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Duck hunting Kayak #5249224 08/12/14 05:23 PM
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I'm getting my kayak ready for duck season, I just finished the paint job! But was really thinking about mounting a trolling motor on it. So my question is what is the best way to do this? I have an 8 ft pelican sit in, if that helps. I think the hardest part would be mounting the battery, and dealing with that weight. So I need some advice! If anyone has any experience with this I would love to hear it! thanks.


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If you put a trolling motor on it you have to put Tx stickers.paddle that sucker


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too small for a trolling motor IMO. paddle it

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Paddle will be your best bet! Too small for a trolling motor.


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I ratchet strapped a 2x4 on the back and put the battery between my legs, very sketchy but it worked, and yes you will need to register it with TPWD if you use a trolling motor


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I built a trolling motor mount for mine. Get a stout "milk crate" while will fit behind you. I fastened mine to the kayak with stainless turn buckles. Then, bolt a piece of PT 2x4 to milk crate at the appropriate height for your trolling motor. My motor is off to the right side. Strap the battery down into the crate in case you flip.

Works great. My 30lb-thrust motor will really get the 'yak moving.


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too small for a trolling motor IMO. paddle it


Too small. Don't do it. You will need that wieght decoys and shells. 8 ft is kinda short anyways.. So be carefull. And have fun. Keep that thing in calm water and get to where the walk in hunters cannot!

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too small for a trolling motor IMO. paddle it


Too small. Don't do it. You will need that wieght decoys and shells. 8 ft is kinda short anyways.. So be carefull. And have fun. Keep that thing in calm water and get to where the walk in hunters cannot!

I'd listen to Kdub!


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Re: Duck hunting Kayak [Re: Zach Attack!] #5249826 08/12/14 11:22 PM
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I wouldn't. I have a Hobie Sport and it works fine but the registration, the excess weight and the fact that you can paddle close to floating ducks but not troll to them makes it worth NOT having a trolling motor on it.


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Re: Duck hunting Kayak [Re: Zach Attack!] #5250359 08/13/14 05:12 AM
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Check out texasfishingforum.com. Under the tube section there is a thread about 2man boats.

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Did you ever finish the paint job?

Re: Duck hunting Kayak [Re: Zach Attack!] #5257217 08/17/14 01:10 AM
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don't wear waders if you cross deep water.....


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I also say DON'T wear waders. I had someone tell me that they would actually help you float. I am not trying that one.

Re: Duck hunting Kayak [Re: Zach Attack!] #5257374 08/17/14 03:11 AM
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Water in your waders is not heavier that the water outside your waders. I would still wear a wader belt just to stay dry in case you did fall in. Better advice would be always wear a life preserver

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