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#11786598 - 08/19/16 06:32 PM Is there any real difference between Saltwater and Freshwater trolling motors?
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Registered: 04/23/13
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Loc: Lavon, Tx
May be looking to upgrade and am curious.

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#11786943 - 08/19/16 09:44 PM Re: Is there any real difference between Saltwater and Freshwater trolling motors? [Re: IKELEVI]
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Registered: 03/26/15
Posts: 2838
Loc: Jack County
Yes, there are a few things like the coating and the anodes that make it resistant to corrosion.

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#11787308 - 08/20/16 07:45 AM Re: Is there any real difference between Saltwater and Freshwater trolling motors? [Re: IKELEVI]
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Registered: 08/10/11
Posts: 2534
Loc: Austin, Tx
bearings and seals.
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#11793942 - 08/24/16 07:07 AM Re: Is there any real difference between Saltwater and Freshwater trolling motors? [Re: IKELEVI]
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Stainless Steel components.
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#11806731 - 08/31/16 04:29 PM Re: Is there any real difference between Saltwater and Freshwater trolling motors? [Re: IKELEVI]
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Registered: 05/01/11
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Loc: NE Texas/SW Arkansas
Both freshwater and saltwater use stainless steel components. Most saltwater are hand operated so bearings don't come into play. The Saltwater uses a different primer under the paint. It also uses shrink tubing that covers the connections to the control board as well as sacrificial anodes on the prop or on the skeg of the trollingmotor.
John
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