This motor is a beast, with so much amount of thrust. Digital maximizer present increase the power output per charge, which helps in saving the battery. Co-pilot integration is also there for better handling.
Body: Due to 48 inch of shaft length, you can easily install it on medium to large boat. The shaft length gives you a freedom to act according to your desires. Whole unit is black finished, which gives extra strength to the steel used for making the body. Co-pilot handle is there, so it is better for people who go boating in pairs. This gives one person the freedom to move freely on the boat. The whole body is light, well finished and made rigid. Motor head is indestructible, like any other boat made by minnkota.
Performance: This minn kota electric motor is an excellent performer when it comes to heavy duty. In the thrust group 55, this motor is one of the flagship in the market. Co-pilot makes it easy to handle the boat in better way. Also, it is Integrated with digital maximizer, so now you can get much more amount of hours from the same battery. When you start this motor, it immediately reach the peak level of the speed. The blade doesn’t spook fish, and rides smooth on any type of water. Motor works on the voltage of 12, but you can increase the amp rating, for increasing the on board time of the motor. This is one of the serious performer in the category, this motor speaks out performance for itself. When you install this motor and ride, you can feel the power, even on fast currents opposing the boat. Minn kota ripside 55 sp bow mount trolling motor specially designed for saltwater thats why it performs well & most powerful trolling motor.
Durability: This motor is made to last. Every component is designed so well, with industrial grade materials, that you can expect them to last a decade. The motor head is made from composite material, making it indestructible. This clearly means, no matter how harsh the water currents, this motor will be with you in any weather conditions. The blade is also indestructible, which means it can withstand heavy flows and rocks. There are no noises, no vibrations, and loose ends. Motor has clearly made a good mark in durability section, you could buy this motor just because it lasts longer.
This riptide unit is a must buy if you don’t want controls in hand. Additionally, you can add GPS system and foot control for further enhancement of the motor. Overall, this motor is a decent unit to buy, but a little bit expensive, but one time investment.