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The Happy Troller

Item # 201078
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Key Features

  • Trolls big motors down to ever-so-slow speed

  • Locks in the up position for cruising

  • Locks in the down position for trolling

  • Installs in 15 minutes

  • Stainless steel/marine aluminum construction


Our Price   $114.99

Availability: In Stock

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Product Description
davis_instruments A fisherman's answer to correct trolling speed. Trolls the big motors down to the "ever so slow" fish-tantalizing speed. It's "troll fishing" perfected! The Happy Troller locks in the up position for cruising or in the down position for trolling. Installs in 15 minutes. Mounts on cavitation plate (hardware included). Made of the highest quality stainless steel and marine aluminum. Fits 50 hp and larger I/O's and outboards.

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Davis InstrumentsThe Happy Troller
 
4.3

(based on 3 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (3)

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      Reviewed by 3 customers

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      5.0

      Great Item to reduce speed for fishing

      By Jim

      from Clovis, CA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Easy To Use
      • Quality Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Large Boats

        Comments about Davis Instruments The Happy Troller:

        Received item much faster than I expected.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Tame your big motor

        By Bowhunter

        from Ohio

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Rugged enough
        • Simple
        • Slows the biggest motors

        Cons

        • Rope too short easy fix

        Best Uses

        • Trolling 1200 RPM less

        Comments about Davis Instruments The Happy Troller:

        Mounted on a Merc 200, performed great. Slowed me down to just over 1 mph and up as I needed allowing engine to run 1200 RPM's or slower. To retract the blade is easy, just pull rope and put engine in forward gear, prop wash will push blade up, release rope and you're locked in up position.... Easy.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        overpriced

        By Brownstreak

        from Taylor, Michigan

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Flimsy

        Best Uses

        • Personal Watercraft

        Comments about Davis Instruments The Happy Troller:

        This product sells for [$] your price was [$]and the only way to buy was to order. No store in my area carried this product.

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        • Q:

          what will happen if i u use a large one on a 40hp will it work?
          Asked on 6/24/2014 by mark

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Hello Mark,

            I do not know what will happen to your performance with The Happy Troller on a 40 horsepower. I cannot recommend this item since your engine is a smaller horsepower than the manufacturer specifies.

            Thank you,
            Steve

            Answered on 6/25/2014 by Anonymous
        • Q:

          Hi, I have a 1978 OMC Strendrive 120 outrunner, will it work on it?
          Asked on 10/13/2009 by Top Bobber from Cleveland, OH

          1 answer

          • CUSTOMER CARE

            A:

            Yes, it will mount on the cavitation plate with provided hardware.

            Answered on 11/3/2009 by toby from overtons tech. dept.
        • Q:

          does the happy troller work with a sting ray hydrofoil stabilizers
          Asked on 7/28/2009 by wally

          2 answers

          • CUSTOMER CARE

            A:

            Both of those items mount to the cavitation plate and I do not think they would work together that close.

            Answered on 10/9/2009 by Bryant C from Tech Department
          • A:

            I also have a stingray hydrofoil stabilizer and I've read elsewhere that the happy troller acts as a stabilizer in the up position, so you wouldn't need the sting ray hydrofoil stabilizer. Now it would be nice if the holes line up the same!

            Answered on 5/14/2010 by Jimbob from Clio, MI
        • Q:

          Is the happy troller available for 10 horse moters ?
          Asked on 5/28/2009 by Anonymous from Bremen,OHio

          3 answers

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            There is not one currently for less than 50 hp motors

            Answered on 2/2/2011 by Justin from Overton's
          • A:

            Yes find the manufacturer. I have one on my 15hp merc.

            Answered on 1/29/2012 by Pete40 from Lewiston, Ca.
          • A:

            If im not mistaken i think they make three models.
            large= 50 hp + up
            small= 20-40 hp
            lil fella = 20 - under

            Answered on 4/8/2013 by boatin from germantown, wi
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