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Trolling motor location? Raider/kayak  

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  1. 1. Front or back

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That really isn't enough info.  Some boats need it one place and some the other.  Personally, for most cases I prefer the front.

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I voted based on the title. I didn’t see that it was for a kayak until after I voted for the front. But having said that, if I were to ever buy a kayak (highly unlikely) I would buy one of the newer models where the trolling motor installs where the foot pedals normally sit. So that might be called the middle of the boat.

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Pelican Bass Raider? If so front would be my choice. Transom mount model with the handle flip around mod would be my choice.

 

Kayak? As a pedal driven kayak user I see no real value in center mounted trolling motors, other than I wouldn't have to pedal. I'd lean towards a front mounted trolling motor with the ability to steer with it if at all possible. I like to creep into spots and pivot to change casting angles. I use a 1/2  to paddledo this currently, it would be nice to have a trolling motor up front to do it for me. 

 

 

 

 

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It's easier to pull a chain than push it...

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I have one in front and one in back of my boat.  When 2 of us our fishing the guy in back can swing the back end around or if you get the front up in weeds or junk can use the transom mount in the rear to back up.

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10 hours ago, Lottabass said:

It's easier to pull a chain than push it...

Hmmmmm. if that's the case shouldn't they mount outboard motors on the bow?

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