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
Mark Christianson

Minnkota Maxxum vs Motorguide

12 posts in this topic

Time for a new trolling motor.
I have a Power Drive Minnkota that just has to go.
I want a 24V motor, in the 50 inch shaft range and around 65 pound thrust.
I have always had Minnkota, but I am wondering if Motorguide should be on my hit list.

I was going to settle for the Maxxum, but I was looking through that beast catalog from Bass Pro Shops, and Motorguide caught my eye and made me start thinking.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In my humble opinion to compare a Motorguide to a Minnkota is to compare a old VW beetle to a new BMW.
I've had both and the Minnkota will out perform any motorguide ever made.
This is just my opinion and I'm sure you will find someone to argue the point with me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

once you bend that shaft of that motor guide, kiss it goodbye. your motor will wobble forever.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dutchboy is right. I've owned several Minnkota's after buying one Motor Guide. Motor Guide doesn't stack up. I've owned two Maxxum's and the only thing you're not doing if you buy a Maxxum is settling...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I hated my MotorGuide. It was a RF model and had to go back to MotorGuide 3 times to be rebuilt, and it wasn't only the RF that didn't work right on it. I ended up throwing it away -- didn't even want to sell that piece of junk to anybody. I've had 3 Minnkota bowmounts and have no complaints about any of them. Good luck.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Big--Forget the Maxxum and get the Riptide (saltwater)motor from MinnKota. Better components, better housings...

For a few extra bucks you get twice the motor versus the Maxxum.

Check them out before you buy...

------------------
Chells

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree with the consensus, the Maxxum is a huge step above any of the MotorGuides.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Maxxum is by far the best trolling motor I've used.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I can't believe you even questioned this biglakeba$$ grin.gif

Get the Kota and let me know when you want to hook into some bass on your secret spots! smile.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have had my 64lb thrust Motorguide now for five years. It is the RF model with auto guide. I love it and have not had one problem with it. It was the best value at the time. I think both Minkota and Motorguide have great products. In my opinion you can't go wrong with either.

Share this post


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



  • Posts

    • The GOP feels a need for some reason to pick up the mess in healthcare that the Democrats created yet in the process, they seem bound and determine to own the mess themselves. despite the public crowing, the DNC would love for the GOP to get stuck in this tar pit, also   Let ObamaCare collapse on it's own. Do nothing
    •     Actually, I think it sounded like breakfast to D2E....  
    • Big day today. Obamacare is about to be replaced with Obamacare light.Maybe. But if the Koch bros get their way the bill won't pass.
    • Child please. You know I am right and it's OK to admit you thought Aleppo was something Lorne Greene fed to his dogs.   
    •   How does the song go "I see your true colors shining thru".
    •   Yawn...   8 months...9 months.... or more, investigating the evil Donald and still nothing ??   Maybe just join the Duffman and have a good cry ....    
    •   You're getting sort of deep there Jigsaw, but yeah, who really gives a rip if someone calls Rachel Maddow a dyke on an internet forum?       politically correct  ► adj. Of, relating to, or supporting broad social, political, and educational change, especially to redress historical injustices in matters such as race, class, gender, and sexual orientation. adj. Being or perceived as being over-concerned with such change, often to the exclusion of other matters.     There's a good article about it here: https://www.academia.org/the-origins-of-political-correctness/
    •   Lol...   Another progressive snowflake melting down in the warm Trumptember sun.   Epic....  
    •     Ok,drama queen.   There is no mama or Polish jokes, having a go at wives and children.    Stop yelling rape because someone accidentally brushed into your b.o.o.b at Costco. When on the defense down here, being egregious is the last resort for most when cornered. Only second to calling out for martial law that once exisited in these parts. You want to live by the sword, well, you know how it ends.   As for personal relationships, unless you boys are neighbors and all groomsmen then I wager this is nothing more then a geriatric Tinder site, doubling as a support group. Online relationships can be anything they want it to be, except reality.    You either are going to get the what and why of what I said or or you're not. It was no mistake and very intentional. As I said, not a rip but an easy observation.   Im not down here to make pals and build lasting relationships as the very idea of that in this setting is a contradiction in its self. (misery loves company cliche applies) Im just giving in to a guilty pleasure which has almost run its course.   In closing, it's game here. Not a discussion or a debate. A perpetual cat fight. Ideas and opinions are made without ever directly stating them and they carry the same weight as if they were to be.  Just be aware enough to catch it.   If you do not like my brand of Vodka. That is ok with me, it's not for everyone. I respect the voicing of it, I encourage.   But just know, down here, all of you are get away drivers but hold the same culpability as the one inside robbing the bank.                  
    • There was an initial surge in confidence from wall st.But even they are losing confidence in him because he is a loose cannon and they are much more confident in stable leadership.
  • Our Sponsors