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Can I use my Minn Kota in saltwater?


Can I use my Minn Kota in saltwater?

Using any of our standard Minn Kota motors in saltwater may dramatically reduce the life of the motor and voids the manufacturer’s warranty. Never leave the motor submerged in saltwater when the boat is moored.

Will saltwater ruin a freshwater trolling motor?

Yes. A freshwater trolling motor can be used without immediate damage in saltwater. Apply a thin coat of oil or grease to exposed metal and rinse the trolling motor with freshwater after using it in saltwater. Keep in mind that most manufacturer warranties will not cover damage from saltwater use.

How many pounds of thrust do I need for a trolling motor?

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.

Does Garmin Make a saltwater trolling motor?

Move your fishing to a higher level with Garmin Force Garmin Force Freshwater/Saltwater Trolling Motor. The Force trolling motor is the most powerful and most efficient trolling motor available.

Whats the difference between Riptide and Terrova?

The first difference to consider is that the Riptide is primarily designed for saltwater, and has 5 models of which only one has a freshwater Engine Mount as noted above. The Terrova on the other hand is designed only for freshwater.

What is the difference between Riptide and Terrova?

The freshwater model Terrova comes with a transducer or MDI, the saltwater does not. Riptide models have sealed electronics in head of motor and sacrifical anodes at prop. Highly suggest Riptide models for saltwater use.

Can any boat motor go in saltwater?

No, you do not need a special outboard motor for saltwater. While saltwater can be extremely corrosive and damaging to an outboard motor and any other boat elements that contain metal, all modern outboard motors will operate in both freshwater and saltwater.

Can you run a freshwater boat in saltwater?

The short answer is yes; you can use a freshwater boat in saltwater and vice versa. Because freshwater boats aren’t designed to resist corrosion, you’ll have to really clean your boat after each use. Rinse the saltwater off the deck and hull and flush out your engines every time you get back to the dock.

How many horsepower is a 55 lb thrust trolling?

Using this formula the popular Newport Vessels NV-Series 55lb Thrust Trolling Motor is rated as 624 watts at the highest forward speed and so 624/746 = 0.84 and would be roughly equivalent to a 0.84 horsepower motor.

Can you use the Garmin force in saltwater?

Can be used in Saltwater, Freshwater or Brackish Water. Simple chartplotter integration via wireless connection makes it easy to create routes to waypoints and to follow tracks.

How many pounds of thrust is the Garmin force?

100 lbs
2019 DAME Winner – Machinery and Propulsion

Shaft length 57″
Mounting location bow
Mount style scissor style mount
Max thrust 100 lbs Per ISO 13342 using high efficiency propeller at 36V; 80lbs per ISO 13342 using high efficiency propeller at 24 Vdc