Think More Than Twice In Buying A Trolling Motor
Trolling motors amps up the power of either a fishing boat, cruise boat or even a kayak.
Gone are the days where boats were run by gasoline-powered motors with the invention of the trolling motors, the speed, stability, maneuverability is improved and it is healthier for the environment. Trolling motors are convenient since they are not noisy.
Another advantage of owning a trolling motor is the convenience for fishermen to never have to haul and reset the anchor all over again.
The trolling motor can be easily removed when not in use considering that it is a self-contained unit.
Fishing with a trolling motor would take you to exciting new levels with its long-list of controls you can do. You should know that there are a lot of different types of trolling motors sold in shops, that is why it is important to know which one is ideal for you.
The first question you would be asked when going to the store is on what type of water would you use it for. It is required for a trolling motor for saltwater use to have extra protection against the harsh saltwater.
You would not want to use your freshwater trolling motor when fishing in the saltwater, they may be more affordable but using a saltwater trolling motor would save you expenses for the repair. A fisherman must decide on how he wants to control the boat by taking it into consideration before purchasing a trolling motor.
Foot control system is convenient since it can give the fisherman the freedom to do other tasks with his hands. Foot control system trolling motors are reported to have a slower response time and are much more expensive.
There are also the hand controls which doesn’t take much space and is much cheaper. Using a remote control to maneauver a boat is also an option which is convenient if there are strong winds and big waves making it difficult to stand.
The longer your boat is, the longer the shaft of the trolling motor you need, and the shorter your boat is, the shorter the shaft of the trolling motor you need.
You must also consider the thrust of the trolling motor which is the measurement of how much the motor can propel the boat through the water.
The size and voltage of the trolling motor battery should be considered. On how you would want to mount your trolling motor in your boat is also a thing to consider since there are two options, the transom, and bow. Bow mounted trolling motors are installed at the back of the boat while transom mounted trolling motors are installed in front.
The quest for creative ideas to improve the technology of trolling motors is still ongoing which makes it convenient for fishermen.