# How fast is 70 pounds of thrust?

## How fast is 70 pounds of thrust?

A 70lb thrust trolling motor will have a speed of about 8 miles/hour or 15 km/hr.

Will a higher thrust trolling motor go faster?

Thrust is simply a static measurement of pushing or pulling power, and higher thrust does not necessarily mean greater speed. Speed is a factor of prop pitch and motor R.P.M. Given motor R.P.M. under load, and Minn Kota’s 4″ prop pitch, the approximate speed that a motor will push/pull a small boat can be calculated.

How much thrust should a trolling motor have?

General rule of thumb: you need at least 2 lbs. of thrust for every 100 lbs. of fully-loaded boat weight (people and gear included). If things like wind or current are major factors where you fish, you’ll want a little extra thrust.

### What is the highest thrust for a trolling motor?

Trolling motors are offered in 12V, 12/24V, 24V and 36V versions, with the most powerful ones offering more than 100lb. of thrust, powerful enough to move heavy vessels such as pontoon boats. Maximum thrusts at different voltages are approximately 12V/55lb.

Can you have too much thrust on a trolling motor?

You can never have too much thrust and go with a variable speed. Not only is it more useful it also helps battery life. The one place that many people try to save money is on the electric trolling only to regret it.

How fast will a lb thrust trolling motor go?

It is true that the 30 lb, 40 lb, and 55 lb thrust trolling motors all top out at 5 miles per hour, but you will need the larger-sized motor when you have a larger boat.

## How fast can you go with a 55lb trolling motor?

Assuming perfect riding conditions, the use of the best fuel i.e. the distillate marine diesel, and moderate load, 55-pound trolling motors are likely to attain a maximum speed of only 5 miles per hour. This would take around two hours for the deep cycle battery charge to get completely depleted.

What size Motorguide do I need?

Boat weight is the most important consideration to take into account when choosing a trolling motor. A beginning rule of thumb is that you want a minimum of 2 lbs of thrust for every 100lbs. For example, if you have a 3000lb boat, fully loaded, then the calculation is (3000/100) * 2 = 60lbs of thrust.

Is 55lb thrust enough?

On a vessel that large, you’re definitely looking at putting an investment into a 55lb thrust motor at minimum. Going up from there is a good idea if you’re going to be out on saltwater or you’re planning on moving against a current, because the bigger the motor the more it will push.

### How long will a 100Ah battery run a trolling motor?

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.

How long will a 100Ah lithium battery last on trolling motor?

In more technical terms, a 100 amp hour rated battery can deliver 100 amp hours of current to a trolling motor. So if a motor was running at low speed and pulling 4 amps, the battery should last around 25 hours. (100 amp hour rating / 4 amps = 25 hours).

Are MotorGuide trolling motors good?

MotorGuide freshwater models provide reliable performance for a wide range of fishermen, boats and fishing styles. MotorGuide delivers the freedom to fish further. Our quiet, corrosion-resistant saltwater trolling motors offer performance, value and peace of mind across a wide array of power options.

## What is MotorGuide Tour pro?

MotorGuide’s Tour Pro takes everything we know about trolling motors and combines it to make the highest-performing motor on the market. Tour-tested and Tour-approved by the pros.

What is a tour pro trolling motor?

MotorGuide’s Tour Pro takes everything we know about trolling motors and combines it to make the highest-performing motor on the market. Tour-tested and Tour-approved by the pros. Anglers’ favorite motor is now available in two shorter shaft versions perfect for kayak anglers.