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Old 01 March 2008, 14:48   #11
Country: Germany
Town: Stuttgart
Boat name: Boat
Make: Avon,Scorpio,535 She
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yam 75HP,Johnson 70
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 133
Hi there,
i think you donīt need the control.
With this small engine , you block it in the straight position and you can control it with the steering of the main engine.
Try it out. It should work.

Greetings from Germany

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Old 03 March 2008, 09:51   #12
Country: USA
Town: Vancouver
Boat name: White Chocolate
Make: AB
Length: 4m +
Engine: 50 HP, 3.3 HP Merc
MMSI: 338079539
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I would agree about keeping the AUX in a fixed position. But sometimes when trolling I need to be able to make tight turns.

This past Saturday, I was able to test the Honda 2 HP and it performed better than I thought. On the Columbia river I was able to make it against current going about 4 mph on the GPS. So if I need to get to shore, at least I can make it or back to the launch, but it would take a long time. That is a lot better than being stranded.

Later that day on the lake, I was able troll for over 2 hours without running out of gas. I even had some to spair. With the throttle set barely over a quarter of the way, we were trolling inbetween 1-2 mph. Sometimes against some 10-15 mph wind gusts.

One thing I did notice is the aux mount is dragging when I am on a plane. I can feel a slight pull on the starboard side. I will need to either shorten the bracket or cut a notch in it to reduce the drag.

Next.... mounting the downrigger brackets


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