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- What is the best depth for a trolling motor?
- How strong of a trolling motor do I need?
- What size trolling motor do I need for a 18 ft boat?
- How big of a trolling motor do I need for a 16 ft boat?
- What happens if trolling motor shaft is too long?
- How fast will a 55 lb thrust trolling motor go?
- Can you have too much thrust on a trolling motor?
- What size battery do I need for a 55 lb thrust trolling motor?
- What is the highest thrust 12 volt trolling motor?
- How far underwater Should a propeller be?
- How deep should a boat motor be in the water?
- Can I run my trolling motor out of the water?
What is the best depth for a trolling motor?
6 inches of water above the blades is what the trolly motor’s ideal propeller should keep. The centerline of the motor and prop shaft should be at least 12 to 18 inches below the waterline.
How strong of a trolling motor do I need?
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.
What size trolling motor do I need for a 18 ft boat?
You can start thinking about a 36-volt system for your boat if it’s in the range of 18 to 20 feet. 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.
How big of a trolling motor do I need for a 16 ft boat?
If your boat is less than 16 feet, a high-thrust 12-volt model will suffice. It’s the only way to go for hassle-free boating if your boat is any longer than it used to be.
What happens if trolling motor shaft is too long?
Too long a motor shaft is not good. If the motor shaft is too long, you can’t put the motor in the correct position. The environment beneath the water as well as the propeller can be damaged by long shafts.
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.
Can you have too much thrust on a trolling motor?
It’s not possible to have too much thrust and go at a variable speed. It’s more useful and helps the battery life. Many people try to save money by using electric trollies, but they regret it.
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.
What is the highest thrust 12 volt trolling motor?
The highest thrust 12v trolly motor can give is 55 lbs. You should look at 24 or 36 volts if you need something.
How far underwater Should a propeller be?
If you have a short shaft motor, the topmost part of the transom and the lowermost part of the boat should be about 15 to 16 inches. I think the length is 20 to 21 inches.
How deep should a boat motor be in the water?
The motor head needs to be submerged at a depth of at least 35 inches. If you frequently fish or boat in rough waters, you might want your motor to be a bit deeper. The sum is increased by 5 inches.
Can I run my trolling motor out of the water?
It would take a long time to drain the battery and get the motor out of the water, if you ran it out for a short time. It’s not worth the risk to just drain the battery.