How Do You Measure Trolling Motor Shaft?

The minimum shaft length is recommended if you measure from the mounting surface of the transom or bow where the motor will be mounted. If you’re going to be fishing in rough water, you should add an extra 5 to the measurement.

How do you measure shaft length on Minn Kota?

Take a look at the mounting surface of the transom or bow. Fishing in rough water requires a waterline measurement of at least five feet. The measurement for steering a hand control motor should be added to the waterline. The appropriate shaft length can be found by using the measurement and the tables.

Can a trolling motor shaft be 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 do you size a trolling motor?

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 long will a 55 lb thrust trolling motor run?

The battery’s Amp-Hour rating is a factor in the runtime. The 55lb thrust motor has a 50ah battery that can run for an hour.

What is standard shaft size?

A golf club length is the height of the club. Most manufacturers have a standard club length of 45 inches for drivers and 35 inches for irons, putters, and wedges.

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How many amp hours do I need for a 30lb thrust trolling motor?

The Minn Kota Endura C2 30 Freshwater Transom Mounted Trolling Motor (30″ Shaft) can do 30 lbs of thrust, which is more than the Minn Kota Endura C2 can do in a day. The thrust of 40 to 45 lbs is roughly 29 Amps/HR instead of 42 Amps/HR.

How far below the bottom of the boat should a trolling motor be?

The top of the motor needs to be submerged at least 12 inches under the water in order to ensure adequate power and to prevent noise which will scare fish.

How many solar panels do I need to run a trolling motor?

We recommend a solar panel no larger than a 12v 70 watt Solar Panel for use with 12v trolly motor batteries. It would be great if we could recommend a 100 Watt or 150 Watt Solar Panel.

Can you change the shaft length on a Minn Kota trolling motor?

If your motor is too long, you can shorten its shaft. It’s a good idea to shorten the shaft at an authorized service center. You can void your warranty if you shorten the shaft yourself.

How is shaft height measured?

If you want to measure shaft height, place one end of your measuring tape at the instep or arch of your boot. The height is the number listed for the shaft on the boots. You have to find boots that are marked “wide calf” if you want wide calf boots.