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Hey guys just got a 2005 Tailfisher so excited. Quick question what size minn Kota should I buy. Is a 70 or 80lb really needed. How will the Tailfisher do with a 55lb minn Kota in high current areas. It is a light boat.
 

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Hey guys just got a 2005 Tailfisher so excited. Quick question what size minn Kota should I buy. Is a 70 or 80lb really needed. How will the Tailfisher do with a 55lb minn Kota in high current areas. It is a light boat.
I think ZThomas has the earlier model the Pathfinder and I think he's running a 55 on his so maybe pm him and he can probably answer your question for you.
 

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Hey guys just got a 2005 Tailfisher so excited. Quick question what size minn Kota should I buy. Is a 70 or 80lb really needed. How will the Tailfisher do with a 55lb minn Kota in high current areas. It is a light boat.
I have a 2006 and run a 55. It works great on the flats. Running against the tide in a small creek you will need more power. I just didn’t want to give up the room for another battery
 

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I think ZThomas has the earlier model the Pathfinder and I think he's running a 55 on his so maybe pm him and he can probably answer your question for you.
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I think ZThomas has the earlier model the Pathfinder and I think he's running a 55 on his so maybe pm him and he can probably answer your question for you.
Thank you for the info
 

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Low current and light wind the 55 will do just fine. I had a 45 on my Hoog 17 and it served me just fine. I try to work with the wind and/or current. I have a 70 on my 19.5 foot dual console My trolling motor is used primarily for checking my drift and maintaining an ideal distance from my intended casting targets. I have never come close to taxing my trolling motors or my batteries.
 

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I have an 08 Tailfisher. Remember, the hull weight is just a few pounds shy of 1000lbs. Add in motor, gear, people, fuel and whatnot, you're pushing 2k.

Mine has an 80lb and it's perfect. Yes, I would like to have a lighter setup, but I'm not willing to give up all day+ performance and the ability to hold and maneuver in very heavy current.

I've never ran my batteries (PC-1500) dead. In fact I've used them two days in a row without a recharge.
With the extra thrust, you can run the motor at a lower speed than a 55lb motor.
 

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I have an 08 Tailfisher. Remember, the hull weight is just a few pounds shy of 1000lbs. Add in motor, gear, people, fuel and whatnot, you're pushing 2k.

Mine has an 80lb and it's perfect. Yes, I would like to have a lighter setup, but I'm not willing to give up all day+ performance and the ability to hold and maneuver in very heavy current.

I've never ran my batteries (PC-1500) dead. In fact I've used them two days in a row without a recharge.
With the extra thrust, you can run the motor at a lower speed than a 55lb motor.
Pc1500 are awesome I had one on my gheenoe and like you said never ran dry. I did go with an 80lb Ipilot. When I get it mounted I will post pics. Can you post some pics. Specially where did you place for the top deck connection plug.
 

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Pc1500 are awesome I had one on my gheenoe and like you said never ran dry. I did go with an 80lb Ipilot. When I get it mounted I will post pics. Can you post some pics. Specially where did you place for the top deck connection plug.
I bought the boat with the TM already installed across the deck and under the front hatch.
I will probably move it to this location.
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Alright guys here she is got an 80 ipilot with a minnkota charger and 2 intestate batteries and battery mounts for 375.00 that's a deal. Plus I just mounted my Garmin 741xs I did go with an inhull ducer that my buddy have me. Let's how this works before I drill any holes.
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That's a steal of a deal.
If you have side imaging, you can mount the xducer opposite of your drain plug. It didn't cause any issues for me.
 

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Nice damn boat. No jack plate?
 

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I'd like to install a backplate on mine, but I don't have room in my garage for a 6".
Would a 4" be worth the effort?
 

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Call Bob’s they can help
They have always helped me
 
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