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Badger_55

help on bow mount trolling motor thrusts

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picked up a new tiller tourny pro 170, 17' boat, I have been having people tell me to go with the 70lb with the two batts and others saying my boat will be fine with 55lb up front, difference is couple hundred bucks so wondering what you guys think, could I get the job done with a 55?

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55 would probably get the job done, but you will more than likely wish in the future you had went with the larger setup. On the contrary...you will NEVER regret going with the bigger setup now if you can afford it.

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The 55lb will do the job 80% of the time, but in wind, chop or current you'll wish you had the larger motor. Plus the 24v will run nearly twice as long.

Trolling motor or main motor you'll never hear someone say "I wish I had less power."

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Go with the 70 pound thrust and a 60 inch shaft.

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I would also go bigger than 55. I have a 17' Explorer with a 55 and often wish I had more thrust.

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go with the 70 and get autopilot too, I use auto pilot all the time

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go with the 70 and get autopilot too, I use auto pilot all the time


Go with at least a 70#/60", 24 volt.

You will wish you had later!

The Auto Pilot is also a great feature.

Cliff

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agreed with the higher thrust. you will never regret having the higher thrust.

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Badger,

If you stick to smaller lakes and rarely fish rivers, you'll be more than fine.

If you fish out of the bow 90% of the time and hit the big waters and rivers, go with the longest shaft possible and get the 70lber. You won't be disappointed. There's nothing worse than not being able to stick to a line because wind and waves are beating you up.

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