Minn Kota Endura 30
Review By Ted The Bass Man
What I like about the Minn Kota Endura 30 is that you can charge the battery overnight and then take it out for a full day of fishing or just traversing the waters. I go out with the intention to fish but somedays I end up doing nothing but relaxing on my boat with some prepared food and drinks. I use my ice chest for cold beverages and to store the fish that I catch. The Minn Kota Endura 30 motor is so quiet and smooth I have the opportunity to relax in the peace and quiet, and the smooth quiet motor also provides the perfect atmosphere for catching fish.
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There are no complicated instructions involved in using this motor and I only had to reference the instruction manual once on my first time hooking the motor up. I unhook it at night to charge it and in it goes again in the morning. This motor can be used on a fishing boat up to 16 feet in length, anything larger and it is only good for trolling.
This motor attaches to the side of the boat and is capable of powering a boat for 12 hours on the first speed setting and can power a boat for two hours on the fifth speed setting. The motor usually cuts through weeds with no problem and if there ever is any slight hesitation I just up the speed a notch or two or momentarily put the motor in reverse.
There are 5 speeds in the forward mode on this motor and in the reverse mode there are 3 speed settings. You will only need the higher speeds when traveling to your destination fishing spot, after that you will obviously want to use a slower speed so you can slow down and catch some fish. The motor holds up well to winds which is better than a lot of other fishing boat motors on the market. I will say that the battery could be a bit lighter but the solid durable battery is probably what has made this motor perform so well over the years as I have had this same motor going on three years now.
I did opt out for a better prop because I felt I might be stuck on the water one day with a broken prop when I had the original one. But friends of mine have kept their original prop going on two years now with no problems.