Factors To Consider Before Buying A Trolling Motor
Trolling motors amps up the power of either a fishing boat, cruise boat or even a kayak.
Trolling motors improves maneuverability of the boat, stability, speed, and environmentally friendly. Trolling motors are convenient since they are not noisy.
Fishing would require for you to look for the best spot in the water where there are a lot of fishes and with the trolling motors you would not have to haul and reset the anchor.
Trolling motors can be easily installed and removed whenever needed.
You have the option to control the boat, foot control or with electronic self-management, co-pilot, auto-pilot or GPS iPILOT are just some of the choices. You should know that there are a lot of different types of trolling motors sold in shops, that is why it is important to know which one is ideal for you.
The first question you would be asked when going to the store is on what type of water would you use it for. Trolling motors that are for saltwater use have more protection against the damage of saltwater and aids in corrosion.
Saltwater trolling motors are much expensive because of the protection it gives but it lasts longer. A fisherman must decide on how he wants to control the boat by taking it into consideration before purchasing a trolling motor.
If you have got a lot of work to do, you may choose the foot control system type of trolling motor. Trolling motors having a foot control system are much expensive and are known to have a slower response time.
There are also the hand controls which doesn’t take much space and is much cheaper. When there is a strong wind making it difficult for the fisherman to stand up, he can choose to use a remote-controlled trolling motor.
The shaft length of your trolling motor would depend on the length of shaft you have.
You cannot propel your boat without the proper thrust power so it is important for you to determine your boat’s weight.
Determine what size and voltage of the battery you need by considering the size of the boat. Transom and bow are your options in mounting your trolling motor. The transom basically mounts your motor in the front of your boat while the bow is on the back of your boat.
The quest for creative ideas to improve the technology of trolling motors is still ongoing which makes it convenient for fishermen.