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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:59 am 
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Many people think that the more pounds of thrust they are getting, the faster the boat will go. This is not exactly true. With trolling motors and outboard motors, boat speed (and acceleration) depends on horsepower and prop pitch. By changing prop pitch, you can trade acceleration for top speed. Our trolling motors have props designed for maximum acceleration. When you hit the power, the boat responds immediately. This also allows you to hold the boat in high wind conditions. Top speed with our motors and props is about 5 mph. Small boats will reach this speed with most of our motors. Larger boats require our largest motors to approach this speed. Comparing our motors to gasoline outboards is difficult because most outboard props are designed for much higher speed.

Although there is no direct correlation of thrust to horsepower you can approximately calculate the horsepower rating of any electric motor. Just multiply motor amp draw times voltage to find the wattage of the motor. Wattage divided by 746 will give you the horsepower rating of the motor (746 watts equals 1 HP).

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 Post subject: Re: trolling motor speed
PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:49 pm 
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sticko wrote:
Many people think that the more pounds of thrust they are getting, the faster the boat will go. This is not exactly true. With trolling motors and outboard motors, boat speed (and acceleration) depends on horsepower and prop pitch. By changing prop pitch, you can trade acceleration for top speed. Our trolling motors have props designed for maximum acceleration. When you hit the power, the boat responds immediately. This also allows you to hold the boat in high wind conditions. Top speed with our motors and props is about 5 mph. Small boats will reach this speed with most of our motors. Larger boats require our largest motors to approach this speed. Comparing our motors to gasoline outboards is difficult because most outboard props are designed for much higher speed.

Although there is no direct correlation of thrust to horsepower you can approximately calculate the horsepower rating of any electric motor. Just multiply motor amp draw times voltage to find the wattage of the motor. Wattage divided by 746 will give you the horsepower rating of the motor (746 watts equals 1 HP).

Download our Formulas Chart.

Visit our Battery Selection and Rigging Page for more information and downloadable charts. from minnkota site.

Sound like someone is researching a upgrade to their TM........

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 Post subject: Re: trolling motor speed
PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:30 pm 
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I like a slow troll

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 Post subject: Re: trolling motor speed
PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:07 pm 
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Then you should get an oar with a small blade.


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