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55 Lbs Electric Trolling Motor 12V

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MSRP: $278.00  
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12V 55 Pounds of Thrust Electric Trolling Motor For Boats, Kayaks and KaBoats.

Trolling motors with electric power offer silent movement, clear environment and low prices. To make boating more affordable and save environment, we are now offering 55lbs 12V Trolling Motors that are popular in Europe and Australia.

What makes this particular trolling motor extremely unique is a 26" custom-cut short shaft to better fit transoms of inflatable boats, rafts. KaBoats, kayaks or canoes. You would not find 55lbs Electric Trolling Motor with a short shaft anywhere else. This is the only place where you can get it! See instructions below how to build kayak motor mount under $50 bucks!

Another very unique feature of this trolling motor is a tilting throttle handle with 10 adjustable positions. Adjustable handle allows it to be lifted almost 45 degree up, or all the way down, parallel to the motor shaft. This makes trolling motor more portable, compact and allow much easier transportation and storage than other brands trolling motors with fixed perpendicularly trolling handle. Adjustable angle throttle handle also makes motor operation more comfortable, because you can raise it up or tilt down.

Our 55lbs model uses 12V, with 50 Amp Max Draw. Battery Level reader built into controller housing displays accurate available battery power, and shows when battery need a recharging.

This electric trolling motor is salt water ready, and can be used in an ocean, but we highly recommend washing it out with fresh water after each salt water use to extend motor's lifespan.

To operate this Trolling motor you will need 12V Deep Cycle battery that sold in any hardware or auto store. You can get Deep Cycle battery in Wall-Mart or Costco for about $55. High-end Deep Cycle battery will run about $140. To charge battery you will also need Battery Charger, that will run about $30 to $60 depending on a brand.

Small Deep Cycle Battery for Trolling Motor. Order at Bass Pro Shops. QUICK TIP: The best set up in our opinion is to have 2 smaller deep cycle batteries instead of 1 full-size heavy one. It is much easier to separately move 2 smaller batteries than haul 1 heavy standard size battery. Small foldable hand cart is highly recommended to move full size deep cycle batteries. But, if you have 2 small batteries, as sold at Outdoor World for example, then you can use first battery to ride to your fishing destination, and once it is fully depleted, use second battery to get back. This way, you don't have to wonder if remaining juice in only one full-size deep cycle battery would be enough for you to get back.

Video of 11' SD330 Inflatable Dinghy with 12V 55 lbs Motor.

Video of 55lbs Trolling Motor with 12' KaBoat SK396

Video of 55 lbs Trolling Motor mounted on Kayak

How to build simple motor mount for kayak:

It is very easy to build kayak motor mount for electric trolling motor using materials sold in local hardware stores. Since most sit-on-top kayaks has drain holes, all you need to do is to get sturdy piece of plywood, about 40" long x 12" wide, that will act as a base. Then screw two 1" diameter galvanized pipe nipples on sets of flanges that sold in a plumbing section of Home Depot.

Pipe nipples mounted vertical on a bottom of plywood base will be inserted into matching drain holes of your kayak, to hold it from sliding. Short piece of 2x4 wood screwed to left or right side of plywood will act as a motor mount plate. Igloo cooler with battery inside will be placed on opposite side of motor mount plate, to counterweight trolling motor weight and torque.

You can secure cooler to plywood base with couple of cabin door hooks or bungee cord. You will need to move cooler on plywood base to find optimum position to provide best balance, and then run cables from electric trolling motor to deep cycle battery inside that cooler. You can also mount fish rod holders and storage basked directly to the top of plywood base, between motor and cooler.

For portable storage, you will simply remove motor and cooler with battery from motor mount, remove motor mount from kayak, and unscrew pipe nipples until next fishing trip. Please note that these motor mount instructions may vary from kayak to kayak and may not work with all kayaks in existence. You may need to improvise to mount trolling motor to your particular type of kayak.

Customer's review of trolling motor.

