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Power Pole on a 167 C/K

DazDaz Posts: 108 Deckhand
edited June 3 in Boating #1
So we're thinking about adding a Power Pole to our 167. Any recommendations?

Thinking about an 8 footer on the starboard side since there's room in the rear locker there (repowered with a four stroke Zuke so the old oil tank is gone).

I've read pretty much nothing but good reviews and reports on them - Anybody have one and regret it? Anything I should do / not do or anything to look out for?

Thanks,

Daz
Daz

Egret 167 c/K
41' Island Packet cutter

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  • HeartNShoalHeartNShoal Posts: 937 Officer
    Get the 8'. To me a power pole is a key feature on a versatile boat like an Egret.

    Blade is considered more robust construction, but I know the pro is quieter. I have 8' blade on 189 and very happy.

    I had 10' blade before. Way too big.


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  • Flatwater witchFlatwater witch Posts: 606 Officer
    I have an 18' 9" w/ an eight footer. Mounted on the right side.
    I'm right handed so throwing a cast net off the stern is more difficult w/ the PP there.
    Use the PP all the time.
    Have heard about problems w/ the Minnkota product.

    Good luck.
  • gal218gal218 Posts: 105 Officer
    I have an 18' 9" w/ an eight footer. Mounted on the right side.
    I'm right handed so throwing a cast net off the stern is more difficult w/ the PP there.
    Use the PP all the time.
    Have heard about problems w/ the Minnkota product.

    Good luck.

    I have a 189 with two 8 ft blades...couldn't be happier. In terms of throwing the net, I usually lower the starboard pole when I throw...and try to remember to raise it!
  • DazDaz Posts: 108 Deckhand
    Thanks for the responses. I did go ahead and get the 8' Pro II. It's mounted on the stbd. side above the trim tab and I'm very pleased with it.

    Now I just need to get some replacement latches for my rod lockers and replace a few of the little "pads" under the fwd deck locker lid (to get rid of a squeak when I step on it) and I should be all finished. Anybody have any ideas or suggestions as the where to source these? I've emailed Egret directly and through their website without receiving any response.
    Daz

    Egret 167 c/K
    41' Island Packet cutter
  • FishinMcNutFishinMcNut Posts: 536 Officer
    Suggest you call Egret.
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