Minn Kota TRAXXIS Transom-Mount Trolling Motors
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.
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.
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• 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
• 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
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.
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.