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Old 03-03-2019, 05:50 PM
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Default Minnkota shaft length

I can identify with your situation. I also bought a used boat and the former owner used a trolling motor with a 48" shaft. Now, I'm out there trolling and the wind picks up to create a nice chop of about 10-12 inches. I'm trying to keep the head of trolling motor in the water so I can move forward. No such luck, this thing is sucking air in between waves. Just before I was pushed into shore, I started the main motor to get out of there. I pulled the motor off and replaced it with a trolling motor with a 60" shaft. Problem solved.
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