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12v/55lb trolling motor on 17ft bass boat #12738612
05/01/18 10:05 PM
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Would it do the job? Found a really good deal on one.

Its a Ranger R72

Re: 12v/55lb trolling motor on 17ft bass boat [Re: joho5] #12738679
05/01/18 10:43 PM
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If it's fiberglass, it's going to be heavy. I would go with a 24V/80lb. JMO

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Re: 12v/55lb trolling motor on 17ft bass boat [Re: joho5] #12739057
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I'd put a 24v on one that heavy. 55 would do it but battery life would be rough and I wouldn't want to be out in rough water relying on it to keep up.

Re: 12v/55lb trolling motor on 17ft bass boat [Re: joho5] #12739100
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I think it depends on when, where, how and what species you fish for. I have a 17'6 glas with a 55#, 12v that replaced a 45#,12v and it works very well. Having said that I don't fish on windy days or deep water and bass only. I didn't have room for 2 batteries without some modifications or I would have 24V. I carry a spare battery but never used it fishing 5-8 hours at a time.


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