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How do I select Battery Power?

Indicates how much battery power your trolling motor requires. Youíll need 1 battery for every 12 volts in your trolling system. 55 lbs. of thrust or less = 12 volts, 1 battery 68-80 lbs. of thrust = 24 volts, 2 batteries 101-112 lbs. of thrust = 36 volts, 3 batteries

 

Thrust Recommendation

Refers to how powerful the motor is. Boat weight is key when determining how much thrust you need. 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, youíll want a little extra thrust.

BOAT WEIGHT (LB) MAX BOAT LENGTH (FT) MINIMUM THRUST LEVEL

(LB OF THRUST)

BATTERIES NEEDED
2000 17'-18' 40-45 1 battery (12v)
2,500 20'-21' 50-55 1 battery (12v)
3,000-3,500 23' 70 2 batteries (24v)
4,000 25' 80 2 batteries (24v)
4,500 or more 25'+ 101-112 3 batteries (36v)

 

How do I select trolling motor shaft length?

Choosing the correct shaft length is important so that the angler's electric motor does not cavitate, creating fish-spooking noise. The rule of thumb is that the top of the motor section should be submerged 12". In general, shaft length selection is more critical with bow-mount motors versus transom-mount motors. Most boat transoms are similar in their distance to the water, and Minn Kotaís standard transom shaft lengths should be adequate. With bow-mounted motors, there is much greater variation in shaft length requirements. Measure down from the mounting surface of the transom or bow to the water level. Add 5" to waterline measurement for fishing in rough water. Add 12" to waterline measurement for steering a hand control motor while standing. Use this measurement and the tables below to find the appropriate shaft length. 

For Bow Mount:

 

BOW TO WATERLINE (IN) RECOMMENDED SHAFT LENGTH (IN)
0" to 10" 36"
16" to 22" 42" to 45"
22" to 28" 48" to 52"
28" to 44" 54" to 72"
45"+ 87"

 

For Transom Mount;

TRANSOM TO WATERLINE (IN) RECOMMENDED SHAFT LENGTH (IN)
0" to 10" 30"
10" to 16" 36"
16" to 22" 42"
22"+ Consult Factory

 

WHAT TECHNOLOGIES MATTER TO YOU?

i-Pilot

Uses GPS to lock onto fishing spots, record and retrace paths, command speed and steering, and moreóall from a wireless remote with an LCD screen.

i-Pilot Link

Gives you all the features of i-Pilot, plus the ability to connect your Minn Kota trolling motor to your Humminbird fish finder for a fully-integrated fishing experience.

Universal Sonar 2

Get streamlined, interference-free sonar performance as the transducer and wiring run through the motor shaft to stay completely concealed and protected.

Autopilot

Allows you to stay on any heading you choose and your boat stays on course while your motor automatically corrects for wind, waves and current.

Digital Maximizer

Motors with Digital Maximizer draw only as much power as you need, so they donít waste any energy.

Built-in Mega Imaging

With a Built-In MEGA Imaging transducer get the best images of whatís below delivered right to your Humminbird fish finderĖwith no cluttered wires, no clamps, and a transducer thatís fully protected.

 

HUMMINBIRD UNIT COMPATIBILITY for Minn kota I-pilot Link

HELIX 12 SERIES

  • HELIX 12 CHIRP SI GPS KVD*
  • HELIX 12 CHIRP SI GPS*
  • HELIX 12 CHIRP DI GPS*
  • HELIX 12 CHIRP GPS*

HELIX 10 SERIES

  • HELIX 10 SI GPS KVD*
  • HELIX 10 SI GPS*
  • HELIX 10 DI GPS*
  • HELIX 10 SONAR GPS*

HELIX 9 SERIES

  • HELIX 9 SI GPS KVD*
  • HELIX 9 SI GPS*
  • HELIX 9 DI GPS*
  • HELIX 9 SONAR GPS*

ONIX SERIES

  • ONIX 10 SI
  • ONIX 10ci Combo
  • ONIX 10ci NT Combo
  • ONIX 10ci NT SI Combo
  • ONIX 8 SI
  • ONIX 8ci Combo
  • ONIX 8ci NT Combo
  • ONIX 8ci NT SI Combo

ION SERIES

  • ION 12
  • ION 10

LEGACY UNITS:

1100 SERIES

  • 1158c Combo
  • 1158c DI Combo
  • 1158cx XD Combo
  • 1159ci HD Combo
  • 1159ci HD DI Combo*
  • 1159ci HD XD Combo*
  • 1198c SI Combo
  • 1199ci HD SI Combo*

900 SERIES

  • 958c Combo
  • 958c HD Combo
  • 958c DI Combo
  • 958c HD DI Combo
  • 958cx HD XD Combo
  • 959ci HD Combo*
  • 959ci HD DI Combo*
  • 959ci HD XD Combo*
  • 998c HD SI Combo
  • 998c SI Combo
  • 999ci HD SI Combo*

800 SERIES

  • 858c Combo
  • 858c HD Combo
  • 858c DI Combo
  • 858c HD DI Combo
  • 858cx HD XD Combo
  • 859ci HD Combo*
  • 859ci HD DI Combo*
  • 859ci HD XD Combo*
  • 898c SI Combo
  • 898c HD SI Combo
  • 899ci HD SI Combo*

700 SERIES

  • 788ci HD XD Combo*
  • 788ci HD DI Combo*
  • 788ci HD Combo*
  • 798ci HD SI Combo*