Newport vessels or minnkota trolling motor

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Newport vessels or minnkota trolling motor

Post by Elnino » Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:52 pm

Questions for you guys and gals, which trolling motor is better in quality the Newport vessels trolling motor or the minnkota trolling motor? I have a 14 foot aluminum boat and was thinking of purchasing a 55lbs thrust for it but I don’t know which one to get. Any advice and info will be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Newport vessels or minnkota trolling motor

Post by BentRod » Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:22 am

I've never heard of the Newport Vessels brand. Minn Kota has a strong reputation. I have a 40 lbs thrust MK for my 12' aluminum that I bought used. The only thing I've replaced is the shear pin for the prop (broken when I got it) and it's been a strong performer ever since.

Seems like Motor Guide and Minn Kota were always the main brands that I remember.

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