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Old 03-03-2019, 04:23 PM
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I just bought a 97 Lund 1775. Does anybody know what length shaft I'll need for a bow mount? I know the best way is to measure from the water but if possible I'd like to have mounted before the ice comes off.
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Old 03-03-2019, 04:37 PM
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I suggest getting a 60" shaft. I have a 1800 Tyee, which is similar. I called Minn Kota, and they told me a 60" shaft is recommended. I am glad I didn't get a shorter one.
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Old 03-03-2019, 06:50 PM
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I can identify with your situation. I also bought a used boat and the former owner used a trolling motor with a 48" shaft. Now, I'm out there trolling and the wind picks up to create a nice chop of about 10-12 inches. I'm trying to keep the head of trolling motor in the water so I can move forward. No such luck, this thing is sucking air in between waves. Just before I was pushed into shore, I started the main motor to get out of there. I pulled the motor off and replaced it with a trolling motor with a 60" shaft. Problem solved.
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Old 03-03-2019, 07:20 PM
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Thanks for the info. Definitely going 60 it sounds like.
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