fixed vs variable.

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fixed vs variable.

Post by hipster dufus » 23 Jul 2019, 07:31

as i slowly ponder my new tm, i wonder which would be best fixed or variable speed? worth the money to go variable? more failures? opinions requested. looking at a maxxum 70#maybe an 80. thanks

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Re: fixed vs variable.

Post by BigTerp » 23 Jul 2019, 10:13

I have an older 74# 24v Maxxum with variable speed. It replaced a 12v 55# Motorguide fixed speed. Besides the increased power, the next best thing that I'll be hard pressed to live without going forward is the variable speed. Much nicer than a fixed speed TM.

Also, I'd get the highest # rated your budget allows and that you can fit on your boat. I ran a 55# for years on my local river. Was constantly fighting current and many times the 55# couldn't hack it. The 74# is much more suited for my needs. But there are still times that an 80# or even 112# would be nice.
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Re: fixed vs variable.

Post by jethro » 31 Jul 2019, 08:52

I didn't even know you could still buy a fixed speed trolling motor. Get variable for sure.
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