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Minn Kota TRAXXIS Transom-Mount Trolling Motors

   

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  • $554.99

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Minn Kota® TRAXXIS® Transom-Mount Trolling Motors feature One-Handed Stow Brackets, Tilt Extend Tillers, Quick-Lock Cams, Steering Tension Collars, Push-to-Test Battery Gauges, Indestructible Composite Shafts, and Digital Maximizer™.

One-Handed Stow Bracket
Exclusive bracket design allows the motor to be stowed with one hand—no release levers or buttons to push. In addition, the motor is easily deployed to 10 different positions.

Tilt Extend Tiller
Innovative tiller design allows the handle to tilt up to 45º while simultaneously extending up to 6''. Handle folds down for easy storage.

Quick-Lock Cam Depth Adjuster
Allows for simple and secure depth adjustment.

Steering Tension Collar
Allows for subtle adjustments while providing enough hold to vertically stow the motor.

Push-to-Test Battery Gauge
Provides an instant readout of your current charge to maximize your time on the water.

Indestructible Composite Shaft
Pound for pound, stronger than steel. Flexes on impact. Will not break, kink, or corrode. Guaranteed for life.

Digital Maximizer™
Up to five-times longer run time on a single charge. Controls the draw of power at variable speeds to conserve battery power and extend run time. Not available on SC models.

Minn Kota TRAXXIS Transom-Mount Trolling Motors 4.2 5 44 44
Nice trolling motor I would just like to state that if features are what you are after then this is your trolling motor. That stated I would like to mention that the weakest part of Minn Kota trolling motors are their composite brackets. If any Minn Kota reps are reading this I would like to recommend that the composite brackets are not what this trolling should have and a metal bracket would make this great trolling motor the best in the world. Serious fishermen will pay the extra cost for a metal bracket. I don't care how durable the composite shaft is when the bracket holding it on the boat is weaker. This is the area that fishmen who buy this trolling motor need to be concerned with. I broke my last Minn Kota mounting bracket just trying to tighten it to bow of my boat so it would stop trying to dismount when under full power turning to the left or right. Not good. Now if Minn Kota would use a mounting bracket like Motorguide then Minn Kota would be the only transom mount motor to buy. Hint to Motorguide. Start using composite shafts. Give your motors features like Minn Kotas like tilt extend tillers and such. With your wonderfull mounting brackets you guys would rock. Time to get out of the 80's and catch up. March 10, 2011
great product great price great product great price fast shipping good negociation May 18, 2010
Traxxis 45 I recently bought a 12ft jon boat that has been all decked out for fishing. Trailer, swivel seats, Garmin Fish Finder, Anchor mate, and a bow mounted trolling motor. Great set up except the bow mount motor. If I go out by myself, (I'm 250lb) the back of the boat sticks out of the water. LOL. So I decided to get a transom mount to replace the 1992 Minn Kota 33lb bow mount. I bought a Traxxis 45 5 speed. First thing I noticed was the prop was not the Wedge2 that it was supposed to come with, and it was an inch smaller in dia. than the bow mount. It mounted fine and I really like the one hand tilt and stow feature. I get out on the lake and all seems fine. 1-4 speeds are good for trolling, and 5 really moved me along. Then I go through some weeds, (grass type) the prop gets completely tangled. Arrgh! This happened all day. Then, as I'm all the way on the opposite side of the lake from the boat launch, with a good head wind to boot, the power drops to 10% of what it was. Thought it was the battery. Checked it with the Traxxis charge indicator, it was 1/2 to 3/4. Then I noticed the off position was acting like forward 1. Something was wrong with the wiring in the handle. After an hour of paddling with the motor barely pushing I made it back. I think I'll trade it in on an Endura C2 30/30. Simpler motor, least stuff to brake. I hope this was a fluke as I trust Minn Kota to be a reliable, well built product. October 31, 2011
Good motor, BUT......... I ordered this trolling motor to fish a series of smaller lakes where in live in FL. I had hoped to get it by the weekend and sure enough it arrived on a Sat. so I quickly took off the old trolling motor and added the new one. I hooked the terminals up, reached over and checked the battery charge meter on the top of the motor and got a full red read out, reached over to twist on the motor to see it in action and........ NOTHING! So after about an hour of messing around with it, i realized i was not about to fix what was making it not run/broken. I did not get a receipt other than the on line one, and printed on the box states plainly, "call minn kota" for issues or to arrange for return". or something like that. So there went using the motor that weekend! I waited until monday and called the minn kota's 800 line at work as THEY ARE NOT OPEN ON THE WEEKEND, and got to wait for 30 minutes to actually talk to someone, who in about 30 seconds told me to I needed to take to minn kota authorized dealer in my area to have him make the call on replacing it or fixing it. He was only 38 miles away. Think about that. For the honor of spending three or four hundred dollars, waiting on a brand new motor, it arrives and it does NOT work. I then get to take time out of my business day, drive it across town, then wait about 8 days for a call back to inform me of what i need to do then. WOW. It turns out it was fiixed in the shop and does run well, I am happy with the motor to this point, but to punish the customer and just assuming anyone can run all over town to fix an issue that NEVER SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE TO BEGIN WITH, was very "off puting" to say the least! July 21, 2010
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I have an '18 fiberglass I/O. I need to know if the tiller handle will clear the transom, and how easy it is to reach it when the bracket is in the lowered position. The bracket is made for an outboard up to 15hp, steered at the helm with a connecting rod to the main outdrive. I want to steer with the tiller so I can tend to my fishing rod at the same time. Thank you.
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Hi, per the manufacturer we are not sure exactly what you are asking. We would suggest calling the manufacturer technical department at 800-227-6433. Thank You!
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The "sc" models do not offer variable speed.
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The 45 is a varible speed, the 45SC is a speed coil model,
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my brother and I are planning on getting one of these for our hobie kayak. We need something to push us around faster while we spearfish. Would 50# thrust push around 300lbs fast? Fast would be 8mph +? and also how long does the battery last if you're cranking it?
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Not to be funny but fast is relative. I have a 12 ft inflatable and it pushes me pretty well. your boat is slimmer and more aro dynamic so I would say yes it would push pretty well. It is a great motor and holds a charge a long time.
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The max weight an 80-pound thrust trolling motor would push is 4000 pounds. 50 pound of thrust would work with a max weight limit of 2500 pounds.

