Trolling motor shaft length??

Discussion in 'Boats and Motors' started by NORTHCOASTBASSER, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. ?I'm looking to replace an existing Bow mount trolling motor on my 16' Bass Tracker - Pro Angler (deep vee)... I measure the shaft of the existing motor, which is 48" (top of lower unit, to bottom of top housing). Really a "true" shaft length.. do I order one with the same
     
  2. yes. but i had a 48" on my deep v and when i got in rough water the trolling motor was out of the water so i went to a 54" shaft . somthing to think about .
     

  3. NUM1FIRE

    NUM1FIRE FIREFIGHTER/1ST RESPONDER

    i ended up putting a 60" shaft on my trolling motor and i have a 16 ft deep vee
     
  4. Thanks for the replies!!! I am considering a longer shaft, for the rough water I mostly fish in (Erie). The 48" shaft does come out of the water when rough... Thanks again!!!

    Tight lines!!!