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dman, did you turn the trolling motor head around? Do you like it better in front like that? Can it be done to any motor? I have the Minn Kota Endura 30 on my Raider. Thanks.

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yea, i turned the head around..there is only one screw for that, took 2 minutes total (thats the same motor i use)....I do like it better up front, its easier to control while sitting and easy to view the fishfinder...I spin a little but i have a friend fabricating rudder for me now....buster boats makes rudders but way overpriced:

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i just bought my pelican 10e in march and i love it. my dad has been researching ideas on how to make a dolly for it as the trailer we have at smith mountain lake is about 500ft from the water. i use the handles as a place to secure my boat to the dock. i made it easy, as we already have two O shaped screws in the dock, about the same length as the boat, and i got about 10" long pieces of rope and tied one end to a caribeaner and the other end to a handle, so when im coming in i just clip on to the dock. i have mine on a 36lb MK trolling motor but im looking for any outboard for it. i havent got new seats for it yet, but i have found that the frames of my seats dont fit nicely into the grooves on the boat anymore, i kinda have to shove it in there, and my seats wont really slide up and down the boat either.

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Ahhh yeah yeah. I just wrapped them into a bundle next to the battery box for now, but taping them to the side wouldn't be a bad idea either.

i have a 36lb thrust MK trolling motor. My boat has the wires that go from the back to the plug in the front, how do i hook up the motor to the front power wise?

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Ahhh yeah yeah. I just wrapped them into a bundle next to the battery box for now, but taping them to the side wouldn't be a bad idea either.

i have a 36lb thrust MK trolling motor. My boat has the wires that go from the back to the plug in the front, how do i hook up the motor to the front power wise?

you need one of these:

http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2599817

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Ahhh yeah yeah. I just wrapped them into a bundle next to the battery box for now, but taping them to the side wouldn't be a bad idea either.

i have a 36lb thrust MK trolling motor. My boat has the wires that go from the back to the plug in the front, how do i hook up the motor to the front power wise?

you need one of these:

http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2599817

sweet! thanks so much dman!!!!!   ;)

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O.K. Andy, told ya I'd have pics up when I got it all setup. It's now mostly setup, I'm just missing the rod holder, but it's made by the same guy who does the fish finder/transponder bracket.Good stuff.

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sippi, i LOVE the way you mounted your fish finder, im definitely going to be doing the same for mine!

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I made a very simple improvement that made my Raider much easier to fish out of. The ole milk carton tip. Inside a milk carton, I zip tied 3 pieces of 1.25" PVC for 3 rod holders. Then I zip tied an old piece of plastic tube to hold my bug spray. The carton also holds my anchor and rope, small tackle box, and gloves(northern pike). If you use a net, another piece of 1.25" PVC would work great for that. Everything is within easy reach, and not taking up floor space. A bungie cord holds the milk carton from moving around.

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I made a very simple improvement that made my Raider much easier to fish out of. The ole milk carton tip. Inside a milk carton, I zip tied 3 pieces of 1.25" PVC for 3 rod holders. Then I zip tied an old piece of plastic tube to hold my bug spray. The carton also holds my anchor and rope, small tackle box, and gloves(northern pike). If you use a net, another piece of 1.25" PVC would work great for that. Everything is within easy reach, and not taking up floor space. A bungie cord holds the milk carton from moving around.

excellent!  now to find a milkcrate

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It says the pics are too large. Does anyone know how to reduce them?

Andy, you wouldn't happen to have any pics of this modification?

Thanks in advance

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here are the mods i made. i used a plastic storage box for more room, and a lid so i could keep the rain and sun off of it. my dad also made a little dolly for me, its really easy and simple. he put bolts and such in it so its collapsible and he made it in about 15- 20 minutes.

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of course, the dolly arms are a bit wide, but we will adjust that when we get down to virginia to my boat. they are supposed to go in the middle of the two pontoons.

the following is one more pic of the boat mod.

