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## How much horsepower is 30 lbs of thrust?

Pounds of Thrust to Horsepower Chart

Pounds of Thrust (lbs) | Amps | Horsepower |
---|---|---|

30 | 30 | 0.36 |

40/45 | 42 | 0.5 |

50/55 | 50 | 0.6 |

70 | 42 | 1.01 |

## How much weight can a trolling motor push?

A beginning rule of thumb is that you want a minimum of 2 lbs of thrust for every 100lbs. For example, if you have a 3000lb boat, fully loaded, then the calculation is (3000/100) * 2 = 60lbs of thrust.

## How fast is 40 lbs of thrust?

It is true that the 30 lb, 40 lb, and 55 lb thrust trolling motors all top out at 5 miles per hour, but you will need the larger-sized motor when you have a larger boat. If you don’t, your boat will not be able to hit anywhere near the maximum speed.

## What lb thrust trolling motor do I need?

General rule of thumb: you need at least 2 lbs. of thrust for every 100 lbs. of fully-loaded boat weight (people and gear included). If things like wind or current are major factors where you fish, you’ll want a little extra thrust.

## What is the most powerful trolling motor?

Minn Kota has introduced the most powerful trolling motor on the market featuring 112 pounds of thrust.

## Whats the average speed of a trolling motor?

A 70lb thrust trolling motor will have a speed of about 8 miles/hour or 15 km/hr.

## How can I make my trolling motor faster?

Table Of Contents

- Make Your Trolling Motor Faster.
- Change the Battery.
- Reduce the Load of the Canoe.
- Fix a more Streamlined Propeller.
- Put on Lighter Attire.
- Replace the Existing Motor.
- Conclusion.

## Will a higher thrust trolling motor go faster?

Thrust is simply a static measurement of pushing or pulling power, and higher thrust does not necessarily mean greater speed. Speed is a factor of prop pitch and motor R.P.M. Given motor R.P.M. under load, and Minn Kota’s 4″ prop pitch, the approximate speed that a motor will push/pull a small boat can be calculated.

## How much does a Minn Kota trolling motor weigh?

Ultrex with i-Pilot, 80 lb. 60″ 83 lb. Ultrex with i-Pilot, 112 lb.

## Will a 55 lb thrust trolling motor?

Assuming perfect riding conditions, the use of the best fuel i.e. the distillate marine diesel, and moderate load, 55-pound trolling motors are likely to attain a maximum speed of only 5 miles per hour. This would take around two hours for the deep cycle battery charge to get completely depleted.

## How fast will a 36 lb thrust trolling motor go?

Kayak-specific motors around 36 lb thrust can reach speeds around 3 mph, but larger motors can get up to or even over 5 mph.

## How long will a 24V trolling motor last?

This will give you maximum speed and power and is often necessary on a large boat, or in strong winds. Thus, if you operate your trolling motor at maximum speed, you will typically get about 2 hours of use from a fully charged pair of “average” batteries. Possibly 4 hours of use for the larger extra capacity batteries.

## How deep should a trolling motor be in the water?

A trolling motor’s ideal propeller should be at a depth that keeps about 6 inches of water above the blades. In other words, the centerline of the motor and the prop shaft should be about 12-18 inches below the waterline, depending on the make, model and dimensions of the trolling motor.