You want enough thrust to be able to hold you in the wind, or to make headway against the wind. Personally, I consider 30 pound thrust to be the minimum. Equally important, is the adjustability of that thrust. With my last canoe, I had a motor that had five speeds, and I always seemed to need a speed that was halfway in between two of those available. I don't know whether there are motors out there with infinitely adjustable speed, but that would be really important to me.Koldkut said:How much thrust do you run for a trolling motor on your personal pontoon? I'm looking around and I've seen a 30 pound thrust transom mount minn-kota trolling motor at walley-world for $99, and a 40 pound thrust for $170.....
This.kirbydog said:Get the biggest one you can afford. Ponton boat ride high and catch alot of wind.
I wouldn't get less that 55 lb.
You'll never say-"I wish my TM wasn't so powerful".