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#11786598 - 08/19/16 06:32 PM Is there any real difference between Saltwater and Freshwater trolling motors?
IKELEVI Offline
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Registered: 04/23/13
Posts: 186
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: 3281
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]
Bob Landry Offline
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Registered: 08/10/11
Posts: 2715
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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Loc: Lewisville Tx.

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
Posts: 515
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.
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