Decreasing thrust of a trolling motor
Find an old 12V MinnKota Maximiser speed control, and just leave the
trolling motor on high. The Maximizer is a square wave DC speed controller
so at less than full speed it uses less battery than the built in speed
Alternatively find a DC square wave speed controller that will handle the
voltage and current and cobble up your own setup.
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On Sunday, May 16, 1999 at 12:00:00 AM UTC-7, Jon Stewart wrote:
I have an unusual problem with my trolling motor - it's too powerful. I
have a 12' aluminum John boat and bought a 30 lb thrust12 V Minn-Kota.
Nice motor, but even on the slowest setting it moves the boat too fast,
especially for plastic worm fishing. Using the reverse setting (and
turning around the motor) works a little better, but it's still too fast
unless the wind is very strong. What I would like to do is cut the
speed by a factor of 2 or 3 on all settings. I had thought about
cutting off part of each prop blade to decrease the efficiency. Any
HOW ABOUT BUYING SMALLER PROP OR CUTTING THE EDGES OF YOUR PROP.
THAT IA WHAT I WILL DO.
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