How To Make A Trolling Motor?

Are trolling motors AC or DC?

To take advantage of the availability of 12-volt deep cycle batteries designed specifically for marine use, modern electric trolly motors are designed around a 12-volt, 24, or 36-volt brushed DC electric motor.

How much horsepower do you need for a trolling motor?

If you do, you’ll most likely find a motor that’s between a half-hp and 2hp. The mid-size 55lb thrust trolly motor has the same power as a small car.


How long will a trolling motor run on a full battery?

The sea conditions, the size of the boat, and even the tides are some of the factors that affect how long a 24V trolly motor battery will last. The general run time for a traditional craft is about half a day.

How long will a 12v battery run a trolling motor?

How long can a marine battery last with this motor? 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.

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Does it hurt to run a 24 volt trolling motor on 12 volts?

The higher the voltage, the hotter the motor is. The motor will eventually suffer damage because it isn’t designed to cool it down.

What are the 4 wires in a trolling motor?

There are two sets of wires in most of the four-wire systems. The red and black wires are the same color. Attach one set of wires to the positive pole of the battery and the other set to the negative pole of the battery.

What is a good troll speed?

Trout like fast troll speeds of 1.5 to 2 mph. Slower speeds don’t work as well in cold water in the winter as they do in warm water. The fish should be allowed to determine how fast they want to bite.

What size battery do I need for 55lb 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.

Can a trolling motor be too deep?

Setting your trolly motor at an appropriate depth will help it function properly and reduce the risk of it being damaged. The general rule is to keep the motor under 12 inches of water.

What is the best battery for a 40 lb thrust trolling motor?

A 120-amp deep cycle marine battery with a 120-amp hour rating is recommended by us. Group 27 size or larger is what it is.

How big of a trolling motor do I need for a 16 ft boat?

The bigger the boat, the more thrust it needs to move through the water. The thrust of the motor is what it is rated by. A 55lb thrust motor works well for a boat that is between 12 and 16 feet in length.

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