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  1. #11
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    Re: Trolling Motor on Colorado XT

    I like it. Kind a pain to unpack and inflate everytime. Deffinently make sure to upgrade the seat!

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    Re: Trolling Motor on Colorado XT

    How do you like the Colorado XT? Im looking at getting my first pontoon and Im looking at the Colorado line. Have you had any issues??

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    Re: Trolling Motor on Colorado XT

    Here is my setup

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    Re: Trolling Motor on Colorado XT

    Make sure you get your toons to 2.5 psi! I have my full size marine battery and my wireless trolling motor in the back I have no sag.

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    Re: Trolling Motor on Colorado XT

    i have the colorado model. i mounted a 30# minn kota on the back. with a mighty max 12v deep cell battery. the boat scooted along with about 300lbs loaded. got it up to about 4 mph at its highest setting. with the seat forward as far as it goes, the rear sagged a bit. i modded the front end to mount the trolling motor on front. seat is now sitting in the middle again. the boat handles much better too. i started with just one battery but after a full day, and part of the night with the nav lights and bilge pump on a 48qt portable live well running on the lake, i had to row back to camp. i ditched the oars and bought a second battery! i still get around 4 mph with the added mighty max deep cell 12v battery and the live well filled. added about 80lbs to the overall load with the well and second battery. im now tinkering with a new back end that i can mount a 3.5 hp 2 stroke gas motor on the rear. figure i can get to and from camp with the gas and troll the spots.

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    Re: Trolling Motor on Colorado XT

    You live in an area with great access to good water. With a toon, its important to launch as close to the area you are gonna fish. This will minimize your effort to paddle or use of trolling motor so you spend more time fishing. Good area would be middle river, discovery bay, franks tract (stay within the no wake zone), etc... there good way is also to use google map to find quick simple access to backend slough. Hopefully we can hook up sometime on the water. Stay safe on the water.

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    Re: Trolling Motor on Colorado XT

    Quote Originally Posted by thukidad View Post
    I use a 40# minnkota with a 27 group deep cycle battery. This is more than enough to move any toon in my opinion. 30# is sufficient to get the toon moving.. it really depends on how you fish and how for you want to go.. with a kickboat you have a lot of control in the water so you wouldnt need the trolling motor unless your going spot to spot.. this wil save a lot on battery life on the water and thrust needed..

    Where do you live or areas you generally fish? I can point you to the right direction. With toons, you really have to becareful where you fish because of powerboats and jet skiers. Find places like backend sloughs, marina with 5 mph wake zone, etc..

    Anything else just let me know
    I live in Antioch and any help is appreciated. Thanks!!! I just picked up a Gamefisher 30lb thrust. I just want to be able to move my fat A$$ around. LOL

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    Re: Trolling Motor on Colorado XT

    I use a 40# minnkota with a 27 group deep cycle battery. This is more than enough to move any toon in my opinion. 30# is sufficient to get the toon moving.. it really depends on how you fish and how for you want to go.. with a kickboat you have a lot of control in the water so you wouldnt need the trolling motor unless your going spot to spot.. this wil save a lot on battery life on the water and thrust needed..

    Where do you live or areas you generally fish? I can point you to the right direction. With toons, you really have to becareful where you fish because of powerboats and jet skiers. Find places like backend sloughs, marina with 5 mph wake zone, etc..

    Anything else just let me know

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    Re: Trolling Motor on Colorado XT

    Quote Originally Posted by pantherfb View Post
    Well it's a 30lb thrust. Anyone have suggestions?
    What size do pontoon users usually get?
    I have an 8.5' pontoon with a 45# endura max with costco group 24 deep cycle battery. I adjusted my seat forward a little bit to account for the extra weight in the back. Troll all day and still have more than 1/2 the battery (more like 3/4). My toon can go over 4 mph loaded with this set up.

    for spots, give the DWC a try.

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    Re: Trolling Motor on Colorado XT

    Quote Originally Posted by pantherfb View Post
    Last summer I purchased a Colorado XT pontoon boat. Tried it at a local reservoir in the wind and that thing wore me out.
    I want to put a Trolling motor on it.
    Specs say 36" Shaft and 30lb Thrust max.
    I might get a deal on a 40lb thrust. Seems light

    What do the rest of the "Tooners" use and what should the Max really be?

    Also where are some good sloughs to take it for some LMB fishing? general area no secret spots unless you don't mind.

    Thanks
    Well it's a 30lb thrust. Anyone have suggestions?
    What size do pontoon users usually get?

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