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#11944495 - 11/21/16 09:42 AM Trolling Motor Advice
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Registered: 06/23/15
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I'm a first time boat owner this year and I'm looking to add a trolling motor to my 20 foot pontoon boat. It is already wired with a connection on the bow so I will just need to mount one. I haven't thought too much about options and price range yet but I'm hoping to get a good black friday deal. What is the minimum thrust I should have? Also, if there is anything else I should consider, tell me...I'm a rookie. Thanks for your help.

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#11944507 - 11/21/16 09:52 AM Re: Trolling Motor Advice [Re: Surface]
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Registered: 08/24/16
Posts: 286
Loc: Melissa/Grand Prairie, Tx
I'd go foot controlled over hand controlled as long as you have deck space for a foot pedal. Motor guides typically run just a little cheaper than Minnkotas. They're both great though, can't go wrong with either. I'd say... 70 pounds of thrust should do it. No one ever was upset with going too big though. I think the Minnkota edge or the Motorguide x3 are their more budget minded foot pedal models, and they both run around 600 for the 70 pounds I believe. Hope you find good deal.
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#11945841 - 11/22/16 04:39 AM Re: Trolling Motor Advice [Re: Surface]
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Registered: 04/25/16
Posts: 467
Loc: Lake Fork
Make sure you look at the length, you may need a longer shaft to work on your pontoon
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#11946042 - 11/22/16 07:56 AM Re: Trolling Motor Advice [Re: Surface]
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Registered: 08/25/06
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mount style and shaft length are crucial on a toon.

there are specific trollers made for pontoons.
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#11946072 - 11/22/16 08:13 AM Re: Trolling Motor Advice [Re: Surface]
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Registered: 10/18/16
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Loc: Watauga, TX
MY 20 FT BOW RIDER HAS A 70LB MOTOR AND IT MOVES IT AROUND NICELY
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