Trolling motor

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I am thrilled that you guys have built the power supply :)

Hopping the next step is a trolling motor

I once saw a snow blower for sale 2nd hand so wish I had thought to buy it and tried to adapt it to something to make a trolling motor

Seems that would have ample power I have seen the video of it on YouTube

Please build it and we will come lol

So many people like me who just need a clean little moter to go short distance

Example me just get my 20' sailboat in and out of the Marina hate gas it smells up the boat and I could get a few extra batterys

And it would still probably weigh less than gas

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Did you see Kite Army’s YouTube video? He converts a string trimmer attachment to a trolling motor head!

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen a trolling motor request. The more requested an item the better chance it has to see the market!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled outboard motor.

Please make an outboard boat trolling motor
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You should make an electric outboard that can take two EGO batteries and has a ~1kW direct drive (no gearbox!) motor. Specs should be similar to the Epropulsion Spirit 1.0 (which I own and love). 

A trolling motor is a different beast that an electric outboard, so you really should make both. A trolling motor needs pedal speed control and a swing arm. An electric outboard needs transom clamps and twist speed control on the tiller.

I've seen plenty of fishing boats that have an electric outboard on the transom (Epropulsion or Torqeedo, for instance), and a Minn Kota trolling motor on the bow. So the two products wouldn't compete with each other, but be complimentary. 
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Put me down for wanting a tolling motor also.
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I've looked at electric motors for my pontoon boat.  Uses 4 marine 12V batteries.  I live on a lake which is a state park that prohibits elctric service at the docks, so I would have to haul the batteries up to my garage to charge.  Would be a lot easier to carry the ARC batteries.
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I have 4 EGO batteries in my garage so I searched EGO for a trolling motor. Would be great to see EGO team up with another well known marine brand so reliability in the marine environment is less of an engineering challenge.
nice boat !
I would welcome and purchase a trolling attachment for the power-head.
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I would also like a trolling motor, but the fact is that Ego batteries are not waterproof, and were never designed to become waterproof (lots of ventilation holes for the chargers to blow cooling air through).

I suppose you could make a waterproof compartment in the trolling motor case to hold the battery while in use (but what about spare batteries laying around the boat?), but I'm just not seeing Ego jump into this market.

I'd love to be wrong.
there may be a similar problem with ice auger... they have great battery, but are they design for this? can their warranty hold if they offer those products?
i love the idea, but they will probably not take the risk.
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DIY EGO trolling motor video:
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Very nice. A 90 degree tool like the cultivator might give you a more traditional "trolling motor" angle but a slower RPM which would require a different propeller pitch.
You said you have trolling attachment, but it was turning the wrong way. id love to see this with a power-head+ string trimmer attachment. (2000w motor and counter clockwise rotation. +, the engine is in the head, not the base, as with the string trimmer)