fish finder? What do you think

Thanks for your help
Dan

Locator79
06-27-2017, 12:41 PM
Big as you can afford, you can never have too much. But I'd say a 55 would suffice for a 14'. I'd recommend two batteries in parallel if you plan to troll though.

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trypman1
06-27-2017, 02:49 PM
For the price, it is hard to beat a HB Helic 7, I use Dura Last batteries & MK Terrova 80#

Tracker81
06-27-2017, 04:21 PM
For the price, it is hard to beat a HB Helic 7, I use Dura Last batteries & MK Terrova 80#
If say get a hbird or a garmin. I have the lowerance hds and its been a experience to get it setup to tell what I'm seeing on the screen. You can get a helix 5 sonar and GPS for $299.00

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skeetbum
06-27-2017, 07:04 PM
The electronics need to be big enough to see. Having the options you want in too small a package will be frustrating and cause an upgrade, which is more money spent. For the TM I would need to know how much open water and windy conditions you fish. A too small TM on a past boat of mine sent me home several times that the fish were still working, and I made sure I had enough on this one. Shaft length is another that surprised me when I got the one I have now. It has a 60" shaft and for a bass boat that seemed a bit long. What it allows me to do is walk to the back of the boat when alone and the bow rises a lot, and the TM doesn't get airborne. Think it through and wait to be sure before you pull the trigger and I think you'll do just fine.

crappieslayer60
06-28-2017, 08:54 AM
Thanks


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Dave and Lynn
06-28-2017, 12:58 PM
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Barnacle Bill
06-28-2017, 06:37 PM
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cwright
06-29-2017, 09:53 AM
If you want a deal on pretty good depth finder, West Marine has the Lowrance Hook 9 with the map card on sell for I think $499 right now. I just got one for my pontoon. It is only DI, but that was all I wanted. I liked my helix better, but much more expensive.

Red190
06-29-2017, 10:33 AM
Call Brian at bbgmarine. U won't be sorry