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Happy Troller®

   

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  • SKU: 268451

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  • Slows big motors to trolling speeds
  • Stabilizes bow-light boats
  • Installs in 15 minutes
  • Locks down for trolling, up for cruising
Use the Happy Troller to slow big motors to a fish tantalizing speed. The Happy Troller locks in the down position for trolling and locks in the up position for cruising. You can use Happy Troller year round in fresh or salt water. It stabilizes bow-light boats and installs in 15 minutes. The large Happy Troller fits I/Os plus all outboard motors 50 HP and larger. The small Happy Troller fits outboard motors 20-50 HP.
Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 18 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by solved the problem With my outboard idling I was still trolling too fast. As soon as I installed the Happy Troller it lowered my speed enough that I actually needed to increase the throttle to maintain my proper speed against the wind. The only downside was it lowered my top end by 2 mph but the trade was well worth it. Excellent product. When installing I ended up putting a stainless steel washer between mounting plate rear holes and the outboard flange to maintain a complete level plate. Without washers it was enough off that it put the Hinge action in a bind. The washers solved the problem. June 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very durable looking product. I researched this product prior to purchasing, I took others advice and made a new notch, did some speed trials first using vise grips to hold the plate in position until I got at 2 km per hour. I put the new notches in that position and the boat handles really well. I put the happy troller on my Honda BF20 to reduce the trolling speed by half. I am extremely happy with it. June 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by great purchase am most pleased with the Happy Troller...it works as discribed and slows my boat down to about 1.2 miles per hour...I have a 14 1/2 foot lund with a 40 hp four stroke Honda...also came up with a solution for getting the heavy cord out of the way. Used a series of circular screws to run the cord along the right side of the boat toward the shift and then attached a 10 inch buggie cord to another screw to keep tension on the cord when the plate is up or down...works..great...just a suggestion. March 1, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Works just like advertised Works great, slows down my old Lund 16' Tiller model fishing boat down where I need it to troll slow for Walleys. Using on a 2007 Merc 4-Stroke tiller model mounted under the Anti-Cavitation plate, and was an easy installation. May 8, 2012
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Yes, here are the instructions for mounting/drilling: http://www.davisnet.com/product_documents/marine/manuals/0460_IM_HappyTroller.PDF. Thanks!
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Yes, as long as your cavitation plate isn't wider than the inside of the mount.
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You can use the large size, which fits inboard/outboard and outboard motors 50 hp and larger. http://www.davisnet.com/product_documents/marine/manuals/0460_IM_HappyTroller.PDF

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Both times I have had this in the water the cord got tangled in the prop.
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I anticipated having the same problem and solved it with very little cost...I went to Home Depot and purchased a pack of eyelet screws and used four of them along the right side of my boat leading up to the shift lever. I then used a 10" lite bungie cord and attached the heavy cord to one end of the bungie and then streched the bungie when the plate was up and attached it to the final eyelet. you will have to experiment as to where to put the final screw so the bungie will take up the slack when the plate is up but also also enough travel when it is down. you might think that the bungie would disengage the plate because of tension..I have not had a problem with that happening. The 10" cord came in a pack of ten at Home Depot in various colors. I hope this helps you out. It worked fine for me
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You might check with the manufacturer by calling Customer Service: (800) 678-3669.
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I have a 135 black max with a 18.3 foot boat how much will it slow it down it trolls at 5 to 7 miles an hour will it go down to 2.5 or 3 with more gas put to it
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Putting gas in the boat will not slow it down, you need the happy troller to do a job like that.
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yes you should be fine, i can get below 1mph with my 90hp
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I have a 50 hp 2 stroke merc. Should I go with the small one (up to 50hp) or the large one (50 hp and up).
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The small one should be fine. If you really want to slow it way down then go with the larger one
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either way, smaller one is the best fit for your moter but the larger one will let you increase the rpms and your moter will run cooler
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I have a 50 also I went big ,works the nuts
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I have a 30HP Yamaha. I would like to install a Hydrofoil to stabilize my boat and I would like to install a troller as well to slow me down when trolling. Is it possible to install both on the same motor?
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No. They would hit each other. But with this, you wouldn't need a hydrofoil.
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The happy troller should do the job for both stabilazing the boat and slowing it down.
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you do not need to install both, when the plate is up it acts like a hydrofoil. just buy the trolling plate
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I would not think so, both products go in the same location and i do not think they will overlap. The Happy Troller also requires drilling holes in the fin of the Outdrive I would go with an electric trolling motor, much better control.
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would like to know will this unit work on a bravo 3 outdrive that has duel props, or is there to much force for it . thanks rick
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It should be fine as the happy troller fits on the back end of the cavation plate behind the props. The force should not be too much at idle in gear.
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will not work
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