So I am looking at getting a trolling motor for my canoe but I am stuck. I was looking at the 55 for the power, but then the 30 is cheaper and uses less power. I figured I would ask you guys and see what size trolling motor you guys are using and why. The canoe I am using is a 17 foot Coleman.
I am leaning towards the 30 lb thrust because 1. Cheaper and 2. less power usage for longer trips out on the lake. I am looking to use it on mellow streams and lakes locally. But I am also planning on using it when out camping for 2-4 days at a time, so If battery life is an issue as well. Does a 30 lb thrust use that much less than a 55 lb thrust?
At Sportsmans Warehouse they have 30lb thrust Minn Kota's for $110 but then jump up to $175 for the 45 lb thrust.