Minn Kota Engine Mount Freshwater Trolling Motors

   

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Minn Kota's® Engine Mount motors are ideal for fishing boats, or for turning recreational boats (like runabouts or pontoons) into fishing boats. The EM motor mounts permanently on the cavitation plate of our outboard or I/O lower unit, keeping the deck and transom of the boat clear. No stowing or deploying required. Once on plane, the EM rides completely out of the water, and will not interfere with the normal performance of your boat or engine.

  • Single or dual motor composite mounting bracket has strength properties similar to aluminum
  • Control module features potted electronics sealed into an aluminum housing for optimal protection against heat and water damage
  • Corded control can be handheld or mounted at the helm, and includes an 18' cord
  • All mounting hardware included, for easy installation
  • Manufacturer's 2-year warranty
Minn Kota Engine Mount Freshwater Trolling Motors 4.6 5 7 7
SWEET UNIT! I installed this on a 1990 Chris Craft 177 (19ft) bow rider I loved the fact that I did not have to have any thing in the bow that passengers could get hurt on or make any holes not to mention the eye sore they are on a open bow boat! I have the 55lb thrust version it worked flawlessly in forward and reverse even in choppy water it still preformed well! it is simple enough my 13 year old use to use it and get me where I wanted to be Simple hand tools are really only needed a socket swivel joint does make it a little easier, if you take your time and run the wiring right you will have a nice clean installation July 28, 2011
amazing i spent the day at Stockton Lake, Stockton, Mo. The wind kept me from fishing brushpiles so I decided to try my new engine mount Minn Kota trolling motor. I am very pleased with the operation of this system. It is very easy to control the boat and maintain trolling speeds in decimals. Love this motor. May 10, 2011
Great gas saver I have an older boat, and the motor does not always cooperate. I have run into the dock when the boat dies trying to get into reverse. I have taken my boat to the shop several times and nothing really helps. I also boat on a river where there are always logs next to shore and something to ding the prop on. Now I can just use the trolling motor from the captains chair to get away from the dock and to get back to the dock. Its great and takes away alot of the frustration that comes with aligning the boat on the trailer properly. We also troll alot, either fishing or just enjoying the water. Now I save a ton of gas and wear and tear on my motor by just running my trolling motor. Great product, easy install. April 28, 2011
EM 160 Installed on 1998 Sea Ray 190 bowrider. Removed lower unit to mount as close to engine as possible as per instructions. Would make a template and drill from the bottom of the cavitation plate but had to service seals anyways. Mounting hardware slightly interferes with trim tab. Ran today on slight breeze and no chop. Max speed was 3.5 mph. As mentioned in other reviews, reverse is worthless. Cannot get into shallows as outdrive must be all the way down to operate. Does have a significant impact on getting on plane and causes cavitation in sharp turns. All in all, it has delivered trolling speed to my boat but at the cost of performance of normal operation. Yes I can still get on plane but am limited to the trim being all the way up. I prefer it a bit down with nose up in chop and this is not going to be possible. My biggest apprehension (owned the unit for 3 weeks before installing) with installing was the relative long path to removal and getting back to normal on the anti-cavitationplate if I didn't like it. Hoping that pulling the tube is still an option. If not, I might as well just by a fishing boat. September 16, 2007
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Also will it push a 14 fiberglass well?
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These electric trolling motors mount on the cavitation plate of an outboard or stern drive lower unit, so they are completely out of sight. Because there is no stowing or deploying required, the EM motors are always ready to use. When the boat is on plane, the Engine Mount motor rides completely out of the water so it will not affect the normal performance of the boat or engine.

Minn Kota Engine Mount motors come in a power range from 55 to 220 pounds of thrust and are ideal for boats from 14 to 26 feet in length.

Recommended Boat Length 14' - 18' model MK55/EM Single Maximum Thrust 55 Volts/Max. Amp Draw 12/50

Per Minn Kota web site: http://www.minnkotamotors.com/products/trolling_motors/engine_mount/freshwater.aspx

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Use this chart as a guide for the minimum clearance required from the spine of your outboard to the end of your cavitation plate (see diagram), as well as from the cavitation plate to the waterline (13" minimum).

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12 or 24 volt?

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Minn Kota® Engine Mount Freshwater Trolling Motors item number 38-528-520-00 is a 12-volt system and item number 38-528-522-00 is a 12-volt. Thanks
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I have a 16' G3 aluminum boat with a 9.9 yamaha outboad, will this mount on an engine this small and work properly?
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The EM motor mounts permanently on the cavitation plate of our outboard or I/O lower unit, keeping the deck and transom of the boat clear.

Per Minn Kota web site: http://www.minnkotamotors.com/products/trolling_motors/engine_mount/freshwater.aspx

Engine Mount Guide
Use this chart as a guide for the minimum clearance required from the spine of your outboard to the end of your cavitation plate (see diagram), as well as from the cavitation plate to the waterline (13" minimum).

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Per Minn Kota web site:

Can I use the EM (Engine Mount) on a pontoon?
No, the boat would have to go up on plane in order for the EM to be out of the water while the main motor is being used. Since pontoons don’t go up on plane, the EM wouldn’t come out of the water and would cause too much drag.

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i would reckomend the 36 volt single motor unit, lots of torque and doesnt interfere with high speed
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I have a 22' aluminum deck boat, my 80lb. thrust Minn Koda handles it well even on windy days. I would get the biggest you can aford.
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the weight of the unit and the battery would give significant drag even if you got it all the way out of the water
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The EM motor mounts permanently on the cavitation plate of our outboard or I/O lower unit, keeping the deck and transom of the boat clear.
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Does any one have any pictures of this unit being installed on a 19 to 20' I/O and does the electic cord from the unit have to be drilled through the hull?
This is my 19.5 84 Colbalt open bow with Merc out drive.

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I installed this unit on my 20 foot open bow with a mercruiser. i used the 36 volt unit. this unit litterally does not mount to a mercruiser. however i wrote minkota with an answer. what you have to do is remove the electric motor from the bracket, take off your trim cylinders. then slide the bracket down the cavitation plate till the bracket hits your trim cylinder bolt, mark the bolt position on your bracket, measure 3/4 inch in and drill a 5/8 hole on both sides of bracket. remove teh cylinder pin and replace it with a 5/8 bolt and locking nut 10 inchs long. insert bolt through the bracket and trim tab bolt hole, now mark your 3/8 bolt holes, remove bracket and drill. mount the motor back onto bracket and mount through the bolt hole and add the 6 3/8 bolt holes, tighten 5/8 bolt only slightly and mount up. you do have to come up and drill a hole through the transom or hull to get cable through. i can tell you it is well worth it.
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position position position. i mounted to a mercruiser and found that the further back i mounted the unit the beter and the less drag it ran and presented. get teh head of the trolling motor back as close as you can to the outdrive with a single motor and you will be fine
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You will want to choose one with at least 80 to 101 pounds of thrust to be able to push your size and weight of boat.
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Does the controller have a battery meter? Or is it just basically a dial for Fwd/Reverse?
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dial for forward and reverse. meters are beter available from a forklift dealer. 24 and 36 volt charge indicators have been used on forklifts for years and are very reliable. often resembling fuel gauges for your battery
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its just a dial for forward and reverse

as for the battery I used mine two days in a row (14 hours total) and it was still working pretty good the battery voltage when I was done was 10.9
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Controller offers infinitely variable speed control in forward and reverse. Features neutral (off) detent position.

No, battery meter.
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MK80/EM (item number 38-528-522-00) will work for 17.6' Sport boat with 115 HP Mercury Outboard Engine
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