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post #3 of Old 07-28-2012
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Re: trolling motor

Originally Posted by mcnabbstacy View Post
I just got an 18 foot boat to begin my sailing adventures. I plan on being in lakes here in southern California. With regulations against some of the small motors, I was wondering how a trolling motor with a 30 pound thrust would perform for leaving the ramp/dock. Anybody with experience or advice?
I had a 45 lb thrust on my fishing boat. If you have a big battery it will get you away from the ramp in calm conditions. I think mine was rated for full thrust for about an hour or so with a group 27 battery ingood shape. You may struggle against the wind or chop. Suggest you sail up wind after leaving the ramp.

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