Can you cut the shaft on a trolling motor?

Can you adjust shaft length Minn Kota?

With good reason. While it is possible to shorten a Minn Kota shaft on some models, it is best to let a professional do the work.

What happens if trolling motor shaft is too long?

A trolling motor shaft can be too long. If the trolling motor shaft is too long, you risk the propeller hitting bottom or the inability to stow the motor properly. Too long of a shaft can not only damage the propeller but also the rest of the motor and the environment beneath the water as well.

Can you cut the shaft on a Minn Kota Terrova?

Cut the amount off you want. Be careful not to cut any wires when cutting the shaft. I used a small metal pipe to slide down in the shaft to keep from cutting the wires. After cutting the shaft shorten the wires and put the head back on.

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How do you measure the shaft on an electric trolling motor?

The shaft length on a trolling motor is measured from the base of the motor head down the the top of the motor compartment.

Can you adjust depth of trolling motor?

Move the motor so that it stops halfway between the stowed and deployed positions. Loosen the collar at the base of the steering system housing. Raise or lower the depth of the trolling motor. …

How is Minn Kota shaft length measured?

Measure down from the mounting surface of the transom or bow to the water level. Add 5″ to waterline measurement for fishing in rough water. Add 12″ to waterline measurement for steering a hand control motor while standing. Use this measurement and the tables below to find the appropriate shaft length.

How far should my trolling motor be in the water?

A trolling motor’s ideal propeller should be at a depth that keeps about 6 inches of water above the blades. In other words, the centerline of the motor and the prop shaft should be about 12-18 inches below the waterline, depending on the make, model and dimensions of the trolling motor.

How deep should my prop be in the water?

If you have a short shaft motor, the top most part of the transom and the lower most part of the boat should be about 15 to 16 inches. For a long shaft, I think 20 to 21 inches is correct.

How fast will a 70 lb thrust trolling motor go?

A 70lb thrust trolling motor will have a speed of about 8 miles/hour or 15 km/hr.

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Can you adjust trolling motor height?

A good trolling motor mechanic can change or modify a shaft and adjust the mount so everything fits your needs.

Can you shorten the shaft on a Minn Kota ulterra?

Can’t be done with the Ulterra. The stow and deploy is timed to the length of the shaft. Timing can’t be changed and if you shorten the shaft, the trolling motor won’t know what to do.

How do you shorten the shaft on a Minn Kota Powerdrive?

Pretty simple, four phillips screws removes the top cover and a 3/16 machine screw holds the head to the shaft. Then using some masking tape I wrapped the shaft where I wanted it cut, then dropped down 1/2″ and put another wrap of tape as a cut guide.