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Any easy way to slow down trolling motor?

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flatbottomman
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Any easy way to slow down trolling motor?

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My Minnkota 30lb trolling motor works great. However, on my little boat, the slowest setting is too fast to leave on and slowly cruise the shoreline wile fishing. So, what happens is I end up having to turn it off and on, which is a distraction from fishing. Could I use a variable speed controlled for a DC motor?

4cody4
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Any easy way to slow down trolling motor?

Post by 4cody4 »

How about a small drift sock?

It’ll also help the boat track straight.


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Shaugh
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Any easy way to slow down trolling motor?

Post by Shaugh »

I've used this controller on 12 and 24 volt systems... lasted for years.. works great... quick forward or reverse... dial is like a dimmer switch.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/DC-10-55V-MAX- ... 2736d8636e

See it mounted just above the seat:
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GYPSY400
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Any easy way to slow down trolling motor?

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If a 30lb trolling motor is too fast.. you need a bigger boat! Lol

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Tinny Fleet
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Any easy way to slow down trolling motor?

Post by Tinny Fleet »

You could also tie a small bucket on a rope and let it follow behind the boat as you go. The bigger the bucket, the slower the boat.
Tinny Fleet

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