Instructions for building DIY kayak motor mounts and adapting of electric motor for hard-hull kayaks provided by one of our customers

Mounting a 55lbs OS55 trolling motor to a NATIVE 10 kayak:

  • cut a pcs from a 1x6 6” long
  • cut the notch for the motor shaft
  • use 2 ¼ x20x1 ½ long bolts to attach
  • cut 4 pcs 5 3/4” long from a 1x3
  • attach to the 6x6 with 1 5/8 long deck screws
  • Remove the screw at the top of the shaft and rotate the motor 180 degrees then replace bolt
  • The prop has to be installed when you launch it is worth the trouble. It’s a great ride and I can’t wait for my first tarpon or king fish. Take an extra shaft nut and shear pin just in case.
  • Mounting a 55lbs OS55 trolling motor to a 13’ Ocean kayak:

    • cut a pcs from a 1x6 32” long
    • cut two pcs from a 1x3 32” long and fasten to the 1x6 using lag bolts
    • drill 2 holes ¾ “ for bolts

    Use two 12” long 5/8/ dia treaded rod from home depot already cut. You’ll need 4 nuts and 4 washers.

    Trolling motor is the perfect add-on for your inflatable boat. When going out on the water for a day of fishing, there’s no greater tool to have at your disposal than an electric trolling motor. But there are many things about these simple motors that people do not understand, such as how long they can run on a single battery charge, or how powerful of a motor they need for their particular boat. But with just a little bit of research, you can find answers to these two all-important questions. Then you can select your trolling motor, attach it to your inflatable boat, and be out enjoying a day of fishing in no time.

    Electric Trolling Motors FAQ

    How Long Can My Trolling Motor Run on a Battery Charge?

    This is probably the most common question about these motors. And before spending your hard-earned money on one, you should first make sure you know all the facts. You probably want your motor to last as long as possible on a single charge, so you will need to look at the two important specs. These are the battery’s “amperage hour rating” and the motor’s “amps drawn.”

    The amperage hour rating is a measure of how long the battery will supply consistent amperage to the motor. The higher the rating, the longer a battery will be able to power a motor. So what does this actually mean? It means that, for example, a 100 amperage hour battery would be able to supply 25 amps of power for 4 hours before running out. Or if your trolling motor was drawing less amps, let’s say 10, the battery could power the motor for 10 hours. It’s just that simple.

    The other important piece of information to factor in when trying to figure out how long your trolling motor will power your boat on a single charge is the motor’s amps drawn. This is the “amps” part of the equation above. So, for example, if you have 80 amp battery that’s powering a trolling motor that draws 40 amps per hour at top speed, then your motor will be able to propel your boat at top speed for 2 hours.

    Where Do I get Battery for My Motor?

    Look on, Ebay, local Walmart or Costco. You will need 12V deep cycle battery. The longer batter will run the heavier it will be. You can start with 12V 35Ah small and light battery or go to big and heavy 12V 120Ah. It might be easier to have 2 separate lighter battery than to carry extra heavy big battery. You can use one battery go all way, and then 2nd battery to get back. If you get big 120Ah battery, you might also need folding hand cart to move it around. Or, you can get 12V 60Ah battery that will be in a middle. There are various options on a market. Lithium batteries while lightest around, also most expensive.

    How Powerful of a Motor Do I Need?

    This is the second most common question people ask when shopping for a new trolling motor for their boat. And it is a very important question, since the size of the motor you choose will not only affect your boat’s speed, but also the length of time you can travel on a single battery charge. When trying to figure out how big a motor you need, remember that a motor’s power is rated by pounds of “thrust,” which tend to range from 30 pounds on the low end to 100 pounds on the high end.

