03-29-2022 07:53 AM
We get a LOT of questions about trolling motors-the options are seemingly endless but, did you know that we have the answers to the basics that most people ask? Here's a few snips to save you some clicks but check out the page here for more useful info: https://www.bostonwhaler.com/faq.html
"Most trolling motor manufacturers recommend that the center of the motor be at least 9 inches under the surface of the water.
For a general idea of the needed shaft length, measure from the top of the bow to the waterline, as typically loaded. With a measurement of up to 16 inches, the shaft length should be a minimum of 36 inches; from 17 to 22 inches, a minimum of 42-inches of shaft length is needed; from 23 to 28 inches, the shaft length should be 48 to 52 inches; and from 29 to 34 inches, the shaft length should be 54-62 inches. If you fish in rough waters, add 5 inches, and if your boat is hand-steered, you should add another 12 inches to get the handle in a useable position."
"For thrust, as a rule, you should always go with the highest thrust motor that your budget will allow. That way, you will have plenty of reserve power when the wind and currents get stronger.
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If you typically fish with heavier loads or in rough waters, you may want to choose the next higher thrust motor."
11-11-2022 02:11 PM
Just bought my first boat, 2006 Dauntless 180, and wondering if all 180s have the phenolic in the bow to attach a trolling motor...please advise