# What Thrust Trolling Motor Do I Need?

## How do you determine the thrust needed for a trolling motor?

The weight of the boat is the most important factor to consider when selecting a motor. The minimum thrust for every 100 lbs is 2 lbs. If you have a 3000lb boat that is fully loaded, the calculation is (3000/100) which is 60 lbs of thrust.

## How much thrust do you need in a trolling motor?

The rule of thumb is at least 2 lbs of thrust for every 100 lbs of fully loaded boat weight. Extra thrust gives you more control if wind or current are important factors in fishing.

## Is a 55lb trolling motor enough?

You’re definitely looking at investing in a 55lb thrust motor on a large vessel. If you’re going to be out on saltwater or moving against a current, it’s a good idea to go up from there.

## How fast will a 40 lb thrust trolling motor go?

3.5 miles per hour is the speed of a 36, 46 or 40lb thrust troll motor on a 7.5-foot boat with a 200 pound load on quiet water. 4 miles per hour is achieved by a 55lb thrust trolly motor. The motor can reach 4.5 miles per hour.

## How long will a 55lb trolling motor last?

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.

## How many pounds of thrust does it take to lift a pound?

If a jet engine is able to produce 1 pound of thrust, it can hold 1 pound of material suspended in the air. 5,000 pounds of material suspended in the air can be held by a jet engine with 5,000 pounds of thrust.

## Does more thrust mean more speed?

What do you mean by speed and thrust? The speed at which something is moving is known as speed. There is a factor of prop pitch and motor R.P.M. that can be used to determine the speed of the motor.

## Does slow trolling hurt big engines?

It won’t hurt anything if you use a little more fuel than a small kicker does. You have to worry about loading up after an extended period of idling if it is a 2 cycle motor. Continue to troll and don’t worry about it.

## How is thrust determined?

The free stream mass flow rate is the same as the exit mass flow rate.

## How much weight can a 30 lb thrust trolling motor move?

The maximum speed for a 30lb thrust motor is 100 mph. The thrust required to propel a boat depends on a number of factors, including the shape of the boat, how fast you want it to go, and other things.