Heavy current and 55lb shouldnt be in the same sentence, have a beavertail osprey 55lb copilot and its a slug in current
Thanks for the info. The motor is not electric start so the battery is only for the troller, bilge pump and lights.A 12 volt will allow you to fish just about all day long as you’re not in heavy current... If you’re also planning on using it as a cranking battery - you’d better have a motor that pull starts easily, cause you’re going to need it.
I already have the battery mounted about at the midline in the console. There is only room for 1 battery (I designed it that way). So the weight added to the bow is just the trolling motor itself which looks to be about 42 lbs. The battery weight is not up front. I fish either solo or with my son (80lbs but growing) so hopefully it won't change the running attitude of the boat too much.Walter that is absurd. We’re talking about a sub 200 pound boat here that is 40 inches at the waterline. Running a 24 V trolling motor is just stupid.
Oh, I didn’t know it was that small. 24 would be overdoing it.Walter that is absurd. We’re talking about a sub 200 pound boat here that is 40 inches at the waterline. Running a 24 V trolling motor is just stupid.
You will be fine with your choice. I have one of these in my skiff and it works a treat. Charges the battery while you are running. I have a battery for the TM and a small battery for starting the motor.I have an FS 18 skiff I am setting up with a trolling motor. The skiff and motor combined is less than 500lbs. I only have room for 1 group 27 battery and have installed a Platinum deep cycle marine battery. I am ordering a Minn Kota 12V motor with I-pilot. I am looking for feedback from anyone running a comparable rig with this trolling motor. How long will a charge last? How does it do in heavy current etc? Any direct knowledge would be appreciated.