## What length of trolling motor do I need for my boat?

Trolling motor size chart

Boat weight (fully loaded) | Boat Length | Minimum thrust required |
---|---|---|

1500 lbs (or less) | 14 – 15 ft | 30 lbs |

2000 lbs | 16 – 17 ft | 40 lbs |

2500 lbs | 18 – 19 ft | 50 lbs |

3000 lbs | 20 – 21 ft | 60 lbs |

## How much trolling motor thrust do I need?

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.

**How far below the hull should the prop be?**

If you have a short shaft motor, the top most part of the transom and the lower most part of the boat should be about 15 to 16 inches. For a long shaft, I think 20 to 21 inches is correct. Some mornings it just doesn’t seem worth it to gnaw through the leather straps.

**How fast is a jon boat with a trolling motor?**

A jon boat powered by a trolling motor can go up to 4 to 5 miles per hour, but it’s rare to reach these top speeds. In most cases you can expect a speed between 2 and 3 mph at maximum throttle.

### Is a 55 lb thrust trolling motor enough?

On a vessel that large, you’re definitely looking at putting an investment into a 55lb thrust motor at minimum. Going up from there is a good idea if you’re going to be out on saltwater or you’re planning on moving against a current, because the bigger the motor the more it will push.

### How many amps does a 112 lb thrust trolling motor use?

Assuming a 112# thrust troller uses 37.33 amps on high, and 1/4 of that is 9.33 amps so with three group 24 battery with 135 reserve capacity.

**Where should the cavitation plate be on a jon boat?**

The cavitation plate should be nearly even with or slightly below the bottom. For a short shaft the vertical measurement of the transom should be about 15 inches.

**What is the highest thrust 12 volt trolling motor?**

Trolling motors are offered in 12V, 12/24V, 24V and 36V versions, with the most powerful ones offering more than 100lb. of thrust, powerful enough to move heavy vessels such as pontoon boats. Maximum thrusts at different voltages are approximately 12V/55lb. and 24V/80lb.

#### Can you run a jon boat with just a trolling motor?

Yes, you can absolutely run a jon boat with a trolling motor, either as your main propulsion, or as a secondary propulsion with a gasoline outboard as your main engine.

#### How many horsepower is 55 pounds of thrust?

0.84 horsepower

Using this formula the popular Newport Vessels NV-Series 55lb Thrust Trolling Motor is rated as 624 watts at the highest forward speed and so 624/746 = 0.84 and would be roughly equivalent to a 0.84 horsepower motor.

**How long will a lithium battery run a trolling motor?**

Full single day of run time. A single Dakota Lithium 36V 63 Amp Hour (Ah) battery will power a trolling motor for a full day of runtime in river current. On a lake, or low power setting, some anglers report 2+ days of run time.

**Can you use any 12v battery on trolling motor?**

You can run a 24 volt trolling motor with a single 24 volt battery. However, if you only have 12 volt batteries available to you, then yes, you’ll need to connect two 12 volt batteries in a series to power the 24 volt trolling motor.

## How long does a 12 volt battery last on a trolling motor?

In more technical terms, a 100 amp hour rated battery can deliver 100 amp hours of current to a trolling motor. So if a motor was running at low speed and pulling 4 amps, the battery should last around 25 hours. (100 amp hour rating / 4 amps = 25 hours).

## How many amps does a 12V trolling motor pull?

The Minn Kota Endura C2 55 Transom – mount 12V 55 lb. Thrust Trolling Motor has a max amp draw of 52 amps/hr but only 5 lbs more thrust.

**How far below the boat should your prop be?**

If you have a short shaft motor, the top most part of the transom and the lower most part of the boat should be about 15 to 16 inches. For a long shaft, I think 20 to 21 inches is correct.