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Old 02-24-2012, 07:29 AM   #1
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Default Trolling motor shaft length

Ordered a 22 Sea Hunt bay boat on Monday. What length trolling motor shaft, 54 inch or 60 inch? Looking at the Minn Kota Riptide 80 st 24 volt.
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do a 60.
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60.......your back will thank u in rough water.
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Get the longest out there which I think is 60". I have a sea pro 206 with a 60" riptide and even then the blades will come out of the water in choppy water.
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60 for sure. Sea Hunts have a pretty high bow on their bay boats. I suggest Minnkota model with the ext/tilt handle, especially if your a tall guy.
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You're looking at the remote-controlled TM's right - that's the RipTide ST series.....

I have a SeaHunt BX24, which may have a slightly higher bow than the BX22, but I would not want less than the 60" (I also have the Riptide ST 80, 60"). I generally keep it within a few inches of fully deployed. If I get in really skinny water I can pull it up as needed - there are times when I'm catching bait that I'll run it aground and need to go up and lift it and back out.....

If you're looking at the manually controlled units, then absolutely get the 60"

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