I have a 14' aluminum v-bottom boat (178 lbs dry weight) with the 55# model on it. It can move the boat rather quickly for a trolling motor, but it is the only motor I have (i.e., I don't have an outboard motor), so I went for the most power I could get running off a single battery. Everytime I tell someone I have a 55# trolling motor on my 14" aluminum boat, I get the same reaction: "Whoa, that's a big trolling motor for such a little boat!" :)
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answered 3 years, 5 months ago
- Dallas, TX
i have 30 on my and it gies pretty good
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
I have a 12ft flat bottom and i went with the 55lb and so glad i did. it really pushs ya when it's windy out. I would recommend the 55lb
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
- S.E. Kansas
Your best bet is the Minn Kota 55lb thrust in 12 volts. It gives you the push you need when the wind kicks up, especially if you have more than one person on the boat.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
You need 5 pounds of thrust for every 200 pounds of boat and content weight.
answered 4 years ago
- Springfield, MO