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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 1:19 pm 
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Using Minn Kota's site, I need a minimum of 80 lbs of thrust for my boat (2008 NauticStar 210DC, dry weight 2650, typical weight on water 3800).

Just curious if anyone thinks that is to much, not enough or any other comments. Not that I don't believe them but I want to hear some experience.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 2:45 pm 
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I have 55 pounds of thrust with my Minnkota on a 16 foot aluminum Tracker.... and it is NOT too much.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 3:00 pm 
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I have the 80 lb thrust on my 19 foot skeeter and it pulls it good .

and i think it will do good on your boat . You need more thrust in rougher

water . I think that is the most you can get in a 24 volt system less you go to

36 volt three batteries. that would be 105 thrust . just make sure you have the right length

so your prop wont come out of the water when it is rough out there.
are you looking for remote control or other.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:02 pm 
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I have a 75lb mg on my 16 foot boat and I never worry about the wind or running out of juice


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2016 3:24 pm 
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Is there really anything such as too much power? I dont think so.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2016 5:24 pm 
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I think Sticko nailed my underlying reasoning. Do I want to go to 3 batteries to get the 112lb thrust or stick with 24 volts and 80 lbs. And given my recreational boating approach, if its that rough, I'm finding shelter or the boat ramp.

As far as remote, yes I want that. I also want Spot Lock so I am looking at the Terrova, 80 lbs with either 54 or 60 inch shaft.

Another consideration is mounting. I want something that allows me to take off the motor and comfortably use the swim deck without stubbed toes or tripping. I've seen a couple good options. The "puck" style feels like it would work the best.

If I could make a few good commissions between now and christmas I might go for the Ulterra so I can pull 'er up from the back of the boat and head out without touching it. A feller can dream.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 8:55 am 
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They have quick release brackets for most tm


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You can't have Too Much! I've got 80 Riptide on my Crestliner Aluminum TC18 wish I had More!

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:50 am 
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OLHIPI wrote:
You can't have Too Much! I've got 80 Riptide on my Crestliner Aluminum TC18 wish I had More!


That 80 should plane your crestliner. Pushes my boat 3mph and will almost throw

me out of the boat if i turn quickly sideways on high. with new batteries.


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