Troll control. 2020 tracker v175 115 mercury

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motorhead99999

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I want to be able to troll around 1.6 mph with my mercury 115 4 stroke. I was googling trolling plates and came across a forum where a guy mentioned a troll control rocker switch. With my motor in gear idleing I’m at 2.7 and am not sure if I will see enough of a drop by just dropping the rpm that little bit. Does anyone have any experience with the troll control kits? Boat is a tracker v175 wt pro guide
 

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Nobody has any input on this?

If you have Mercury's Smart gage it's wired into your engines PCM (propulsion control mogul) and it will have troll control mode built in were you can set the troll speed you want. hope this helps
 

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If you have Mercury's Smart gage it's wired into your engines PCM (propulsion control mogul) and it will have troll control mode built in were you can set the troll speed you want. hope this helps
I don’t have the smart gauge. I don’t think. Isn’t that the digital gauge that you can have set on different things?
 

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Yes , however it's not the SC1000 that's a service monitoring gage you will need the SC2000 or 3000 gage.
 

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I don't troll but my classic xl, 50 merc is right at 2.7 mph at idle too. How long do you troll? Get a bunch of batteries and do it with your trolling motor.

There's a bunch of people around here who troll for crappie. Occasionally I see a 9.9 horsepower engine hanging on their transom next to their big motor.
 

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There is a stand alone troll control available from mercury. Having said that I would recommend the smart control. With a few extra $s and a couple of parts it will give you engine hours, water pressure, water temp. Trim control feature to help save a gallon or two, and yes, troll control. I like mine on windy days when the terrova simply can't handle it. On those days you can get the speed down below 2mph. On a clear , smooth day, yeah like that ever happens, you'll be in the low to mid 2s. It is easy enough for you to install yourself and will fit most consoles, if you don't mind losing one of your existing guages (speedometer comes to my mind, since the smart Guage gives both rmp and speed on same screen). Install is a bit tricky, but will give you some tricks if you decide to go that route.
 

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I don't troll but my classic xl, 50 merc is right at 2.7 mph at idle too. How long do you troll? Get a bunch of batteries and do it with your trolling motor.

There's a bunch of people around here who troll for crappie. Occasionally I see a 9.9 horsepower engine hanging on their transom next to their big motor.
I troll anywhere from 4-12 hours depending. My old boat had a kicker plate that I ran a 5
hp evinrude on for trolling. Me biggest problem is wind. Going into the wind with a drift sock out I can get 1.8 but the sock is a pain for going straight.
 
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