MinnKota RipTide 50 S Transom Mount

minnkota-riptide-50s-1MinnKota RipTide 50 S Transom Mount Trolling Motor with Tilt Twist Tiller and Speed Coil (50lbs Thrust, 42 Inch Shaft) is powerful and silent electric trolling motor suitable for both freshwater and saltwater fishing.

MinnKota RipTide 50 S Transom Mount Trolling Motor with Tilt Twist Tiller and Speed Coil Features

- Saltwater trolling motor with 50 pounds (22 kg) of thrust and 42-inch (107 cm) shaft

- One-hand stow mechanism gets the Riptide in and out of the water in no time

- Tiller tilts up to 45 degrees and extends up to 6 inches

- Adjust steering tension precisely to your desired level; five forward speeds and three reverse speeds

- Weedless Wedge 2 prop; 2-year limited warranty

- Operates at 12V

- Product Dimensions: 55 x 18 x 7 inches (140 x 46 x 18 cm); 27.7 pounds (12.5 kg)

Few Notes:


This is great electric trolling motor on gentle water. Prop is very sharp, so no problems regarding seaweed - be careful with 'weedless' props, they are sharp and can cause damage and injuries. It is recommended to put 60A circuit breaker between motor and battery - please, do yourself a favor and read the manual. With smaller boats, speeds up to 5 mph are possible, but usually, 3-4 mph are more realistic. Also, higher speeds drain the batteries much faster.

Also, on the downside, there are discussions about motor's reliability and quality - some people had issues and when something like that happen, you are usually away from harbor.

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