# How do I increase the speed of my trolling motor?

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## What causes trolling motor to slow down?

Reason #1: Bad Battery

A battery or batteries should be checked regularly, as they they are the most common cause of the trolling motor losing power. If your lead-acid battery is over 3 years old, you probably need to replace it.

## Can you Overvolt a trolling motor?

Re: Overvolting a minn kota trolling motor

Jeremy Harris wrote: Power absorbed by the prop is proportional to the cube of prop rpm, so doubling the voltage doubles the rpm but the motor uses eight times the power. This means that motor current will increase by a factor of 4 if you double the voltage.

## Will a higher thrust trolling motor go faster?

Thrust is simply a static measurement of pushing or pulling power, and higher thrust does not necessarily mean greater speed. Speed is a factor of prop pitch and motor R.P.M. Given motor R.P.M. under load, and Minn Kota’s 4″ prop pitch, the approximate speed that a motor will push/pull a small boat can be calculated.

## Is two trolling motors faster than one?

Will 2 trolling motors make you go faster? A dual trolling motor can increase the speed of your inflatable boat. It won’t turn your vessel into a speed boat. However, it can boost the speeds to ensure you’ll consistently hit the motor’s top speeds.

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## Do all trolling motors go the same speed?

Electric trolling motors are chosen by thrust. Higher pounds of thrust WILL NOT move a boat faster. In fact two 55 pound thrust motors will not move you any faster than one 30 pound thrust motor. … The maximum speed of a trolling motor is 5 mph regardless of how many pounds of thrust.

## Do trolling motors lose power over time?

Over time, your trolling motor will experience wear and tear. It might not use power as efficiently, so it may draw more power and drain the battery faster. It might also stop working as well, if it can’t get the power it needs from the battery.

## Can u use a car battery for a trolling motor?

Will my car battery work for my trolling motor? No, car batteries are not recommended and can ruin your motor.

## Can I run a 24v trolling motor on 12V?

24v hooked to 12v will spin for a while on a full battery but there will be no torque. You could stop it with your hand. It is like running your motor with half the spark plugs missing.

## What happens if you run a 12 volt motor on 24 volts?

If you run a 12v motor from 24v its current drain and speed will still depend on the mechanical loading. However under no load it will now run at twice the speed at which it originally ran with 12v. Heating in the motor is still related to the current – so you can still run it at its full rated mechanical load/current.

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