If you want to spend some time avoiding the boring life, you can go boating. That’s why you need a boat. Having a boat will also allow you to go fishing. Whatever the purpose is, fishing or boating, you can’t deny the need of trolling motor.
You’ll see different accessories of trolling motor in the market. Some accessories are for increasing the efficiency, some are for using the motor easily, and some are for replacing if the stock parts don’t work. Here I’m going to discuss some accessories of trolling motor that will be useful for you. Let’s see.
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Parts of Trolling Motor
Handle is the topmost part of a trolling motor. It helps the boat riders to direct the boat to the destination by changing the direction.
In most of the motors, the handle is also used to control the speed. It can be rotated clockwise or counter-clockwise to increase or decrease the speed.
Power center is a necessary accessory for trolling motors if the boat is small or doesn’t have battery compartments. This is an external power source having easy access. As a result, installing it in your trolling motor will allow the motor to run properly.
A few power centers are available in the market. According to your boat size and trolling motor specifications, you can choose any.
Plug and Receptacle
These two are prime parts of a trolling motor. The plug and receptacle pair ensures the continuous flow of power through which the motor runs. The plug is generally attached to the wires coming out from the motor, and the receptacle is attached to the power source of the boat. When you plug in, the motor starts getting power.
Trolling motor plugs and receptacles come with waterproof technology so that water can’t harm those.
Motor shaft is the middle tube of the trolling motor. The height of the tube can be different depending on the depth of the boat. The shaft holds the three parts of the whole trolling motor.
Generally, motor shafts are adjustable so that you can get the exact length you need. But not all the shafts will give you this chance.
In trolling motors, all three parts are attached to the motor shaft. The handle and other related parts are added at the top where propeller and other related parts are added at the lower portion of the shaft.
Depth-collar helps you to adjust the middle part of the motor with the shaft at the right place. These are mounts with screws which can be tightened or loosen when necessary. Two depth-collars are enough to keep the middle part in the right place.
If you are a boating freak, you must know how much important a propeller is. It is a fan-type object with blades attached to a center shaft. A propeller may contain two or three blades.
It transmits power by transforming rotational motion into thrust. Thus the boat gets the kinetic energy to run fast.
You’ll find different types of propellers in the market offered by different sellers. Buy one that is strong and able to rotate at a good speed.
Adjustable fin is a part that stays beside the propeller. This is mainly a flattened piece of metal. For the ease of adjusting, it comes in different shapes.
The principal duty of fin is to keep the boat stable. Besides it also helps to change the direction.
Some latest trolling motors come with foot paddles to make the control easier. With the help of the foot paddle, you can control the boat easily with having your both hands free. Foot paddles are connected to the main body through a wire which drives signal to the motor.
Accessories of Trolling Motors
When the necessity is finished, people pull the motor up and keep it on the deck. In rough weather, the motor may change its place frequently because of the shakes and damage the boat as well as itself. Bounce busters are there to keep your boat as well as trolling motor safe in rough weather.
Bounce bluster holds the motor at its place so that it can’t damage the boat. This is a strong tube which comes with stable rubber feet and mounts to hold the motor’s tube.
Extension handle is a very useful accessory for trolling motor. This is actually a long straight bar that can be attached to the tiller handle of the trolling motor. This extension handle allows you to control the motor from a long distance. As a result, you’ll be able to control the boat sitting in a comfortable position.
Extension handles come in different sizes. According to the setup of your boat, find something that is comfortable for you.
At the time of bolting the trolling motor, it is often difficult to access the underside of the bow. Isolator bolts have come to a solution to this problem. These bolts allow you to screw down the trolling motor without using bolts in the underside.
You’ll get different isolator bolts in the market having compatibility with different types or sizes of motors. Choose one wisely depending on the type and size of the motor. If you install these bolts, make sure that you check those regularly. These lose their ability with the flow of time.
The parts stated above show the basic structure of a trolling motor. You’ll see some small parts too. All the parts are available separately in the market. So, if you face a problem with one, you can collect the replacement.
The accessories shown above are some commonly used accessories which can make the experience better. So, I think you should try those too. However, no matter what accessory you buy, make sure that it is compatible with your motor. Using imperfect accessory may ruin your motor.