Minn Kota® Riptide 80 Saltwater Bow-Mount Trolling Motor
Xi5-55 Wireless Sonar/GPS FW Bow-Mount Trolling Motor
Xi5-80 Wireless Sonar/GPS FW Bow-Mount Trolling Motor
Make Academy your first stop for trolling motor parts. Trolling motors for boats are essential because they provide that extra level of propelling. Typically, this device is attached to the stern. While it does not provide the sole method of propelling, it does offer a self-contained method of power, which is beneficial for most boaters. There are many ideas on how to find the best boat trolling motors for your boat, but in reality there is a fairly simple method to find what works. Measure where the boat's shaft is and add 16" or 20" depending on the type of boat you have. Calculating your motor run time is easy and based on the number of amps in the marine trolling motors. For example, if the motor has 100 amps, you can figure 4 hours of run time since the boat will use roughly 25 amps per hour. When selecting your trolling motor consider how heavy the boat is as well as the length of the vessel.
Never skimp on the type of extended motor or battery you purchase for a boat. You want the extra power to be able to endure the elements just the same as the boat's engine. For this reason, invest your money in deep marine motors and batteries that stand up to the job. Many in the industry believe in buying the largest battery your boat can comfortably hold. The thought process behind this is running a battery that is subpar and too small for your boat can cause major problems if you look to utilize the battery due to extended time on the water. Once you are on the water, you want to know you and your guests are safe for any time you choose to be out. Investing in the largest engine suitable for your boat gives you this luxury. For trolling motors, a stainless steel shaft will always hold up better than less durable materials. When using a foot pedal in conjunction with the trolling motor, ensure your extension is long enough for the entire length of the boat. Trolling motors truly offer a new facet to boating, giving you access to more remote places with fewer crowds.