    When choosing the size of your motor, the number one thing to take into account is the weight of your boat. Most manufacturers say that you need 2 pounds of thrust for every 100 pounds of boat weight, which is a good guide point when purchasing your trolling motor. But don’t forget to add in the weight of the people and equipment that the boat will be carrying when you do your calculations! You also may want to factor in the types of weather conditions and currents that you will be operating in, as these can make a huge difference in the amount of power you need from your trolling motor. That’s why it’s always smart to overestimate a little when deciding how big of a motor you need to purchase.

17 lbs
Shipping Weight:
22 lbs
Shipping Size:
43 x 15 x 7"
Special Composite Shaft:
  • More flexible and stronger than other shafts
Power Thrust:
55 lbs, 12V, 50 Amp Max Draw
Rated Power:
540 W
Adjustable Depth Collar:
  • For changing the motor depth
Adjustable Handle:
  • Adjust to your desired angle by folding up or down
Speed Control:
5 speed levels for forward 3 levels for reverse
Battery Reader:
  • Displays accurate battery level
1 Year from date of purchase

I've had the pleasure of owning the 55 Lbs Electric Trolling Motor for a few months now, and I must say, its versatility is truly impressive. One of the standout features of this motor is its lightweight and compact design. Weighing only 14 lbs, it's incredibly easy to carry around and install on my kayak, inflatable boat, and canoe. This is a significant advantage when I'm out on the water for extended periods, as it allows for easy transportation and storage.

The versatility of the 55 Lbs Electric Trolling Motor doesn't stop there. The motor also offers an adjustable handle with 10 adjustable positions. This is a fantastic feature that allows the handle to be lifted almost 45 degrees up or all the way down, parallel to the motor shaft. This flexibility makes the motor more portable and compact, allowing for much easier transportation and storage than other brands with fixed perpendicularly trolling handles. The adjustable angle of the throttle handle also makes motor operation more comfortable, as I can raise it up or tilt it down to suit my preference.

The stepless speed control is another fantastic feature of this motor. It allows for seamless adjustment of speed, providing a smooth and enjoyable boating experience. The motor is also equipped with a built-in battery level reader, which displays accurate available battery power. This feature is incredibly useful as it allows me to monitor the battery status and know when it needs recharging.

Conveniently portable and easy to store, but could benefit from an optional seat attachment. Overall, satisfied with this 55 Lbs Electric Trolling Motor 12V.

I'm really impressed with the 55 Lbs Electric Trolling Motor. This motor has exceeded my expectations in terms of durability, design, and functionality. The motor is extremely durable, thanks to its robust construction. Made from high-quality materials, this motor is designed to withstand the rigors of regular use.

The motor's durability is further enhanced by its brushless design. Unlike brushed motors, brushless motors have a longer lifespan, run cooler, and are more efficient. This means that the 55 Lbs Electric Trolling Motor can deliver powerful performance while maintaining its durability.

The 55 Lbs Electric Trolling Motor also offers a built-in battery meter. This is a nice touch that allows you to monitor the battery status and know when it needs recharging. This thoughtful design makes the 55 Lbs Electric Trolling Motor not just a durable and reliable motor, but also a comfortable and user-friendly one. The motor is also designed with portability in mind. Weighing only 14 lbs, it's incredibly light and easy to carry around. This makes it perfect for my kayak and inflatable boat. The adjustable handle with 10 adjustable positions makes it easy to operate, and the stepless speed control allows for seamless adjustment of speed.

The 55 Lbs Electric Trolling Motor is also saltwater ready. This means it can be used in the ocean, expanding the range of environments where I can take my boat. However, it is recommended to wash it out with fresh water after each saltwater use to extend the motor's lifespan.

Purchased this motor to use on my Capri 22 sailboat. It moves the boat at about 3knots on full power and 2.3 knots on the 3 setting.
Totally adequate to move my boat in and out of my slip and tour around the harbor. Was able to move around my harbor, Marina Del Rey CA, for two hours at the 3 to 5 settings without significantly draining a group 24 deep cycle battery. Impressed with the power it puts out and how silent it is. Would have given it 5 stars if I felt more secure about the plastic motor mount.
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