How big of an electric motor do I need for my boat?

How fast will a 30 lb thrust trolling motor go?

It is true that the 30 lb, 40 lb, and 55 lb thrust trolling motors all top out at 5 miles per hour, but you will need the larger-sized motor when you have a larger boat. If you don’t, your boat will not be able to hit anywhere near the maximum speed.

How many horsepower is a 55 lb thrust trolling?

And here we mainly discuss the pounds to thrust on the boating field with a relatively limited thrust range commonly seen as below and not the jet engine field. So 1 hp trolling motor basically equals to 70 lbs of thrust, and about 0.6 horsepower is a 55 lb thrust trolling.

How do you measure a boat for a trolling motor?

Measure down from the mounting surface of the transom or bow to the water level. Add 5″ to waterline measurement for fishing in rough water. Add 12″ to waterline measurement for steering a hand control motor while standing. Use this measurement and the tables below to find the appropriate trolling motor shaft length.

How big of an electric motor do I need for my boat?

General rule of thumb: you need at least 2 lbs. of thrust for every 100 lbs. of fully-loaded boat weight (people and gear included). If things like wind or current are major factors where you fish, you’ll want a little extra thrust.

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How long can you run a trolling motor?

Almost 5 hours doesn’t seem too bad, but that is really a max runtime in ideal conditions. Reality is likely to be less. If the battery is old, damaged or not fully charged then you will not get the rated amp hours from it, reducing your runtime. Significant cold or hot weather will also reduce your runtime.

How long does an electric boat motor last?

However, a 24-volt trolling motor should last at least 8-10 hours and may last up to several days before you need new or recharged batteries.

Will a higher thrust trolling motor go faster?

Thrust is simply a static measurement of pushing or pulling power, and higher thrust does not necessarily mean greater speed. Speed is a factor of prop pitch and motor R.P.M. Given motor R.P.M. under load, and Minn Kota’s 4″ prop pitch, the approximate speed that a motor will push/pull a small boat can be calculated.

How fast can a Minn Kota trolling motor go?

Assuming perfect riding conditions, the use of the best fuel i.e. the distillate marine diesel, and moderate load, 55-pound trolling motors are likely to attain a maximum speed of only 5 miles per hour. This would take around two hours for the deep cycle battery charge to get completely depleted.