# Quick Answer: How much HP is a trolling motor?

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Trolling motors are rated in pounds of thrust. As a rule of thumb 72 to 75lb. of thrust roughly equals one horsepower or 746W of electrical power. A typical 12V motor that draws 60A consumes approximately 720W.

## How many horsepower is a 55 lb thrust trolling?

Using this formula the popular Newport Vessels NV-Series 55lb Thrust Trolling Motor is rated as 624 watts at the highest forward speed and so 624/746 = 0.84 and would be roughly equivalent to a 0.84 horsepower motor.

## How many HP is a 50 lb trolling motor?

Pounds of Thrust to Horsepower Chart

Pounds of Thrust (lbs) Amps Horsepower
40/45 42 0.5
50/55 50 0.6
70 42 1.01
80 56 1.35

## How many HP is a 30lb trolling motor?

I have the 30lb MinnKota.. It is equal roughly to one horsepower.

## How much HP is a Minn Kota trolling motor?

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Model E-Drive Electric Outboard
Mounting Location Transom-Mount
Horsepower 2 hp
Voltage 48
Shaft Length 20″

## How fast is 2.5 HP in mph?

Here are our results. Tohatsu 2.5 Two-Stroke (\$630; www.tohatsu.com) power: 2.5 hp weight: 26 pounds top speed: 5.4 mph noise at full throttle: 84 dB-A. The Tohatsu 2.5 was the only two-stroke we tested. As expected, it’s the lightest and least expensive.

## What is the strongest trolling motor?

Minn Kota has introduced the most powerful trolling motor on the market featuring 112 pounds of thrust.

## How many pounds of thrust is 3hp?

To give you a simple reference, a 3 hp electric outboard can push a 12 ft boat with 150 kg (331 lbs) load at a max speed of 9 km/h (5.6 mph). That’s to say the 3 hp outboard motor can provide more than sufficient propulsion for a 10 ft tender or work as an auxiliary power for a daysailer of up to 1.5 tonnes (3307 lbs).

## How much thrust does a 5 hp outboard have?

A 5 hp probably has somewhere near or over 200 pounds of thrust.

## How much thrust does a 15 hp outboard motor have?

A typical displacement vessel with a 15 hp motor will have a thrust of about 200 kg. If you put a typical 15 hp outboard on that displacement boat, it will have much worse performance, since a 15 hp outboard is designed for 15-20 kn speeds.

## How fast will trolling motor go?

The maximum speed of a trolling motor is 5 mph regardless of how many pounds of thrust.

## How much thrust does a 20 hp outboard motor have?

Extrapolated to a 20-HP motor, that would be 349.3-lbs thrust…and as my first ‘rough guess’ of my 20-hp motor making 250-300 lbs seems about right…then it appears feasible that there is some form of equation for thrust, though there may be some loss factor I am not seeing as the motors get larger.

## Whats the average speed of a trolling motor?

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

## How much thrust does a 6hp outboard have?

How Many Pounds Of Thrust Does A 6hp Outboard Have? The thrust of a propeller designed for 3 kn speed (typical electric system) is *50 lbs/hp, but the thrust of a 6 hp outboard designed for 6 kn would be less than 30 lbs/hp.

## How fast will a 55lb trolling motor go?

Assuming perfect riding conditions, the use of the best fuel i.e. the distillate marine diesel, and moderate load, 55-pound trolling motors are likely to attain a maximum speed of only 5 miles per hour. This would take around two hours for the deep cycle battery charge to get completely depleted.

## What size trolling motor do I need for my boat?

General rule of thumb: you need at least 2 lbs. of thrust for every 100 lbs. of fully-loaded boat weight (people and gear included). If things like wind or current are major factors where you fish, you’ll want a little extra thrust.