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Looking at maybe getting a new trolling motor for next years fishing season. I will get by this year with what I have. I am looking to get something with a little more thrust to pull my 17' lund. My question is can you have a shaft that is to long. I think I have a 50" now and am looking at maybe a 60-65" model. Will it hurt to go longer. On days when it is not all that bad my motor still works its way out of the water.

Ok I left that open to some got shots lets see if we can keep it clean.

Thanks for any input.

JT
 
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I don't think 60" is too long for your boat, especially the way you use it for all that open water walleye fishing, I think 60" is probably about the optimum.
 

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Thanks Don/Ken

Anyone ever try the new Motor Guide motor with the contour guide. I think it is the PTS model that allow you to set a depth and it will follow that depth/line.

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You won't notice the difference in length as much as you will in power, get the biggest you can afford. I have the 65lb. auto pilot minnkota and would definatly recommend it, but I wish I had the 74lb. or even 100lb.
 
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