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jknoll

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jknoll

Quick question for you experts...

I am heading to NW Ontario next week and we are pulling up our own boats. Mine is small, 14 foot Lund WC with 25 HP four stroke. We are going to be camping with some Canadian friends. Here is my dilema: Should I bother to bring the trolling motor and additional battery required to run it? ... Knowing that I wont be able to recharge it once it goes (we will be there for 4 days) Or will I be fine just using the big motor to idle around, troll etc... When i have been to Canadian lodges, the guides usually dont use trolling motors so maybe i dont need mine...

Any thoughts or suggestions welcome. Thanks for the help!!!

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FishinFix

Might not be a bad idea to bring it. Only use it when needed though. Such as when you are drifting to get back on line ect... But your four stroke will do the job.

[This message has been edited by FishinFix (edited 05-21-2004).]

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Maximum12

I know when we're in Canada without the trolling motor (a few dead batteries, undercharged, etc.) we do a lot of cursing. As long as you don't have to carry it on your back, I'd bring it if I were you. smile.gif

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BigStevie

You could probably get by with out it. But like fishinfix mentioned, just use it if you really need it. I've pulled my own boat up to some Canadian lakes while truck camping. I've caught tons of walleyes in 6-8ft of water with the motor running. I would say the trolling motor is ideal, but your 4 stroke shouldn't bother 'em too much.

Good Luck!

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BDR

I agree I would rather have it and not use than wish I had brought it. I would try to use sparingly as suggested for staying on drift lines rather than trolling.

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Norsky

I had the same problem for a while. I then put in a on board battery charger and bought one of those little honda generators. The generators are very handy to have when out camping and ice fishing etc.

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