# Frequent question: How big of a trolling motor do I need for a 16 ft boat?

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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.

## How much weight can a 30lb thrust trolling motor push?

How much weight can a 30lb thrust trolling motor push? – Quora. Not my area of knowledge but this guide recommends a minimum of 2lb per 100lbs boat weight. So the maximum for a 30lb thrust motor would be 30*100/2= 1500lbs.

## How fast will a 112 lb thrust trolling motor go?

Ultimately a 112 lb. thrust trolling motor will still have a maximum speed of around 5 mph. If you are looking for quicker response time and better overall performance, bigger is better.

## Will 2 trolling motors make you go faster?

By using two trolling motors, you’ll get the benefit of having double the thrust. Although you won’t go twice as fast, it’s still an upgrade from a single motor. … Most trolling motors have a top speed of 4 to 6 mph that they can’t exceed.

## How many horsepower is 55 lbs of thrust?

Pounds of Thrust to Horsepower Chart

Pounds of Thrust (lbs) Amps Horsepower
40/45 42 0.5
50/55 50 0.6
70 42 1.01
80 56 1.35

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

To use an example, a 55 lb thrust motor unit has a peak power draw of 40 amps. If you use the trolling motor for 6 hours at average 50% load of 20 amps, the trolling motor will then require a battery load of 120 Ah.

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

Setting your trolling motor at an appropriate depth will help it to function properly, while at the same time reducing the risk of it becoming damaged. Remember, the general rule is to keep the motor submerged 12 inches below the waterline.

## Can you use a regular battery for a trolling motor?

Will my car battery work for my trolling motor? No, car batteries are not recommended and can ruin your motor.

## How fast does a 2.5 hp motor go?

Tohatsu 2.5 Two-Stroke (\$630; www.tohatsu.com) power: 2.5 hp weight: 26 pounds top speed: 5.4 mph noise at full throttle: 84 dB-A.

## What is the best battery to use for a trolling motor?

Most trolling motor batteries fail due to lack of proper charging. We suggest selecting a 12 volt deep cycle marine battery with at least a 110 amp hour rating, usually a group 27 size battery. The higher the amp hour rating, the more run time you will receive.