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Beyonce
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   Old Thread  #13 28 Jul 2023 at 10.18pm    Login    Register
If the water you plan to fish is weedy I would go for a 55lb for a bit more grunt. You can rip through surface weed if you need to and the MK weedless props are magic. If you donít want to spend MK money on a 55 then you can bodge the prop onto a bison as they are pretty much a direct rip off of the Endura.
Dippedtips
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   Old Thread  #12 28 Jul 2023 at 2.43pm    Login    Register
Iím using a 55 lbs on my 245 witch works nice on big pits when the wind picks up
oldgeezer
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oldgeezer
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   Old Thread  #11 27 Jul 2023 at 3.11pm    Login    Register
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Thinking of getting the 30lb minn kota for my 160

Perfect size right choice IMO for that size boat
essesxandy
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essesxandy
   Old Thread  #10 24 Jul 2023 at 7.36am    Login    Register
I've had a 55lbs Bison motor and a couple of leisure batteries for a few years now and they've been flawless. I have them on an 11ft Newbourne Sniper, which isn't a light boat, and even when loaded high with tree cuttings I hardly ever come out of speed one for pottering around. Used like that a battery will last ages. Start charging about at higher speed/power and battery life is way, way less. Sort of obvious, but worth thinking about in actual use.
Gashman
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Gashman
   Old Thread  #9 23 Jul 2023 at 4.17pm    Login    Register
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Thinking of getting the 30lb minn kota for my 160
oldgeezer
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oldgeezer
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   Old Thread  #8 21 Jul 2023 at 11.28am    Login    Register
On my 230 boat I have a Minn Kota 30lb and its perfect unless your going to use it on a river as its nice and light to carry and very good on battery and certainly plenty of power
if you can afford the expensive lithium battery that are amazing ?

if not Then I would go for 2 x Leisure Batteries 75ah/85ah you can get a pair for around £100 and I used to use one and the other stayed on a solar panel

I did loads of trips of a few weeks without any problems the trouble with a big single lead acid is the tremendous weight
and the time it takes to recharge it
you can end up with muscles like hercules or bollix like a camel !!
Hudson
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Hudson
   Old Thread  #7 20 Jul 2023 at 6.32pm    Login    Register
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I recent got a 2.4m and I bought a 40lb bison motor and 100Ah ecoworthy lithium.

Nothing to compare it to but both were at the reasonably priced end of the market.

Used for a week in France baiting up, landing fish and placing rigs. And of course scouring the lake in the first day. Didnít need to charge the battery. Plenty powerful enough. Even had 3 of us in the boat at one point for a laugh
Cam
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Cam
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   Old Thread  #6 20 Jul 2023 at 5.33pm    Login    Register
Moved to Boat section
Carpmanspen
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   Old Thread  #5 20 Jul 2023 at 3.02pm    Login    Register
Thanks guys I never realised we had a boat section!
oldgeezer
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oldgeezer
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   Old Thread  #4 19 Jul 2023 at 10.13pm    Login    Register
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Try posting it in the boat section
and have a read tru lots of info there
framey
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framey
   Old Thread  #3 19 Jul 2023 at 8.38pm  1  Login    Register
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I want to get one of these

https://www.epropulsion.com/


The_Andyman
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The_Andyman
   Old Thread  #2 19 Jul 2023 at 8.38pm  2  Login    Register
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Some useful info in the boat section
Carpmanspen
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   Old Thread  #1 19 Jul 2023 at 8.26pm    Login    Register
So Iím about to pull the plug on a 230 boat and Iím very new to it all, so would like help choosing a reasonably priced outboard and battery if anyone has any info or recommendations it would be great!

Thanks in advance!
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