Trolling motors are offered in 12V, 12/24V, 24V and 36V versions, with the most powerful ones offering more than 100lb. of thrust, powerful enough to move heavy vessels such as pontoon boats. Maximum thrusts at different voltages are approximately 12V/55lb.
What is the highest thrust trolling motor?
(Provided by Minn Kota)
Minn Kota has introduced the most powerful trolling motor on the market featuring 112 pounds of thrust.
How fast will a 55 lb thrust trolling motor go?
Assuming perfect riding conditions, the use of the best fuel i.e. the distillate marine diesel, and moderate load, 55-pound trolling motors are likely to attain a maximum speed of only 5 miles per hour. This would take around two hours for the deep cycle battery charge to get completely depleted.
Will a higher thrust trolling motor go faster?
Thrust is simply a static measurement of pushing or pulling power, and higher thrust does not necessarily mean greater speed. Speed is a factor of prop pitch and motor R.P.M. Given motor R.P.M. under load, and Minn Kota’s 4″ prop pitch, the approximate speed that a motor will push/pull a small boat can be calculated.
How many HP is a 30lb thrust trolling motor?
Pounds of Thrust to Horsepower Chart
|Pounds of Thrust (lbs)||Amps||Horsepower|
How much thrust should a trolling motor have?
General rule of thumb: you need at least 2 lbs. of thrust for every 100 lbs. of fully-loaded boat weight (people and gear included). If things like wind or current are major factors where you fish, you’ll want a little extra thrust.
What is the biggest Minn Kota?
The new Minn Kota Terrova with 87-inch shaft joins the 72-inch offering and provides 112-pounds of thrust and comes with i-Pilot Link technology for networking with Humminbird fish finder units as part of the One-Boat Network.
Whats the max speed of a trolling motor?
The maximum speed of a trolling motor is 5 mph regardless of how many pounds of thrust.
Can you have too much thrust on a trolling motor?
You can never have too much thrust and go with a variable speed. Not only is it more useful it also helps battery life. The one place that many people try to save money is on the electric trolling only to regret it.
Is two trolling motors faster than one?
Two motors in the back will just push the bow a little higher in the air, and the stern will dig in deeper, slowing you down. The boat will be faster with a trolling motor if it’s level in the water.
How fast will a 2.5 hp motor go?
Tohatsu 2.5 Two-Stroke ($630; www.tohatsu.com) power: 2.5 hp weight: 26 pounds top speed: 5.4 mph noise at full throttle: 84 dB-A. The Tohatsu 2.5 was the only two-stroke we tested.
How many horsepower is 55 lbs of thrust?
Using this formula the popular Newport Vessels NV-Series 55lb Thrust Trolling Motor is rated as 624 watts at the highest forward speed and so 624/746 = 0.84 and would be roughly equivalent to a 0.84 horsepower motor.
How much thrust does a 3 hp outboard have?
A 3 hp outboard will blow a 50 pound thrust electric motor out of the water – I have both and can make that statement. I can hold the boat with the 3 hp running so it isn’t pushing a tremendous amount. A 5 hp probably has somewhere near or over 200 pounds of thrust.