Honest Review: The Minn Kota Taxxis Trolling Motor
The Minn Kota Traxxis Freshwater Transom-Mount trolling motor is a serious keeper that will help you stay on top of your fishing game. By helping you stay on the fish, your accurate casts will produce enviable fishing results.
There is no doubt that these proven transom mount Traxxis trolling motors do give boaters tremendous on the water boating satisfaction. This motor is the big brother of the Endura C2 and have available models of up to 80 lb thrust x 24 volts to choose from.
- Most Revolutionary
The Traxxis trolling motor was introduced in 2008 by Minn Kota as its most revolutionary transom-mount trolling motor. With the new one hand stow design the boater can by simply pulling up on the motor head fully stow the electric trolling motor.
Difficulty with stowing was once considered as a real negative with this transom motor, but the one-hand stow design has now made this a very desirable trolling motor.
- Total Control
The Minn Kota Traxxis trolling motor comes in both variable and 5 Speed models. The 5 Speed (select models) with their forward, reverse and multiple settings gives the angler total control.
- Transom Height
“What shaft length do I require” is a question often asked. It is very important to make sure that the electric motor does not cavitate. You will not only scare away every fish within your vicinity but also find it hard to get some boat speed when you need it.
With transom-mount motors if the head is submerged by about 9 inches you should be fine. Since most boat transoms are pretty much a consistent height above the water, Minn Kota standard shaft lengths will work for you.
- Bow-Mount Height
However with bow-mount trolling motors more accuracy is required. To get the right motor for your boat measure the distance between the mounting surface on the bow and the water level. Add 5 inches for rough water conditions. Add 12 inches to your waterline measurement for steering a hand control motor while standing.
- Transom Mount Guide
Transom to waterline:
- 0″-10″ we recommend a 30″ shaft length
- 10″-16″ we recommend a 36″ shaft length
- 16″-20″ we recommend a 42″ shaft length
- Bow Mount Guide
- 0″-10″ we recommend a 36″ shaft length
- 16″-22″ we recommend a 42″ shaft length
- 22″-28″ we recommend a 48″-52″ shaft length
- 28″-34″ we recommend a 54″-62″ shaft length
Remember these guidelines all work for most boats but do allow for any other factors you think may affect your boat’s performance.
Most buyers are very satisfied with their purchases. One customer who owns a Minn Kota Traxxis 45 recommends that it is important to isolate these motors from the rest of your electric circuits and use an appropriate waterproof breaker. Another owner found that for his boat the reverse performance was a little weak.
He found that the motor was great for forward trolling and was very happy with its capability of holding its position in wind and current.
Some More Key Minn Kota Traxxis Trolling Motor Features
- Comes with Digital Maximizer
- Has a new Easy Depth Control system
- Push-to- Test battery meter
- System to set the Steering Tension
- Minn Kota Indestructible Shaft
- 2 Year Warranty
These motors have not really changed much over the years, except for small but important improvements. It’s their reliability that recreational boaters and fishermen love.