Tom Kirkman wrote:
I wondered, as I've found that a 55 lb thrust motor will not push the PA any faster than a 30 lb thrust motor if they're both running the same prop. Either will spin the factory props at the same maximum RPM.
The only way to get more speed out of the larger motors is to move to a prop with a higher pitch. Otherwise you're not gaining anything. The PA will indeed move at more than 7 MPH, but not with the factory props offered by MinnKota or Motor Guide. Those props are designed to push 800 lb+ vessels. Thus the shallow pitch.
My guess is that if you switch to MPH you're going to find that you're running between 4 and 4.3 MPH.
Tom I managed to get to 4.6 MPH
but at that speed it really starts to drain the battery very quickly. I dropped the motor down deeper and its out of the way and more comfortable to fight fish with.
I am using a 33AH deep cycle battery. What size batteries are other motorized Pro Anglers using?