## What size trolling motor do I need for a 15 foot boat?

## What size trolling motor do I need for a 15 foot boat?

Trolling Motor Thrust Guide

Boat Weight (lbs) | 1,000 | 1,500 |
---|---|---|

Boat Length | Sub 14′ | 15-16′ |

Minimum Thrust | 30 | 40 |

Performance Thrust* | 40 | 50 |

Motor Voltage | 12v | 12v |

**How fast will a jon boat go with a trolling motor?**

A jon boat powered by a trolling motor can go up to 4 to 5 miles per hour, but it’s rare to reach these top speeds. In most cases you can expect a speed between 2 and 3 mph at maximum throttle.

**How many pounds of thrust do I need for a jon boat?**

General rule of thumb: you need at least 2 lbs. of thrust for every 100 lbs. of fully-loaded boat weight (people and gear included). If things like wind or current are major factors where you fish, you’ll want a little extra thrust.

### How fast will a 55lb trolling motor go?

Assuming perfect riding conditions, the use of the best fuel i.e. the distillate marine diesel, and moderate load, 55-pound trolling motors are likely to attain a maximum speed of only 5 miles per hour. This would take around two hours for the deep cycle battery charge to get completely depleted.

**How long will a trolling motor run on one battery?**

The larger the rating, the more power the battery can hold, and the longer it will be able to power a motor at a given speed. For example, a 100 amperage hour battery is one that would be able to supply 25 amps of power for 4 hours (25 amps * 4 hours = 100 amp hours) before running out of energy.

**How fast does a 12V trolling motor go?**

5 mph

Higher thrust 12V trolling motors are designed for bigger heavier boats with larger payloads. The maximum speed of a trolling motor is 5 mph regardless of how many pounds of thrust.

## How much does a 15 foot aluminum jon boat weigh?

You can expect an average jon boat weight to be about 500 pounds (227 kg). Most jon boat trailers weigh about 400 pounds (181 kg). The average boat weight with trailer is approximately 900 pounds (408 kg). In addition, the weight of fuel is about 6.3 (2.9 kg) pounds per gallon of gas.

**How much weight can a 15 foot boat hold?**

As I have already mentioned, an average 15 feet (4.5 m) long Jon boat can carry four passengers with an average weight of 150 pounds (68 kg).

**Will a car battery run a trolling motor?**

Will my car battery work for my trolling motor? No, car batteries are not recommended and can ruin your motor.