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Trolling Motor Question

Discussion in 'Boats and Motors' started by fishingredhawk, Apr 4, 2005.

  1. fishingredhawk

    fishingredhawk Ohio Hawg Hunter

    I need to get a transom mount trolling motor for my boat (12ft aluminum). Should 30 thrust be enough? What brand do you guys recommend? Thanks.
  2. misfit

    misfit MOD SQUAD

    30 will work,but slow.i'd go with 40-50 lb. minnkota.

  3. I have a 40lb Thrust Minn Kota for my 8' BassHunter! I agree and think a 40-50lb would be just about right for a 12' aluminum.
  4. fishingredhawk

    fishingredhawk Ohio Hawg Hunter

  5. I just put twin 50's (one front and one in back) on my 14' smoker big fisherman . I had it out once and could almost ski off the back!!! :D
  6. johnboy111711

    johnboy111711 SOLID MEAT

    they make a nice 65lb model now
  7. fishingredhawk

    fishingredhawk Ohio Hawg Hunter

    I looked at some at Gander. Think I'm gonna get the 40 lb. Minn Kota Endura. It was $150. Also, is there an advantage to buying a battery that is specific for trolling motors, or is a $25 battery from Wal-Mart okay?
  8. Buy the deep cycle from wallyworld. Made for discharging and charging numerous times-get the 29 or 31 series.