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Pontoons and trolling motors

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Folks,

I have a heavy 24 ft pontoon boat and the Mrs would rather us not be a 2 boat family.  Until the grandchildren get older, I have to make due.

I am on an open lake and thinking of putting a trolling motor on the bow for the wind- less days and mainly to avoid having to drop an anchor.  I see mixed reviews.  Any first hand experience would help.

Thanks in advance 

Al

 

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Some are easier to put trolling motors on than others, but there's no reason you can't. It'll definitely help you move around. Being that a pontoon can turn into a kite rather quickly in any wind, you'll want to get a pretty beefy tm for it. 

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Pontoon boat owner here... hopefully my last season before I upgrade (similar situation, have two little girlies).

I have a 24V 55lb MG Brute on a gator mount on the front of mine.  I fish out of my pontoon boat like I do out of a bass boat, foot on the pedal covering water all day long.  Yeah, she's a bit hard to handle in the wind, but even with a small trolling motor, I can keep it under control (as long as the batteries are charged).

Get one - you'll dig it.  For a boat your size, you'll need to go as big as you can.  Make sure and measure for proper shaft length.

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Thanks for the input. I have a triple tube and it looks like one will fit hustle off center.  Taking the plunge this weekend.....will report back in the spring

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You look like Tim McGraw if that's your picture.

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