How can I speed up my trolling motor?

Can you increase trolling motor speed?

The best way that I have always found to increase the speed of a motor is to increase the power of the motor by removing the current motor and installing one that has more power with a larger size and larger pitch prop. Bottom line – a motor only has so much power and spin a propellor only so fast.

Will a higher thrust trolling motor go faster?

Thrust is simply a static measurement of pushing or pulling power, and higher thrust does not necessarily mean greater speed. Speed is a factor of prop pitch and motor R.P.M. Given motor R.P.M. under load, and Minn Kota’s 4″ prop pitch, the approximate speed that a motor will push/pull a small boat can be calculated.

Why is my trolling motor running slow?

Many things can cause a reduction in power, including burned or scorched wire connections in the head of the trolling motor (this is most common). Also, bad connections through switches and plugs.

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How fast will a 55lb trolling motor go?

Assuming perfect riding conditions, the use of the best fuel i.e. the distillate marine diesel, and moderate load, 55-pound trolling motors are likely to attain a maximum speed of only 5 miles per hour. This would take around two hours for the deep cycle battery charge to get completely depleted.

Do all trolling motors go the same speed?

In fact two 55 pound thrust motors will not move you any faster than one 30 pound thrust motor. Higher thrust 12V trolling motors are designed for bigger heavier boats with larger payloads. The maximum speed of a trolling motor is 5 mph regardless of how many pounds of thrust.

Can I use a car battery for my trolling motor?

Will my car battery work for my trolling motor? No, car batteries are not recommended and can ruin your motor.

How fast does a 40lb thrust trolling motor go?

It is true that the 30 lb, 40 lb, and 55 lb thrust trolling motors all top out at 5 miles per hour, but you will need the larger-sized motor when you have a larger boat.

How fast will a 36 lb thrust trolling motor go?

Kayak-specific motors around 36 lb thrust can reach speeds around 3 mph, but larger motors can get up to or even over 5 mph.

How fast will a trolling motor push a jon boat?

A jon boat powered by a trolling motor can go up to 4 to 5 miles per hour, but it’s rare to reach these top speeds. In most cases you can expect a speed between 2 and 3 mph at maximum throttle.

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How fast will a 70 lb thrust trolling motor go?

A 70lb thrust trolling motor will have a speed of about 8 miles/hour or 15 km/hr.

How fast should a trolling motor go?

Having a maximum speed of only 5 mph may seem slow, but it is what makes trolling motors ideal for fishing. Many people use trolling motors as their primary means of propulsion. This is popular on Jon Boats, dinghys, and other small personal watercraft.

Can you have too much thrust on a trolling motor?

You can never have too much thrust and go with a variable speed. Not only is it more useful it also helps battery life. The one place that many people try to save money is on the electric trolling only to regret it.