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Minn Kota® Engine Mount Freshwater Trolling Motors

   

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  • 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'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.
Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 7 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by MK80/EM Minn Kota motor mount. MK80/EM installed on Larson 18.6 with 130 hp Johnstone outboard motor. There is a 13 inch minimum required between outboard fin and water surface. I measured the distance on an empty boat as 14 inches. Found that the motor prop cavitates unless there are at least 6 people in the boat. Installtion was easy, but it was challenging to tighten the SS bolts between mount and leg. Otherwise, the motor works well and has sufficient power against stiff winds. Absolutely silent and powers off and on to boat lift with no problem. Batteries last a long time - FISHING has been phenomenal! August 28, 2007
Rated 5 out of 5 by More than I expected I purchased a 24V dual composite motor and placed it on a 30' Party Cruser. It has much more power than I expected. I can un-dock and leave the marina without starting my engine. Trolling all night long is not a problem. I have yet to run down the batteries. The transom mounting bracket is a composite material not metal. The leads to the control unit and motor were long enough to reach anywhere I needed. I would not hesitate to purchace it again. August 1, 2007
Rated 5 out of 5 by MK 55-EM Installed the MK 55-EM on my 2005 90 HP Mercury last week (05/01/06) and it performed flawlessly. Pleanty of power to push my 17 foot Boston Whaler against a 15 MPH wind. The unit was very quiet and responsive and didn't interfere with the normal operation of my engine even at high speed. It did however add about 6 inches of overall legnth to my rig making it a little tricky to fit in my garage. I had to paint over the black arrow on the remote with white paint because it is difficult to see against the black background and a battery condition indicator on the remote would be wonderful, otherwise this product is a welcomed addition to my rig and nicely done. May 6, 2006
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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.

Thanking you in advance for the imfo.

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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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engine mount 2 prop versus a single prop
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i wish they stil made the 202 i would buy one in a minute. the 101 should be plenty to push your pontoon boat. especially good for approaching docks and loading your boat seeing the corded remote allows you to look over the side and throttle up the trooling motor.
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This will not work on a pontoon.

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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