check this out! 55lbs Electric Trolling Motor only $296.79. it will cost 50% more if you go with Minn Kota.
many people think this one is much better quality than Minn Kota. i had a 30lbs Minn Kota Motor for 5 years, and i will try this one this time.
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Amazon product: Newport Vessels NV-Series 55lb Thrust Saltwater Transom Mounted Trolling Electric Trolling Motor w/LED Battery Indicator & 30″ Shaft
Customer Reviews:
Your browser does not support HTML5 video. | -update- two years later this motor is going strong. Just uploaded a video of it after 2 years. We use it probably a dozen days each year on our small raft. | -original review- We got this motor the other day and tested it out. I don’t have anything to compare it to, but it seems good to me. It has all the features advertised – the motor housing is metal. We will see how it performs longer term and I will revise this review if needed. Some initial observations: | – Good thrust, moves our boat around really well | – It comes with a circuit breaker but no switch – so there’s no way to kill the motor other than yanking the connection off the battery. I installed an inline switch. | – The mount bracket is plastic and I worry it might break | – There are a number of plastic parts that I worry about, but the most important ones are metal or some kind of composite