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What Size Trolling Motor?

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Have a 14' Glastron fiberglass boat. Was wondering what size would be the best to use. Looking to stay cheap but still push the boat along without struggling - old boat and don't want to spend much.

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Buy the biggest most you can spend. You can always turn it down. But if you aint got it, you cant turn it up. Glass boat like that, your probably looking at a transom mount.Go with a 24v 60#....

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i am afraid that it will be hard to find one that will move your rig well and be cheap. keep checking the forums for a used one. 60 # would be good. i have a # 74 on an 18 ft glass. works great! del

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If you can attach a bow mount, you can get away with less power(it's easier to manuever and pull the boat from the bow). I only have a 55# thrust minn kota Powerdrive bowmounted on my 17'5" Lund Fisherman that has an 8 foot beam and weighs a good deal. Unless I'm using the trolling motor to speed troll on a windy day, this is all the power I need.

I you have to transom mount a trolling motor, I would certainly recommend something bigger 60 or 70 pounds of thrust.

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