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choosing a trolling motor #8501346 01/11/22 08:27 PM
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I have a 1754 tracker grizzly, maxed out weight is about 1,600 fully loaded. This is my first boat and I am trying to figure out the right trolling motor thrust in order to pick out the right one. I have read several online "guides" and they are saying 55lbs of thrust is adequate. But as we all know the recommended "should work" doesn't often apply to real world scenarios. I am hunting shallow marshes and tributaries in the bay systems. not doing anything off shore or deep water. any advice or opinions from experience is appreciated.

Re: choosing a trolling motor [Re: newguy00] #8501576 01/12/22 01:38 AM
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I had a 55 lb thrust on a bass rig that weigh over 1600 lbs and it had plenty of power. Rig weighed 2605 lbs as it came from dealership, maybe 5 gallons fuel, no tackle, no fishermen. That was the trailer and all but knew what trailer weighed (1000 lbs)





Re: choosing a trolling motor [Re: newguy00] #8501710 01/12/22 06:54 AM
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Have a 55lb on an 1851. Does just fine.

Re: choosing a trolling motor [Re: newguy00] #8502023 01/12/22 06:23 PM
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I had a 55lb on my 19' bass boat for years, worked fine. I replaced it with a Minnesota ultrex. If you want a real trolling motor, get an ultrex. My wife said my new trolling motor was worth more than my old 1996 niyro.

Re: choosing a trolling motor [Re: newguy00] #8557835 03/16/22 08:43 PM
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I have a 70 on my 21 footer and it does just fine. Upgraded from a 55 that came with it (few year old Motorguide) and it was definitely worth the money.


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