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How fast will a 40 lb thrust trolling motor go?

How fast will a 40 lb thrust trolling motor go?

It is true that the 30 lb, 40 lb, and 55 lb thrust trolling motors all top out at 5 miles per hour, but you will need the larger-sized motor when you have a larger boat. If you don’t, your boat will not be able to hit anywhere near the maximum speed.

What kind of battery does a Minn Kota Endura c2 need?

A Minn Kota trolling motor will operate with any lead acid, deep cycle marine 12-volt battery/batteries. For best results, use a deep cycle, marine battery with at least a 110-ampere hour rating.

How many HP is a 40 lb thrust trolling motor?

Pounds of Thrust to Horsepower Chart

Pounds of Thrust (lbs) Amps Horsepower
40/45 42 0.5
50/55 50 0.6
70 42 1.01
80 56 1.35

How many amps does a 40 lb trolling motor use?

40 to 45 lbs thrust is roughly 29 amps/hr instead of the 42 amps/hr that those respective motors draw for the same thrust.

How deep in the water should a trolling motor be?

about 12-18 inches
A trolling motor’s ideal propeller should be at a depth that keeps about 6 inches of water above the blades. In other words, the centerline of the motor and the prop shaft should be about 12-18 inches below the waterline, depending on the make, model and dimensions of the trolling motor.

Can you use a regular car battery for a trolling motor?

Will my car battery work for my trolling motor? No, car batteries are not recommended and can ruin your motor.

How long will a marine battery run a trolling motor?

Almost 5 hours doesn’t seem too bad, but that is really a max runtime in ideal conditions. Reality is likely to be less. If the battery is old, damaged or not fully charged then you will not get the rated amp hours from it, reducing your runtime. Significant cold or hot weather will also reduce your runtime.

What lb 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 many horsepower is 40 lbs of thrust?