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Want a motor that's not afraid of anything you can throw at it? Then meet the Edge bow-mount, with an ultra-tough, marine-grade anodized aluminum spine and an impact-resistant composite head on our foot control models. Edge hits the water with uncompromising strength, relentless durability and an arsenal of features that deliver you to the fish.
Choosing the correct shaft length is important so that the angler’s electric motor does not cavitate, creating fish-spooking noise. The rule of thumb is that the center of the motor section should be submerged 9". In general, shaft length selection is more critical with bow-mount motors versus transom-mount motors. Most boat transoms are similar in their distance to the water, and Minn Kota’s standard transom shaft lengths should be adequate. With bow-mounted motors, there is much greater variation in shaft length requirements. Measure down from the mounting surface of the transom or bow to the water level. Add 5" to waterline measurement for fishing in rough water. Add 12" to waterline measurement for steering a hand control motor while standing. Use this measurement and the tables below to find the appropriate shaft length.
Transom GuideTransom to Waterline Recommended Shaft Length0"-10"30"10"-16"36"16"-20"42"Over 22"Consult Factory
Bow GuideBow to Waterline Recommended Shaft Length0"-10"36"16"-22"42"22"-28"48"-52"28"-34"54"-62"
Engine Mount GuideMinimum clearance required from spine of outoard to end of cavitation plate (see diagram at right).Cavitation plate to waterline 13" (minimum).
.Boats do not tend to go in a straight line. Because of this, it is much easier to pull a boat than to push a boat. It is also easier to move the bow of the boat sideways compared to moving the transom. Therefore, a bow-mounted electric motor allows for much greater boat control and positioning. If quick-response boat control and positioning is what you are looking for, a Minn Kota bow-mount electric motor is a must.
Fast, accurate Precision Charger – with two 15-amp banks to charge and protect your batteries.
Quickly, easily remove your motor with this rugged, corrosion-resistant composite bracket.
This 3-bank charger puts out 10 amps per bank for 30 amps of total output.
This charger has two 10-amp banks, for 20 amps of total output.
Uses a universal design for 2- or 3-wire configurations on 12- or 36-volt systems.
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