Can you shorten the shaft on a Minn Kota trolling motor?
Yes, in some cases but to maintain the warranty on your motor we recommend it be done by an Authorized Minn Kota Repair Center. Some models cannot have the shafts shortened.
Can you adjust the shaft length on a trolling motor?
Always Go Long: If you’re struggling to decide between two lengths, pick the longer one. If the shaft ends up being a bit too long, you can always adjust the shaft depth upward with the depth collar adjustment found on nearly all trolling motors.
How do I get more power out of my trolling motor?
The good news though is that it is indeed possible to increase the power output of the electric trolling motors.
Make Your Trolling Motor Faster
- Make Your Trolling Motor Faster.
- Change the Battery.
- Reduce the Load of the Canoe.
- Fix a more Streamlined Propeller.
- Put on Lighter Attire.
- Replace the Existing Motor.
Which way should a trolling motor prop turn?
You can tell by looking at the way the prop is made to pull in the water. It is correct. Motor turn counter clockwise to to move forward. If the wires on the plug or battery were wrong it would not run at all.
How fast will a 112 lb thrust trolling motor go?
Ultimately a 112 lb. thrust trolling motor will still have a maximum speed of around 5 mph. If you are looking for quicker response time and better overall performance, bigger is better.
How deep do I set my trolling motor?
Setting your trolling motor at an appropriate depth will help it to function properly, while at the same time reducing the risk of it becoming damaged. Remember, the general rule is to keep the motor submerged 12 inches below the waterline.
How do I stop my trolling motor from shaking?
Often times simply removing the prop, rotating it 180 degrees, and re-installing it will lessen or eliminate the incidence of vibration.
How do I measure my trolling motor shaft length?
Measure down from the mounting surface of the transom or bow to the water level. Add 5″ to waterline measurement for fishing in rough water. Add 12″ to waterline measurement for steering a hand control motor while standing. Use this measurement and the tables below to find the appropriate trolling motor shaft length.
Can you cut down trolling motor shaft?
Done it twice and it is easy. NO NEED TO CUT ANY WIRES. Remove the head, cut the shaft with a hacksaw being careful not to cut a wire and remove the shortened piece after you disconnect the two wires. It is no big deal.
Can you adjust the height of a trolling motor?
A good trolling motor mechanic can change or modify a shaft and adjust the mount so everything fits your needs.
How fast will an 80 lb thrust trolling motor go?
How Fast Will A 80 lb. Thrust Trolling Motor Go? it is important to note that more thrust does not mean more speed. The trolling motor’s maximum speed is around 5 mph no matter how many lbs (pounds) of thrust it provides.