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2014 SS231 Trolling motor mounting questions

njm130 Member Posts: 10
Hurricane support, 

How do you mount a trolling motor to the bow of a SS231 so it clears the anchor locker and stows safely and out of the way? 

Is there a swivel-lock mounting plate that allows you to retrieve the motor and turn it to the side before laying it down?

Can I have the three trolling motor batteries double as house batteries or when wired in series will it over-volt the 12v electronics? 

Thanks for the help.
2014 SS 231 w/Yamaha 200 

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  • njm130
    njm130 Member Posts: 10
    Thanks for the help.  Have you had any issues holding the boat in place in a 3-4kt current, or have you tried?   I intend on using it around an intercoastal pass and am scared 80v may not be enough or may operate at a higher draw and drain the batteries quicker than desired.  
    2014 SS 231 w/Yamaha 200 

  • M99
    M99 Member Posts: 68 ✭✭
    I would say that the 80 Amp motor is just enough, but it is enough. In 3 or 4 knots, you shouldn't have any problem. In 10 knots, no way will it hold.  For a pro fisherman, it would be a different story, but for occasional fishing its fine.