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by Vic130
Jan 11, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Electric Watercraft
Topic: Improving a trolling motor
Replies: 8
Views: 1011

Re: Improving a trolling motor

I've done some testing throughout the summer without the Kort Nozzle.

I did not get Amp readings though as the 3d printed propeller deflects too much when using ABS.
I'll have to try again next year using PLA.

Also getting the whole propeller balanced proves rather difficult.
by Vic130
Aug 23, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Electric Watercraft
Topic: Improving a trolling motor
Replies: 8
Views: 1011

Re: Improving a trolling motor

The trolling motor is a 12VDC, 55lbs (245N) thrust installed at the bow. At 12.8V, the motors runs at 1540 RPM. I want to optimize the design for efficiency at low speed (1m/s) and low noise. Ideally I would like to keep the maximum shaft power under 600W. I forgot to do readings over the last week...
by Vic130
Aug 23, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Electric Watercraft
Topic: Improving a trolling motor
Replies: 8
Views: 1011

Improving a trolling motor

Hi! I'm new on this forum although I've been browsing the watercraft section for a while. I am an avid fisherman and I usually use my trolling motor on a 4.4m deep V boat. It weights about 400kg. The trolling motor is a 12VDC, 55lbs (245N) thrust installed at the bow. At 12.8V, the motors runs at 15...