Where should a trolling motor be placed?

What side of a boat do you mount a trolling motor?

Decide which side of the bow – port or starboard – you want to mount the motor. There’s no “wrong” answer for this as it really depends on how you operate the boat and how you fish. If you usually steer the boat from the port side, you’ll want to consider mounting the motor on the starboard side to improve visibility.

Does a trolling motor have to be centered?

Ideally in the center is right. As far as the prop hitting the boat, sounds like it needs to go down farther if it can.

Why are trolling motors mounted on the left side?

Remember – you care about where the plug is — when the motor is in the water – not out of the water. The other reason – to have the motor on the left – is that if you have a console boat – and if you ever fish alone – the boat will balance better.

How far below a boat should the prop be?

If you have a short shaft motor, the top most part of the transom and the lower most part of the boat should be about 15 to 16 inches. For a long shaft, I think 20 to 21 inches is correct.

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How do you set the depth on a trolling motor?

Adjusting the Depth of the Trolling Motor

  1. Move the motor so that it stops halfway between the stowed and deployed positions.
  2. Loosen the collar at the base of the steering system housing. …
  3. Raise or lower the depth of the trolling motor. …
  4. Tighten the collar at the base of the steering system housing.
  5. Select an action: