Trolling motor shaft length recommendation

Oct 14 2020

Jared Harpole

Fry

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2020
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Trolling motor shaft length recommendation

I wanted to get others opinions on trolling motor shaft length for mounting an Endura Max to the bow of the club boats. I am considering 36" or 42" lengths.Thanks in advance.

Oct 15 2020

Dale Pybus

Fingerling

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2009
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A difficult question since club boats are sometimes jon boat affairs and sometimes modified aluminum v hulls, IF you're mounting the motor on the bow. 

I would suggest an aft mount. Using that, 30" should be plenty on most club boats. 

 

Oct 15 2020

Jared Harpole

Fry

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2020
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23

Dale,

Thanks for your advice!

Jared

Nov 03 2020

John Shepard

Slot Fish

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2015
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111

I have a 55# Endura Max with a 36" shaft that I use on club boats that works great.  I almost always use it stern mounted.  I have used a 42" before and found it somewhat ungainly for use on the stern.

Nov 07 2020

David May

Slot Fish

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2018
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118

I use a 36" transom mount 55 lb thrust motor on the club boats and it works very well, particularly in the "skinny water" in some of the lakes. I find it very easy to lift it up to prevent churning up mud without causing cavitation. It some of our locations, there are pontoon boats which allow a bow mount with the transom clamps. I just flip the head and then mount it on the front. 

 

Nov 07 2020

Jared Harpole

Fry

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2020
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23

Thanks John and David. I ended up purchasing what you both recommended and it works great!

Jared