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    Weird Outboard Motor..............

    The other day I saw someting I had never seen before; an outboard with three propellers. Three. There was the main propeller and there were two smaller propellers mounted above the main one, with what looked like a hose running to each of the smaller propellers.


    Since I know nothing about boating and outboards I just wanted to know if this was homemade or an elaborate prank.

    Anyone ever seen this?

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    It is most likely a trolling motor. Mounts to the anti cavitation plate on the down leg of the outboard. What appeared to be hoses were most likely electrical cables to carry power to the two small electric motors.

    Allows the boat operator to troll at low speeds when fishing and not run the big engine, but still be able to control the boat by turning the main engine with the steering wheel. These are also used on inboard/outboard applications.

    Here is a link to one made by Minn Kota but there are others on the market.

    http://www.minnkotamotors.com/produc...ail.asp?pg=fem
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr
    It is most likely a trolling motor.
    Does that mean its a motor FOR trolls? Or is it a motor POWERED by trolls?
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    You could use it when fishing for trolls, or any other type of fish I guess.
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    Shouldn't it be phishing for trolls?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr
    You could use it when fishing for trolls, or any other type of fish I guess.
    Maybe I'll use it when fishing for A. Troll....she needs to spend some time with her boyfriend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr
    It is most likely a trolling motor. Mounts to the anti cavitation plate on the down leg of the outboard. What appeared to be hoses were most likely electrical cables to carry power to the two small electric motors.

    Allows the boat operator to troll at low speeds when fishing and not run the big engine, but still be able to control the boat by turning the main engine with the steering wheel. These are also used on inboard/outboard applications.

    Here is a link to one made by Minn Kota but there are others on the market.

    http://www.minnkotamotors.com/produc...ail.asp?pg=fem
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    Jeff, are you feeling ok?
    Why isn't 11 pronounced onety one?

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