Where To Mount A Trolling Motor? [Expert Tips and Guidelines]

Where To Mount A Trolling Motor? [Expert Tips and Guidelines]

The type of boat plays a fundamental role in where you should mount a trolling motor. So let’s begin by looking at where you can install your trolling motor. At a Glance:1️⃣ Transom mount motors are mounted to the stern and are usually used for smaller boats. 2️⃣ Bow-mount motors are mounted to the front of…

When To Charge A Trolling Motor Battery? [Optimal Performance Tips]

When To Charge A Trolling Motor Battery? [Optimal Performance Tips]

Industry experts recommend charging your trolling motor battery within a discharge range of 50%. That’s for lead-acid batteries. Luckily for us, marine battery manufacturers also produce lithium batteries which only need recharging when they get to around 20%-30% depleted. Here’s a quick snapshot of what to know. At a Glance:1️⃣ Charge trolling motor batteries at…

How To Choose A Trolling Motor Battery [Expert Tips]

How To Choose A Trolling Motor Battery [Expert Tips]

Personally, I am a fan of lithium batteries due to their excellent energy density and hence lighter weight in comparison to the equivalent AGM or lead-acid battery. Here’s a quick snapshot of what this guide covers: At a Glance: 1️⃣ Understanding the different types of batteries for trolling motors is crucial. Lead-Acid Batteries, AGM Batteries,…

Batteries For Electric Trolling Motors: What You Need to Know Before You Buy

To ensure your electric trolling motor continues to work optimally, it is essential that you carefully research the optimum type of battery for your motor and the conditions under which you will use it. At a Glance:1️⃣ Battery selection: Choose between AGM, Gel, lithium-ion, or other battery types based on your trolling motor’s requirements and…

Kilowatts to Horsepower: The Power of Electric Boat Motors

When you purchase an electric motor, you will start using a new language to describe the power and performance available. New words and names will replace what you know – horsepower becomes kilowatts, fuel flow becomes amps, and the gas tank capacity becomes the voltage produced by the battery. Whereas horsepower is a measure of…

Thrust to Horsepower: The Power of Electric Boats

The terms thrust, horsepower, kilowatts, and speed are regularly bandied about by mariners trying to rate an electric boat’s performance. Each of the metrics has very different meanings in the electric boat vocabulary.  Horsepower (hp) and kilowatts (kW) are measurement units used to define how much power an electric motor can produce to propel a…

Minn Kota vs MotorGuide: Which Should You Buy?

Minn Kota vs MotorGuide: Which Should You Buy?

The extensive number of trolling motors on offer is almost overwhelming. With more than eleven manufacturers actively participating in the market, anglers are spoilt for choice.  Two of the largest manufacturers of electric trolling motors are Minn Kota and MotorGuide, each of which has an established footprint and a well-earned reputation for the motors, foot…

Tips For Troubleshooting Minn Kota Trolling Motors

Tips For Troubleshooting Minn Kota Trolling Motors

Minn Kota is one of the oldest companies serving the leisure marine market in America. The trolling motors they manufacture have a reputation for precision engineering, accurate control, and durability. Unfortunately, as with any equipment used regularly in harsh conditions, trolling motors are subject to overtime; wear will take place and create problems for its…

MotorGuide Tour Pro Problems [Issues & Fixes]

MotorGuide Tour Pro Problems [Issues & Fixes]

While generally reliable, as with any mechanical device, some problems will periodically occur with this trolling motor. At a Glance:  1️⃣ Some anglers have issues with the GPS/Anchor system not holding position. This can generally be traced to the foot pedal and cables which join it to the motor. 2️⃣ A federal product recall issue…

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