A general rule is that 5lbs of thrust for every 200lbs of weight (including boat, people and equipment). For instance, a fishing dingy weighing 320lbs + 2 people weighing a combined 350lbs + 50lbs of equipment, would require 18lbs thrust rating or higher.

## What size electric motor do I need for my boat?

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 size trolling motor do I need for a 16 foot boat?

The rule of thumb is that larger motors require more battery capacity, and if you fish from dawn to dark with a boat of 16′ or longer, you’ll probably want 24V. Serious anglers who spend a lot of time on the water will appreciate a 36V motor.29 мая 2020 г.

## How many pounds of thrust does a 2.5 hp outboard motor have?

55 lbs

## How fast will a 55 lb thrust trolling motor go?

In fact two 55 pound thrust motors will not move you any faster than one 30 pound thrust motor. Higher thrust 12V trolling motors are designed for bigger heavier boats with larger payloads. The maximum speed of a trolling motor is 5 mph regardless of how many pounds of thrust.

## How do I choose an electric motor for my boat?

Generally, you should have two pounds of thrust for every 100 pounds of total boat weight. A 12-volt electric trolling motor will be best suited for boats that weigh about 1,500 to 3,000lbs. Meanwhile, a 24-volt model will be better for boats that weigh 3,000 to 4,500lbs.

## How big of a boat can a trolling motor push?

Boat weight is the most important consideration to take into account when choosing a trolling motor. 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 many horsepower is 55 lbs of thrust?

1/3 hp

## What size trolling motor do I need for a 20 foot pontoon boat?

The right sized trolling motor for a 20-foot pontoon boat is… The answer is quite simply nothing that has less than 70 pounds of thrust, and if you can afford it, go for 80 pounds of thrust.

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

12″

## How fast will a 4hp outboard go?

7 miles per hour

## How fast will a 2.5 hp outboard motor go?

5.4 mph

## How much does a 2.5 hp outboard weight?

38 lb

## What size battery do I need for a 55 lb thrust trolling motor?

240Ahrating

## How fast is a 50 lb thrust trolling motor?

with a single 50# transom mounted motor i was able to reach 3.6 mph. i will be picking up a 55# thrust minn kota soon.

## How fast will a 5 hp outboard go?

Re: Is 5 HP enough to move my Jon boat? More than likely, you won’t have enough horsepower to plane. This means you’ll be pushing the boat at displacement speeds (5-8 mph).