How do I select trolling motor Thrust?
Refers to how powerful the motor is. Boat weight is key when determining how
much thrust you need. 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, youíll want a
little extra thrust.
How do I select Battery Power?
Indicates how much battery power your trolling motor requires. Youíll need 1
battery for every 12 volts in your trolling system. 55 lbs. of thrust or less =
12 volts, 1 battery 68-80 lbs. of thrust = 24 volts, 2 batteries 101-112 lbs. of
thrust = 36 volts, 3 batteries
How do I select trolling motor shaft length?
Choosing the correct shaft length is important so that the angler's
electric motor does not cavitate, creating fish-spooking noise. The
rule of thumb is that the top of the motor section should be submerged
12". In general, shaft length selection is more critical with
bow-mount motors versus transom-mount motors. Most boat transoms are
similar in their distance to the water, and Minn Kotaís standard
transom shaft lengths should be adequate. With bow-mounted motors,
there is much greater variation in shaft length requirements. 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.
|TRANSOM TO WATERLINE
||RECOMMENDED SHAFT LENGTH
|0" - 10"
|10" - 16"
|16" - 20"
|BOW TO WATERLINE
||RECOMMENDED SHAFT LENGTH
|0" - 10"
|16" - 22"
||42" - 45"
|22" - 28"
||48" - 52"
|28" - 34"
||54" - 62"
|34" - 44"
Engine Mount Guide
- Minimum clearance required from spine of outoard to end of
cavitation plate (see diagram below).
- Cavitation plate to waterline 13" (minimum).
WHAT TECHNOLOGIES MATTER TO YOU?
Uses GPS to lock onto fishing spots, record and retrace paths, command speed
and steering, and moreóall from a wireless remote with an LCD screen.
Gives you all the features of i-Pilot, plus the ability to connect your Minn
Kota trolling motor to your Humminbird fish finder for a fully-integrated
Universal Sonar 2
Get streamlined, interference-free sonar performance as the transducer and
wiring run through the motor shaft to stay completely concealed and protected.
Allows you to stay on any heading you choose and your boat stays on course
while your motor automatically corrects for wind, waves and current.
Motors with Digital Maximizer draw only as much power as you need, so they
donít waste any energy.
Built-in Mega Imaging
With a Built-In MEGA Imaging transducer get the best images of whatís below
delivered right to your Humminbird fish finderĖwith no cluttered wires, no
clamps, and a transducer thatís fully protected.
HUMMINBIRD UNIT COMPATIBILITY for Minn kota I-pilot Link
HELIX 12 SERIES
- HELIX 12 CHIRP SI GPS KVD*
- HELIX 12 CHIRP SI GPS*
- HELIX 12 CHIRP DI GPS*
- HELIX 12 CHIRP GPS*
HELIX 10 SERIES
- HELIX 10 SI GPS KVD*
- HELIX 10 SI GPS*
- HELIX 10 DI GPS*
- HELIX 10 SONAR GPS*
HELIX 9 SERIES
- HELIX 9 SI GPS KVD*
- HELIX 9 SI GPS*
- HELIX 9 DI GPS*
- HELIX 9 SONAR GPS*
- ONIX 10 SI
- ONIX 10ci Combo
- ONIX 10ci NT Combo
- ONIX 10ci NT SI Combo
- ONIX 8 SI
- ONIX 8ci Combo
- ONIX 8ci NT Combo
- ONIX 8ci NT SI Combo
- 1158c Combo
- 1158c DI Combo
- 1158cx XD Combo
- 1159ci HD Combo
- 1159ci HD DI Combo*
- 1159ci HD XD Combo*
- 1198c SI Combo
- 1199ci HD SI Combo*
- 958c Combo
- 958c HD Combo
- 958c DI Combo
- 958c HD DI Combo
- 958cx HD XD Combo
- 959ci HD Combo*
- 959ci HD DI Combo*
- 959ci HD XD Combo*
- 998c HD SI Combo
- 998c SI Combo
- 999ci HD SI Combo*
- 858c Combo
- 858c HD Combo
- 858c DI Combo
- 858c HD DI Combo
- 858cx HD XD Combo
- 859ci HD Combo*
- 859ci HD DI Combo*
- 859ci HD XD Combo*
- 898c SI Combo
- 898c HD SI Combo
- 899ci HD SI Combo*
- 788ci HD XD Combo*
- 788ci HD DI Combo*
- 788ci HD Combo*
- 798ci HD SI Combo*
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The most popular GPS trolling system now features a larger LCD screen and
more intuitive control. Get the most accurate Spot-Lock ever, plus Advanced
AutoPilot, track recording, and control of speed, steering and cruise control.
Available on select models.
NOTHING COMES REMOTELY CLOSE
The wireless system that started fishing's GPS revolution, i-Pilot delivers
speed, steering, Spot-Lock, and the ability to record and retrace paths on the
water, all at your fingertips. Redesigned with a larger LCD screen, more
options, and better controls, we've dialed in the technology that dials in your
New i-Pilot Link
Link lets you control your motor from your Humminbird or its new touch-screen
remote. It includes the most accurate Spot-Lock ever, every i-Pilot feature,
plus the ability to follow depth contours, save and retrace your Humminbird
Current Track, and return to waypoints. Available on select models.
i-Pilot Link allows your Minn Kota and Humminbird to communicate with each
other to change the way you fish. With Link, you can take command of your motor
from the wireless remote or your Humminbird. And once you do, the possibilities
are endless: lock onto spots, record and retrace paths, follow depth contours,
and more. Redesigned with new features and a customizable touchscreen remote,
it's the ultimate GPS trolling system.
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The wireless system that started fishing's GPS revolution, i-Pilot delivers speed, steering, Spot-Lock, and the ability to record and retrace paths on the water, all at your fingertips. Redesigned with a larger LCD screen, more options, and better controls, we've dialed in the technology that dials in your boat position.