How big of a trolling motor do I need for a 16 ft boat?

The rule of thumb is that larger motors require more battery capacity, and if you fish from dawn to dark with a boat of 16′ or longer, you’ll probably want 24V. Serious anglers who spend a lot of time on the water will appreciate a 36V motor.

How do you size a trolling motor for a 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.

What size trolling motor do I need for a 16 foot canoe?

How much thrust does a trolling motor need?

Thrust to Canoe Length Guide
Canoe Length Pounds of Thrust
12′ 20 lbs.
14′ 30 lbs.
16′ 40 lbs.

How fast will a 55lb 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.

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How long will a 24v trolling motor last?

This will give you maximum speed and power and is often necessary on a large boat, or in strong winds. Thus, if you operate your trolling motor at maximum speed, you will typically get about 2 hours of use from a fully charged pair of “average” batteries. Possibly 4 hours of use for the larger extra capacity batteries.

How deep should my trolling motor be in the water?

The rule of thumb is that the top of the motor section should be submerged 12″. In general, shaft length selection is more critical with bow-mount motors versus transom-mount motors. Most boat transoms are similar in their distance to the water, and Minn Kota’s standard transom shaft lengths should be adequate.

What size battery do I need for a 55 lb thrust trolling motor?

For a 55 lb thrust in a trolling motor, you will at least need the battery size of 240Ah rating. Depending on the speed, you will be using approximately 20-40 amps. A 240 is an ideal size, and it will last about 6 hours.

How big of a battery do I need for a trolling motor?

Most trolling motor batteries fail due to lack of proper charging. We suggest selecting a 12 volt deep cycle marine battery with at least a 110 amp hour rating, usually a group 27 size battery. The higher the amp hour rating, the more run time you will receive.

How many pounds of thrust is 1hp?

At 550 ft per second, one pound of thrust = 1 horsepower.

What is the most powerful trolling motor?

Minn Kota has introduced the most powerful trolling motor on the market featuring 112 pounds of thrust.

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How fast will a canoe go with a trolling motor?

Most electric trolling motors will allow a canoe to travel at 4-6mph. Anything faster than that would be a little too much for a typical canoe to handle. The combination of your motor’s ability and the battery that you use with it will determine how fast your canoe will travel and how long the battery will last.

How fast can a Minn Kota go?

The maximum speed of a trolling motor is 5 mph regardless of how many pounds of thrust. The 55# thrust MinnKota Endura with all the new electronic gadgetry is overkill.

How fast is a 70 lb thrust trolling motor?

A 70lb thrust trolling motor will have a speed of about 8 miles/hour or 15 km/hr.

How fast will a 2.5 hp outboard go?

It’s easy to handle and has convenient grab points for lifting. Yamaha F2. 5 Four-Stroke ($940; www.yamaha-motor.com) power: 2.5 hp weight: 38 pounds top speed: 5.4 mph noise at full throttle: 87 dB-A.