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Trolling motor for a 2014 FD198 OB

I have a new FD198 OB ordered. I also have a new Minnkota Edge 55 (12v) that was given to me. Based on my research, it sounds like the power of a 55#, 12v trolling motor may be marginally ok for a FD198. Will the Minnkota Edge 55 control this boat ok? If you have concerns, what are they?


  • nquirknquirk Member, Moderator Posts: 674 ✭✭✭✭

    Here is a recent thread with a bunch of information I've provided to another member on here.  I have a SS188 and its running a 12V 55# thrust PowerDrive V2.  It allows me to navigate around shoals, cross the bay (less than half mile across) and move with ease, however in a strong current or medium to heavy wind I would consider it a little undersized.  But, because of how I fish, it does just fine and suspect if you'd be using yours in a similar fashion it would be similar.

    2010 Hurricane SS 188 OB
    2010 Mercury Optimax 200HP / Mercury SS High Five 19P
    2010 Trailmaster SC trailer
  • bruceroyerbruceroyer Member Posts: 2
    Thank you nquirk. It is reassuring to know that you are running the same size motor on a similar size boat.
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