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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.

  • Slows big motors to trolling speeds
  • Stabilizes bow-light boats
  • Installs in 15 minutes
  • Locks down for trolling, up for cruising
Happy Troller® 4.1 5 15 15
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
Not happy. Now have holes. I read review after review all over the net, very carefully before purchasing and installing the large happy troller. I wanted to make sure this was right for my boat BEFORE drilling holes in my outdrive. Upon inspection, the unit is well built and snapped closed the way it was designed. I went ahead and drilled holes and mounted. Without realizing first, I found that the plate was about 1/4" not wide enough to install below the cavitation plate, so I installed above. Instructions says this is ok to do. However, if you have the slightest curvature to your cavitation plate, like mine (Volovo Penta SX drive), the happy troller mount will bend once you tighten the screws. Once this happens, the plate will not go up and down with the spring. It must be forced up and down by hand. For us this was terrible. You just can't reach the happy troller without almost falling out of the boat. You have to do this to put it down and bring it up. Became a total pain. Did it work for us? Yes. Boat did 4.2 mph without it. Slowed it down to about 2.2mph. It also helps the boat get on plane much quicker. If the frame of the happy troller was thicker and it would not have bent I'd give 4 stars. May 7, 2012
As Advertized Fairly easy to install, missing nuts and bolts cost $8.00 more. February 16, 2011
Does what I needed it to. It took me longer to install it as I did it with my boat in the water. The release cable was too short for my boat (deckboat) and the cable actuall snapped so ir no longet fuctional. I have to use a pole with a hook on it to release the plate. October 2, 2010
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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_doc...

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Both times I have had this in the water the cord got tangled in the prop.
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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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