Tag: Motor-Guide

Motor-Guide 1964

The most accepted folklore regarding the bow-mounted trolling motor goes back to Ray Scott’s 1967 Beaver Lake All-American. Stan Sloan has always been credited with being the first to mount the motor on the bow, saying, “it’s easier to pull a rope than to pull it.”

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Trolling Motors of the Past – Part Three

Here’s an ad from the 1970 Fall Issue of Bass Master Magazine showing Motor-Guide’s foot-controlled trolling motor. Notice the bracket (or what appears to be a lack thereof). The ad states, “Imagine a steering mechanism in your automobile’s accelerator pedal. That’s how Motor-Guide works. To go faster, just press down. To turn right or left, just lean your foot that way.”

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