What should i buy for an electric trolling motor.

Discussion in 'Boating' started by montgomery#1, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. montgomery#1

    montgomery#1 New Member

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    What kind of trolling motor should i buy for a 16 foot aluminum boat. The boat is a v hull. I need major help. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. big-muddy

    big-muddy New Member

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    I use a 17# thrust minnkota35. you may wanna get something more along the lines of a 35# pound thrust. you can buy em at wal-mart or any boat shop. i bought mine at a pawn shop for 30 bucks. you can probably find a used one for cheap. good luck.
     

  3. spcmitchell28

    spcmitchell28 New Member

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    I use a 40# bass pro brand for my 12ft jon boat flat bottom. It moves me pretty well, and I bought it new for $130. It has taken a beating and has showed no signs of quitting on me anytime soon:cool2:
     
  4. Dave L

    Dave L New Member

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    I wouldn't put anything smaller than a 50 lb. on a 16 ft boat. Especially if your going to use it in a river. The bigger the better.
    Minnkota makes a nice one.