greenheron wrote:Onthewater102: your boat is very similar to what I have boat wise and the trollong motor looks perfect
FWIW my boat is a 1436, I have the TM on the same side as the side console, with the battery and gas tank on the opposite side, but it is a bit heavy to the TM side as it sits in the water without me in it which is perfect because I step into it on the opposite side & even it out. Visibility off the front isn't an issue with such small boats, on a bigger bass boat with more distance from the helm to the bow it might create a restriction, but on the little tinny it's a non-issue.
The Terrova is one of the powered steering options offered by MinnKota, before it I had an Edge with its longer footprint but it really made little difference. The edge style mount does pull the TM a bit further into the boat, but on such small boats you've lost the use of the space on that side regardless of what motor style you go with. That's why I have my rod storage setup underneath the TM, it keeps the other side of the boat open to foot traffic. In doing this I mounted the TM to a plate that attaches to the top of the gunwales which provides more space underneath for the rod tips - however, it makes it so my bow light post isn't tall enough to be seen over the TM from the right & I have to switch to corner marker lights...trade-offs every way you go on these little boats.