The Minn Kota® Riptide 80 Saltwater Bow-Mount Trolling Motor is designed with large windings and commutators that dissipate heat for cool operation, extended battery power and long motor life. The motor features a 62" composite shaft that is stronger than stainless steel and resists breaking, kinking and corrosion. The electrical connections are sealed with liquid-tight, heat-shrink tubing to keep out saltwater, and the premium-grade marine alloys and aluminum upper arms are finished with 5-mil TGIC polyester, powder-coat paint for corrosion protection.
Features and Benefits
For boats up to 25'
Large windings and commutators dissipate heat for cool operation, extended battery power and long motor life
Marine-grade urethane fully encapsulates the control boards to protect the electronic circuitry
Electrical connections are sealed with liquid-tight, heat-shrink tubing to keep out saltwater
Premium-grade marine alloys and aluminum upper arms finished with 5-mil TGIC polyester, powder-coat paint for corrosion protection
62" composite shaft is stronger than stainless steel and resists breaking, kinking and corrosion
Digital Maximizer delivers a precise amount of power and variable speed control for extended battery life and reduced heat
Bearing system reduces friction for quiet operation
Bowguard 360° mount provides smooth operation
Shaft length (in.):
Manufacturer warranty - general:
What's in the Box
Minn Kota® Riptide 80 Saltwater Bow-Mount Trolling Motor
Rated 1 out of
Not goodI bought this item a month ago. Mounted and wired it up. Worked great for the first use. Got home charged battery's for next trip. Got to the water won't work at all no noise no clicking nothing at all. Take it back home and run load test on batteries check for voltage at the plug and all the way to the trolling motor had an excess of 24 volts so everything should be fine. I call minn Kota and they try to tell me that low voltage probably fried the board. Not possible because I don't have low voltage. Anyways now I have to take it off and take it to a place for "warranty" repair after one use! Not convenient at all especially when you barely have time to fish let alone take your stuff to get worked on all the time.
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 5 out of
Great for Bay boatsGreat motor for my 24ft Bay Boat...even in strong currents and winds this motor has no problem in getting me where I need to go.
Date published: 2014-06-28
Rated 5 out of
Lots of powerThis trolling motor works great on my 16ft Keylargo. I used to have a 54lb motorguide and I will never go back. Minn Kota makes the best on the market
Hello Captain la,
At this time, we do offer the Minn Kota® Riptide 80 Saltwater Bow-Mount Trolling Motor (SKU:011263282) (Item #1363447) which has a 52 inch shaft. To view this motor please click on the following link:
Inventory availability and pricing are subject to change, please contact your local Academy Sports + Outdoors store directly or our Customer Service Center at (888) 922-2336 for current availability and pricing. We are available Monday - Sunday from 7:00 am - 12:00 am (CST) and you may, also, reach us by live chat 24 hours a day / 7 days a week.
Answered by: smartinez
Date published: 2016-11-18
What model # is this Trolling motor? I'm looking for a RT 80 SM/BG 24 Volt 80# Thrust.
Asked by: Steve Wilson
Hello Steve Wilson,
The Minn Kota® Riptide 80 Saltwater Bow-Mount Trolling Motor is model number 1363446.
Answered by: KimberlyR
Date published: 2016-09-07
Can the motor be removed from the Bow Guard mount quickly for storage like the latch and door model?
Asked by: Don Parker
Hello Don Parker,
The Minn Kota® Riptide 80 Saltwater Bow-Mount Trolling Motor features the Bowguard 360° mounting bracket which breaks away on impact from any angle and automatically resets itself - protecting your motor and your boat, so you can fish without worry. Plus, its dual bearing system eliminates noise to keep you silent on the water. This model does not feature the Latch & Door mounting bracket.
Answered by: KimberlyR
Date published: 2016-08-24
Is quick release mount available for this motor
Asked by: GaryMc
At this time we do not offer a quick release mount for the Minn Kota® Riptide 80 Saltwater Bow-Mount Trolling Motor. Please check back at a later date.