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  1. I have a 36 volt 112 lb Terrova on a Trophy 2052 I/O. Boat weighs 3500 lbs. I troll with the main engine running as slow as possible, about 650 rpm with the 4.3 Mercruiser. Use the Terrova as autopilot and to control final trolling speed as necessary. It is extremely good at those functions. My problem is deploying it and retrieving it when done. Can be bad in 3+ ft waves. I don't believe you will have much luck using it as the only trolling power source on a 3500 lb boat.


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  2. Bat 1 to bat 1 term on switch, bat 2 to bat 2 on switch, all positive on boat to output of switch EXCEPT supply to automatic side of bilge pump. That goes directly to a battery. That is in case you turn off the switch the auto side of the pump continues to work. If you can't fit all pos to the output of the switch neatly, run a red battery cable to a suitable buss and hook all pos there. ALL neg can go to a single, neat negative buss.

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  3. Take a look at a company called Oceansouth. They have a stainless one for up by to 96 in beam for a very low price of about 150. Seen it as low as $127. Seems too good to be true. Look at the boats for sale in this forum and there was a Trophy 2052 that was sold a few weeks ago with one on it. It comes with 6 rod holders but you can add more as the Trophy shows 8.

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  4. Don't forget about Sylvan, that is part of the group. A few years ago I was looking into buying a used Starcraft. They wanted $500 to transfer the warranty to a new owner for a two year old boat. Didn't buy it, crazy company.

    Called again and let them have it. If they do not reply today I will go on a anti starcraft, starweld, smokercraft campain. I'll keep you posted.
     


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  5. I have a Sea Nymph GLS 175 with a 70 hp Yamaha 4 stroke. I use it for early spring browns. Also use it heavily for bass and walleye on Sandy Pond. Last year I put on a Motor Guide XI3 which is functionally the same as a Minnkota terrova. It is a 52lb.54 shaft 12v that was on sale at Cabellas. Paid $949 and got a 50 rebate on top so final cost $900. I use it as an autopilot for spring browns with the main motor pushing and the XI3 steering the course on low power. Easily gets about 5 hrs out of a good battery doing that but I keep two on board. Has the "anchor"function that works great for bass on a windy day.

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  6. Blisters are caused by osmosis which is the water seeping through the gelcoat. Had a few boats that did that because the gelcoat is not completely non porous. Happens mostly if boat is at a slip all season. Newer boats went to forms of vinylester topcoat which is much better but its drawback is that it is very brittle and cracks easily. I had seen a marina up near Chaumont Bay that bottom coats boats with a very heavy coat of black material that looked similar to truck bed liner but with a glossy finish. Seemed to be about 1/8 thick. If I were looking for a bottom coat that would be the one. Cant remember the name of the marina, but Martin's sort of rings a bell.

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  7. Minnkota I Pilot Terrova US2 (Universal Sonar Head), 36 volt  112 lb 72 in shaft (6ft) with quick release bracket, Minnkota 3 bank charger, 3 batteries and battery trays, Ram mount to stabilize head, all documentation and system circuit breaker.  System was used very little.  As pictures show, essentially new condition, not a scratch on it.  Is installed on a walk around cuddy. At 67 years old it is a bit much for me to deploy in 3 ft or higher waves.

    $2000 Firm

     

     

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