Hey guys I just bought a different boat and need some advice, I have to buy another bow mounted trolling motor tri-pod seats with bases. Ive shopped around a lot and it seems that walmart has the best prices. Minn kotas base model is a 40 thrust edge for 336.00 and motorguide has one for 289.00. I used to have the minn kota powerdrive but the foot controls were real stiff and I didn't want the same. The boat I bought is an open bow 18' maxum with 120 hp outboard (more family friendly than bass boat) so I was thinking I could put the base on the floor and have a long enough post that I could just put the foot controls on the bow seats. Let me know what you guys think. Ill have to post some pics when im done.