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How fast will a 55 lb thrust trolling motor go?

## How fast is a 70lb trolling motor?

A 70lb thrust trolling motor will have a speed of **about 8 miles/hour** or 15 km/hr.

## How many horsepower is 55 lbs of thrust?

And here we mainly discuss the pounds to thrust on the boating field with a relatively limited thrust range commonly seen as below and not the jet engine field. So 1 hp trolling motor basically equals to 70 lbs of thrust, and about **0.6 horsepower** is a 55 lb thrust trolling.

## How many pounds of thrust do I need for a trolling motor?

General rule of thumb: you need **at least 2 lbs.** **of thrust for every 100 lbs.** **of fully-loaded boat weight** (people and gear included). If things like wind or current are major factors where you fish, you’ll want a little extra thrust.

## Can you have too much thrust on a trolling motor?

**You can never have too much thrust** and go with a variable speed. Not only is it more useful it also helps battery life. The one place that many people try to save money is on the electric trolling only to regret it.

## How fast will a lb thrust trolling motor go?

Assuming perfect riding conditions, the use of the best fuel i.e. the distillate marine diesel, and moderate load, 55-pound trolling motors are likely to attain a maximum speed of only **5 miles per hour**. This would take around two hours for the deep cycle battery charge to get completely depleted.

## How many ft lbs is 1 HP?

Horsepower, or hp for short, and foot-pounds per second are both units of power. When James Watt created the unit of horsepower, he set it equal to **550 foot-pounds per second**.

## How many HP is a 50 lb trolling motor?

So every 746 watts is roughly equivalent to 1 horsepower. Using this formula the popular Newport Vessels NV-Series 55lb Thrust Trolling Motor is rated as 624 watts at the highest forward speed and so 624/746 = 0.84 and would be roughly equivalent to a **0.84 horsepower** motor.

## Can you use a regular battery for a trolling motor?

Will my car battery work for my trolling motor? **No, car batteries are not recommended and can ruin your motor**.

## How deep should my trolling motor be in the water?

A trolling motor’s ideal propeller should be at a depth that keeps **about 6 inches of water above the blades**. In other words, the centerline of the motor and the prop shaft should be about 12-18 inches below the waterline, depending on the make, model and dimensions of the trolling motor.

## How long will a battery last with a trolling motor?

**Almost 5 hours** doesn’t seem too bad, but that is really a max runtime in ideal conditions. Reality is likely to be less. If the battery is old, damaged or not fully charged then you will not get the rated amp hours from it, reducing your runtime. Significant cold or hot weather will also reduce your runtime.