What side of the bow do you mount a trolling motor on?

Decide which side of the bow – port or starboard – you want to mount the motor. There’s no “wrong” answer for this as it really depends on how you operate the boat and how you fish. If you usually steer the boat from the port side, you’ll want to consider mounting the motor on the starboard side to improve visibility.

Can you turn a transom mount trolling motor to a bow mount?

Can a transom mount troll motor be converted to a bow mount TM? Yes It can be converted but it’s not very cost effective.,, unless you can find a burn up Bow mounted TM and switch the power heads.

Why are trolling motors mounted on the left side?

Remember – you care about where the plug is — when the motor is in the water – not out of the water. The other reason – to have the motor on the left – is that if you have a console boat – and if you ever fish alone – the boat will balance better.

Where should you mount a trolling motor?

The trolling motor should be placed as close to the center of the stern as possible without interfering with the operation of the main motor, if there is one. The top of the mounting bracket should be flush with the top of the stern.

How do you install a Motorguide Gator Mount?

Bow Mount Installation

  1. Slide the decket off of the mount base.
  2. Carefully select the area on the boat deck to install the mount.
  3. Place the mount base on the surface of the boat deck where it is to be mounted; use the mount base.

Can you mount a trolling motor on the side of a boat?

Yes, you can definitely mount a trolling motor on the side of the boat. However, this would depend on the type of trolling motor you use and what kind of boat you have. But in most cases, you can easily mount the trolling motor to the side of the boat through the clamp itself.

Does trolling motor need to be centered?

I’ve seen trolling motors mounted just about any place you can put them on the front,back side doesn’t matter. Ideally in the center is right. As far as the prop hitting the boat, sounds like it needs to go down farther if it can.

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