You’re pretty familiar with the motors, but there are different types of motors, categorized by position at which they’re installed. Basically, there are only two positions at which a motor can be installed, front and back. Bow front mount trolling motor are favorite for serious fisherman and boat users.
They designed to work well when installed on the front. Often give better performance, and handling capabilities than the motor installed in the back. This happens because, on the front, the whole boat is better steered due to whole body present on the back, your reaction time can increase. These motors have specially designed parts, mainly from alloys, to work in extreme conditions. Bow mounted trolling motors are high durable than normal motors.
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How Do They Work?
The constituent parts are the same for both type of motors; the difference is between their locking mechanisms and handles position. When you install them and connect to the battery, you can directly control the throttle by the handle, or foot control. The trolling motor battery powers the motor, which further rotates the shaft. This is the normal functioning of a trolling motor. There is a microprocessor present in the control unit, which provides variation in speeds, in the backward and forward direction. |The motorhead is consist of alloys, and parts made of aluminum, zinc and stainless steel.
Benefits of a Bow Mount Trolling Motor
There is not much of a difference between front mount trolling motor and transom trolling motors when it comes to features. They are equally equipped and functional on all the levels. They all have strong motorheads and parts. The only locking mechanism is different, which is of course due to the positioning parameters. Still, there are a few points on which a bow mount trolling motor fairs better as compared to transom mount trolling motor.
Better Control & Positioning
Bow mount motors are far better at handling than transom motors. Whether they’re foot control or throttle, you can expect to run them better, and steer well. This is due to their smooth design of the handle. Boats have a tendency not to move forward in a straight line, which because of the push its gets from transom mount trolling motor, with a bow mount trolling motor, its actually pulling the boat and hence works better in moving the boat further without a problem.
If you compare handling between transom mount motors, and this, you will find that they have comparatively less reaction time for steering, this means, time require to steer is less, also, the better radius of turning because of its ability to provide better maneuverability to the boat. It works equally well for copilot trolling motors also known as foot controlled trolling motors as well.
Hope you guys found that useful.