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    Default Kayak Trolling Motors

    Greetings All,
    Does anybody have any experience mounting/using a trolling motor on their kayak? I've just started
    wondering if mounting a trolling motor would be fun and useful and ran into a lot of early questions like:
    how much thrust? shaft length? brand? bow or transom? battery type, 12V or 24V, weight and balance
    considerations? etc etc.
    Any advice is greatly appreciated.
    Thanks
    Bill

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    Good Article on Trolling motors for Kayaks https://kayakguru.com/best-trolling-motor-for-kayaks/

    There is also Torquedo which is made specifically for the Kayaker, Wilderness systems kayaks now have specially made trolling motors, mounts for them. I have a WS Kayak but don't want the hassle of dealing with a Boat registration for my Yak and the Phoenix so I just use my paddle. Yes in Virginia if you mount a motor on your yak you have to register the boat with VDGIF.

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    https://kayakguru.com/best-trolling-motor-for-kayaks/ One of the guys at work referred me to this site. He uses the MK unit that's #1 in their list.

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    http://www.chattanoogafishingforum.c...sts=26&start=1

    found this in one of the TN fishing forums. think it might be helpful.

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    Thanks Guys. More to read. Didn't realize i had to register the yak if i put a trolling motor on it.
    Will look into that.
    Bill

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    The registration issue dissuaded me from doing it. If I have to do that, I'll just get a nice john boat with a real outboard.
    Thank God For Rednecks

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