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mnhunter2

Minnkota Vector trolling motor?

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I would like to know the difference between the Vector and the Vector 3x models of minnkota trolling motors, and what is the value of a new vector model?

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3x is steering, for a 15degree movement in the tiller handle the motor moves 45 degrees.

As for what they are worth, I think the 3x is worth it's weight in gold.

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Depends on how much backtrolling you do. I love my Vector with 3X Steering on my YarCraft. Works great on Mille Lacs.

Personal choice I guess.

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Would a 55lb Vector be enough power to backtroll a 16' Crestliner?

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I have a 16' lund and can troll and backtroll all day with it.

Oh and I use a group 27 agm battery with it.

WW

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Before you purchase one, contact Dave at Pro Fishing Supply (FM sponsor). I bought mine from him, best price and service. grin

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walleye wild or rodmaker

with the 12 volt 55lb vector, can you backtroll in heavier winds and how long does the battery last in those conditions?? thanks for all the help.

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The older vectors did not have the maximizer. They only had 5 forward and reverse speeds and are harsh on batteries. Look the the newer models, with infinite variable speed contol.

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Sconasotan,

I have the maximizer on mine and if it is really windy I use the 40hp for back trolling, were talking 15+ mph. I can go all day with the 3x in light to modreate winds with out a problem with a group 27 battery,(10 to 12 hours per day is my guess) the bigger the reserve capacity the better, I would also recomend an agm battery instead of a standard wet cell deep cycle.

I am no expert but it works for me.

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thanks for the help fellas. good fishing. Heading to Lac Seul in 2 weeks, can't wait.

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