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6 hours ago, Big Hands said:

I have my transducer cable attached in such a way that I can't raise it in the clamp more than an inch or so

 

I'm running only one depth finder, my transducer is mounted to the transom, my graph is mounted on the front deck. I kick the font size up so I can read it when driving. 

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21 hours ago, Catt said:

 

Did ya get it? 😉

Not yet.... Got the delayed shipping notice. Went ahead and order 6 awg wire to install. Went back and forth on keeping the stock 8 or upgrading. Finally decided that if i was going to do it, then I'd do it right. Even if I dont keep the TM, I'll probably put the 6 awg in anyway. There is snow on the ground in Ohio and working on the boat sounds a heck of a lot more fun than all the things my wife wants me to do around the house

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On 1/20/2023 at 9:21 AM, Catt said:

 

Here's mine, it does hang over the gunnel but not enough to  bother anything.

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Nice rig. Looks like a VERY similar layout to mine.

 

Aha, you have the hand control. That definitely explains the 52" Riptide. The first time I visited TX in the mid-90's, it seemed like most people were running those at Lake Fork. By the time I left, I understood why. With all of the down timber floating in the coves, it made it a heck of a lot easier to raise the motor as we crawled our way up and over them to get back to where we wanted to fish. I rarely see boats there rigged like that anymore. They also used dimmer switches (possibly momentary) mounted on the deck to turn the power on and off. 

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1 hour ago, Big Hands said:

They also used dimmer switches (possibly momentary) mounted on the deck to turn the power on and off. 

 

Big Foot Trolling Motor Switch, I got two, one on each side. 

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I had Minn Kota cut down my shaft by 1 foot for my old kayak. If you're in an area with pro tournaments sometimes the Minn Kota trailer is on site. I got lucky and ran into them at Guntersville.

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