Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1

    Any Ideas on remote control Trolling motors for PWCs?

    Just saw a video on the Minkota remote controlled trolling motor setup. As with everything, it is a bit too pricey for my Waverunner budget.

    I have a 38lb Minkota that I wouldn't mind experimenting with if anyone has ideas on how to install a remote controlled actuator to operate one. I have a good aluminum fab guy for any heavy lifting but can't put together a plan on this myself.

    Thoughts are maybe:
    1. RC car parts and remote?
    2. RC airplane parts n remote?
    3. Maybe Jandy type valves for pools with a remote to operate them?

    The only requirement when finished is that I would be able to back the ski in and launch it, remotely run it out of the way and then recover it when I get my truck parked. I would do a conversion to change it to a short shaft as well like they do for Kayaks.

    Bored and cold...so the mind tends to get anxious to make something.


  2. #2
    Look at heavy duty sail boat servos if you are going this route.


    I did this to a vx ski years ago in key west and had a fully functional throttle and steering. Id do it all again with a 7 channel radio instead of the 3 but have an almost entirely different way to control the ski.

  3. #3
    Sounds like a good start to me. Thanks KW

  4. #4
    Click avatar for tech links/info, donation request K447's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    near Toronto, Canada
    Posts
    36,597
    +1
    1,276
    Quote Originally Posted by macGruber View Post
    Sounds like a good start to me...
    If you can remote control the watercraft itself, may be no need for remote controlling a trolling motor.

    That said, an out of control 'remote controlled' PWC would be a dangerous thing. Would need lots of failsafe thinking and a well engineered installation.

  5. #5
    Yea...I don't think I'm smart enough...or ambitious enough to go that far with it.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. trolling motor for pwcs
    By Kevin Bates in forum PWC Fishing
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 07-26-2013, 12:35 PM
  2. Replies: 8
    Last Post: 08-22-2011, 09:53 PM
  3. Replies: 7
    Last Post: 08-29-2009, 03:44 PM
  4. Any Ideas on why this happen
    By spraydrice in forum Yamaha Open Discussion
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 06-04-2009, 09:20 AM
  5. any ideas on how to make a girdle
    By mvanarchy in forum 4-Tec Performance
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-13-2007, 08:52 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •