Inflatable boat with motor (Best boat-motor pairings)

Most people don’t realize that many soft inflatable boats (SIBs) can be equipped with an electric or outboard motor. But why would anybody want a motorized inflatable boat when you have oars? There are loads of practical and recreational reasons: Gliding on the water in a boat with a motor feels great! Getting from A to B is quicker than using oars. Traveling longer distances. Dinghies used as tenders for larger boats may need to be seaworthy. Fishing boats need a motor, since they are packed and heavy. And most importantly, sometimes you would rather relax than row. Here are …

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Deep Cycle Battery Charging Guide

How to Properly Charge a Deep Cycle Trolling Motor Battery for Longevity

Learning the ins and outs of deep cycle battery charging is the secret to extending the life of your batteries. There are many things you need to do and even more you don’t do, as I’ve learned from experience and readings. This instructional post will teach you the best way to charge a deep cycle marine battery used on boats to power a trolling motor and other electric gadgets. Let’s begin! Use a smart battery charger It seems like all devices nowadays are “smart”. This is true for deep cycle battery chargers as well in . One of the best …

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Minn Kota Digital Maximizer Worth It Review

The science behind Minn Kota’s Digital Maximizer. Are they better?

You’ve read the marketing material about Minn Kota’s Digital Maximizer technology. It sounds great! Up to Five Times Longer Run Time on a Single Charge. 5x longer run time? Yes please! But does it work and is it worth the extra $$$? Let’s find out. How does the Digital Maximizer work? To find out what makes Digital Maximizer motors work more efficiently, let’s first have a look at how traditional trolling motors work. (The Fisherman’s Electrical Manual is a good read if you want to know the details.)

Best Remote Control Trolling Motors

5 Best Remote Control Trolling Motors Review & Guide

You already know what an electric trolling motor is, but have you heard of remote control trolling motors? These innovative motors make a fisherman’s job much-much easier by allowing for remote control of the boat. And there is more! The best RC systems in actually automate steering and thrust control using GPS coordinates, so a fisherman can fish without having to control the boat. Let’s dive into how they work and which ones are good.

Marine Battery Group Sizes

Marine battery group size guide

If you run a trolling motor on your boat or any other accessories that need to be powered (stereo, fish finder, etc), you will need a marine battery. While searching for batteries, you will come across the term battery group size. But what are battery group sizes exactly? What is the meaning of Battery Group Size? The term “battery group size” simply refers to the battery’s physical case size. It is a specification that you’ll find on all boat batteries. It is basically the physical measurements of the battery casing as set by the Battery Council International (BCI). The height, …

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Trolling Motor And Battery Weight

How much does a trolling motor and battery weigh?

Depending on what kind of boating you plan on doing, the weight of your supplies can really add up. No matter whether you are looking to place a trolling motor on an inflatable boat, a kayak, pontoon boat, etc., you will need to take the weight of the motor and the marine battery into consideration when planning your trip. In this article, you’ll find info comparing the weight of different classes of trolling motors, as well as the batteries that power them.

55 Lb thrust Trolling Motors

Best 55lb thrust electric trolling motors

For most people looking to buy a motor for their inflatable boats, 55lb thrust trolling motors are an ideal pick. Why? Trolling motors thrust weaker than 55lbs will struggle when the weather turns against us or the boat is overloaded Stronger than 55lb thrust motors are more expensive, require more battery power, and are only a necessity if the joint weight of the boat + load is over 2000 lbs / 900 kg or if the boat is longer than 16 feet. Electric trolling motors with 55lb of thrust are perfect for inflatable boats, kayaks, and fishing boats. Top 55lb …

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Trolling Motors For Intex Inflatable Boats

Trolling motors for Intex inflatable rafts

If you already have an Intex inflatable boat or are looking to get one soon, getting an electric trolling motor is a great upgrade. An Intex raft paired with a motor opens up a lot of possibilities out on the water and is a lot of fun for kids and adults alike: fishing is made so much easier without the need for handling the oars, kids love cruising with a motorized boat, paddling is hard with many people in the boat. This article will list the best electric trolling motors for Intex inflatable boats (Mariner, Excursion, Seahawk, Challenger), and answer …

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Inflatable Boat Electric Trolling Motors

Best Trolling Motors for Inflatable Boats [Guide]

Getting an electric trolling motor for your inflatable raft or dinghy is a great upgrade. It makes boating fun for the family, and fishing trips much easier. Choosing an engine to power your SIB can be very difficult though. A lot of motors have features that are appealing, but which ones do you actually need? We’ve put together a thorough guide on everything you need to know about electric trolling motors to help you in deciding which one is perfect for your SIB.

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