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New Trolling Motor Help

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Alright finally got a Minn Kota Edge bow mount trolling motor to replace my old tiller controlled bow mount trolling motor, pretty much just wanted the foot control. I have a couple of questions I was hoping someone could answer. First off the power is ran to the foot control which seems stupid to me as I'd like to be able to move the foot control around a little bit without dragging a wire around on the deck. It appears I could pull the power wire out from the encased rubber wire casing so that it runs directly out of the head of the trolling motor then just wrap it around the shaft and into the deck on my jon boat where I have power already wired to. Any problem with this idea? I feel like most of the foot controlled trolling motors don't have the power wires running from the foot pedal itself, either that or I just never noticed it. Hope this makes some sense and thanks.

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No, it doesn't make any sense. A majority of foot controlled motors do have the power wire coming out of the foot pedal. The power is fed thru the foot pedal so it can the regulated for speed and on/off. If the wire is too short to allow it to move as much as you want, just splice some more wire to it and make it as long as you need.

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Exactly why I run a hand operated model with a big foot switch mounted on each side of the boat. Too cumbersom and the cable always breaks at 1:00pm during a tournament(Or at 11:00 if your fishing with Catt).

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Do you happen to have a picture of how the big foot switches are hooked up? I am considering a tiller operated bow mount due to space considerations. I am concerned about it being a pain to try to operate while fishing.

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