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Boating Trolling Motors

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by reckedracing, Jun 8, 2007.

  1. reckedracing

    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

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    so anyone here know much about boating and electric trolling motors?

    my friend lives on a private lake/pond
    we are under the impression that you cannot have gas powered motors
    we have a 12 ft jon boat and are looking to get a trolling motor

    question
    what would be better
    1 55lb thrust motor
    or 2 30 lb thrust motors?

    dicks has the 55lb on sale, plus a rebate
    we're looking at about 300 bucks for a minn kota 55lb endura motor with battery

    main purpose = to cruise around on the lake and drink
     
  2. phyregod

    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    1 55. It'll eat less battery power than 2 30's. And you wont have to worry about linking them, etc. a 55 pound will pull a 12 foot john boat around with ease.
     
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    what no fishing?
     
  4. reckedracing

    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

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    fishing might come later on
    all my fishing goods are at my old mans house
    this weekend is gonna be dedicated to riding in a boat and getting drunk

    i need to get a fishing permit before i bring a pole
    i'm not getting banged out for fishing with no permit

    we went out last weekend for a couple hours with our friends fathers 12 or 14 foot v boat with a 46 lb minn kota and 3 people
    it was a good time
    so hopefully 2 people and a 55 will be a bit faster
     
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    MadMaXXX Mad Man

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    I would suggest u go with the single more powerful 1

    Like phyregod suggested it will eat less battery, but also, the power difference is negligeable, and u may end up being even slower because of the weight/drag that the additional motor would bring.
     
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    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

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    anyone know how long a battery will last going full speed with a 55lb motor?
     
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    I had a 65 pound on my bass boat. (fully geared, 17 foot) and it never ran out of power. Get one of those yellow maxx everlast marine batteries from wal-mart. Those things are beasts.

    During a single fishing trip I'd troll around the shores 2-3 hours with no problem, and no charging. It was a separate battery from the rest of the boat.


    And, spend the extra few bucks on the foot control! Well worth it when fishing!
     
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    use a fucking paddle, pussies. :D
     
  9. BodyDroppedNikes

    BodyDroppedNikes ...PENDEJO.... VIP

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    the single 55lb Minn Kota. cant go wrong with Minn Kota trolling motors. they are pretty badass. :thumbsup:
     
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    TommyTheCat Gonzo Scientist

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    I've been known to do a little motorboatin'.

    :ph34r:
     
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    shit we have a 22lb and it pushes our lil john boat around just fine, a 55lb should make it skoot pretty good
     
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    You old sailor, you!
     
  14. reckedracing

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    so saturday was a fun filled boating day
    we went to dicks on friday and scored the 55lb motor, a couple poles, some lures/hooks and a couple swivel seats
    then to walmart to get a couple batteries

    day went well...
    caught a pickrel
    broke the shear pin in the motor
    but other than that it was a good trip
     
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