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Foot Controlled Steer Stick

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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.





Abd first fish with the steer stick.


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


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.

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Thanks fellas.

It sure makes the night better.
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 :)
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 he can grab it and keep on trucking without hesitation.

It works better than i could have hoped for.
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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