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Lund1700Angler

Minnkota 55pd V2 trolling motor-who's got one and what do you think??

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Broke my trolling motor today and am on vacation and need to buy a new one pronto. Let me know you likes and dislikes of this trolling motor. I want to stay with the 12 volt system.

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I don't have the 55v2 but I have the 70v2 and like it a lot. The Powerdrive is a pretty popular TM and I don't think you can go wrong with them regardless of the size.

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get the autopilot with it. u can always leave it off. I have the pd55 with autopilot and us2. Great trolling motor. Wouldn't even consider one without the ap. good luck

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What is the turning speed like on the powerdrive? Do you notice any reduction if cranked up? I have an older 812 that I'm going to sell this summer and am looking to upgrade. My 812 turns SLOW at 80%. Way to small in wind at 42lbs thrust for my 16ft competitor.

How do these compare to the cable drive maxxums, etc?

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They turn slower than a maxxum, so that's one disadvantage. I don't think the PD's slow down alot though when running. Advantages over Maxxum are the option of autopilot (huge!), co-pilot, or even moving the foot pedal back to the console or rear casting deck if you have someone else up front. I've had two V1 Powerdrives in 55#/12V. Both were sufficient for 16' aluminum boats and I liked both. First was non-AP and my current one is AP with Universal Sonar.

I haven't had problems with the foot pedal as others have, but I try to keep them pretty clean.

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