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Kayak fishing: What trolling motor should I get?
Feb 23, 2021 10:53:13   #
FS Digest
 
So I’m looking to put a trolling motor in my wilderness systems tarpon 14. I primarily want to use the motor to scoot around the Florida flats. If any of you can answer some or all of these questions your input would be super helpful.

-what pound thrust would you suggest? -I see there are salt water versions...should I not get a fresh water version? -minn Kota seems to be the go to brand....any other good competition? -I know this has a lot of factors but would a battery charge last me a day on the water?

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Feb 23, 2021 18:50:09   #
Jeremy Loc: Oregon
 
OHMS Law VxA=wattage
Voltage multiplied by Amperage equals wattage.

Batteries are rated for AMP Hours. A 12 VDC Battery will run a trolling motor for awhile but I would not assume it will run ALL Day. More than one battery is the way people run for many hours. Trolling speeds will use less wattage ( amp hours ) of the battery or batteries. Solar Panels can charge batteries as they are being used but a large Solar Panel is what would keep the battery or batteries well charged. Small Gas Trolling motors are also another option that may have longer run time but will need gasoline or propane etc as the fuel source.

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Feb 24, 2021 15:54:49   #
FinFisherman Loc: Born in Ohio - 40 yrs Florida- Clearwater,Fl
 
FS Digest wrote:
So I’m looking to put a trolling motor in my wilderness systems tarpon 14. I primarily want to use the motor to scoot around the Florida flats. If any of you can answer some or all of these questions your input would be super helpful.

-what pound thrust would you suggest? -I see there are salt water versions...should I not get a fresh water version? -minn Kota seems to be the go to brand....any other good competition? -I know this has a lot of factors but would a battery charge last me a day on the water?

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by rmadd454
So I’m looking to put a trolling motor in my wilde... (show quote)


If you stick a motor on you must register it and display FL#s. Ive skirted the law I don't have a motor I use a battery drill prop. It gets me up and down my creek against tides and current and it will even back me up.



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Feb 24, 2021 19:51:20   #
TerryB Loc: Florida
 
15 inch shaft length with 45 lb. thrust

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Feb 25, 2021 07:53:12   #
Jackruff Loc: South Mississippi
 
The relationship Jeremy quoted is true: P=VI, where P is power or wattage, V is potential difference or voltage, and I is current or amperage but Ohm's law is V=IR, where R is resistance.

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Feb 25, 2021 15:57:20   #
FixorFish Loc: SW Oregon
 
TerryB wrote:
15 inch shaft length with 45 lb. thrust


Just who offers a 15" shaft ?

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