Minn Kota® Endura C2 Transom-Mount Trolling Motors
thought i was getting a 2011 motor (baught in march 2011 ) apperently bass pro shop sends out left-overs from previous years i bought this unit because of 25 $ rebait offered but not on 2010 models. motor was to replace 18 yr old motor which had performed exceptionanlly well and had been put threw every extreme, fresh,salt water ,cold, extreme hot weather, no up keep, besides fresh water rinse. once had to replace control module on last model.the new motor works great ,but blades needs to be larger. cuts through weeds and vegatation fine but , dose not produce same thrust as 18 yr old motor ( blade much smaller than old motor ) old motor 28 lbs thrust, i thought that double size would be plenty but blade size needs to be larger or more pitch . mechanism to raise and lower motor should be reversed as far as push pull( mechanism to raise and lower motor) overall good product
May 12, 2011
First purchase trolling motor on line.
The only surprise was the weight of the motor. I am (68) an a challange to move motor an battery in an out of my boat. Thrust excellent an performance to date as expected. I have a very heavy John Boat (15') an provides more than enogh power to move as expected with two adults on board. To bad the battery has to be so heavy!
April 26, 2011
I have always owned Minn Kotas. They have been great trolling motors for me for the past 20 years, and were my Dad's choice before that. This one makes me question wether I would buy another. 1st and 2nd gear are slow, and there isn't much difference between the two. Then there is a jump to 3rd, and it and 4th are similar. Then there is a big jump to 5th and you are movin'. I wish that the gearing was more evenly spaced. In forward it is basically 1st, 3rd, and 5th, and reverse is not a lot better. I usually use 2nd and 3rd which is too far apart, I wish there was a gear in between. Also it is the loudest brand new MK trolling motor I have bought. I did upgrade to the 55lb from 40, but even turning it is loud. It squeeks too much, like they need to put teflon on the plastic shaft stop or something. 3 weeks after I had it I backed into a stump and it broke the shear pin on both sides. I am used to giving them a lot of abuse and that hit was not damage worthy. It's taken a lot more to break a pin before. Maybe they need to make heavier duty pen sizes or something. I'm going to really go look at Motor Guide next time and see if they are worth the extra money.
April 21, 2011
Endura C2 45lb
Recently purchased the 45 lb thrust model for a 2-man 9.5' pond hopper boat. This size of motor easily pushes the boat with myself and gear in it. I considered the next size smaller model, but that one only has a 30" shaft, and since I fish alot while standing the taller 36" shaft on the 45 lb model means less bending over to steer. Also, the added thrust will be of benefit for times when I have a second person in the boat.
Advantages are the durability and quality associated with MK. This is my third MK trolling motor - the other two averaged about ten years of use each, so I am sold on the brand. Drawbacks are at this price I would prefer it to have some extras such as a built-in battery gauge or convenience light. Also, the head ran a little warm even at medium speeds.
April 19, 2011