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Old 06-26-2014, 11:05 PM   #1
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Thanks for talking to me about it Marc. The more I thought about it and started measuring stuff the worse it got. Here's some pictures, figured I would see if anyone had ideas. The problem I am having is trying to figure out how to mount the lights so that I can use the trolling motor. With my last boat I just poled along old school and I may just go back that route. Mounting the trolling motor straight is not an option because it will get in my way with everything else I do.


Here's the problem side. As you can see with the size of the lights I can not keep them low because the prop of the motor sits where the right light is. The only option I see is to elevate it and hang the light so that the bottom of it sits an inch or two above the motor.




The only way I can see to accomplish this it to have a "T" shaped rail that slides into a base. The base would be welded to the front of the boat with a piece of angle like yours, the only difference being that I would have 2 sleeves for support instead of one like yours.







Even if I do this it is still going to be a tight fit. The lights have to hang so that I can adjust them to cover a blind spot in the font center of the boat. This means the rail would have to be about 17 inches tall so that the bottom of the light is about 7 inches from the bottom of the boat (just above the trolling motor prop). This is what I get for not going back with the smaller 27w lights I suppose. Anyone have a better idea or have a problem with the design "T" bracket design? Keep in mind I need it to be easily removable.
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Old 06-27-2014, 07:03 AM   #2
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Remount the TM.....Shift it forward.....Problem solved.
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Remounting the trolling motor to be straight is not an option.
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Josh I think Bobby's is saying to move it forward so it kind a hangs off the front of the boat( the mount) That way when you pull it up the prop wouldn't hit your light.
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I'd just move it over a little out of the way of the TM.
Are you trying to but 4 lights on the front?
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Josh I think Bobby's is saying to move it forward so it kind a hangs off the front of the boat( the mount) That way when you pull it up the prop wouldn't hit your light.
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Josh I've got my mount with 2 on the front and 1 on each side and I get plenty of coverage.
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Yeah, I think I'm going to go with 4 lights even though I really wanted 5
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Yeah, I think I'm going to go with 4 lights even though I really wanted 5
All 4 facing forward?
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I would put one on either side of the trolling motor and the other two to the sides.
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