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How Big Of A Boat Can A Trolling Motor Push?

Trolling motors are a great way to get around on the water without having to worry about the noise and fumes of a traditional motorboat. But how big of a boat can a trolling motor push?

The answer depends on several factors, including the size and power of the trolling motor, the weight of the boat, and the type of water you’re in. Generally speaking, most trolling motors can push boats up to around 20 feet in length and weighing up to 3,000 pounds. However, this is just an estimate as there are many variables that can affect how much weight a trolling motor can handle.

When it comes to power, most trolling motors range from 30-50 pounds of thrust. This is enough power to move boats up to around 20 feet in length at slow speeds. If you’re looking for more power, you may want to consider upgrading your trolling motor or investing in an electric outboard motor. These motors typically have more thrust than traditional trolling motors and can move larger boats at higher speeds.

In addition to size and power, the type of water you’re in will also affect how much weight your trolling motor can handle. If you’re in calm waters with no current or wind, then your trolling motor should be able to handle larger boats with ease. However, if you’re in choppy waters or strong currents then your trolling motor may struggle to move larger boats due to drag from the waves or current.

Overall, most trolling motors are capable of pushing boats up to around 20 feet in length and weighing up to 3,000 pounds. However, this is just an estimate as there are many variables that can affect how much weight a trolling motor can handle. If you’re looking for more power or need to move larger boats then consider upgrading your trolling motor or investing in an electric outboard motor for increased thrust and speed.

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