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    Re: Trolling Plate

    I had troll-a-matic on 60hp merc. Worked perfectly.

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    Re: Trolling Plate

    I have a 16ft tracker with a merc 60 efi.I also put a troll a matic on it
    The boat with the trolling plate doe's just fine.To get my 1.8 -2.0 trolling speed
    i have to bump the throttle up.I like the trolling plate cause i don't have
    to worry about pulling it up .Which ever way you go good luck.

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    Re: Trolling Plate

    Quote Originally Posted by hooks View Post
    Just a thought....you could buy another battery. Keep them separate with a switch or wire them in parallel to double your amp hours.
    That can work also..I need to decide and not sit here whining!!! Thank you also....

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    Re: Trolling Plate

    Quote Originally Posted by Troutinator View Post
    I installed aTroll - a-matic on my 60hp Yamaha years ago and love it. Easy on with 4 bolts for trolling and easy off when I take the boat bass fishing and want a little more speed. I recently bought a new Crestliner with a150 hp Mercury and wife said to not even think of drilling into it. So, we troll with Amish trolling bags and it drops the speed from 3.8 to 1.5. My 2 cents.
    Thank you..a thought....

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    Just a thought....you could buy another battery. Keep them separate with a switch or wire them in parallel to double your amp hours.
    Last edited by hooks; 11-20-2019 at 08:13 AM.
    Catch ya later ... hooks

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    Re: Trolling Plate

    I installed aTroll - a-matic on my 60hp Yamaha years ago and love it. Easy on with 4 bolts for trolling and easy off when I take the boat bass fishing and want a little more speed. I recently bought a new Crestliner with a150 hp Mercury and wife said to not even think of drilling into it. So, we troll with Amish trolling bags and it drops the speed from 3.8 to 1.5. My 2 cents.

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    Trolling Plate

    Hope I posted this in the right discussion.

    When I am using (2) downriggers, mostly for Kokanee, my electric on the bow runs down much faster than with just (1) rod.

    So, a relative gave me a Happytroller. I have a 60HP Merc. 4 stroke and the cavitation plate is still really small. The trolling plate is a large. Many mods needed to make it fit. Says for 50HP and above but the cavitation plate on the motor is still small. Maybe the smaller one is needed but still drilling holes in the right place is real close to the anode which is under.

    That being said, maybe Easytroller better? Best would be a kicker I know.

    Probably alot of you have either and again what works best for you.

    Thinking the hinged Easytroller.

    Thanks again to my mentors!

    Walt

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