trolling motor ?

Discussion in 'OHIO LAKES / RESERVOIRS' started by ec43146, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. ec43146

    ec43146 New Member

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    I have a 14 foot fiberglass boat with a 15 horsepower mercury motor. I want to pick up a trolling motor for it but not sure how many lbs of thrust it will take, any input would be appreciated. I plan on fishing local lakes in central Ohio.:tounge_out:
     
  2. misterwhisker

    misterwhisker New Member

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    depends on how much you want to spend... but i would say a 40lb thrust would work fine for that size boat for fishing lakes
     

  3. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    ED, welcome to the BOC/SOC :cool2:.
     
  4. joer

    joer New Member

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    Ed I had a 14 footer with a 45lb thrust motor on in and it worked great even on windy days.
     
  5. ec43146

    ec43146 New Member

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    thanks for the answers on my question also for welcoming me aboard.
     
  6. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the BOC Ed. I have a 45 on my 16' Lund and it works OK as long as the wind isn't up 20 to 30 mph.
     
  7. Cheez

    Cheez New Member

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    Go with the most thrust you can afford. It is better to have the power and not need it than to need it and not have it. It is like anything else. If the speed limit is 55 do you want a car that has to run wide open to go 55 or would you rather have a car that will run 70 and let off a little. There is not a lot of difference in price between a 40 pound trolling motor and a 55 as long as they are they same models.
    Welcome to the BOC.
     
  8. ec43146

    ec43146 New Member

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    I amlooking at a MinnKota 55lb thrust,looks like it will be my choice.
     
  9. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    40 pound will be more than sufficient, you could go with less, but that extra power will come in handy at times
     
  10. ohio hilljack

    ohio hilljack New Member

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    I ONLY HAVE A 45 ON MY 21 FOOTER AND IT SERVES ME WELL ON ALL BUT REALLY WINDY DAYS. I WOULD SAY A 45 POUND THRUST WOULD PUSH YOUR BOAT VERY WELL. WELCOME TO THE BOC GREATEST SITE ON THE NET..
     
  11. ec43146

    ec43146 New Member

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    guess I'll get as big as possible, want to keep up with those guys at Deer Creek. LMAO:smile2:
     
  12. HRCats

    HRCats New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC Ed!! :smile2: