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Old 02-26-2019, 12:47 PM
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Originally Posted by hensleyfish View Post
I've also been told running them wide open non stop is bad for trolling motors. I have a 110 on my 16' skiff and you can almost ski behind it running full steam.
I have a 23 ft. Bay boat which is probably lighter and has less wind resistance than the op 23 ft CC. You won't be doing any sking behind that boat with a tm. I have an 80 lb 24 V and the best in a no wind condition I can do is about 2.8 mph. I don't think there is any harm in running the tm at top speed but the batteries will deplete very quickly. It is not a practical alternative to a kicker for the use the op has described.