How To Charge Trolling Motor Battery Without Shore Power? [Solutions]

How To Charge Trolling Motor Battery Without Shore Power? [Solutions]

There are four main methods that you can use to charge your trolling motor battery without shore power: solar charging, portable power stations, wind power, and a generator.  Each method has advantages and disadvantages, depending on cost, availability, environmental impact, and convenience. Let’s take a look at each method in more detail. ☀️ Solar Charging Solar…

A Guide To Trolling Motor Mounting Hardware

A Guide To Trolling Motor Mounting Hardware

Selecting quality hardware is pivotal in securing your trolling motor to your boat. To ensure the effective operation of your trolling motor, the right mounting hardware must be used.  This guide will walk you through the necessary components, the tools required, best practices for installation, and additional accessories that can enhance your motor mounting experience….

What Do I Need To Install A Trolling Motor?

What Do I Need To Install A Trolling Motor?

To install a trolling motor, you’ll first need to select the appropriate motor, ensuring it’s the right size and thrust for your boat’s dimensions and weight. Once you have the motor, you’ll require a mounting bracket, which could be either a transom or bow mount, depending on the motor type. Powering the motor requires a…

A Guide To Trolling Motor Installations

A Guide To Trolling Motor Installations

This guide offers a detailed walkthrough on trolling motor installations, giving you a clear understanding of the process, from selecting the right spot to making the necessary connections. Installing a trolling motor can be daunting, with many boat owners uncertain about the best practices and essential steps to ensure optimal performance. Additionally, unexpected trolling motor…

Trolling Motor Installation Costs & Expenses [With Prices]

Trolling Motor Installation Costs & Expenses [With Prices]

Many anglers grapple with the challenge of deciphering the true costs associated with installing a trolling motor, often facing unexpected expenses. Drawing from extensive research and data, I break down the various types of trolling motors, their associated costs, and the nuances of installation, ensuring you’re well-equipped to make an informed decision. I’ll delve into…

[Complete] Guide to Batteries For Electric Outboard Motors

[Complete] Guide to Batteries For Electric Outboard Motors

In the new(ish) world of electric boats, batteries are an expensive necessity. Ensuring that you choose the most appropriate battery for your motor is essential. The first decision you must make is the battery type that suits your budget and circumstances. Lithium-ion is the winner in almost every metric, except that all-important one of cost….

Are Electric Boat Motors Any Good?

Are Electric Boat Motors Any Good?

Yes, electric boat motors are efficient, environmentally friendly, and offer quiet operation, making them a good choice for many boating activities. However, their suitability depends on the boat’s intended use and individual preferences. Over the course of my 10-year career in boating and yachting, I have used more traditional combustion engines than I care to…

Minn Kota Ultrex vs Ulterra [Which Should You Buy]❓

Minn Kota Ultrex vs Ulterra [Which Should You Buy]❓

Choosing between the two Minn Kota trolling motors can be a difficult decision. In this article, I’ll compare the Minn Kota Ultrex and the Minn Kota Ulterra to help you make an informed decision. A comparison of the features included with each trolling motor is summarized in the list below. Feature Minn Kota Ultrex Minn…

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