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Not my area of knowledge but this guide recommends a minimum of 2lb per 100lbs boat weight. So the maximum for a 30lb thrust motor would be 30*100/2= 1500lbs.

## Will a higher thrust trolling motor go faster?

Thrust is simply a static measurement of pushing or pulling power, and higher thrust does not necessarily mean greater speed. Speed is a factor of prop pitch and motor R.P.M. Given motor R.P.M. under load, and Minn Kota’s 4″ prop pitch, the approximate speed that a motor will push/pull a small boat can be calculated.

## How many pounds of thrust equals one horsepower?

It depends on the speed the plane is flying at. At 550 ft per second, one pound of thrust = 1 horsepower.

## How many pounds of thrust Does my boat need?

A beginning rule of thumb is that you want a minimum of 2 lbs of thrust for every 100lbs. For example, if you have a 3000lb boat, fully loaded, then the calculation is (3000/100) * 2 = 60lbs of thrust.

## How much can a trolling motor push?

Trolling motors are offered in 12V, 12/24V, 24V and 36V versions, with the most powerful ones offering more than 100lb. of thrust, powerful enough to move heavy vessels such as pontoon boats. Maximum thrusts at different voltages are approximately 12V/55lb. and 24V/80lb.

## How much horsepower is 30 lbs of thrust?

Pounds of Thrust to Horsepower Chart

Pounds of Thrust (lbs) | Amps | Horsepower |
---|---|---|

30 | 30 | 0.36 |

40/45 | 42 | 0.5 |

50/55 | 50 | 0.6 |

70 | 42 | 1.01 |

## What is the strongest trolling motor?

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

## How can I make my trolling motor faster?

Table Of Contents

- 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.
- Conclusion.

## How many pounds of thrust do I need for a trolling motor?

General rule of thumb: you need at least 2 lbs. of thrust for every 100 lbs. of fully-loaded boat weight (people and gear included). If things like wind or current are major factors where you fish, you’ll want a little extra thrust.

## How fast will an electric trolling motor go?

The maximum speed of a trolling motor is 5 mph regardless of how many pounds of thrust.

## How much weight can a 30 lb trolling motor push?

So the maximum for a 30lb thrust motor would be 30*100/2= 1500lbs.

## How many amps does a 40 lb thrust trolling motor use?

40 to 45 lbs thrust is roughly 29 amps/hr instead of the 42 amps/hr that those respective motors draw for the same thrust.

## How much does a Minn Kota trolling motor weigh?

Ultrex with i-Pilot, 80 lb. 60″ 83 lb. Ultrex with i-Pilot, 112 lb.

## What size trolling motor do you need for a paddle boat?

In general, since paddle boards are much lighter than boats, you don’t need to use large trolling motor sizes north of 55 lb thrust to power them effectively. In terms of shaft length, it’s best to go with a 24 or 36 inch shaft, which is also the shaft length of a kayak trolling motor.

## What size battery do I need for my trolling motor?

Most trolling motor batteries fail due to lack of proper charging. We suggest selecting a 12 volt deep cycle marine battery with at least a 110 amp hour rating, usually a group 27 size battery. The higher the amp hour rating, the more run time you will receive.

## How fast will a 55 pound thrust trolling motor go?

Assuming perfect riding conditions, the use of the best fuel i.e. the distillate marine diesel, and moderate load, 55-pound trolling motors are likely to attain a maximum speed of only 5 miles per hour. This would take around two hours for the deep cycle battery charge to get completely depleted.