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Trolling motor size

Tailwaters

Jet Boat Lover
Messages
385
Ratings
149 2
Points
73
Location
St Joseph MI
Boat Make
Yamaha
Year
2016
Boat Model
FSH Sport
Boat Length
20
#1
So I'm looking at installing a trolling motor this spring. Looking at a 80lb , 24v and just wondering if that's enough for the boat. Also is there any reason not to purchase the on mount?
 
Messages
28
Ratings
41
Points
23
Location
Savannah GA
Boat Make
Yamaha
Year
2017
Boat Model
FSH Sport
Boat Length
19
#2
I have a the same specs trolling motor on my 19 FSH using the Yamaha mount. I have no complaints. The motor can easily anchor me during the peak of the tide currents in the salt creeks and sounds, and we have 8 foot tides - usually with some wind.
However, I do not use the trolling motor to actually troll large areas. I tend to hold and move around in smaller areas.
 
Messages
28
Ratings
41
Points
23
Location
Savannah GA
Boat Make
Yamaha
Year
2017
Boat Model
FSH Sport
Boat Length
19
#4

Frank Marshall

Well-Known Member
Messages
122
Ratings
51
Points
58
Boat Make
Yamaha
Year
2018
Boat Model
FSH Sport
Boat Length
21
#5
I had a Minn Kota 80 lbs thrust, then was able to switch to 112 lbs. Both worked, but with the 112 lbs, I can use spot lock in the Sac. River. The 36 volt, 3 battery system lasts all day. I feel the 112 lbs is a better match.
 

highanddryinco

Jet Boat Lover
Messages
223
Ratings
141 1
Points
83
Location
Denver, CO
Boat Make
Yamaha
Year
2016
Boat Model
FSH Deluxe
Boat Length
19
#6
80# - 24V here as well. Two Group 27 Optima Blue tops. Works well in everything I've ever been in.
 
Messages
28
Ratings
41
Points
23
Location
Savannah GA
Boat Make
Yamaha
Year
2017
Boat Model
FSH Sport
Boat Length
19
#7
FWIW - I have the following batteries dedicated to the trolling motor, and they have a shore powered charger installed in the engine bay. The batteries are located under the right jump seat (to balance the cranking and house batteries on the left side on the boat). For my needs, the batteries have plenty of reserve power after a day on the water.

X2 Power Battery
SLI31AGMDPM 12v Group 31 AGM
 
Messages
14
Ratings
11
Points
3
Boat Make
Yamaha
Year
2019
Boat Model
FSH Deluxe
Boat Length
21
#9
I've got a 210 and my 80# 24V Motor Guide works great. It'll pull the boat along at about 4 MPH on high and does very well. The mount on the 210 sucks but that's another story.
 
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