Rebate MotorGuide® VariMax™ Great White® Saltwater Hand-Control Bow Mount Trolling Motor

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24

75

50"

Speed:
Variable

Type:
Bow Mount

24

75

60"

Speed:
Variable

Type:
Bow Mount
  • Legendary Great White corrosion protection and durability
  • Large diameter 1-1/4'' stainless steel shaft for greater strength, corrosion resistance, and durability
  • Powerful 3-1/2'' diameter VariMAX Digital Motors run cooler and last longer
  • Revolutionary push/pull, forward/reverse speed adjustments
  • BlueVis™ integrated speed and battery indicator
  • Taper-Lock mount with 7-point adjustment eliminates slack
  • One-touch rapid slide-depth adjustment collar
  • Extending tri-lobe soft-touch handle
  • Easy to adjust with a simple allen wrench, the VariMAX's head can be repositioned for placement on the bow, transom, or even the side of your boat
  • Machete III Prop is quieter and has a smaller diameter than two-blade designs for ultimate shallow water performance    
MotorGuide VariMax Great White Saltwater Hand-Control Bow Mount Trolling Motor's digital variable speed control minimizes amp draw and maximizes fishing time allowing you to fish up to 3-1/2 times longer than a 5-speed motor allows.

ETT = Extending Twist Tiller Steering
12 volt VariMAX Trolling Motors include a one-year manufacture's warranty; 24 volt motors include a two-year warranty.
Rated 2.8 out of 5 by 12 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Never a problem I have had this unit for 6+ years. It is on an 18 ft. flats boat used primarily in salt water about once a week plus several 3-5 day trips annually. It replaced a 24 volt 70 lb., unit that needed repairs. I use an AGM 12 volt battery with 103 amp hrs. I have never had the first problem with the unit and I troll almost continually for 4- 8 hours per day each trip, it is rarely turned off when on the water. It easily pulls my approximately 1500 lb. boat thru all but the strongest tides. The variable speed is an invaluable upgrade over the fixed speed units. July 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by best accessory to my boat Recently I had to update my saltwater trolling motor. After some shopping and checking online for features, brands, and complaints I decided on the Motoruide varimax. I spend 2-3 times weekly on the water. I really like the feature of having different speeds instead of being locked into certain ones. The motor runs smooth and quite and we have been catching fish. Besides the variable speed feature it has more than enough power to push my boat around in some fast moving waters as well as extremely shallow areas. I would purchase another Motoguide after my experience. April 29, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Poor Quality Purchased for my saltwater skiff, second time out it quit and had to have the "head assy" replaced. Repair area is a one hour drive so costly to me and without my skiff for a week. Better think twice before buying this product March 26, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by not worth it My 55lb is one year old and the speed control or handle is shot. Not sure which is screwed up but it work when it wants and sometimes just decides to go full speed when your just sitting there fishing. I will be taking it back to see if they will refund me but I doubt it.... Will probably have to get it repaired and deal with the same problem in the near future. June 11, 2012
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also is it advisable to parrallel two batteries together for longer run time?
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The new AGM deep cycle batteries come in 103 amp hour sizes. This will give an hour of full power for each lb of motor thrust. ( per the Minncota web site ) So on a 50 lb thrust motor you will get approx. 2 hours of run time. I get over 8 hours of trolling on a 50 thrust motor on a 1500 lb flats boat, but rarely have to use full power. I have run two smaller batteries in the past with 140 + combined amp hours. This gives longer run times.
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a 24V system will have to be run in series, with two 12V batteries...
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We have a Carolina Skiff and go out on the ICWW. The boat is 19-20' . This will be a gift. I want to be able to get in shallow waters without using our big motor. Suggestions????????????
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Don't buy a Varimax! Get a different model.
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The Vari-Max is a good motor. I purcheased the 55lb. thrust for my 16ft. For 19-20ft range I would go to a higher thrust.
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LxWxH: 67.0 22.0 8.0 in.
Girth: 60.0 Length+Girth: 127.0
Weight: 48.000 FedEx L+G: 127.0
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LxWxH: 67.0 22.0 8.0 in.
Girth: 60.0 Length+Girth: 127.0
Weight: 48.000 FedEx L+G: 127.0
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you can run the 50lb thrust but will be using the higher speeds most of the day in windy conditions. This will also limit the battery life for each use. If the boat is a 19ft center console I would go with the 75lb thrust.
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depends on how much water current you are in. if just out on a lake,it will work great.i've had one on a 25ft pontoon with no problems unless i was out in saltwater with the tide changing
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not a regular foot controller.. but if you have a sneek boat with a pulley system then yes you could adapt it.
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the base of trolling motor mount is 5 3/4" wide by 24 1/2" .. pretty much standard for a bow mount. and it's very strong
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Unfortunately, that's not an option. However, this trolling motor is available for purchase in stores.
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There are no photos of the foot. How is it different than the foot of the other GW saltwater series, if any? Same materials and coatings? Please advise. Thanks.
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The tech at the warranty center says the lower unit is the same. It's just the head is different with the varimax
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From a coating perspective, the VariMAX SW is very similar to all other MotorGuide SW motors. There is a special coating and painting process used for corrosion protection. There is also a large sacrificial anode on the column, just above the Lower Unit for maximum protection. The columns are also made of Stainless Steel.
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