Foreverfish1 Posted July 30, 2012 Share Posted July 30, 2012 I recently purchased a 24 volt 70# thrust Powerdrive V2 trolling motor to replace an older 24 volt Minn Kota model (55# thrust) that had come with the boat but stopped working. The boat is a 19 foot fiberglass Caravelle ski/fish that weighs about 3600#. With the new trolling motor, I can go about 1.3-1.4mph on my handheld GPS at the highest speed setting of 10. I have used it in some wind and waves and it doesn’t have as much power or speed as I’d hoped. My question is: is this what you guys would expect with this size trolling motor given the size of the boat or do I have it hooked up wrong or am I making some other mistake that is hindering performance? The batteries I’m using are brand new interstate deep cycle batteries purchased this year and are fully charged when I use the trolling motor. The battery indicator on the trolling motor says they are fully charged so I don’t think the batteries themselves are the problem but maybe my connections are?Maybe I was just hoping for more power than was realistic and I’ll have to learn to use the wind to my advantage…Thanks for any help, it’s greatly appreciated! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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