Decide which side of the bow – port or starboard – you want to mount the motor. There’s no “wrong” answer for this as it really depends on how you operate the boat and how you fish. If you usually steer the boat from the port side, you’ll want to consider mounting the motor on the starboard side to improve visibility.
Can I mount a trolling motor on the bow?
You can mount a trolling motor on a boat with a bow rail, if you do a little planning first. Bow-mounted trolling motors are designed for use aboard boats with level bows and no rail.
Which way does a trolling motor face?
You can tell by looking at the way the prop is made to pull in the water. It is correct. Motor turn counter clockwise to to move forward.
What angle do you mount a trolling motor?
Correct Deployment Angle: When deployed the shaft must be positioned as close to a 90 degree angle as possible. Adequate Distance Between Bow and Shaft: When deployed, the shaft must have at least 2″-3″ from the bow.
Does a trolling motor have to be centered?
Ideally in the center is right. As far as the prop hitting the boat, sounds like it needs to go down farther if it can.
Where is the best place to mount a trolling motor?
The trolling motor should be placed as close to the center of the stern as possible without interfering with the operation of the main motor, if there is one. The top of the mounting bracket should be flush with the top of the stern.
How many years should a trolling motor battery last?
While a traditional deep cycle battery might last approximately 2-3 years, an AGM deep cycle battery can last up to three or four years.
Why is my trolling motor going the wrong way?
If the air coming from the propeller is being pushed toward your hand like a fan, your trolling motor is running correctly. If you don’t feel any air, put your hand on the other side of the propeller. If you feel any air being pushed at you there, your trolling motor is spinning backward.
Can you change the direction of a trolling motor?
It’s easy to reverse the head on a trolling motor. Most of the time, this is held on by no more than 4 screws underneath the motor’s head. Look inside and find where the shaft enters the head.
Do electric trolling motors have reverse?
Many electric trolling motors do have a reverse function as part of the hand or foot controls. The ability to go in reverse may also have something to do with the type of controls on the trolling motor. Most hand controlled trolling motors will have a reverse function, while most foot controlled motors will not.
How do I stop my trolling motor from bouncing?
The guys on Lake Erie have come up with the best solutioninstall a Ram Mount ball on the trolling motor and another your deck and tighten down the piece that connects them. Also, put a bungee around the foot of the TM to keep it from bouncing.
Can you put a trolling motor on the side of a jon boat?
In general, it doesn’t matter what side of the boat you use to mount your trolling motor, as long as you keep it toward the front or back.
How much overhang should a trolling motor have?
Position the front of the mount so that it allows the motor to deploy and clear the tip of the bow. This will vary slightly from motor to motor, but will usually require either a flush position with the side of the boat, or a slight (less than 1”) overhang.
How many lb thrust trolling motor do I need?
Boat weight is the most important consideration to take into account when choosing a trolling motor. A beginning rule of thumb is that you want a minimum of 2 lbs of thrust for every 100lbs. For example, if you have a 3000lb boat, fully loaded, then the calculation is (3000/100) * 2 = 60lbs of thrust.
How fast will a 55 lb thrust trolling motor go?
Assuming perfect riding conditions, the use of the best fuel i.e. the distillate marine diesel, and moderate load, 55-pound trolling motors are likely to attain a maximum speed of only 5 miles per hour. This would take around two hours for the deep cycle battery charge to get completely depleted.
Can you mount a trolling motor on the side of a kayak?
The motor mount is the actual accessory that attaches to your kayak and then holds the trolling motor in place. There are a variety of mounts available on the market. Some are designed to attach to the bow or stern of your kayak while others allow you to attach your trolling motor to the side of your kayak.
When would you use a trolling motor?
Trolling motors allow a boat to stay in one spot when fighting against current or wind without deploying a physical anchor. Tilt the outboard engine out of the water and use the trolling motor to explore areas that are otherwise to shallow too access.
What size battery do I need for a 50 lb thrust trolling motor?
Most trolling motor batteries fail due to lack of proper charging. We suggest selecting a 12 volt deep cycle marine battery with at least a 110 amp hour rating, usually a group 27 size battery. The higher the amp hour rating, the more run time you will receive.
Can you use a regular 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.
Can you run a trolling motor off a generator?
In order to run a trolling motor off a generator, there are 4 things you need: a generator, converter, battery, and trolling motor. There will need to be a battery, or battery bank, in-between the trolling motor and converter. As the trolling motor is throttled up to go faster, the amperage increases.
Can you reverse polarity on a trolling motor?
the trolling motor is already wired to accept reverse polarity,that is how it is switched from forwards to backwards via the switch and you would be gaining more options due to the resistance built into the switch itself.
Can you turn the head around on a Minn Kota trolling motor?
Yes, by removing the screw and nut at the base of the control box the control box can be turned 180 degrees on the motor tube, then reinstall the locating screw and nut (being careful not to pinch or damage the motor wires inside the tube), tighten the screw and nut as required, and the job is complete.
Are trolling motor props universal?
One of the great thing about MotorGuide trolling motors is that nearly all of their lower motor units are standardized at 3.5”, which makes changing or upgrading your prop incredibly easy! Additionally, all props use the same MotorGuide Prop Nut Kit.