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- Where do you mount a trolling motor on a deck boat?
- What size trolling motor do I need for my boat?
- How much horsepower do you need for a trolling motor?
- Does trolling motor need to be centered?
- Does a trolling motor have to be mounted level?
- How fast will a 55 lb thrust trolling motor go?
- What size trolling motor do I need for a 18 ft boat?
- What size battery do I need for a 55 lb thrust trolling motor?
- Where should a trolling motor be placed?
- What side of a boat do you mount a trolling motor?
- Can you mount a trolling motor on the back of a boat?
Where do you mount a trolling motor on a deck boat?
It makes sense to put the motor in front of the gate since it is close to the center line of the bow. Many pontoons have “half-gates” that can be used to hold the trolly motor.
What size trolling motor do I need for my boat?
The thrust needs to be at least 2 lbs. for every 100 lbs. of fully loaded boat weight. If the wind or current is a big factor in where you fish, you’ll want to increase your thrust.
How much horsepower do you need for a trolling motor?
A pound of thrust is the rating for trolling motor. It is a rule that 72 to 75lb. of thrust equates to one watt of electrical power. An average 12V motor that draws 60A consumes about 700W.
Does trolling motor need to be centered?
The center of the bow or transom does not have to be perfect for most trolly motor designs. The mounting pad needs to be on the bow or transom.
Does a trolling motor have to be mounted level?
Before you place your trolly motor on the surface, you want it to be level in both directions. If you want a perfectly flat and level surface for your motor, you should use a milled varying thickness shim.
How fast will a 55 lb thrust trolling motor go?
When you have a bigger boat, you will need the larger-sized motor. If you don’t, your boat won’t be able to hit anything.
What size trolling motor do I need for a 18 ft boat?
If your boat is in the range of 18 to 20 feet, you may want to consider a 36-volt system. There is enough power in a 24v trolly motor to deal with any situation. The best motor for this size of bass boat is a 60′′ shaft that has 80 lbs of thrust.
What size battery do I need for a 55 lb thrust trolling motor?
If you were to use a 55lb thrust motor for two hours at full speed, you would need a battery with a 100 to 120Ah rating.
Where should a trolling motor be placed?
If there is a main motor, the trolly motor should be placed close to the center of the stern so that it doesn’t interfere with it. The stern’s top should be flush with the mount.
What side of a boat do you mount a trolling motor?
The port or starboard side of the bow is where you want the motor to be mounted. It’s not a wrong answer as it depends on how you operate the boat and how you fish. You should consider mounting the motor on the starboard side if you steer the boat from the port side.
Can you mount a trolling motor on the back of a boat?
jon boats, which have a transom and bow of the same height, can have a transom mount motor mounted on their bow. The bow or transom can be used with the same shaft length as the trolly motor.