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Old 01-11-2021, 06:28 PM   #1
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Hi folks.
New to owning a boat. Glad to see that Maxum is represented on the web. I live in NC at Lake Norman. We have been out several times before the water turned cold and are really looking forward to the boating season, especially fishing. I'm looking at adding a trolling motor to my 1996 17' SR and would be interested to see what has been done to accomplish the mounting on the bow. TIA for any input and/or advice.
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Old 01-11-2021, 08:44 PM   #2
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Welcome. Nice looking Maxum.

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Old 01-12-2021, 12:59 AM   #3
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Old 01-17-2021, 04:06 PM   #4
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Old 04-02-2021, 01:19 PM   #5
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I have a ‘89 1700 XR wanting to do bow mount troller. Did you ever do this on this one? My cleats seem further back than yours. Another post I saw mentioned blocking nav lights but they also sell quick release brackets for night I guess?
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Old 04-05-2021, 01:35 PM   #6

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You could install green and red nav lights on each side of the boat, jus below the side window. You don't need a single bow mounted R&G.
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Old 04-05-2021, 03:57 PM   #7
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In addition to finding a solution for the nav lights, here are a few things to consider.

1) Most trolling motor installations would be angled so that the motor shaft, when stowed, would be along the gunnel and not restricting the forward seating area. Looks like one of your cleats would need to be repositioned lower if You want that option.

2) shaft should be as close to vertical as possible, so a wedge will probably be needed as the bow looks like it has an slope to it.

3) Battery power. For a boat that size, Id go with a 24v unit with suitable (70# ish) thrust. That needs at least 2 12v deep cycle batteries, larger the better.

4) Cable runs. The wire size needed will be at least 6ga, is there a good path to run these from the New battery location to the bow?

5) Consider a removable mounting plate, so the motor can be removed when not needed for other boating activities.

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