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January 14, 2020, 07:10:27 AM
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alandry100

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170 trolling motor shaft lenght
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Wondering if anyone has had experience with a 54" shaft on a 170. I know the consensus is that a 60" shaft is best .. but if someone were to find a good deal on a shorter one is it ok?
79\' 170
2005 Yamaha 70 two stroke

January 14, 2020, 07:54:52 AM
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CTsalt12

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Re: 170 trolling motor shaft lenght
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2020, 07:54:52 AM »
Yeah I’ve got one.  It’s fine.  On rough days if you’ve got a 2 ft chop while using spot lock
It will come out of the water, yes.  It’s not prohibitive or a deal breaker IMO.  Did you post this question on a Facebook group too?
Jimbo
1989 175 Osprey

January 14, 2020, 08:33:41 AM
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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2020, 08:33:41 AM »
Thanks for the info - I did not post on facebook - but ... there is an Aquasport facebook group?
79\' 170
2005 Yamaha 70 two stroke

January 14, 2020, 11:22:39 AM
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Re: 170 trolling motor shaft lenght
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2020, 11:22:39 AM »
Thanks for the info - I did not post on facebook - but ... there is an Aquasport facebook group?

Not associated with this Forum.

There is one for the Boat Club site.
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January 16, 2020, 10:14:19 PM
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Re: 170 trolling motor shaft lenght
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2020, 10:14:19 PM »
Wondering if anyone has had experience with a 54" shaft on a 170. I know the consensus is that a 60" shaft is best .. but if someone were to find a good deal on a shorter one is it ok?


I have minn Kota 52” on my ‘76 170, mounted on 1/2” blocks.....plenty of shaft, including rough seas.  A 60” shaft on a 170 would stretch nearly have the length of hull and hang way over the rail when stowed....way too much shaft.  The 22-2’s mount the 60”.   
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Jason
1976 AS 170
1998 S115TLRW

January 17, 2020, 09:56:12 AM
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Re: 170 trolling motor shaft lenght
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2020, 09:56:12 AM »
Wondering if anyone has had experience with a 54" shaft on a 170. I know the consensus is that a 60" shaft is best .. but if someone were to find a good deal on a shorter one is it ok?


I have minn Kota 52” on my ‘76 170, mounted on 1/2” blocks.....plenty of shaft, including rough seas.  A 60” shaft on a 170 would stretch nearly have the length of hull and hang way over the rail when stowed....way too much shaft.  The 22-2’s mount the 60”.   

Thanks - Is that a 12 or 24V model. I am wondering - for storage reasons. I need to keep 4 type I PFD's aboard so space is limited.
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2005 Yamaha 70 two stroke

January 17, 2020, 11:39:54 AM
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Re: 170 trolling motor shaft lenght
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2020, 11:39:54 AM »
I'd suggest a 24volt. I have a 60" shaft and it does come in handy if fishing off the beach or around passes where the waves could kick up a bit. I wouldn't go back to a 54", but would certainly be fine if fishing flats only.

January 17, 2020, 06:19:12 PM
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« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2020, 06:19:12 PM »
X2 on a 60"
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January 17, 2020, 09:33:50 PM
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Re: 170 trolling motor shaft lenght
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2020, 09:33:50 PM »
Wondering if anyone has had experience with a 54" shaft on a 170. I know the consensus is that a 60" shaft is best .. but if someone were to find a good deal on a shorter one is it ok?


I have minn Kota 52” on my ‘76 170, mounted on 1/2” blocks.....plenty of shaft, including rough seas.  A 60” shaft on a 170 would stretch nearly have the length of hull and hang way over the rail when stowed....way too much shaft.  The 22-2’s mount the 60”.   

Thanks - Is that a 12 or 24V model. I am wondering - for storage reasons. I need to keep 4 type I PFD's aboard so space is limited.


24v....unless you run numerous accessories that pull big amps like a stereo, you’ll only need 3 12v batteries.  Isolate your cranking battery of course, then run accessories off 1 of the 2 12v.  Recharge same 2 batteries during storage. 
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Jason
1976 AS 170
1998 S115TLRW