Horsepower: Generally, 1 HP = 15lbs of thrust (approximately)

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Was just wondering what type of deep cell battery to use with the Traxxis 55 36". Suggestions would be great.
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I use a Optimpa blue top battery. They are expensive, but I can run the trolling motor all day, and still have enough juice to start the big motor.
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how much thrust, how long for shaft, and bow or transom mount
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55lb,42inch shaft,
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The recommended minimum thrust for a 14’ boat is 35 pounds. 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.

Bow Mount:
• Pulls boat through the water
• Offers most maneuverability and control
• More popular for medium to large fishing boats
• Requires flat deck/area to mount
• Hands-free option

Transom Mount:
• Pushes boat through the water
• Less expensive than bow mount TM
• Popular for smaller boats, including canoes, personal pontoons, duck boats, etc.
• Easy to mount—clamps to stern
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Power props MKP-2 Item number 38-546-824-00. Thanks
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I think a 30lb thrust motor is very effective on a 12' jon boat.
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With a 12-14 foot boat length, you will want to have at least 35 pounds of thrust and see chart below for shaft length.

Shaft: Measure from the mounting surface to the waterline. For rough water conditions, add 5” to the waterline measurement. For hand-control trolling motors, add 12” to Recommended Shaft Length.
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It's not that heavy. Maybe 30#. At middle age, I handle the motor with one hand.
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We offer two units with a 45lb with a 36” shaft: item number 38-532-594-00 has a shipping weight of 25 pounds and item 38-532-593-00 has a shipping weight of 24 pounds.
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I have an 18 1/2' Fisher with a 120 HP motor...would the 80 lb thrust be sufficient to troll? What HP equivalent would that be?
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You are trying to relate two separate and unrelated concepts. First, your 120 HP motor is designed to be a primary power source. The trolling motor is only designed for slow maneuvering although it can function as primary power for small boats in light current while traveling over relatively short distances.

The conversion between mechanical horsepower and electrical power is: 1 HP = 735 Watts.

The main motor is rated in horsepower because it is designed to be run continuously if necessary. However, the trolling motor is rated in pounds of thrust because it is designed to be operated intermittently.

I think an 80 pound thrust trolling motor would do the job for you but a 55 pound thrust motor would also work. The primary difference would be the maximum speed which you could achieve.

Look at it this way. How many pounds of force do you need to use to push your boat when it is sitting in the dock? A 20 pound push will move the boat but not very far or very fast. A 50 pound push will really get it going but to keep it going, you need to keep pushing. This is the thrust effect of the electric motor. The 80 pound motor should give you excellent results.

I have a 16' Lund with a 50 HP outboard and a 55 pound MinnKota Terrova. With this setup, the trolling motor has power to spare, even in strong current.
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One horsepower is approximately equal to 15 pounds of thrust, so if you take the amount of thrust divided by 15, you should be able to determine the approximate horsepower.
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I am getting an 18 foot Jon boat and the trolling motor will be the only power source. Boat weight is 475 lbs, max weight capacity is 1,375 lbs, beam is 75 inches. Would a 55 lb 12 volt Traxxix transom mount be enough? Also what size battery would be needed?
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I use the 55lb 12 volt Traxxix on a Tracker ProGuide V16 (approximatley 2200 lbs with the 60 horse Merc) It pushes this boat just fine for trolling and slow movements. If it's your only motor, and you need to cover a lot of real estate, you might want to step up to a higher thrust, but you would also need a 24volt system.
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sure. a 29m battery would last longer than a 27m or 24m. bigger the number the more plates it has which makes it bigger and last longer.
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