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    mount to trolling motor or not ?

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    I chose to use a separate mount for these reasons. I have a terrova trolling motor and with the corrections required when using spot lock I can keep the LiveScope pointed at the structure Iím fishing. I also had concern that the transducer cable would be susceptible to damage after watching my trolling motor wrap itís self up and then unwind. I also will spot lock and then scan with my LiveScope and you would be surprised how many times I have found other structure holding fish in the vicinity of the spot Iím fishing. If you have an opportunity to fish with someone who has it on the trolling motor and someone who uses a separate mount then it will demonstrate the strengths and weaknesses of each. If you want to come fish with me you are welcome to. After looking at where you are from Iíll come over there and weíll go fishing in my boat 😉.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eagle 1 View Post
    mount to trolling motor or not ?
    Depends on your trolling motor and your ability level honestly. Slower turning electric steer trolling motors like the Terrova or the like donít work real well with transducer on the trolling motor. Same with if you are inexperienced and plan on fishing from spot lock, will be better on a pole or other independent mount. But its a no brainer with a cable steer or Ultrex to put it on the trolling motor though.
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    A buddy called me yesterday knowing that i've decided on mounting mine pole style. Him & his brother both have theirs mounted on the trolling motor, but neither have spot lock. Both took their boats out Wednesday when it was so windy & said it was pretty much useless because they had to constantly be on the trolling motor fighting the wind & say they'll be changing to a pole too after they initially tried to get me to mount mine on the trolling motor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Les Young View Post
    A buddy called me yesterday knowing that i've decided on mounting mine pole style. Him & his brother both have theirs mounted on the trolling motor, but neither have spot lock. Both took their boats out Wednesday when it was so windy & said it was pretty much useless because they had to constantly be on the trolling motor fighting the wind & say they'll be changing to a pole too after they initially tried to get me to mount mine on the trolling motor.
    Like I mentioned, it depends on ability level. It doesnít take long looking around the tournament trails and YouTube etc. to see that pretty much everyone that is really successful with Livescope runs it on the trolling motor. As long as I am not in waves so big that they are lifting the trolling motor out of the water, I have no trouble Livescoping with it on the shaft of trolling motor. But that doesnít right for everyone, not everybody has spent the time that a lot of us have learning to control the boat.
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    the boat I bought already has a "Seelite " System on it . My delima is how to set up screens on a 1648 war eagle . tough to stow and travel from place to place .

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