Minn Kota® Riptide® SF Bow Mount Trolling Motors
I was expecting alot more from this trolling motor. This had more thrust than our previous one and since it is new we expected some noise reduction. Our previous motor has about 12 years on this brand new one and it is smaller/quieter as well. For the price, I am not impressed and was expecting more power and a quieter motor.
August 12, 2013
Good troller but has issues
I just purchased a new Big O bass boat made in Florida with the new 80 lb hand control 62" shaft motor. In Florida lakes, there is more grass and stuff you can shake a stick at. With the delay start on these motors, if your in the thick stuff you cant get out with out lifting and cleaning the motor every time. I hope our local trolling motor guys can by pass the slow start. If not I will be getting another trolling motor. If your looking for a great bass or flats boat check out the Big O boats in Okeechobee.
July 31, 2011
I had one of these on a 24 ft Fish Master boat/225 Suzukki to replace a very unsatisfactory Minn Kota 24 volt Rip Tide Remote control trolling motor. It was a great motor and moved this big/heavy boat with ease...was good on batteries also
October 21, 2010
Wonderful trolling motor,,but needs to be mounted very level,,side to side, and front to back,,,had to replace in side guide bushings inside of mount several times, i had to finally polish the outside of the mono arms sharp edges rubbing the bushing guides, if they catch the pull the bushings out after one time of catching..otherthan that it is great.
September 5, 2009