John stated….. “The major cause of a trolling motor burning out is low battery voltage, line behind prop, or anything else that causes the prop to turn slower than it should. this causes more of a “short” and generates the heat that burns wiring, solder joints, and switches.”
Do trolling motors go bad?
As with other motors, like the one on your car, trolling motors will wear out over time. Parts like bushings, brushes, and other internal components will experience wear and tear. As they do, they will begin to drag on your motor.
How long do trolling motors last?
5 years would be a minimum and probably still leave a bad taste in my mouth. 10 years would be ideal and I would consider that a value. How long has your trolling motor lasted you?
Is it bad to run a trolling motor out of water?
Can You Run a Trolling Motor Out of Water? The short answer is, yes. The motor will run just as well out of water as if it were submerged. However, there’s no reason to run a trolling motor out of the water.
Do trolling motors lose power over time?
Over time, your trolling motor will experience wear and tear. It might not use power as efficiently, so it may draw more power and drain the battery faster. It might also stop working as well, if it can’t get the power it needs from the battery.
Can you use a car battery for a trolling motor?
Will my car battery work for my trolling motor? No, car batteries are not recommended and can ruin your motor.
How long can a trolling motor run on a battery?
Almost 5 hours doesn’t seem too bad, but that is really a max runtime in ideal conditions. Reality is likely to be less. If the battery is old, damaged or not fully charged then you will not get the rated amp hours from it, reducing your runtime. Significant cold or hot weather will also reduce your runtime.
How long will a 100Ah battery run a trolling motor?
A 100Ah lead acid deep-cycle battery will run a 30lbs thrust trolling motor on Speed 4 for 4 hours.
Can you run a trolling motor off a solar panel?
A solar panel can run a trolling motor depending on the solar panel size and the motor power. It’s normal to run a trolling motor from a battery and a solar panel, but it is possible to remove the battery completely.
How long will a 24v trolling motor run?
This will give you maximum speed and power and is often necessary on a large boat, or in strong winds. Thus, if you operate your trolling motor at maximum speed, you will typically get about 2 hours of use from a fully charged pair of “average” batteries. Possibly 4 hours of use for the larger extra capacity batteries.
How deep should you run your trolling motor?
A trolling motor’s ideal propeller should be at a depth that keeps about 6 inches of water above the blades. In other words, the centerline of the motor and the prop shaft should be about 12-18 inches below the waterline, depending on the make, model and dimensions of the trolling motor.
How can I make my trolling motor faster?
Table Of Contents
- Make Your Trolling Motor Faster.
- Change the Battery.
- Reduce the Load of the Canoe.
- Fix a more Streamlined Propeller.
- Put on Lighter Attire.
- Replace the Existing Motor.
How deep should you set your trolling motor?
Choosing the correct trolling motor shaft length is important so that the angler’s electric motor does not cavitate, creating fish-spooking noise. The rule of thumb is that the top of the motor section should be submerged 12″.
What causes trolling motor to slow down?
Reason #1: Bad Battery
A battery or batteries should be checked regularly, as they they are the most common cause of the trolling motor losing power. If your lead-acid battery is over 3 years old, you probably need to replace it.