Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

Minnkota question

3 posts in this topic

I'm buying a minnkota powerdrive this week,
i have had 2 different suggestions from 2 different sales people.
I have a 16 ft. Bayliner runabout speedboat,
(my fishing unit).
I cant decide between the 50# thrust with the 54inch shaft.
Or the 55# thrust with the 48inch shaft.
I have been told that the 50# will be plenty becasue the longer shaft is what I really need to get down deeper in the water .

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree with the longer shaft, with that boat 50 pounds will be fine. I had a boat that weighed more than yours or about the same and I had a 42 pound autopilot and I hugged shorelines in 5 feet of water against the rocks of leech with a 20 mile and hour wind with no power problems, it was a 24 volt so I never ran low of battery either. It could depend where you fish, if it's bigger lakes you'll need to keep the shaft in the water 200 pounds of thrust isn't worthwhile if the motors spinning in the wind!

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Posts

    • I think they are a valiant and hard working people who suffered under Communist  soviet rule for many years.  I like their sausage also.
    • He will probably sue most of us as well........
    • So what do you think about the poles?
    • "You can't let the people in this country that are the poor people, the people without the money and resources go without healthcare," Trump told the MSNBC program. "I just can't even imagine. You're sick and you can't even go to a doctor. I say one thing, can you not let 25 percent of the people of the country because they have no money go without something?"
        This sure sounds like some form of government sponsored healthcare to me..
    • Your preferred solution would be "nothing", right?   So, sounds like your solution is in the running...   That would be to repeal the whole kit and caboodle and let the people, the employers, the insurance companies, the drug companies and the medical providers duke it out.   I have no information as to what Trump's intentions are beyond repealing ACA.  I'm sure you could find out with a few minutes googling  
    • Nah, you posted a one work reply.  And folks were reefing on d2e over it.  Just noting it was PB that made the original mistake.  
    • .....and I'm not even mad at my bro.
    • The walleye have been MIA on the Iowa River around Coralville this fall. It is not the high water, I don't think--high water spots that have worked great in the past have not produced any walleye for me this year. Not much luck for white bass and wiper, either.   What I have gotten in to the last couple weeks is a nice smallmouth and spotted bass bite, of all things. This is in one of my spots that seldom produced black bass in the past with water levels where they are now. No huge fish, but lots of smallies and spots up to 15" or so. Also a lot of the 6" black crappies that seem to be everywhere on Lake Macbride and the Iowa River this fall.
    • I was thinking they were after the Smallys and that it must have been a tourney with all the boat traffic.
  • Our Sponsors