How deep should a trolling motor be in the water?

How deep should a trolling motor be in the water?

A trolling motor’s ideal propeller should be at a depth that keeps about 6 inches of water above the blades. In other words, the centerline of the motor and the prop shaft should be about 12-18 inches below the waterline, depending on the make, model and dimensions of the trolling motor.

How many HP is 55 lbs of thrust?

Using this formula the popular Newport Vessels NV-Series 55lb Thrust Trolling Motor is rated as 624 watts at the highest forward speed and so 624/746 = 0.84 and would be roughly equivalent to a 0.84 horsepower motor.

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 many horsepower is a 55 lb thrust trolling?

And here we mainly discuss the pounds to thrust on the boating field with a relatively limited thrust range commonly seen as below and not the jet engine field. So 1 hp trolling motor basically equals to 70 lbs of thrust, and about 0.6 horsepower is a 55 lb thrust trolling.

How do I increase the speed of my trolling motor?

1. Make Your Trolling Motor Faster.
2. Change the Battery.
3. Reduce the Load of the Canoe.
4. Fix a more Streamlined Propeller.
5. Put on Lighter Attire.
6. Replace the Existing Motor.
7. Conclusion.

How do you know if your outboard is too low?

An outboard that is mounted too low will limit your boat’s optimal operation. You can often tell that an outboard is too low if you are experiencing sluggish speeds, poor handling, excessive spray, porpoising, or even water pushing up into the cowling.

What is the strongest trolling motor?

Minn Kota has introduced the most powerful trolling motor on the market featuring 112 pounds of thrust.

How fast does a 2 hp boat motor go?

Honda BF2 Four-Stroke (\$920; www.honda-marine.com) power: 2 hp weight: 29 pounds top speed: 5.3 mph noise at full throttle: 95 dB-A. The Honda BF2 employs a centrifugal clutch, which allows the engine to idle without moving the boat and automatically engages the prop as the RPM rises.

How long will a marine battery run a trolling motor?

Almost 5 hours doesn’t seem too bad, but that is really a max runtime in ideal conditions. Reality is likely to be less. If the battery is old, damaged or not fully charged then you will not get the rated amp hours from it, reducing your runtime. Significant cold or hot weather will also reduce your runtime.

Do trolling motors push or pull better?

Boats do not tend to go in a straight line. Because of this, it is much easier to pull a boat than to push a boat. Therefore, a bow-mounted electric trolling motor allows for much greater boat control and positioning.

Do all trolling motors go the same speed?

Electric trolling motors are chosen by thrust. Higher pounds of thrust WILL NOT move a boat faster. In fact two 55 pound thrust motors will not move you any faster than one 30 pound thrust motor. The maximum speed of a trolling motor is 5 mph regardless of how many pounds of thrust.

Should cavitation plate be underwater?

There’s no water over it at all. That’s with it set about 3/4″ above the bottom of the hull in a neutral trim position. That’s about right. Last thing you want is to drag the cavitation plate around under the water at full throttle; will slow you down, cost you fuel, and work your motor harder than necessary.

How to trolling for trout on lakes?

Trolling For Trout on Lakes 1 Two types of trout 2 Research where to troll for trout The thermocline Locate structure 3 Controlling your depth 4 Trout trolling equipment Trolling rods and reels Line for trolling Trolling lures for trout Downriggers, divers and weights Dodgers, flashers and trolls 5 Fish finders 6 Final thoughts

How to fly Troll in fishing?

To fly troll, slow the boat and add a split shot or two to the leader. Trolling lures including minnow-like plugs, wobbling spoons and jigs can be used with light spinning equipment. However make sure you use the same sweeping motion.

How do you target fish deeper in the lake?

The downside of course is that the deeper you want to go, the bigger the weight you will need to use which can reduce your ability to feel bites and hamper your fighting the fish. The more high tech solution for targeting fish deeper in the lake, without tying on 6oz or more of lead, is to use a diver.

Where should you put your lure when fishing a lake?

Trolling a lake may seem straightforward enough, but the biggest factor to a successful fishing trip is putting your lure where fish will see it. We just talked about where on the surface of the lake you want to fish, but we also need to consider how to get your lure down to the right depth consistently.