Airboat trolling motors

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Missfire
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Airboat trolling motors

Postby Missfire » Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:24 pm

For those that use a trolling motor on your airboat do you use a tiller or foot control and what brand/ ft lbs. thanks
Being built:
All Hamant 14 x 8
550hp Waterthunder
Oxbox 2.68
Sensenich 3 blade Jx 81"

Krahammer
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Location: Jupiter, FL

Re: Airboat trolling motors

Postby Krahammer » Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:50 pm

I have a Minn-Kota, 85 lb thrust on a 15foot GTO with a 383, that has a foot control which I never use. Its too easy to use the I-Pilot from my seat or hooked to my belt. The bonus is that you can launch and retrieve your boat without a helper or tying a rope to your trailer. It will run my boat for a solid 10 hours of fishing.

Missfire
Southern Airboat Member
Posts: 16
Joined: Thu Jun 09, 2016 7:39 pm
Location: West Melbourne, Florida

Re: Airboat trolling motors

Postby Missfire » Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:11 am

I'll look into that thanks
Being built:
All Hamant 14 x 8
550hp Waterthunder
Oxbox 2.68
Sensenich 3 blade Jx 81"


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