Minn-Kota Fortrex Freshwater Bow Mount Motors
Minn Kota Minn Kota freshwater trolling motors
  • Minn-Kota Fortrex Freshwater Bow Mount Motors

Minn Kota Fortrex Freshwater Bow Mount Motors

Minn-Kota Fortrex Motors have an advanced mono-arm design constructed from extruded, anodized aluminum. The Fortrex bow mount mono-arm beam operates with no metal-to-metal contact and with less torsion resistance. A single hinge point and rear pivot bearing deliver less wear, longer life, and quieter operation than competitive motor mounts.

The Fortrex Lift-Assist design features a stainless steel, nitrogen-charged gas spring cuts the weight of stow and deploy in half. The removable Bowguard 360° &trade also features a dual bearing system that eliminates noise and allows for improved breakaways from any angle.

 
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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.

 

  • Digital Maximizer Benefits
  • Extended trolling time (up to 5x longer on a single charge).
  • The Digital Maximizer speed control saves valuable power over a conventional speed coil motor.
  • The Digital Maximizer allows more fishing time on your battery charge, up to five times longer run time per battery charge, compared to the 5-speed switch.
  • With variable speed control, the Digital Maximizer allows for proper speeds to be set and maintained while trolling lures for proper presentation.
  • Virtual speed adjustments for changing conditions.
  • The Digital Maxmizer allows for fine-tune speed adjustments.
  • The Digital Maximizer allows the user to control boat speed more effectively in changing environments.

 

Fortrex Models  Item No.  Max Thrust #  Volts  Shaft Length  Mount 
80  MIN-1368660  80  24  45"  Lift-Assist/ Bowguard 360° 
80  MIN-1368661  80  24  52"  Lift-Assist/ Bowguard 360° 
80  MIN-1368662  80  24  62"  Lift-Assist/ Bowguard 360° 
80/US2  MIN-1368670  80  24  45"  Lift-Assist/ Bowguard 360° 
80/US2  MIN-1368671  80  24  52"  Lift-Assist/ Bowguard 360° 
80/US2  MIN-1368672  80  24  62"  Lift-Assist/ Bowguard 360° 
101  MIN-1368680  101  36  45"  Lift-Assist/ Bowguard 360° 
101  MIN-1368681  101  36  52"  Lift-Assist/ Bowguard 360° 
101  MIN-1368682  101  36  62"  Lift-Assist/ Bowguard 360° 
101/US2  MIN-1368690  101  36  45"  Lift-Assist/ Bowguard 360° 
101/US2  MIN-1368691  101  36  52"  Lift-Assist/ Bowguard 360° 
101/US2  MIN-1368692  101  36  62"  Lift-Assist/ Bowguard 360° 
Item No.  Control  Speeds  Digital Maximizer  Universal Sonar 2 
MIN-1368660  Cable Steer  Variable  yes  no 
MIN-1368661  Cable Steer  Variable  yes  no 
MIN-1368662  Cable Steer  Variable  yes  no 
MIN-1368670  Cable Steer  Variable  yes  yes 
MIN-1368671  Cable Steer  Variable  yes  yes 
MIN-1368672  Cable Steer  Variable  yes  yes 
MIN-1368680  Cable Steer  Variable  yes  no 
MIN-1368681  Cable Steer  Variable  yes  no 
MIN-1368682  Cable Steer  Variable  yes  no 
MIN-1368690  Cable Steer  Variable  yes  yes 
MIN-1368691  Cable Steer  Variable  yes  yes 
MIN-1368692  Cable Steer  Variable  yes  yes 
BRAND: Minn Kota
Type: Trolling Motors
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5.0

Unbeatable Customer Service !!!

By Fast492

from Oroville, California

About Me Advanced

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Pros

  • Good Performance
  • Light weight
  • Quick install
  • Quiet
  • Reliable
  • Stylish
  • Weather Resistant

Cons

  • NONE

Best Uses

  • Large Boats
  • Personal Crafts
  • Small Boats

Comments about Minn Kota Minn-Kota Fortrex Freshwater Bow Mount Motors:

The Fortrex is an absolutely great unit, and the fact that the customer service of JamesTownDistributors is second to none, makes this whole experience a reason to use them as a one stop shop for all of your Boating/Marine needs.. I can't thank you all enough..

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4.0

purchased Minn Kota 80

By Rob

from Rogers AR

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Good Performance
  • Quiet
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Boats

    Comments about Minn Kota Minn-Kota Fortrex Freshwater Bow Mount Motors:

    Good experience, with Jamestown, Thanks

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