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12v trolling motor #12780239
06/05/18 12:27 AM
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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.
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Re: 12v trolling motor [Re: TxRanger1] #12780277
06/05/18 12:51 AM
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Yes, it will be plenty


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Re: 12v trolling motor [Re: TxRanger1] #12780546
06/05/18 03:49 AM
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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.

Re: 12v trolling motor [Re: TxRanger1] #12780607
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What will keep you on the water longer is a battery with high reserve capacity. Look for one with 180 to 200 RC.

Re: 12v trolling motor [Re: TxRanger1] #12780710
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Good deal, thanks

Re: 12v trolling motor [Re: TxRanger1] #12782605
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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.

Re: 12v trolling motor [Re: TxRanger1] #12782896
06/06/18 08:29 PM
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The 12V trolling motors are pretty efficient, however, be sure and get as big of battery (high RC) as possible.



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