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    Posted: 07/02/2012 at 11:53am
I was thinking about the new Lazy Boy recliners with the built in massage units.  Probably mount a cooler for the soft drinks between the two.  Will retire in a couple of days and just thinking ahead.  Also wondered what size electric trolling motor for a 17 foot toon.   Been looking at the motor mounted ones and curious about the foot lbs needed to push a toon this size has 23" tubes.  Thanks for any imput.Smile
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Originally posted by fiske haller fiske haller wrote:

I was thinking about the new Lazy Boy recliners with the built in massage units.  Probably mount a cooler for the soft drinks between the two.  Will retire in a couple of days and just thinking ahead.  Also wondered what size electric trolling motor for a 17 foot toon.   Been looking at the motor mounted ones and curious about the foot lbs needed to push a toon this size has 23" tubes.  Thanks for any imput.Smile
I looked at the motor mounted trolling motors, but decided to go with the  bow mounted Minn Kota V2 pontoon 48" shaft, and 55# thrust.  I also like the foot control for the trolling motor (18 foot cord) allows me to control the boat from the rear, while watching the depth finder on the console. I guess it would be ideal to have a depth finder up front also, but I can get by with just the one on the console. I like my hands free when operating the trolling motor, so I can cast while moving. I find it would be too hard with using the steering wheel while trying to cast, or even a tiller arm. I do have a tiller on  the trolling motor for my little fishing boat, and I'm constantly have to stop casting to keep the boat in the direction I want it to go. Esspecially if there is current or wind to deal with. Another thing I was worried if the motor mounted trolling motor would sit in the water deep enough, or cause drag on the pontoon while moving.
One thing I really like as I stated in the above post, is the electric winch anchor I have mounted on the bow. I can operate it from the bow, and also from the console. So while watching the depth finder on the console, I can drop anchor where I want without going to the bow to operate it. The remote for the anchor is very handy. I ran the cord under the decking, and mounted the switch on the console.
edit: As far as thrust, the 55lb thrust motor moved my 19 foot pontoon very well against the current of the river.


Edited by toonrider - 07/02/2012 at 4:05pm
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Moved posts from other thread so as to not step on his toes, we don't want 2 separate toon setups going on at the same time Wink
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The motor mounted trolling motors are fine for high HP boats that get the lower unit up and out of the water (or at least get the ventilation plate at the water line when running). But on most toons, the motor would be submerged and cause alot of drag. Also you would always have to have the main motor's lower unit tilted down into the water. Not good if you like to get in skinny water.  And like Randy said, a 55 lb 12 Volt motor would move your toon just fine. I'd opt for one of the wireless or corded units if I was going all out. Much more flexibility. Now the La-Z-Boy sounds good. Just need a generator to run the massager..

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and waterproof !!!
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Originally posted by Wildcat Dude Wildcat Dude wrote:

and waterproof !!!


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A couple of these would be the next best thing. Can't help with the massage part though..


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with that chair (me and Rick have 2 of those) you won't need a massage Big smile, you'll need somebody to wake you up LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote fiske haller Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07/03/2012 at 9:17am
Not serious with post just dreaming.   I like the looks of the white recliners though.  Yeah,  I would most likely fall asleep as well and the fish would have to hook themselves.Big smile
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the minn kota with i-pilot is the way to go. but expensive. It has a remote and you can set up tracks, push go and never touch the remote. The boat will follow that track all by its self. 55# 12 volt is all you need. I have a 55 on my 22' and it pushes it around nicely

Edited by NH Tooner - 07/03/2012 at 11:36am
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