Trolling motors

Minn Kota offers a very large number of electric trolling motors. Any thoughts about what model to get for freshwater sailing in a lake without major waves or currents? Thanks! Ron G

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Ron I use a 30 pound thrust and it is "just enough".

Ron I use a 30 pound thrust and it is "just enough". It has not failed me yet in pretty stong winds and a pretty strong river current. I try not to put it to the test but it has come in handy. The 30 lb is light and easy to set up and remove. It is not the fastest and at times I wished I had a little bigger unit. The downside is the bigger unit would be heavier. Tom

Thanks for the quick response.

Thanks for the quick response. Any other thoughts out there? Ron G

[:)]Hello Ron- You might want to check the weight of the motor p

[:)]Hello Ron- You might want to check the weight of the motor plus the battery. I use a 2 hp. gas engin in it only weighs 29 lb. and it has pleanty of power. Chuck

I use a 2 1/2 horse Murcury.

I use a 2 1/2 horse Murcury....28lbs. Plenty of power.

Do you find the motor noisy? That's the only reason I'm conside

Do you find the motor noisy? That's the only reason I'm considering an electric motor. Ron G

quote:[i]Originally posted by RGrelsamer[/i] [br]Minn Kota offe

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[i]Originally posted by RGrelsamer[/i] [br]Minn Kota offers a very large number of electric trolling motors. Any thoughts about what model to get for freshwater sailing in a lake without major waves or currents? Thanks! Ron G
[:)] Hello Ron---I use a Minn Kota 40,it is not heavy and it has pleanty of power with a group#27 battery. You can get them for $149.00. Good luck, Chuck

Chuck, thanks.

Chuck, thanks. Ron G