I have not used a trollmaster before and I am wondering where is the best place to mount the control unit?
Also, is a tiller model kicker preferred or is steering with the kicker connected to the big motor better? Any advice is appreciated
12-03-2011, 07:54 AM
I have a tiller-mount kicker linked to the main motor for steering. The Trollmaster control has a mounting bracket on the console next to the steering wheel. The cord is long enough to carry the control anywhere in the boat.
12-03-2011, 08:22 AM
Keep in mind the control is not waterproof when you decide to mount it. Mines mounted next to the throttle and I just lay it on the dash when using it. If it's going to rain, I unhook it and put it in a storage compartment.
12-03-2011, 04:06 PM
I like mine at the helm. I have a remote steer and mount mine to the dash next to the steering wheel with self adhesive velcro. Then you can remove or move where you want. I guess I have not worried about the moisture thing but maybe I should.
12-03-2011, 06:38 PM
Trollmaster's quality and customer service has gone straight down hill since Bill sold the company.
12-03-2011, 09:03 PM
Never knew Bill but heard great things about him and his company before he sold it.
However, on a long shot, I sent an email to the new company a week ago under the "contact us" link on their website asking if they had any used or refurbed trollmaster pro 2's for my particular kicker motor. 3 days later (I contacted them over the wknd) I got an email saying they did have one for my engine. He listed all the details about it, the price (which was half the cost of new) and a name and number to call if I was interested. This particular fella was friendly and polite. He even adjusted the 6 month warranty start time so it would begin in June when I'll start using it, and shipped it that day so it arrived 2 days later. No complaints from me at this point... very satisfied. Hope it works!!