Lever Lock Bracket is made of special composite materials that resist flexing, warping, and UV damage. Telescoping handle features an ergonomic, 6" telescoping handle for greater comfort and steering convenience. The indestructible composite shaft is pound for pound, stronger than steel. Flexing on impact, it will not break, kink, or corrode and is guaranteed for life. The Endura C2 is backed by Minn Kota's two year warranty.
Rated 3 out of 5 by B1234 disappionting power from 55
I bought the 55 thinking I would be wowed by the thrust compared to the 36 that I had for my v-hull jon boat. I really didn't notice any difference. I have no issue with the Minn Kota motors I have had, I would recommend saving the money and buying a motor with a smaller thrust rating.
May 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by krak great motor!
i bought the 50lb thrust for my 14ft aluminum semi v boat. this is my secondary motor and is only used for working the banks and fishing certain areas. It works great! it actually makes a small wake when i put it on 5. It doesn't use very much power either, i can go about 2.5 - 3 days without a charge, and that is using it hard in the wind and also not the full size battery. This is a fantastic product and it works better than expected for me.
May 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by tommy4351 Love my purchase
Excellant model that met all my needs. Quality product from a supplier that I trust.
April 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by craSSh 55lb 36" great motor!
I've owned both Minn Kota and Motorguide. Both will get the job done, but I like Minn Kota better. Never had any issues with them. This is a powerful motor and plenty fast on my 14' jonboat. I also have 55lb bowmount on my bass boat. I recommend Minn Kota motors.
April 3, 2013
I believe that is correct. Wet cell batteries are filled with highly liquid material, and the caps that come on them are not water-tight. My wet cell marine battery is always laid flat and it still leaks acid from time to time due to the rocking of the boat, so definately go with AGM or an Optima battery if you plan to keep it at an angle.
I need an AMG battery. Shoot me straight- If I need to troll for say 3-hours tops. whats the min size battery I can get away with? I ask bc I want to keep the size and the weight of the battery smaller than a standard huge marine battery. what are my options? Thank you
I believe that is correct. Wet cell batteries are filled with highly liquid material, and the caps that come on them are not water-tight. My wet cell marine battery is always laid flat and it still leaks acid from time to time due to the rocking of the boat, so definately go with AGM ("absorbed glass mat") or a watertight battery such as an Optima if you plan to keep it at an angle.
Obviously, the 36" version is 36" long, from the top of the unit to the bottom of the motor. If you bring it all the way up to the mount, you'll probably have about 30" of clearance, but the motor probably won't be in the water. It just depends on how high off the water you will need to mount the motor. Even when the motor is fully submerged six inches below the surface, the spinning of the propeller will cause the water on the surface to splish and splosh, which can be very noisy. Either way, you can buy handle extender made by Minn Kota and/or various after market handle extenders.
The handle on the Minn Kota Endura C2 extends 6". This would not be enough to use while standing, but you could purchase an extension handle. For example, we sell item 38-511-255-00, the Big Foot® Telescopic Extension Handle for Trolling Motors which extends to 36".
Depends on what you are using the motor for. If just getting from one point to the next, go with the 45 as that will provide more thrust and get you there quicker. I have a 14' canoe and use the 30 lb. thrust motor because with it set on the first forward setting, it can still be too fast when using the motor to troll along a bank while fishing. I would think this issue would be even worse with the 45. I have been happy with the 30 because most of my time is spent working along a bank or holding position on a point or other spot (against the wind). If I was just traveling from one point to the next with the motor, I would go with the more powerful 45.
I have a 10' Pond Prowler from Bass Pro shops, and while the smaller 30 may get better battery life(approx 4-5 hrs, depending on speed), the 45 has a lot more power for getting through weeds and outrunning thunderstorms. Go Sox!
Yes, but very slowly :) I have an aluminum Jon boat that weighs roughly 500 lbs with me and all my gear, and I used the 55# version as my primary motor for several months. If you are talking about a 5-man raft with 5 adults in it (say 1,000 pounds), then this probably won't work too well for you if you are using the trolling motor as your primary motor.
Measure the distance between the top of your transom and the water line. 0" to 10" shaft length 30" 10" to 16" shaft length 36" 16" to 22" shaft length 42" over 22" consult factory. Add 5" to distance between transom and waterline when fishing in rough water to determine shaft length.
It all depends on how high your mounting point rests off the surface of the water. I have a v-hull and mount it both on my bow (rounghly 2' off the water) and transom (roughly 1' off the surface), so the 36" shaft is more than plenty for me. You can adjust the length (make it shorter) easily, so I will pull the motor half up out of the water when I'm going through really shallow waters or weed beds. I imagine the 36" will work well except for use on high transoms or or pontoon boats.
You will want to measure your boat when it is fully loaded with gear and people for a regular day of fishing. Measure from intended mounting location (transom or bow) to the waterline of the loaded boat. Then add 18 inches. That's the shaft length you are looking for