Bring On The Wind
Join Date: Apr 2012
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Re: using a trolling motor for power
I owned a Catalina 22 that came with a cantankerous Ted Williams 7.5 that would run fine sometimes and leave me stranded other times. I had an old Lark outboard I traded to a neighbor for a bow mount Minn Kota 72 that I took apart and fitted the transom mount off an old Johnson 4.5 I had in my garage, it worked better than I expected. I sold the Catalina and kept the troller for a back to my current boat which has a Tohatsu 9.8. A month ago I bought my son his first sailboat, an American Fiberglass 16, that came with no motor and hooked the stroller up for him and it provides more than enough power to get him in and out of the dock and into a cove if the weather turns bad while on the water.
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