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Old 06-16-2022, 12:39 PM   #51
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Mine were good but if i was doing it again, i would do Talons. No hydraulics.
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Old 06-16-2022, 01:03 PM   #52
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My grab bar above my center console rubs the rafters when I push it in the garage. That was one of the reasons I haven't got one or two yet. That and the $5k price tag it would take before its all said and done for two of them. but now I've found this bracket that allows you to lay them down.



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Next question. How many of yall with 8 footers wish you would have gotten the 10 footers?



I can easily talk myself out of spending the extra money but I wonder if I'd regret it.
My PP is higher than my garage door. I lower and raise it from the cab of the truck when I park it

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Old 06-16-2022, 01:07 PM   #53
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Only downside is on older boats (specifically bass boats for sure) they were not designed for poles and due to the mounting brackets they can hurt hole shot. It is very noticeable on my basscat how much hole shot is affected. With that said, I love my Raptors, but honestly only use them when beaching my boat and from January to march or so, I prefer fishing offshore most of the year and thats where spotlock is amazing. Oh and one pole is useless, two is fantastic
Weird , I run a basscat puma with dual poles and dont have an issue. Probably need to prop that cat out
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Old 06-16-2022, 02:42 PM   #54
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Everyone already hit it… if you can afford two get two.

If you have a jackplate, get the mounts for your jackplate. If no jackplate, get the sandwich mount others posted. Don’t drill into your transom to mount them.

I put one on my boat at the same time I was putting on a hydraulic jackplate, so one was all I could afford at the time. Like everyone else mentioned, the boat would swing. The trolling motor did a great job locking me in when the boat wanted to swing, but the whole point of me getting the power pole was so I didn’t have to run the TM on spot lock all day. I was about to pull the trigger on a second one when I decided to sell the boat. You won’t be sorry going with two.

You didn’t mention make/model of boat. But odds are you will not notice any difference with the weight of the two power poles and pumps on the rear.
The boat I would be adding them to is the one pictured in post #31.
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Old 06-16-2022, 06:34 PM   #55
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My PP is higher than my garage door. I lower and raise it from the cab of the truck when I park it

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I've read this à couple of times and I'm still trying to figure it out.

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Old 06-16-2022, 06:35 PM   #56
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The more I thought about your just bragging

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Old 06-16-2022, 06:47 PM   #57
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The more I thought about your just bragging

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If you change the batteries on your mote you could do the same thing. But you don't have to worry with that with the airplane hanger your boat gets parked in

What I'm saying is the header on my garage doe is like 6'7" and my PP in the up position is 7 foots. So I gotta lower it a little bit (don't think that's an option on a talon) and back it in.

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Old 06-16-2022, 06:55 PM   #58
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If you change the batteries on your mote you could do the same thing. But you don't have to worry with that with the airplane hanger your boat gets parked in

What I'm saying is the header on my garage doe is like 6'7" and my PP in the up position is 7 foots. So I gotta lower it a little bit (don't think that's an option on a talon) and back it in.

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Oh now I understand

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Old 06-17-2022, 12:41 PM   #59
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The poles could hurt the hole shot if the mounting brackets are too low in the water, they will drag, other than that I do not believe they hurt performance much at all. One thing I really like about power poles is I can partially lower them and they act like fenders for the rear of the boat, keeps me from banging into docks etc, use them a lot when fishing alone.
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Old 06-17-2022, 01:14 PM   #60
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If you change the batteries on your mote you could do the same thing. But you don't have to worry with that with the airplane hanger your boat gets parked in

What I'm saying is the header on my garage doe is like 6'7" and my PP in the up position is 7 foots. So I gotta lower it a little bit (don't think that's an option on a talon) and back it in.

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Old 06-22-2022, 06:37 PM   #61
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Welp…. Did it.
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Old 06-22-2022, 09:03 PM   #62
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Welp…. Did it.
Looks sweet. I was going to do it, but my AC went out and I had to spend my power pole money on that.

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Old 06-22-2022, 09:09 PM   #63
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Two blondes are better than 1.
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Old 06-23-2022, 07:05 AM   #64
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Two blondes are better than 1.
But not as good as a blonde and a redhead
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Old 06-23-2022, 08:20 AM   #65
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Guy on 2cool with a set of used 8’ pro series II for sale for $2200.
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Old 06-23-2022, 08:45 AM   #66
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Looks good. You'll like having 2 better than just 1. Holds better, stops you faster and you won't break them as often. You won't notice the weight.
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Old 06-23-2022, 09:49 AM   #67
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I have one and I bet it hasn't been deployed 10 times in the last few years. Unless the wind is blowing the right direction 1 is really worthless other than beaching the boat alone. Even then 2 would be better because you can park the boat next to a dock close enough to get out but far enough away that you aren't rubbing the dock. .

The weight isn't that big of a deal IMO. When I have the livewells full of water that is over 300lbs.

IMO get two or get none and if its between power poles or a spotlock TM, get the spotlock.

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