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Trolling motor vs. boat speed

Discussion in 'Boats and Motors' started by RONK, Dec 1, 2004.

  1. I'm looking at purchasing a new trolling motor. I have a 16' Lund and am running a 47 lb thrust motor off a 24 v system. The boat & equipment probably weigh over 500lbs. My top speed is 3 mph running full tilt. I was thinking of a 65 lb thrust. Could anyone estimate how much speed I would gain? Any info would be appreciated.
     
  2. I have a 55 pound, 12 volt on my 16.5 foot Lund and it is quite adequate. Don't know how fast.
     

  3. ShakeDown

    ShakeDown OGF Staff Staff Member Admin

    I have an 18.5 foot glass fish-n-ski with a 24v 56lb, i can get just over 3. I would imagine you would hustle with a 65 on a much lighter boat.