Customer Reviews for Raptor Fishing RaptorFin™ Trolling Motor Rudder

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Raptor Fishing RaptorFin™ Trolling Motor Rudder

Attain a level of boat control you've never dreamed possible when trolling or drifting. This extensively tested device attaches to your bow-mounted trolling motor to act as a second rudder up front. The result is faster response and greater control in windy conditions by reducing lateral movement in crosswinds and vertical movement of the bow. It also cuts down fish-spooking trolling motor noise, and reduces cavitation so you can run your trolling motor in shallower water. Specify order code from chart. Available: MK 04 model fits: Minn Kota 55 All-Terrain, Edge 55,55PD/AP, 55AP, 55PD, RT 55SP, RT70SP, 70AP, 70PD, and 70PD/AP motors. MK 07 model fits: Minn Kota 74PD, 80PD, 80AP, 80AD/AP, RT80/PD, RT80AP, RT80/ST and RT101/ST motors. MK 08 model fits: Minn Kota Max 74, MAX 80, MAX 101 , Max Pro 80, Max Pro 101, Riptide PRO 80, Ripetide Pro 101, Riptide PRO 80/H, Riptide PRO 101/H, RT 80/SM and RT 101.SM motors. MG 08 model fits: Motorguide W75 wireless, W75SW wireless, PTSV82, PTSV109, DS54, DS71,DS82, DS109, FW54, FW 71, FW82, SW54, SW71, SW82, SW109, TR54, TR70, TR82, TR109 motors.
Overall Customer Rating:
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3 out of 3(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for RaptorFin™ Trolling Motor Rudder
Review 1 for RaptorFin™ Trolling Motor Rudder
Overall Customer Rating: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Location: Home Base: Kalamazoo, MI
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

RaptorFin™ Trolling Motor Rudder

Date:May 30, 2008
The installation of the RaptorFin Trolling Motor Rudder on my MinnKota Terrova 80/AP bow-mount trolling motor, w/ 60” shaft, was simple and straight-forward utilizing the supplied stainless steel band clamps. I had to make a minor modification to my boat’s bow light in that I bent a slight offset in the light tube to clear the fin when the bow light is installed and the bow-mount trolling motor is stowed.
The most extreme test was when we fished a walleye tournament in sustained 15-20 mph winds with gusts up to 25-30 mph on the fast moving waters (4 - 7 mph current) of the St. Clair River located between Lake Huron & Lake St. Clair. The cavitation plate kept the front of my 1900 Lund Pro-V from bouncing out of the water when the large freighters or cabin cruisers came cruising by with their 3 foot wakes. The rudder fin proved to be a helpful control tool by providing stable steering control while we were maintaining a vertical jigging pattern in 20-30 feet of water. As we were battling the relentless wind and the occasional 3 foot plus waves that day our 1/2oz jigs were staying vertical.
Overall this RaptorFin made controlling the bow-mount trolling motor in the Detroit River and the St. Clair River, with stiff currents and bouncing waves, considerably more stable and responsive. I gave the RaptorFin review of 4 out of 5 because the price of the RaptorFin may be a bit salty for most anglers.
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Review 2 for RaptorFin™ Trolling Motor Rudder
Overall Customer Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Location: Oak Lawn, IL
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

RaptorFin - Exceeded expectations

Date:May 16, 2008
We purchased the RaptorFin this spring. During our first two trips musky fishing the RaptorFin performed as advertised. Our boat is an 18.5' deep-v aluminum boat. Despite the high sides and some winds that were causing 1'-2' waves the boat was much easier to control with the RaptorFin. The normal constant adjustments for the wind were minimized. Our trolling motor has reverse on it and the ability to move the boat straight back from the shore is a plus. Also, the RaptorFin is extremely well-made with quality materials right here in the United States.
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Review 3 for RaptorFin™ Trolling Motor Rudder
Overall Customer Rating: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Location: CANADA
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Date:March 7, 2008
Pleased with the way it fit my 55 minnikota Looks like it should do the job.
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