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Posted by kanekutter
9/25/2018 3:10 PM
Are there any thoughts on a 52" trolling motor? Is it too long? I think i can get a deal on a near new fortrex 112 but i haven't had one this long before.
Posted by thegman
9/25/2018 3:45 PM
A little long is better than too short.
Posted by Aries 181
9/25/2018 8:34 PM
The head will be around 7 to 10 inches higher than you're used to. That might be a problem at night as far as blocking your bow light when deployed.

Bill
Posted by FishingwithRusty
9/26/2018 7:23 AM
I've got a 52" and a couple of 45" I like the longer tm in the summer/ off shore season
Posted by FirstLight
9/26/2018 10:16 AM
^^^^I went with a 52" too for more bite in the wind / waves fishing offshore^^^^

I just raise it up 8" to 10" when i go shallow like right now in the grass season. I was worried that when i have it raised up it would be an issue with sidearm casts but really no big deal.
Posted by silvertalon
9/26/2018 5:59 PM
The taller head on a long shaft gets in the way of my rods. Especially on a hook set. I've lost fish that way. IMO.
Posted by kanekutter
9/29/2018 12:25 AM
Thanks it turned out to be a 45"
Posted by Rekugykoody
10/9/2018 5:13 PM
I had the same question but since you got your answer already I'll just skip it . By the way, do you have any problems with trolling motor batteries? I know I had before I checked here and found the kind that fit: https://under-the-open-sky.com/best-trolling-motor-batteries/ May be worth checking if you are planning a long trip.
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