Jimmy M. Posted April 3, 2010 Report Share Posted April 3, 2010 I am in the market for a new trolling motor for my jon boat. Here are some specifics: I mainly river fish using the "slipping " technique (predominately shallower water) I use my trolling motor to slow the drift of my boat as well as hold in an area ( although there are times when I need to move back upstream the retrieve a snag and need more power). I am looking at bow mounts only and wish to keep it to a 12 volt system to cut down on weight. I the past I have owned both foot, and hand control versions, both of which have positives and negatives. One other consideration is shaft length, maximum 36". I am wondering if anyone has had actual experience with shortening the shaft on their motor. I ask this because, from what I see offered out there the larger the lb. thrust, the longer the shaft. Your thoughts? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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