Minn Kota® TRAXXIS® Transom-Mount Trolling Motors

   

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Volt Thrust (lbs.) Shaft Length Other specs Quantity Price & availability

24

70

42"

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Variable

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Transom Mount

24

80

42"

Speed:
Variable

Type:
Transom Mount
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.

NOTE: Image shown is for the 80-lb. thrust models which feature swept-back, flared blades. 45- and 55-lb. thrust models do not have curved blade ends, but feature straigter edge blades for wedging weeds away from prop hub.
Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 44 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by 55lb thrust Wow, what a great motor! This is my first trolling motor and using it on my 14ft Jon boat I can easily reach 10mph on a full battery with the 55lb thrust motor. I've hit numerous submerged logs with this motor while going full speed and it only has a scratch or two! I thought for sure that it would break but no, the plastic is extremely durable. December 4, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Traxxis Review Verywell built trolling motor that I would easily recommend to anyone looking to move a small craft. Very smooth operation, it was easy to set up (literally plug and play), and appears to back up efficiency claims. Great product, but I could only find on line, not in my local Bass Pro Shops store. Superior price on line, though, well under other advertised competitor's prices across the board. October 27, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Improved design Installation was a breeze. I didn't have to add extra cables or hardware. In 5 minutes I was ready to head to the lake. The new design works better than the old design. Bring on turnover and cold weather walleye fishing! October 19, 2011
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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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just bought the 8' bass baby, what size motor should i use? fishing in ponds and small lakes in central missouri.
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Get the 55. You will be able to use it on any boat, like on a rented state park boat or if you want something bigger in the future.
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Ive got 10' bass raider and a 45 lb thrust is perfect, and easy on batteries.
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