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olvart 04-15-2019 07:42 PM

My new,old skiff and a trolling motor question..
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Popped from the original Hobie Power Skiff mold here in FL.

Came with a fresh water Minnkota Edge trolling motor that I am afraid to use in the salt???

Advise please on trolling motors.

lostsmenfive 04-15-2019 08:28 PM

I had a fresh water MK foot control on my whaler for years. All saltwater use. Rinsed thoroughly after each use, removed from boat an placed in the garage. Never had a problem with corrosion, sprayed it occasionally with WD 40. You could add a zinc if you like.

Hope this helps


Sequoiha 04-15-2019 08:29 PM

Pretty much all minn Kota can be used in salt water. Just rinse it well when done. I would use it till it breaks then get another one.

olvart 04-15-2019 08:39 PM

Thanks to both positive posters about using it till it dies.
That was my opinion based on 50/50 reviews of new minkota saltwater motors as of late.

Riverfan 04-15-2019 08:43 PM

I'd suggest buying Minn Kota's sacrificial anode that replaces the standard prop nut.

etrade92 04-15-2019 08:53 PM

All above are well said. Use, rinse, and repeat.

THE POMPANO KING 04-15-2019 09:09 PM

What they said !

olvart 04-15-2019 09:16 PM

Love this boat
It is like driving a little sports car.
Thanks for all the responses.
I no longer have to worry about the trolling motor.
Will run,rinse,replace when necessary.

JD7.62 04-15-2019 09:19 PM

I have nothing useful to add about the TM, however, Ive always wanted one of those Hobie skiffs! Mainly because of how awesomely 80's their original promo video is:

olvart 04-15-2019 09:28 PM

I dig it
My brother has an original Hobie Skiff.
Thatís where I first experienced it.Think his might be a Ď92.
Wagner in Bradenton,Fl bought the molds from Hobie and mine is a 2001.
Fun little boats that can slice through some chop.

They really feel like an old English sports car.


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