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#12780239 - 06/04/18 07:27 PM 12v trolling motor
TxRanger1 Offline
Angler

Registered: 12/31/15
Posts: 339
Loc: Humble,Tx
I have a 16 foot Lowe aluminum boat with 40 hp motor. I am getting it rigged out for bass fishing. I am looking at a 55lb 12 volt trolling motor. My question is will a 12v allow me to fish a few hours a day? I dont have a lot of room for 3 batteries or I would get a 24v. I plan on having a starting battery and a trolling motor battery due to space and weight. I am just not sure if a 12v will keep me going a couple of hours.
Thanks

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#12780277 - 06/04/18 07:51 PM Re: 12v trolling motor [Re: TxRanger1]
Peepaw on Fork Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 1576
Loc: Yantis,Texas
Yes, it will be plenty
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#12780546 - 06/04/18 10:49 PM Re: 12v trolling motor [Re: TxRanger1]
Bobby Milam Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 3473
Loc: Arlington
If it is one of the newer (last several years) TMs then you will be fine for fishing 8-10 hours a day with no issues. The older ones still would do it but they are not as efficient as the newer ones. 24v would be overkill for you.

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#12780607 - 06/05/18 04:31 AM Re: 12v trolling motor [Re: TxRanger1]
Dayne Offline
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Registered: 12/16/06
Posts: 3060
What will keep you on the water longer is a battery with high reserve capacity. Look for one with 180 to 200 RC.

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#12780710 - 06/05/18 07:35 AM Re: 12v trolling motor [Re: TxRanger1]
TxRanger1 Offline
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Registered: 12/31/15
Posts: 339
Loc: Humble,Tx
Good deal, thanks

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#12782605 - 06/06/18 11:45 AM Re: 12v trolling motor [Re: TxRanger1]
sll Online   content
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Registered: 05/16/18
Posts: 69
Loc: TN
I fish all day with no issues out of a 17' Triton aluminum boat with a 12V MK with no problems as long as I am not in a heavy river current situation.

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#12782896 - 06/06/18 03:29 PM Re: 12v trolling motor [Re: TxRanger1]
Jones Trolling Motor Offline
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Registered: 05/01/11
Posts: 531
Loc: NE Texas/SW Arkansas
The 12V trolling motors are pretty efficient, however, be sure and get as big of battery (high RC) as possible.
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