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    Homade trolling motor foot control recessed tray

    Just wondering if anyone has made their own recessed tray for the foot control to a trolling motor. I have installed the metal powder coated brand one in my last boat and it was a jam up job. The only thing I didn't like was 140 bucks for a "tray" and a template. Seems to me that there should be a plastic tray like "rubbmaid" or something you could find for 10 bucks and accomplish the same results. Thanks, Bassin1- Les.

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    Re: Homade trolling motor foot control recessed tray (Bassin1)

    I made one out of scrap diamond plate we had laying around. Aluminum is light weight and good looking and won't break or rust! Just got the measurements off of comfortroll or whatever the other company is.

    I think I might start trying to sell some of them. If you know anyone that wants one IM me.



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    Re: Homade trolling motor foot control recessed tray (Bassin1)

    yeah i made one out of diamond plate also heres a pic
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    Re: Homade trolling motor foot control recessed tray (fisher1)

    Great job, thats what I call inginuity. I am going to start looking for some heavy pvc trays and hope I come across one that will work. If I hit the jackpot I'll be sure to post. Thanks for the inspiration. Bassin1- Les
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    Re: Homade trolling motor foot control recessed tray (Bassin1)

    I made my own and mounted it under the deck. I traced my MinnKota pedal onto the deck and cut only as much as needed. I then rolled the carpet back down into the hole to cover the edges. That way there is only about a 1" gap around the pedal. The nice snug fit just feels better for me, no gap to snag your feet in.

    I also like the finished look better.





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    Re: Homade trolling motor foot control recessed tray (Steve R)

    nice

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    Re: Homade trolling motor foot control recessed tray (rlayne0002)

    I like the finished look also

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    Re: Homade trolling motor foot control recessed tray (yokleybr)

    Looks good

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    Re: Homade trolling motor foot control recessed tray (genemelow)

    ive thought of using ...a baking pan .u can find them aluminum and stainless all types even some with a nice lip and rolled edge whole lot cheaper ..just a thought

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    Re: Homade trolling motor foot control recessed tray (tritonfaststrike)

    Like the baking pan idea, im gonna see what i can find, I have trouble getting myself to pay $150 for a molded piece of plastic. But i dont have a $30,000 boat either. lol

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    Re: Homade trolling motor foot control recessed tray (fisher1)

    I like that one fisher, did you weld the seams?

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    Re: Homade trolling motor foot control recessed tray (Bassin1)

    thats what i made as well. diamond plate. but i turned mine around so the cables would not have any kind of binding to them.

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    Re: Homade trolling motor foot control recessed tray (jturk)

    yes the seams are all welded
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    Re: Homade trolling motor foot control recessed tray (buckeyebob)

    they all look great




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    Re: Homade trolling motor foot control recessed tray (Bassin1)

    doesn't that mess with the rigidity of the front deck? how about that 50cent word? just curious.

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    Re: Homade trolling motor foot control recessed tray (blugill)

    <TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by blugill &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">doesn't that mess with the rigidity of the front deck? how about that 50cent word? just curious.</TD></TR></TABLE>


    what did you just I cannot understand that ?
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    Re: Homade trolling motor foot control recessed tray (tat900)

    Troll Well is a new sponsor - I just installed one of their fiberglass trays - $90 for gelcoat, about $30 more for a flake finsh to match your boat. Easy install

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    Re: Homade trolling motor foot control recessed tray (bassboogieman)

    I like that finished look also.

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    Re: Homade trolling motor foot control recessed tray (Jim285pro)

    I made an MDF form "negative" to specs of many aftermarket trays, covered it in duct tape and then laid fiberglass mat over it and soaked w/ fiberglass resin. repeat 3-4x and let sit for 24 hrs. The tape allows it to pop off the form and you have the smoothness of the wood and sized/shaped as you design. I hit mine w/ aerosol bed liner and dropped it in and it works like a champ. $50 in material, and about 3 hrs of total work.
    I am getting another boat and adding a tray to it, this time I will add a recessed hole for garlic spray or pliers in the leading edge.

    I will say MAJOR props on the gel caoted one pic'd above, that looks awesome, and the price almost justifies the fiberglass guy to buy vs build!
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    Re: Homade trolling motor foot control recessed tray (GregInAtl)

    anyobe have the measurements they used on a minnkota pedal? like to make one myself,thanks,john.



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