Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
fasternu

Minnkota Trolling motor

2 posts in this topic

I neesd to replace my old bow mount trolling motor and have been looking around the internet for some deals. My biggest question is what is the difference between a 12 volt and 24 volt machine? Does it mean it takes twice the juice to run it(so I would need 2 batteries), or is 2X more powerful, etc? Thanks in advance for any answers.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Any Minnkota over 55# thrust is 24 volt. If you need more than 55# of thrust, go with a 70 or 80 pound thrust unit. They do require two deep cycle batteries hooked together to give 24 volts. They will last longer because you will not have to work the motor as hard to do the same thing if you were underpowered.

The thrust requirement is usually dictated by the size and type of the boat and what you plan to do with the boat.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0