Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
hillcountrybass, Linda Robert, Gnhattien, Robert black, Calexander
102726 Registered Users
Top Posters
TexDawg 82880
hopalong 74403
Pilothawk 73442
JDavis7873® 67377
FattyMcButterpants 60518
John175 ® 59903
Tritonman 56835
Derek 56431
SkeeterRonnie 52463
LoneStarSon® 52225
facebook
Forum Stats
102726 Members
61 Forums
859224 Topics
11272000 Posts

Max Online: 36273 @ 01/23/13 02:34 PM
Topic Options
#11604458 - 05/15/16 05:45 PM Pontoon trolling motor
txhntr Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/02/15
Posts: 23
Any recommendations for a trolling motor on a 20ft pontoon.
Helix 5

Top
#11607385 - 05/17/16 05:15 AM Re: Pontoon trolling motor [Re: txhntr]
marschall Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/12/09
Posts: 725
Loc: Venus Texas
I have a Motorguide 40lb.foot control on my 20 ft. pontoon boat. Bought it on C L about 5 years ago. Have had no problems with it at all. As it is a pontoon boat it does well unless the wind is up and blowing hard. Great for coves and in general.
_________________________
May your wiener schnitzel always stay above your lederhosein.

Top
#11607415 - 05/17/16 06:20 AM Re: Pontoon trolling motor [Re: txhntr]
KingwoodCat Online   content
TFF Guru

Registered: 10/30/04
Posts: 36091
Loc: Broaddus TX
Originally Posted By: txhntr
Any recommendations for a trolling motor on a 20ft pontoon.
Helix 5


You can never have too much trolling motor. I would opt for a 36v 100+ lbs of thrust.
_________________________
"Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him had better take a look at the American Indian".

Henry Ford

Top
#11608095 - 05/17/16 11:37 AM Re: Pontoon trolling motor [Re: KingwoodCat]
Rudy Lackey Online   content
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 03/03/02
Posts: 8106
Loc: N. Richland Hills Texas USA
Originally Posted By: KingwoodCat
Originally Posted By: txhntr
Any recommendations for a trolling motor on a 20ft pontoon.
Helix 5


You can never have too much trolling motor. I would opt for a 36v 100+ lbs of thrust.

+ Long shaft
_________________________
Rudy

Top
#11609403 - 05/17/16 09:58 PM Re: Pontoon trolling motor [Re: txhntr]
jbobo Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/26/13
Posts: 1382
Loc: springtown,tx.
At least 70 lb. thrust with 60" shaft. more thrust the better. Hand, foot control, I-pilot, Ulterra, that is your call there.
_________________________


www.bobosguideservice.com
22 ft. Wellcraft Deep V CC
817-220-2312
Bridgeport/Eagle Mountain/Possum Kingdom/ Lake Texoma
www.bobosthumper.com
www.nekidtackle.com Home of the RonRig!

Top
#11609531 - 05/17/16 11:33 PM Re: Pontoon trolling motor [Re: txhntr]
txhntr Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/02/15
Posts: 23
I'm definitely considering one with the i-pilot.

Top
#11609591 - 05/18/16 04:51 AM Re: Pontoon trolling motor [Re: txhntr]
marschall Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/12/09
Posts: 725
Loc: Venus Texas
Just depends on what you want to spend $$$$ ? Like I said I spent $65.00 on mine , and have not had any problems.
_________________________
May your wiener schnitzel always stay above your lederhosein.

Top
#11609756 - 05/18/16 07:57 AM Re: Pontoon trolling motor [Re: txhntr]
JIM SR. Online   sick
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 09/25/06
Posts: 6135
Loc: NRH/Fork again ! GET THE NET
minnkota 80 terrova, composite shaft, spot-loc, remote control.

Top
#11609891 - 05/18/16 09:06 AM Re: Pontoon trolling motor [Re: txhntr]
Muzzlebrake Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 12/26/14
Posts: 1004
Loc: Euless
Minimum 24v and 70 lb. 36v even better and batteries will last much longer the higher the voltage.
Expensive up front but will pay for itself in the long run. I think 55lb is max on 12v system but
A 24v on half power will out pull a 12v on full power even with they were same thrust rating and will be less drain on the battery.
_________________________
Infidel and proud of it.

From Genesis: "And God promised men that good and obedient wives would be found in all corners of the earth."

Then He made the earth round...and He laughed and laughed and laughed!

Top
#11647952 - 06/04/16 11:18 PM Re: Pontoon trolling motor [Re: txhntr]
schanz Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 03/31/03
Posts: 174
Loc: Belton
Just bought a 20' G3 pontoon. Had the dealer install 54lb thrust foot controlled. They would not do a 24v, they said I would regret the xtra weight and didn't need it. So far, it works great and feels like it has enough power. Really glad I got it installed. I can be sitting in the back eating a sandwich or having a cold one while we cruise the shoreline back in a cove.

Top
#11647956 - 06/04/16 11:21 PM Re: Pontoon trolling motor [Re: txhntr]
schanz Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 03/31/03
Posts: 174
Loc: Belton
Originally Posted By: txhntr
I'm definitely considering one with the i-pilot.


That was really tempting but didn't feel like it was worth the xtra $$$ for a pontoon. Super cool though.

Top
#11651845 - 06/07/16 09:18 AM Re: Pontoon trolling motor [Re: Muzzlebrake]
Trong-toon Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 06/09/15
Posts: 1
Loc: McKinney
Guessing it depends on the dealer. I bought a 20' G3 and had a 70#/24v minn kota installed on a quick release plate. As others have said, the more the better but the 70# is awesome. They installed both batteries under the driver console so fairly easy to get to. Starting battery is under the popup changing room so all are easy to access. Previous 20' G3 had a 54# and was okay in light winds or in a cove. Someone else said it best, "it may cost more up front but pays in the long run", and you'll be much happier.

Hope that helps.

Top



© 1998-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide