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Why’d we leave Fortrex’s solid, extruded aluminum arm exposed? So everyone else on the water knows what they’re up against: the most ruthless motor we’ve ever unleashed. Its unique, one-piece design makes it the beefiest, meanest, quietest motor on the water. Consider yourself warned.
Some models could be made into a Universal Sonar motor, but the cost of parts and labor to do so is prohibitive. Additionally, due to the technical nature of the install and the impact component interface tolerances and fits can have on sonar performance, it is not recommended. There will be no warranty on the sonar parts installed and any existing warranty on the trolling motor will be voided.
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 top of the motor section should be submerged 12". 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 trolling 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 trolling motor is a must.
Charge your batteries – and extend their overall life – with this three-bank, 15-amp Precision Charger.
This 3-bank charger dishes out 15 amps per bank for 45 amps of total output.
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.
Uses a universal design for 2- or 3-wire configurations on 12- or 36-volt systems.
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