Minn Kota TRAXXIS Transom-Mount Trolling Motors

   

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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
good motor, bad bracket The good: The 55SC motor is powerful and reliable, typical Minn kota. The bad: The "one-handed-stow" bracket allows the motor to be locked when tilted up, but it won't lock in the "DOWN" position. Its not a prob in Forward with the motor mounted on the rear, but the motor tilts up in Reverse, or in Forward if the motor is mounted on the front of the boat, with the bracket facing backward. The Solution: disassemble the bracket and remove the cam inside. U will lose the "one-handed-stow" feature but now u can run in Reverse or mount the motor up front (after turning the head around 180 degrees). Another bad: Minn Kota cut corners on the cheap plastic bracket. It is too light and narrow to support a 55. You cannot tighten it enough to prevent it from tilting when steering right or left. Another kind bad: very little difference between Forward speeds 1 thru 4, but the difference between 4 to 5 is massive. Definitely get the variable speed model, instead of the 5 speed. The motor will probably last for years, but for these reasons, I would not recommend this model 55 and I would not buy it again. July 12, 2011
Awesome!! I ordered and received this item and when I mounted it on my boat it was making an awefull metalic grinding noise. I call BPS and was overnighted a replacement with no problem. (I can't say enough good about the way BPS Customer Service treated me). I tried the trolling motor out on a three day fishing trip and it proved to be everything it was promised to be and more. This motor replaced a Minn Kota Riptide 40 and it was like driving Yugo and then a dragster. The Traxxis has plenty of smooth responsive power and the motor is very comfortable to operate. The motor is easy on the battery consumption and I was able to fish hard all day every day with just charging at night. The transom bracket was easy to use and was much quieter than my previous motor. I fish quite a lot and we will see how the Traxxis holds up to hard fishing every weekend!! June 6, 2011
Another great product from Minn Kota whenever I rent a boat, I have always wished I had the control that a trolling motor can provide. The 45lbs model worked really well on the very heavy (and large) jon boat we rented down on Lake Cumberland in Kentucky. I'm looking forward to using it on a smaller v-hull on our next trip, as Im sure the v-hull will fly through the water on the top speed. The extendable tiller really comes in handy, as does the steering tension collar. The one handed stow is really nice as well. June 3, 2011
Great Love the motor,, works great,, lost of power!!!!!! Just takes 2 weeks for shipping,,, NOT RIGHT!!! May 24, 2011
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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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18 foot Jon boat

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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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