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Thread: Hey Rubberhead...Trolling motor shaft length

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    Default Hey Rubberhead...Trolling motor shaft length

    Do you have a TM on your 186DC? If so what shaft length?

    For all others who may have some input, would a 60 shaft be enough for a key west 186dc?

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    Not if its a tiller. But on a DC you may be limited by how far back the windshield is and the angle you need for it to deploy and clear the rubrail. The longer you that will fit, the better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goin Coastal View Post
    Not if its a tiller. But on a DC you may be limited by how far back the windshield is and the angle you need for it to deploy and clear the rubrail. The longer you that will fit, the better.
    Looking at minn kota terrova. Some guy on the KW forum said he's running a 60 and it was plenty, said he actually could go 54. Hoping I can figure this out without splashing the boat.

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    Just remember, you can set a 60 shaft higher with the collar but you cant make the 54 longer if needed.
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    No trolling motor - sorry. I had the boat out of the weekend - the more I run it the more I like it, though.

    Let me know what you find - I'll probably cross that bridge at some point too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubberhead* View Post
    No trolling motor - sorry. I had the boat out of the weekend - the more I run it the more I like it, though.

    Let me know what you find - I'll probably cross that bridge at some point too.
    Pulled the trigger last night on a Minn Kota Terrova 80# 60" Shaft 24v Trolling Motor with i-Pilot Link & Bluetooth.

    I'm not going to lie...I wanted to Ulterra bad. I just couldn't bring myself to buy something that was going to potentially cause me a big headache. The auto deploy and trim would have been nice but to many bad reviews of the motor housing cracking, motors failing, etc. So I opted out of the Cadillac.

    Ordering new electronics when the Humminbird G3's are back in stock...hopefully in the next week or two. I'm looking forward to the anchoring system and also linking the TM to the humminbird to follow contour lines to troll or fish a bank.
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    Part number 1 showed up today. The tm will be here Monday.

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    I will have to remove the pulpit to make it work. No problem though. That’s not really needed for this boat.

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