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Trolling motors

Jimmy M.

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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?

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