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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-12-2011, 08:07 PM Thread Starter
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i have a 16 foot bass tracker with a 50 hp outboard.i am looking for a bow mout trolling motor. do you think a 55 thrust is suffient.this is an aluminum boat.if anyone has a used one i would be interested
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That should be plenty. I had a 40 lb thrust on my 14 footer and it went just fine. Have a 103 lb on my 17 footer now and it will make a wake.
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Re: troll[ng motor

I have a 3 year old 65# minn kota 24v that has foot control and wireless hand remotes. It has auto pilot and co pilot. I used it on my 16' tracker , does real well in wind. I just took it off because i bought a new 70# for my new boat. I didn't sell the 65# one when i sold my other boat.
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Re: troll[ng motor

I agree, 55 is fine for that boat.
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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.
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THANKS FOR ADVICE I REALLY APPRECIATE IT , NOT INTERESTED IN UPGRADING AT THIS TIME
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Use to use a 44 pounder on my 16ft fish/ski type boat.
Pulled me around very well on Raystown with power to spare
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I have a 55lb on my 16ft Crestliner Fish Hawk and wished I had a larger one. Considering going 70+.

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Had a 55lb on a 17' Pro V-17 Tracker. Worked fine unless it was really cranking. Have an 80lb 24V on my 20' Skeeter, no issue with any water conditions with it.

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Re: troll[ng motor

I think you should go larger. I have a 55 on my 14 footer and if the wind blows too hard it really struggles.
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