For the last 20 odd years fishing has been part of my life.
In that time I have learned a few things about boating and fishing equipment. I also have some opinions and preferences about some equipment. Some of them I think are quite good and others not so good if you know what I mean.
This is especially true when it comes to electric trolling motors. Like everything in life some are good quality and some not so good. There are big differences between the popular makes of motors and below I will try to explain my reasons.
There are only a few manufacturers in the trolling motor industry and regardless of what brand you see on the label it is actually made by one of these few manufacturers.
If you have been looking for a trolling motor then you should know by now that Minn Kota and Motorguide are some of the top names in the industry. Based on my own experience over many years in my humble opinion the Minn Kota is the better manufacturer and listed below are a few reasons why.
Minn Kota has spent a lot of money over the last few years enhancing their design, making it a lot more useful and easier to use. The foot pedal has improved making it easier to use and smoother.
The latest Minn Kota Models are extremely functional making these features great with no fluff.
This is one of the best things I like about the Minn Kota. These motors last for ages and under normal conditions will last much longer than many other makes. Even under extreme conditions and use they exceed the motors of years ago by a long time.
I never really worry about this because as soon as I need my motor it just works, plain and simple.
Minn Kota have stopped making their shafts from steel for near a decade instead using a composite material that makes them virtually unbreakable. You no longer have to worry about hitting an obstacle under the water and bending the shaft.
With the shart being made with the composite material when you hit something under the water the shaft will just flex and goes back to its normal position.
This is a no nonsense engineering feat on the side of the Minn Kota R & D team. Not having to worry about bending your shaft means you can concentrate on what you came for, fishing.
This one feature alone should be enough for anyone who is undecided make up their mind. Another feature with the minn kota is the weedless wedge prop which makes it virtually impossible to clog the prop with weeds.
If you are looking for a new trolling motor for your boat then you need look no further because your bound to find one that fits your needs in the Minn Kota range