Think More Than Twice In Buying A Trolling Motor
The invention of a trolling motor has been a blessing to all fishermen since it powers up their boats.
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. Unlike what most people think, trolling motors does not make much noise and has less vibration in the water making it undetected to potential catches.
Another advantage of owning a trolling motor is the convenience for fishermen to never have to haul and reset the anchor all over again.
Since a trolling motor is lightweight, it can be easily removed.
You have a variety of options on how you can maneuver your boat, from foot control, co-pilot, auto-pilot or even GPS iPILOT. 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. Trolling motors that are for saltwater use have more protection against the damage of saltwater and aids in corrosion.
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. As mentioned earlier, you have the option of choosing how you can control the boat and you must take that into consideration in choosing your trolling motor.
If you have got a lot of work to do, you may choose the foot control system type of trolling motor. Trolling motors having a foot control system are much expensive and are known to have a slower response time.
There are also the hand controls which doesn’t take much space and is much cheaper. A fisherman can also choose to use a remote in controlling his boat.
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.
Determine what size and voltage of the battery you need by considering the size of the boat. You will have to choose how you would want to mount your trolling motor in your boat. If you want your trolling motor to be mounted in front you can choose the transom but if you want it at the back consider buying the bow.
The quest for creative ideas to improve the technology of trolling motors is still ongoing which makes it convenient for fishermen.