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Post  stubbo on Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:49 pm

can anybody recommend an electic engine as in makes and thrust power a have a 14 ft aluminuim boat by polar craft some waters you can only use electric cheers any info will be helpful and what size batteries types
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Post  noodle on Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:17 am

Is that planing or displacment, anywayany of the54's will do it daiwa shkespere or bison are all ok and move 16 foot displacment hulls like virgo fishers and maylands.
but the best is the minn kota maximiser as it gives you better battery life.
bow mounted remote version is pure fishing porn Very Happy
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Post  lowdouble on Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:42 am

I have a 16ft Sea Nymph Ally boat and I use a Zebco Rhino 54 thrust, with a 110ah leisure battery. I can get 8hrs trolling on speed 1 if the weather is nearly flat calm. The stronger the wind the less hours you get.
The Minn Kotas are defanitely the best for control and battery life but they are very expensive, and the Bow mount Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
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Post  stubbo on Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:16 pm

lowdouble wrote:I have a 16ft Sea Nymph Ally boat and I use a Zebco Rhino 54 thrust, with a 110ah leisure battery. I can get 8hrs trolling on speed 1 if the weather is nearly flat calm. The stronger the wind the less hours you get.
The Minn Kotas are defanitely the best for control and battery life but they are very expensive, and the Bow mount Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
thanks for the info chaps what are we talking in mony then minn koatas 54 thrust type ive priced a battery 85 quid 110ah leisure what does the maximiser have that the others have not.............thanks
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Post  lowdouble on Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:26 pm

Not too sure about prices mate as I bought mine in Ireland €. but the maximiser has whats called stepless speed control, so instead of 5 forward and 2 reverse gears the Minn kota has infinite speeds as it works like a dimmer switch on your lights, you can increase the speeds a tiny amount at a time. The longer battery life is achieved by the motor taking a pulse of electricity instead of a constant drain so that increases battery life quite a lot too. (I think thats right anyway) Smile if its just A to B work and a bit of trolling then the Rhino is spot on, if its all about trolling speed then the Minn Kota is the one for you.
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Post  noodle on Fri Oct 28, 2011 1:48 am

Ok right dont buy one 110 battery two 85's will be better for three reasons:-
One will always be ready to get you home when the other dies
Two you are able to balance them around your boat rather than have one big lump
Three 85amh are way lighter than the 110's and by buying gel ones you save more wight and get more charges as well.

Maximisers, well with stepped controls sometimes 3 is too fast 2 is too slow maximiser lets you control the speed even down to turning the prop just enough to hold station and control drifts. Bow mounts make trolling so easy its unreal the front stays on course meaning far less corrections
If you have the funds then 54 minnkota remote bow mount is pure porn
Id choose the bow mount over a maximiser though if funds were limited
then maximiser at the rear then standard rear mounted stepped speed
there are other more esoteric options though
http://www.minnkotamotors.com/products/trolling_motors/freshwater_bow_mount/fortrex.aspx
24 v 101lbs bow mounted thrust
http://www.minnkotamotors.com/products/trolling_motors/engine_mount/saltwater.aspx
24 volt bolts to your existing outboard there is a 12 volt option as well plus some german ones which are self contained units with internal batteries they wereserious money though when i was looking.

I bought a 33 lb stepped motor and two batteries in the end as i only have a dinky boat.

Between us we bought boats to cover vaious water and fishing styles i got the cheap option What a Face




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Post  stubbo on Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:07 am

noodle wrote:Ok right dont buy one 110 battery two 85's will be better for three reasons:-
One will always be ready to get you home when the other dies
Two you are able to balance them around your boat rather than have one big lump
Three 85amh are way lighter than the 110's and by buying gel ones you save more wight and get more charges as well.

Maximisers, well with stepped controls sometimes 3 is too fast 2 is too slow maximiser lets you control the speed even down to turning the prop just enough to hold station and control drifts. Bow mounts make trolling so easy its unreal the front stays on course meaning far less corrections
If you have the funds then 54 minnkota remote bow mount is pure porn
Id choose the bow mount over a maximiser though if funds were limited
then maximiser at the rear then standard rear mounted stepped speed
there are other more esoteric options though
http://www.minnkotamotors.com/products/trolling_motors/freshwater_bow_mount/fortrex.aspx
24 v 101lbs bow mounted thrust
http://www.minnkotamotors.com/products/trolling_motors/engine_mount/saltwater.aspx
24 volt bolts to your existing outboard there is a 12 volt option as well plus some german ones which are self contained units with internal batteries they wereserious money though when i was looking.

I bought a 33 lb stepped motor and two batteries in the end as i only have a dinky boat.

Between us we bought boats to cover vaious water and fishing styles i got the cheap option What a Face




thanks for the indepth information i will have to have a good think about the options and what type of fishing i will be doing i want to be sure that i am getting the right type for my boat dont want to find out say a couple of months down the line its not the one ........
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Post  stubbo on Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:45 am

i think a engine with a maximiser will cover most options in the 40 to 54lb thrust bracket just need to get a good deal some where thanks lads again for the info
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