trolling motor shaft length?

Victor Coar

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I have finally joined the ranks of the Motored! However I do not know where my prop should be in relation to the boat? Should the shaft be all the way down? please help!
 

russ010

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I've found it to be different for every boat... I have to have mine down straight, with the prop about 1' under the boat... then I tilt the motors back 1 click to get the fastest speeds.

some guys in my club run them straight up and down, all the way down with a 36" shaft and move just as well... I don't know what it is... maybe because I fish alone in the front of the boat, so that is where the majority of the weight is
 

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I put mine down as low as I have to in order to keep it quiet. Other than that, I keep it up as high as possible to help avoid rocks and stumps.
 

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