When you’re out on the water, you want a reliable way to move between fishing spots. A bow-mount trolling motor might be the best option for you, depending on factors including your boat size and budget.
What is a bow-mount trolling motor?
A bow-mount trolling motor attaches to the bow (front) of the boat. They pull the boat through the water, rather than pushing the boat like a transom-mount motor does.
What kind of boat is best-suited for a bow-mount trolling motor?
Medium to large boats do well with bow-mount motors. They take up more space than transom-mount motors, so you want to make sure you have that space available. They take up more deck space due to the foot pedals and cords required to operate them.
The trade-off for this space is significantly better control over transom-mount motors. Bow-mount motors allow for far more precise steering and control over the boat. They can typically be controlled by hand, foot, or wireless remote, and come with more technologically advanced features than transom-mount motors.
Bow-mount motors are a more expensive option, and are more difficult to install than transom-mount motors. Make sure you have the space in the boat before investing in one of these motors. Once you’ve confirmed that your budget and boat can handle the bow-mount, you’ll be thrilled with the added control you’re offered!
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