All Fortrex freshwater motors feature an indestructible composite shaft that is stronger than steel. It flexes on impact and won't break, kink or corrode.
Fortrex motors provide an ultra-responsive foot pedal. The new design is easy to operate, with more room for your foot and more precise speed control.
Universal Sonar 2 features a transducer that provides interference-free sonar performance, water temperature sensing, and dual beam technology for greater bottom detail. US2 is compatible with most major fishfinders and available on select Fortrex models.
All Minn Kota motors offer extra large windings and commutators that dissipate heat, resulting in cooler operation, extended battery power, and longer motor life. Minn Kota motors have a unique bearing system that reduces friction to cut fish-spooking noise.
Choosing the correct shaft length is important so that the angler's electric motor does not cavitate, creating fish-spooking noise. The rule of thumb is that the center of the motor section should be submerged 9".
In general, shaft length selection is more critical with bow-mount motors versus transom-mount motors. Most boat transoms are similar in their distance to the water, and Minn Kota's standard transom shaft lengths should be adequate.
With bow-mounted motors, there is much greater variation in shaft length requirements. Measure down from the mounting surface of the transom or bow to the water level. Add 5" to waterline measurement for fishing in rough water. Add 12" to waterline measurement for steering a hand control motor while standing. Use this measurement and the tables above to find the appropriate shaft length.