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What size Trolling motor? #6819531 11/07/11 09:36 PM
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I'm outfitting my Mako 171 for crappie fishing and I want to put a bow mounted trolling motor on. What thrust would be adequate? I know generally that mo' is betta' but I'm looking for "will do the job" in general conditions. I'm not likely to be on the lake with 20+ mph winds...



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Re: What size Trolling motor? [Re: txshotgun] #6819632 11/07/11 09:58 PM
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70+ will do you good with long shaft


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70-80 is what I'd recommend for that boat.



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Re: What size Trolling motor? [Re: txshotgun] #6819783 11/07/11 10:37 PM
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I have a 65-pound on my 18.5' Deep V. Wish I had a little more because I do fish higher winds if I have to. About 80 or so is as high as you can go on a 24-volt sytem, and that's what I'd recommend...and will be upgrading to that as soon as mine blows up smile



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Re: What size Trolling motor? [Re: txshotgun] #6819892 11/07/11 11:16 PM
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I have a 18' 6" center console and run a terrova 80 and it handles it just fine






Re: What size Trolling motor? [Re: txshotgun] #6819921 11/07/11 11:30 PM
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I'm selling my power drive V2 trolling motor off my old boat...
I've added the quick release bracket, universal sonar, and it can be used with either the I-pilot or foot control..
It's a 70 # thrust with a 60" shaft... This was on my deep-V
alumacraft...
New the trolling motor is $1099.99, with no add-ons.
With the add-ons and foot control, I'm asking $850.00...
P.M. me with any questions....

Just thought you might be interested






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Re: What size Trolling motor? [Re: txshotgun] #6820246 11/08/11 12:54 AM
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Bigger is better, I'm waiting to upgrade to a 48 volt 150lb thrust.




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Re: What size Trolling motor? [Re: txshotgun] #6820263 11/08/11 12:59 AM
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I never appreciated a good trolling motor until this spring. Trying to stay on the fish with my 40lb thrust trolling motor was useless. Moved up to a 60lb unit and it was much better but not quite what I needed. Put a 70lb unit on my 17ft Nitro and now I am golden.

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I have a 43# that holds up in .15 mph winds just fine.. its on a 18.5 stratos. My bud has a 60# on his 19.5 stratos and mine runs better. I will upgrade later to a 71# but for now mine wrks great in wind and with no wind.


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Bigger is better, I'm waiting to upgrade to a 48 volt 150lb thrust.

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I put a 109 lb on my 16' john boat.




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I've got an 80# Riptide on my 20' Skeeter Bay, cracked the "Indestructable" composite shaft when I hit a stump a week or so ago. No complaints with the 80# performance, but if I can figure out how to get a fourth battery under the center console I'll probably go to the 36v 101# thrust on the next one.



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Re: What size Trolling motor? [Re: txshotgun] #6820894 11/08/11 03:06 AM
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Thanks guys. I was thinking at least 70lb. with a longer shaft. I have two 12v batteries so I'll take a shot in the dark that I'm limited to a 24v system. Now I'll need to find room for another battery...



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My 17 1/2' Stratos came with a 12v 40# and I was totally unaware of how inadequate it was until I put a 24v 70# Maxxum on the bow. The 1st real test was the CAT Tournament on Palestine in July when I was on it pretty hard for 8 hrs & at the end of the day, 100% could still jerk me in my seat. As was said, get the biggest you can afford and at least 24v. My 2cents


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