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Old 05-11-2009, 08:57 AM
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Default bow mount trolling motor/depth finder

I'm thinking of putting a depth finder on my bow. I currently have a minnkota 65pd power drive. The unit does not have a built in universal transducer.

I understand how to hook the transducer to the trolling motor but how do you run the cables?

It appears there is no easy way to conceal them.
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Old 05-11-2009, 09:48 AM
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You can zip tie the cable to the shaft or wind it around the shaft

I have a built in US on my trolling motor
The problem is now itís not compatible with the newer electronics
Youíre not missing a thing
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Old 05-11-2009, 10:33 AM
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[QUOTE=Manxfishing;1104012]You can zip tie the cable to the shaft or wind it around the shaft

I have a built in US on my trolling motor
The problem is now itís not compatible with the newer electronics

How do you zip tie or wrap it around the shaft when it has to slide up and down through the block when you deploy it?
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Old 05-11-2009, 08:09 PM
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After looking at it again tonight i'm pretty much convinced I'm going to sell the unit I have and buy one with a universal sonar.

Any idea on what I could sell mine for on the local craigslist or walleyecentral?
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Old 05-12-2009, 08:35 AM
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I actually mounted up a Bow Sonar on a PDv2 yesterday. Mine does not have universal sonar either, and it was pretty simple. I mounted everything up like normal, and when I ran my x-ducer cable, I put a 1/2"OD teflon tube around the cable, for the length of the trolling motor shaft. This tube is going to provide some rigidity, protection, and it looks cleaner. Yes, I have a cable paralleling the shaft now, but I dont see a problem. I left enough to wrap the motor around twice, and zip tied it at the very top of the shaft, and the very bottom. No problem at all. Ran the plug end back through the coiled trolling motor wires, and right into the sonar.
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Old 05-14-2009, 04:41 PM
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found a heck of a deal on a used V2 unit with built in transducer.

Now I plan on selling my old unit. Any suggestions on what it's worth?

2002, power drive, 65lb thrust, 54" shaft, foot control.
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