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    Flat Foot
from Duane (  
12/9/2002 8:17:00 PM


 Has anybody gone to the Flat Foot? Does is work as far as your weight being distributed evenly on both legs? Is it easy to install? Is it worth cutting a big ole hole in your deck? Scares you to think about cutting a big ole hole for a bad end result.

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   ??? from twinprop  12/9/2002 10:29:00 PM
 I'll let you know in a couple of weeks, mines going in tomorrow. ...TP

   Noticed Timmy Horton is using one.... from Judd (  12/10/2002 12:07:00 AM
 It was on BassMasters on Sunday morning showing the Guntersville Tournament. Suprised no one has mentioned it...good advertising for Brad.

I have a BassCat and can tell you it works wonders for me! If I ever leave the BassCat family (which I don't see happening) and kept the foot control I would definately go with one.

Good Luck!

   FLAT FOOT and Tim Horton from Everything Bass Inc.   12/10/2002 9:05:00 AM
 Pro Craft offers the FLAT FOOT direct from the factory. We will be adding a couple of Pro's to our Pro Staff who is using the FLAT FOOT now. Deals are pending at the moment.

Unfortunately I missed the Bassmasters show but will be contacting BASS for more info or a tape of it. If anyone has it on tape I would like to talk to you. Please send me an email at bt@n2bassn.com.

Cutting the hole for the FLAT FOOT is the hard part mentally. Once you have cut the carpet away the rest is down hill and installation is really very easy. The main thing to remember is to cut the first time just under the template size. You can always trim more away but CAN'T put it back after the material was removed.

******Check with your boat manufacturer before any FLAT FOOT installation.

So far every Boat Manufacturer I have talked with say it is not a problem to install a FLAT FOOT in their boat.

Brad Tharp is the owner of Everything Bass Inc. , and proud to be a sponsor of BFHP.

   Flat Foot? from Phil (  12/10/2002 9:42:00 AM
 Would someone care to enlighten those who don't know what a "Flat Foot" is except slang for a policeman?

   Hi Phil from Everything Bass Inc.   12/10/2002 9:57:00 AM
 I guess it is somewhat like a policeman in that it protects your back.LOL

The FLAT FOOT is a recess container for your trolling motor foot control. It houses the control pedal at deck height for FLAT FOOT operation. This gives the angler a much better posture to work from.

Brad Tharp is the owner of Everything Bass Inc. , and proud to be a sponsor of BFHP.

   flatfoot from David (  12/10/2002 10:09:00 AM
 is it a generic size or is it fitted to your foot pedal?- for example i use an omc motor and the foot pedal is about 1 inch higher than the others-how much for one



   Flatfoot from sinclairbassman (  12/10/2002 10:30:00 AM
 Twinprop: does the tray have a drip line ? it wont fill with water will it?

   Depth from Everything Bass Inc.   12/10/2002 10:38:00 AM
 David the Flat Foot is 3 7/8 inches deep. Some older foot controls may stick up a 1/2" above the container while others will need a 1/2" of spacers added to the bottom of the foot control. The newer Motor Guide and Minn Kota controls will be deck level when the pedal is in the middle of its 'toe to heel' travel distance.

There are two widths of FLAT FOOT's available. The narrower one is for the older OMC and plastic Motor Guide controls while the wider one fits the MG tour edition and Minn Kota. Prices are 129.95 and 139.95. Click on the bold blue EBI letters to access our website and find more details.

Brad Tharp is the owner of Everything Bass Inc. , and proud to be a sponsor of BFHP.

   Ebi from Frank (  12/10/2002 1:27:00 PM
 Brad, are the manufacturer's sayin that it is easy to install or are they saying that it will not void the hull warranty. I inquired w/ the dealership and was told that it would probably void the warranty.


   What they say...... from Everything Bass Inc.   12/10/2002 2:01:00 PM
 is it will not void the warranty and will not effect the integrity of the deck as far as strength. But as I said, I have talked with only 4-5 manufacturers.

I have personally installed the FLAT FOOT in Pro Craft, Nitro, Astro, Ranger, Champion, Tide Craft, Stratos, Skeeter and Triton without any problems. However, I do know that Viper has a stringer running across the deck and you would want to consult Viper before installing a FLAT FOOT in this brand boat.

Brad Tharp is the owner of Everything Bass Inc. , and proud to be a sponsor of BFHP.

   drain line from twinprop  12/10/2002 8:23:00 PM
 The unit does have a drain line, I haven't done mine yet, probably tomorrow, only problem I have is exactly where to locate the unit so I'm comfortable with it while using the pedestal seat. We'll see............TP



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