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Posted: 4/17/2016 10:12:49 AM EDT
I recently bought a 14' semi-vee boat.  Right now it's human propelled (me and oars), but I would like to get a trolling motor, battery, and charger.  I know next to nothing about them, but I know I want it.  Cost IS a factor.  Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.
Link Posted: 4/17/2016 11:33:30 AM EDT
thought about gas?
Link Posted: 4/17/2016 11:36:18 AM EDT
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thought about gas?
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It's an electric motor only lake.
Link Posted: 4/17/2016 12:03:50 PM EDT
I'd stick with the oars. You need at least a 55lb thrust motor for your boat size.  It will cost more than the boat did..
Link Posted: 4/17/2016 12:07:31 PM EDT
Craigslist is going to be your friend.

Find the biggest motor you can but where you want to spend your money is on battery's.

I'd suggest 2 deep cycle or 4 6v golf cart batteries. With that kind of setup you'll be able to go all day on a charge.
Link Posted: 4/17/2016 12:17:29 PM EDT
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Go to Walmart and get a deep cycle marine battery, the big one

Minnkota trolling motor
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 1:13:00 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By John-in-austin:
I'd stick with the oars. You need at least a 55lb thrust motor for your boat size.  It will cost more than the boat did..
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Wut? I did quite well with a 20lb thrust motor on my 14 footer. You aren't going to get on plane or ski behind it but it will get you across the lake just fine.
Minn Kota or Motorguide are GTG. Get a real deep cycle battery and a "smart charger" to increase battery life.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 8:29:13 PM EDT
40 pound transom mount Minn Kota Edge.  Done.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 1:37:28 AM EDT
Thanks everyone!  Going with a  Min Kota 30, smart recharger, and size 27 Interstate deep cycle battery.  It'll be used n a small (~30 acre) lake and it should suffice when I don't feel like rowing.
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