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

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

Ron G

[:)]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....28lbs. Plenty of power.

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 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.

Ron G

Becuse gas engines are not allowed in two places I sail, I am thinking of getting a Minn Kota Enduro C2, probably a 55 lb. thrust since it is only a few pounds more than a 45 or 50.  I don't want to get stuck in a sudden squall or other emergency without realistic, maximum power.  I need suggestions on shaft length.  I'm looking at the 36".  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  Also, has anyone had experience with a LiFe battery with an electric outboard.