Minn-Kota Maxxum Freshwater Bow Mount Motors
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Minn Kota Maxxum Freshwater Bow Mount Foot Control Motors

Minn-Kota Maxxum Freshwater Bow Mount Motors with feature easy-to-read illuminated directional indicators that clearly show the vessel's heading. In addition, their new foot control design makes it even easier to operate with more exact speed control.

All Maxxum models utilize the Weedless Wedge 2 propeller that has swept-back flared blades for dependable, responsive performance. Maxxum motors also come equipped with an indestructible composite shaft that is stronger than steel that flexes on impact and won't break, kink or corrode.

The removable Bowguard 360° also features a dual bearing system that eliminates noise and allows for improved breakaways from any angle.

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Tech Spec Product Info User Generated Content
Maxxum Models/Max Thrust #  Item No.  Speeds  Volts  Shaft Length  Digital Maximizer 
55/SC/BG  MIN-1368550  12  42"  no 
55/BG  MIN-1368553  Variable  12  42"  yes 
70/SC/BG  MIN-1368560  24  42"  no 
70/BG  MIN-1368561  Variable  24  42"  yes 
80/BG  MIN-1368580  Variable  24  42"  yes 

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.

Bow Guard 360° Mounts

  • Bowguard 360° breaks away on impact from any angle, then automatically resets itself.
  • You get uninterrupted fishing and an extra safeguard from damaging your trolling motor or boat.
  • Detaches for added convenience.


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.

BRAND: Minn Kota
Type: Trolling Motors
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