Minn Kota Trolling motor

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2014/02/18 17:31:48 (permalink)

Minn Kota Trolling motor

Looking to buy a transom mount Minn Kota.
Will I have interference problems with my depth finder's transducer?

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    eyesandgillz
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    Re: Minn Kota Trolling motor 2014/02/18 18:35:41 (permalink)
    I haven't with a 30# and a 40# minn kota.  My transducer is on the opposite side of the transom from where I mount the motor though.  
     
    Are you asking about physical interference, EMI, or cavitation?  I don't have a problem with any.
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    Re: Minn Kota Trolling motor 2014/02/18 18:38:30 (permalink)
    It will be mounted on the same side as the transducer, unless I move the transducer, which I really don't want to do.

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    Re: Minn Kota Trolling motor 2014/02/19 07:14:03 (permalink)
    Why the same side ? I have a 55# and my 9.9 and have never had any trouble
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    Re: Minn Kota Trolling motor 2014/02/19 13:06:50 (permalink)
    As long as you are not in the cone of the transducer signal, I think you should be fine.  While you are moving, you'll likely cause a bit more surface interference if they are really close.  If you are concerned about the trolling motor being electric, I don't think you have anything to worry about.  They make transducer mounts for the bottoms of trolling motors, so I would assume the electric motor itself, doesn't interfere with the signal.
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    Re: Minn Kota Trolling motor 2014/03/03 19:10:01 (permalink)
    That's where I ran one of my  transducer  on my trolling motor and never had a problem. When a or if you have bought one most come with a mounting bracket/BIG zip tie  for that exact reason. Just have to watch when your shallow or close to shore not to smash/rip it off  
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    Re: Minn Kota Trolling motor 2014/04/06 18:58:03 (permalink)
    Ok, thanks for all the info.  Mounted it on opposite side of my 20hp.   Now, next dumb question  (I'm full of 'em)
    Couldn't pass up a deal on an old MinnKota.  Figured I would play with it this year and if I like it, I would get a new one next year.   This one is only like 40lb thrust.
    My question, being older (1995) It has the button that you press and then tilt it up.  Do I have to have the prop out of the  water when I am flat out with my Merc moving from location to location.  I thought about leaving it in neutral so the prop would spin, but will it damage the gears in side?  Simply put, do I have to haul this thing up out of the water when I am under normal power?  Again, thanks in advance for your info.

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    Re: Minn Kota Trolling motor 2014/04/06 19:48:40 (permalink)
    I do and have never had any trouble. What if you turn too sharp and clip it.  might ruin both. Minn kota has a pull string to put on that motor and lock it in place, which is whats on my 55 and its easy to pull that motor up
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    Re: Minn Kota Trolling motor 2014/04/06 19:51:11 (permalink)
    I'll have to look into it.  Doesn't have a string and I don't really see a place where one may have been.  thanks

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    Re: Minn Kota Trolling motor 2014/04/07 08:14:15 (permalink)
    Its a kit that minn kota sells with everything you need. It has a clamp that you put on the shaft next to the motor. If you find the kit it explains everthing. For me it is a life saver. I don't tilt my motor, just pull the string up comes the motor.
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