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sippi, i LOVE the way you mounted your fish finder, im definitely going to be doing the same for mine!

lol, thanks.  I've added a Rod holder to the other side of that chair in much the same fashion, and it works really well for keeping the spare out of the way, or when I get irritated and troll to destroy some crappies.

I like the milk crate or rubbermaid mod, seems like it would keep everything in one place and "organized". I typically have two people on the boat, so I don't know how feasible that setup would be for me personally, but I dare say it would work wonders for a single person day.

My biggest problem at the moment is everything sliding around in the bottom either all the way to the back or front whenever I try to dolly wheel it down hills to the water.  That rubbermaid idea would at least keep everything in one chunk sliding back and forth for me.  I'm thinking I may need to line the bottom with a rubber mat or something.

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i figured that the rubbermaid would also be big enough for a cooler. and in the situation your in with everything sliding, bungee cords will become your bestfriend haha im fortunate enough to have a golf car at our place so i drive down and pick everything besides the boat up and then i come back for the boat.

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My buddy has a 4 y/o Bass Raider 10E with fold down seats that he's selling

Good condition, hardly used

He said he was gonna list it on CL for $700 comes with 36lb troll and a suspect battery (he's not sure if it holds a charge seeing he hasn't used it in over a year)

Is that a "fair" price? I was thinking there will be tons of deals come winter time

I think I'm gonna offer him 350 and work my way up to a max of 450-500

What do you guys think it's worth?

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My buddy has a 4 y/o Bass Raider 10E with fold down seats that he's selling

Good condition, hardly used

He said he was gonna list it on CL for $700 comes with 36lb troll and a suspect battery (he's not sure if it holds a charge seeing he hasn't used it in over a year)

Is that a "fair" price? I was thinking there will be tons of deals come winter time

I think I'm gonna offer him 350 and work my way up to a max of 450-500

What do you guys think it's worth?

i bought my two year old 10e and my 2 year old minn kota 36lb trolling motor together for 550. they were only used twice! the package also came with an anchor and 100ft of rope as long as a light and battery

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My buddy has a 4 y/o Bass Raider 10E with fold down seats that he's selling

Good condition, hardly used

He said he was gonna list it on CL for $700 comes with 36lb troll and a suspect battery (he's not sure if it holds a charge seeing he hasn't used it in over a year)

Is that a "fair" price? I was thinking there will be tons of deals come winter time

I think I'm gonna offer him 350 and work my way up to a max of 450-500

What do you guys think it's worth?

$700 seems a bit much...I think up to $450 is fair with the motor as long as everything is in really good \ great shape

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My other buddy says "DICKS is selling the 10ft for $499" I found it hard to believe.

however the model # and color is different it looks very similiar

anyone know the difference between these two models

http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2131686

http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3684184&clickId=112280361&affiliateCustomId=&affiliateId=3578

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I have the 8 footer with a 30lb Minn Kota on it.  I guess I am unlike y'all, I just screwed the depth finder right to the hull!  I also screwed some of those rod deck straps for bass boats to the sides to hold my rods.  However I am brainstorming a new idea for this to eliminate the tangling.  I have four rods of my own, which isn't too bad but add in my buddies two or three rods and it can be a mess.  No prewires for me, they just lay on the floor.  My motor is on the front so I had to splice longer wires in.  I also tie the anchor to the seat bracket as someone mentioned.  As for standing it is not a problem, especially since I cut a 3/4 piece of plywood to cover the entire floor.  Trust me this makes a HUGE difference.  The regular floor is kinda "spongy", with this plywood it is nice and solid.  I also added a nice padded seat and I welded up a 6 inch riser as well, so I sit up a bit higher.  I would think that having rods standing up in the milk crates would be in the way of casting, no problems with that?  I always launch at ramps so loading and unloading is no problem.  I also have a battery operated red and green light clamped to the front and the "post" light mounted on the back with clips to attach to battery.  Live vests are stored under the seat, tied up under there.  Anyway I love "The Bass Tub" and I have caught a ton of fish from it!!  I will try to get some pics up here soon.  Also I welcome any ideas for horizontal rod storage.

Cliff

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