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I got real tired of looking like Capt. Morgan all night. Plus my leg would be on fire and sore the next day.

So i made my own steering stick.

How To:

Took a piece of 1 1/4" exhaust pipe and had it bent up to give me a good handle and also be strong enough.

It works y pushing the handle forward and pulling it back as if your foot was doing it.

My handle after bending it is just about perfect height. I control the troller by a toggle switch at the handle. On my motorguide troller the steady on/jackrabbit setting is a 12v 2 way toggle that goes to a relay. The relay allows me to use a toggle switch. Some trollers do not have this setting and a higher amp switch wouldbe needed to make this work.

I just made my wires from the toggle hot side replaced the wire going to relay. Other wire went to ground. This opens//closes that leg of the relay to make the troller come on.

You still control the speed by the dial.

Then i painted it bright orange.

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Abd first fish with the steer stick.

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2 400w hps on the nose pointed like /\ almost warmed up.

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And this is by far the best thing to do with a troller. Now my leg doesnt hurt. Anyone on my boat can drive it. And it frees up so much room on the deck with it screwed down out of the way.

-Kyle
 

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Brilliant! I hate foot controls. If I had one I would try your idea
 

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Nice work...real clean.
 

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Thanks dee.

I cannot stress enough how awesome it is.

My troller shaft has been bent countless times. Before when you used your foot it was stiff and a pain to steer. Now its like a hot knife through butter. And i couldnt be happier.

Plus it looks cool. Always a bonus :)
 

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A toggle switch in the top portion of the handle works amazing. My fishing partner and i have gotten used to it and if i let go.and shoot a.fish he can grab it and keep on trucking without hesitation.

It works better than i could have hoped for.
 

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i dun the same thing untill i found a cheap hand steer....i wired a a starter switch and glued it 2 the top.....the foot control bracket just takes up 22222 much room
 

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i dont have it anymore i changed 2 hand control....just run wire up thru pipe up to the top( u only use 2 wires ) or whateva u use then look under ur foot pedal where switch is u should have 3 wires, i used spaid ends and just loosend philips head screws and slid wires under the top and bottom wire ( if i remember right ) this way if u needed a free hand u can still use ur foot switch....with the switch up top u can just push with palm for on and off....even on my hand contrl i mounted a "big foot " switch to the floor so i leave my trollin motor on and just stand on switch then when me or tha boy shoots i just take foot off 2 kill motor
 

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finally figured out how 2 post pix !! this is what im workin with now.... i actually run wires from a old set of jumper cables 2 my batteries the wired switch 2 trollin motor....i think i paid $20 or so for the switch ....its got a bar that u flip down over switch so u can troll contious the u just flip bar off to go bck momentary.....works awesome !!!
 

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The troller I just picked up has a foot pedal identical to yours BigSwole. Might have to rig up a stick for it.
 

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Unhook the constant on wires from the toggle on the left of the foot part. One goes to where the wire is connected on the relay, other goes to ground.

A 20 amp toggle will run it fine.
 
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