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Old 11-09-2010, 12:01 PM   #1
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Default Trolling motor on an offshore boat

Has anyone applied a Minn Kota trolling motor on a 22 ft offshore center console? The new Minn Kota ipilot trolling motor comes with a maximum of 100 lbs. of thrust and a macximum of 60 inches long shaft. Minn Kota tells me that 100 lbs of thrust will handle a 5000 pound boat but I have doubts that the 5' shaft will put the prop deep enough to work. These are fantastic for gps positioning over a reef or rocks w/ fish and esentially replaces an anchor. Does anyone have experience with the ipilot on a 4000 lb offshore CC????

Any discussion on this would be greatly appreciated!!!
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Old 11-09-2010, 04:35 PM   #2
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I don't think you would ever have a need for a trolling motor in the gulf unless hunting Tarpon in shallow or something like that...probably unnecessary.
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Old 11-09-2010, 04:50 PM   #3
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I have a regular minkota on my 21' boat. It must be very smooth to use the motor off shore. Much chop will bull the prop out of the water.
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Old 11-09-2010, 06:05 PM   #4
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same here when I take my bass boat out the prop comes out of the water quit a bit with only 2ft ers. If I had the money they make a small thurst motor 360 deg rotation like the big ships have now that would be nice hooked up to a GPS no telling what that would cost
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Old 12-22-2010, 02:01 AM   #5
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I've been in the gulf on calm days and seen guys using their trolling motors to hold up over spots. I don't see any reason why the ipilot wouldn't work as long as it wasn't blowin 20 and 3 to 4!
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the best in ocean would be type that mount on trim taps to give you most control.
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Seems like a waste of money to me.
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Old 06-03-2011, 08:21 PM   #8
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Old 06-03-2011, 10:52 PM   #9
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I'd love to have a trolling motor to work offshore weedlines.
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Old 06-03-2011, 11:19 PM   #10
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How much are they selling for? ..a link will be appreciated. Thanks
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