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Viking Espri outboard mount COMPLETE!!!


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Hi all interested people.

I have finally taken the yak for a test run with the minn kota attached and was very impressed. The only issue I had is I think it probably needs a kg or 2 right up the bow to give a bit more direction with the steering other than that a complete success - doesn't get in the way of paddling or trolled fishing lines. Doesn't lean the yak to the side with the outboard on - stability has been maintained. I spent 2 hours on the troll today so gave it a good run and caught a few fish to boot (I will do another post on that . ;))

I will post a few pics up so you can get the idea. If anybody wants any details just ask.

Cheers,

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Stick your 5 litre water bottle in the nose. That will hold her down.

Here is a hint, get a small amount of clothes line type rope, just loosely a loop around the motor, and another loop solidly to the yak somewhere. Just in case the motor decides to pop off your mount!

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Seems to manouver OK with the outboard although it is a rather large turning circle - I think I will take on both of Ferals ideas (thanks). I think the weight in the nose will make her steer a bit better - if not I'm not complaining she does the trick as is.

Yeah Davo the whole thing aint gonna move in a hurry :P she's as solid as a rock!

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You will find the steering problem is due to 2 factors.

1 motor mounted forward of stern.

2 very little keel on the yak.

I would suggest getting a small polly kitchen cutting board and attaching it to the leccy to act as a keel. Maybe Dino will see post and show how he modified his leccy.

Cheers

Ray

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