Re: troll[ng motor
It's going to depends what type of water you are fishing.. If you are fishing the susqy in current, go with the highest pound thrust your boat can handle.. Yes you may not need it all, but sooner or later you very well may need it.. If you are only fishing lakes you will be fine..
I have a 65 pound on my 17 ft. It does fine in the susqy, but the last time I was out and the river was pushing 7ft it was struggling against the current.
Another thing to consider with anything over 55 pound is that you will be going to a 24v system, so added weight with and extra battery. If that isn't a problem, you will get better run time with a 65lb 24V than a 55lb 12V.