OD18 Trolling Motor Specs

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OD18 Trolling Motor Specs

Post by cvlngineer » Mon May 15, 2006 6:28 pm

I am looking at putting a trolling motor on the bow of my OD18. I measured the distance from the rear of the casting deck (where it is level with the gunwale) to the bottom of the boat, and it is about 31 or 32 inches. I am wondering what shaft length and how many pounds of thrust I should get.

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Post by Cracker Larry » Mon May 15, 2006 7:04 pm

Long enough to reach the water and strong enough to push/ pull the boat :doh:

Sorry, couldn't resist :lol: You're going to need about the longest, strongest one they make though.
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Post by fishingdan » Mon May 15, 2006 8:07 pm

While the OD18 is a light boat, you need to think about how the wind pushes it around. I would think that you would want a minimum of 50 lbs of thrust. For shaft lenths, they pretty much come in 32", 42" and 52" lengths (or close to those). The shaft length is from the bottom the unit's head to the top of the motor housing. The 42" shaft might be enough, but it depends on where you mount it.

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Post by cvlngineer » Tue May 16, 2006 11:30 am

Thanks for the input! I had never envisioned needing a trolling motor, but I have been forced to change my quarry from Redfish to Bass. I know nothing about Bass fishing, but I guess I can learn.

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Post by Old E. » Tue May 16, 2006 11:51 am

When you get it on there, post some pix.

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Post by Yoda » Tue May 16, 2006 11:54 am

You can get a lot of info on ESPN and the outdoor channels. Also good old google has lots of links to bass fishing. And I've bass fished since '53. Was on a couple of pro tours. You can always ask me and I can get you the info. We don't want to use this bandwidth though. So if the need arises we can exchange e-mail.

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Post by cvlngineer » Tue May 16, 2006 2:36 pm

OldE,
Sure thing!

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Thanks! I would appreciate any help I can get!

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