Frequent question: How long can I run my trolling motor?

Almost 5 hours doesn’t seem too bad, but that is really a max runtime in ideal conditions. Reality is likely to be less. If the battery is old, damaged or not fully charged then you will not get the rated amp hours from it, reducing your runtime. Significant cold or hot weather will also reduce your runtime.

How long will battery run trolling motor?

The larger the rating, the more power the battery can hold, and the longer it will be able to power a motor at a given speed. For example, a 100 amperage hour battery is one that would be able to supply 25 amps of power for 4 hours (25 amps * 4 hours = 100 amp hours) before running out of energy.

How far can you go with an electric trolling motor?

This electric outboard motor with a built-in battery provides 3 hp equivalent horsepower and can go up to 22 miles at 4.5 mph, or keep running all day long at trolling speed.

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Do trolling motors lose power over time?

It can lose power as it ages, the brushes, bushings and internal parts will wear and drag on the motor. Google G&S trolling motors in Houston.

How long will a 24 volt trolling motor last?

This will give you maximum speed and power and is often necessary on a large boat, or in strong winds. Thus, if you operate your trolling motor at maximum speed, you will typically get about 2 hours of use from a fully charged pair of “average” batteries. Possibly 4 hours of use for the larger extra capacity batteries.

How can I speed up my trolling motor?

Make Your Trolling Motor Faster

  1. Make Your Trolling Motor Faster.
  2. Change the Battery.
  3. Reduce the Load of the Canoe.
  4. Fix a more Streamlined Propeller.
  5. Put on Lighter Attire.
  6. Replace the Existing Motor.
  7. Conclusion.

How fast can a Minn Kota go?

The maximum speed of a trolling motor is 5 mph regardless of how many pounds of thrust. The 55# thrust MinnKota Endura with all the new electronic gadgetry is overkill.

How long will a 100Ah battery run a trolling motor?

How long will a 100Ah battery run a trolling motor? A 100Ah lead acid deep-cycle battery will run a 30lbs thrust trolling motor on Speed 4 for 4 hours.

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.

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Will 2 trolling motors make you go faster?

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.

What causes a trolling motor to lose power?

That being said, things such as water in lower unit, short brushes and even the magnets loosing some of their “magnetism” (not likely but a possibility) can cause it to lose power. An amp draw test with the motor under a load (in the water) and on high will tell you.

What size battery do I need for a 55 lb thrust trolling motor?

For a 55 lb thrust in a trolling motor, you will at least need the battery size of 240Ah rating. Depending on the speed, you will be using approximately 20-40 amps. A 240 is an ideal size, and it will last about 6 hours.

How long does Minn Kota battery last?

6-8 hours seems reasonable with an older motor. Battery group size could play a role in life but on a 12v older power drive a 24 to 27 group battery running between 6-8 hours is in line with where you can expect yourself to be.

How long will a group 27 battery last on a trolling motor?

For trolling motors use, we recommend a battery with AT LEAST a 100 amperage hour rating, a Group 27 rating and 175 minutes of Reserve Capacity (RC).