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18 reviews | 4.4 out of 5
This is the only motor I have on my 16' Alumicraft and it works very well. I would recommend getting a really good battery. I use an AGM Deep cycle marine battery (1110 marine crank amps, 100 amp hours, 200 minute reserve capacity) and get more than 8 hours out of a charge. I even used it to push my son-in-laws 23' boat at 1.5 mph just to see if it would do it.
Paid $246.00 through Walmart for the Minn Kota Endura MAX 55lb thrust trolling motor. The performance was top notch. Very easy on power consumption. Very quiet and easy to transport. I shopped around the entire internet, and Walmart had an unbeatable price.
My Minnkota 3 hp electric died after 24 years. I bought this one not sure how it would compare. This one moves my boat faster than the 3 hp motor did. Smooth operating control handle. Very pleased with this motor.
First trolling motor had a bent spinning pin. Walmart took the motor back and replaced it.
What a great motor! I just got back from a ten day fishing trip at Big Lake, AZ with my 12.6 ft inflatable boat. My wife and I went out a few times, but that was no test as she is slender. I went out with my two college age sons... the three of us are big men... totaling over 750lbs with our gear, the battery and the motor. I charged the deep cell battery every night and this motor never used more that 23% of the battery on any day! That included one day of non-stop trolling for over five hours! All the power to push us around trolling at about 35%, and to get us in when the storms started to blow without getting too wet. It is very quiet, very strong and easy to put on and off the boat. Everything you would expect from a MinnKota with the Wal-Mart corporationt to back it up! I am very happy and looking foreward to many years and many fishing trips with this quality motor.
The Minn kota endura maxx was a good purchase.very quiet motor.and it moves my 14ft heavy deck Jon boat good.
I have owned 2 minn kota 55 lb motors with the maxx technology. This motor pulls faster than my gas 3 hp and keeps going and going on an interstate 27 group deep cycle battery. Can't go wrong on the price and it's a minn kota. Quality product. No complaints.
I took this motor out in a river that had moss up to the top of the water and it cut through it like it was butter. Good power, easy to use, lightweight and fun to play with. With a standard 2 year warranty, I believe it will last a long time if properly taken care of. I wouldn't have any other trolling motor. And it left my friend with the 50lb thrust Minkota in the dust!! We both had 12 foot flatbottom boats.
I had the minn kota 30 and it just wasn't getting it done. Moved up to the 55 and picked the max since its supposed to better on the battery. I have been out only once and it was fairly windy and it did better than I expected. Worth getting. The adjustable shaft is a bit getting used to as it seems to get in the way of the bracket that lifts it up, but that might be operator error too.
battery meter s a great feature
I bought this for my husband for his birthday and fathers day,he loves loves loves it!!!!!!!
Good power for my 10 ft. aluminum v-hull and and me (315lbs.). I primarily use this motor for trolling around on a 55 acre pond. I like the built in battery check too. Highly recommended!
One battery lasted all day in the wind. Minn Kota Endura MAX 55lb. Very Impressed
My older 48 lb thrust used 2 deep cell batterys, In same conditions and both of the batterys would be dead by end of day.
Vibration going In reverse, That does not bother me.
Good value for the cost
Over all, Glad Its mine.
It really vibrates bad at all speeds, and its not as fast as my old 55lb. Thrust. The battery did not last as long it usually did and it was fully charged to began with. To make this story short, I'm very disappointed!"
In two trips I had to row back to the dock. I fish on a elec. motors only lake and have for years with an older Motor Guide. Never had that problem. I have two batteries in the boat one being an Optima Blue Top and the other an Everstart Maxx.
I find the adds amusing at best for this motor. #1, it has no reverse thrust power to speak of. Secondly, eel grass fouls it to a dead stop. So much for it's weedless claims. Battery power is down very fast. Motor Guide-----------never an issue. This boat is a Lowe 14-6.
If you buy one get a good set of oars!!!
I haven't tried it yet. It looks and feels like a very high quality machine. I was pleased when i called the Minn Kota tech support and they were quick to get me a real person on the line. They were very friendly and the reason I called them was to ask if I could cut the shaft to fit it exactly for my canoe. I was told to my happy ears "Yes". They explained that there are wires that run down the shaft, not a cable like a weedeater., which I had thought. A weedeater shaft cable you can't cut, but wires you can splice.
I am very pleased and I am looking forward to getting this thing out on the lake soon. I'm trying to find the right battery because you need to look for a battery with 180 or higher R.C. rating. That's reserve capacity, or reserve current. The auto supply near my house had a farm battery with high R.C. but it was to big and very heavy. I'm going to find the right battery soon.
Product Vibrates badly which really defeats the purpose of having an electric trolling motor.