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Trolling Motor Owner Questions - Specific Post

washipdog

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I had to remove the factory mount and trolling motor this week to get the cover on the boat. I ordered a Minn Kota RTA-54 Quick Release and the MKR-26 plug. Going to remount everything this week and hopefully will be better than what was there originally.
The quick release is a great addition. When I want to put my cover on, I just pop the trolling motor off, put it in the bow, and the cover fits perfectly.
 

Botchco

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I had to remove the factory mount and trolling motor this week to get the cover on the boat. I ordered a Minn Kota RTA-54 Quick Release and the MKR-26 plug. Going to remount everything this week and hopefully will be better than what was there originally.
you’ll like the new setup. cover fits great with motor off via the quick mount. Good luck and share how it comes out.
 
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So the RTA-54 and the MKR-26 when on without any problems. It's much better than before, comes off and goes on easy. The installation is more rigid with the addition of the thick mount plus an additional aluminum plate for rigidity in the mount. The quality of the materials was worth every penny. Comes with all of the parts that you need. I'd highly recommend these to anyone interested. Some of the pics are from before cleaning up, it's all white and no dirt now.

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Botchco

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So the RTA-54 and the MKR-26 when on without any problems. It's much better than before, comes off and goes on easy. The installation is more rigid with the addition of the thick mount plus an additional aluminum plate for rigidity in the mount. The quality of the materials was worth every penny. Comes with all of the parts that you need. I'd highly recommend these to anyone interested. Some of the pics are from before cleaning up, it's all white and no dirt now.

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Looks great! Well done and thanks for sharing!
 

Botchco

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So the RTA-54 and the MKR-26 when on without any problems. It's much better than before, comes off and goes on easy. The installation is more rigid with the addition of the thick mount plus an additional aluminum plate for rigidity in the mount. The quality of the materials was worth every penny. Comes with all of the parts that you need. I'd highly recommend these to anyone interested. Some of the pics are from before cleaning up, it's all white and no dirt now.

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Hey one other thing... I think Minn Kota recommends the puck be mounted no closer than 24" from the trolling motor itself due to interference. curious if you've tested...
 
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Hey one other thing... I think Minn Kota recommends the puck be mounted no closer than 24" from the trolling motor itself due to interference. curious if you've tested...
You are absolutely correct though, shouldn't be mounted where it is.

Unfortunately I didn't mount it, the previous owner did.

I'd move it but then what do I do with the holes from the screws. I'm planning on using it for the first time tomorrow.

What's the old saying, if you want it done right, do it yourself.

Here's the text from the instructions:

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Hey one other thing... I think Minn Kota recommends the puck be mounted no closer than 24" from the trolling motor itself due to interference. curious if you've tested...
So had the boat out yesterday for the first time. The Minn Kota worked flawlessly. This is my first experience with a trolling motor and I was blown away by the Spot Lock feature. OMG! Loved It! Has changed my entire experience on the water.
 

JASmith

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I just bought the same power connector as you, since the twist lock thing my dealer installed was a hateful, evil thing. Should be here tomorrow and then I can install it.

I may have to switch my mount to the same you used as well, since the aluminum sharp edged thing they gave me is bound to gouge something or put a hole in a seat when removing it. I'll probably do it at the same time as I create a custom mounting bracket though.

How much does your trolling motor weigh? I have the Garmin Force, which I really like, but it's nearly 75lbs.
 
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I just bought the same power connector as you, since the twist lock thing my dealer installed was a hateful, evil thing. Should be here tomorrow and then I can install it.

I may have to switch my mount to the same you used as well, since the aluminum sharp edged thing they gave me is bound to gouge something or put a hole in a seat when removing it. I'll probably do it at the same time as I create a custom mounting bracket though.

How much does your trolling motor weigh? I have the Garmin Force, which I really like, but it's nearly 75lbs.
Not sure of the weight, but it’s fairly easy to place and remove from the mount.
 
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