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troll motor for my hanko

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Just ordered a 17x5 semi-vee Hanko hull. Was looking for info on troll motor size. Would a 12 volt 55 pound thrust be large enought or should I go up to the 24 volt 70 pound thrust? Any thoughts?
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power
Just my 2 cents worth. New boat coming I would certainly not want to be under powered. I would definitely look towards 24 volt 70lb or more. You can always run it slower. Hope this helps.
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Trolling Motor
Depending on how rough the areas are where you fish also consider the length of the shaft. But at a minumum 70lb and 24v
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trolling motor
Just for perspective,my 18' Kenner center console has a 24 volt,Motorguide 75# trolling motor and sometimes fishing extreme tides in Lake Pontchartrain on the bridges requires full throttle to keep from being smashed into the bridge pilings.
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Hanko
I just ordered the same boat set up with a center console. What brand and horsepower are you powering yours with?
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24volt
i don't believe the extra weight of the extra battery will hurt, i have a 71lb 24v on my 16foot and it works really well, I have to throttle back in a no wake zone
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115 Optmiax
Going to go with the 115 Optimax. Have a buddy who has the same boat you ordered with the 90 Optimax and loves it. Great on gas...........
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115
I am probably going to go with the 115 yamaha four stoke. I heard alot of good things about them, was wondering how a 90 pushes that boat?
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floor paint or liner?
Hey Nappy and TBOY, what kind of paint or liner are you all going to use? Need something for boat on the floor. Thanks for sharing.
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hanko hull
My buddy loves his motor. Says it run about 42mph or so {always somebody faster}. It is great on gas as he runs the bay a great deal on very little fuel. About 200 hours on his so far with no trouble. May have just killed it for him with that commect. LOL.
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hanko hull
Giong with the Speedliner offered by Hanko.
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