Minn Kota Electric Freshwater Transom Mount Motor Comparison

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Minn Kota Electric Freshwater Transom Mount Motor Comparison

In this Minn Kota Electric Motor Comparison Review, we will take a look at two of the most popular transom mount motors that we sell at Sea-Run Fly & Tackle. These motors are primarily sold for usage on lakes and boast a variety of benefits to the angler.

Electric Trolling Motors

Being battery operated, Minn Kota Motors are very friendly to aquatic life with no emissions or oil spills. They’re whisper-quiet which makes for a quieter day on the water, not only for you but for other anglers sharing the water. Last but not least, they’re lightweight, making for easy mounting on your boat.

There are two main transom mount models that we stock, the Endura and the Traxxis. In this blog post we will look at the differences between them.

Minn Kota Endura Max

Endura Max

The Minn Kota Endura Max, as the name implies, is an upgrade of the regular Endura. We stock the Endura Max in a 40lb thrust, 45lb thrust and a 55lb thrust, all with a 36” shaft length.

The Endura Max also offers the tilt feature and telescopic tiller. One of the big upsides to the Endura Max is the variable throttle control feature. This is especially advantageous when trolling.

Variable speed

A common thing we hear from people with fixed speed trolling motors is “1 is too slow and 2 is too fast”. Having the variable speed eliminates that issue and allows you to fine-tune your desired speed.

Another big plus with the Endura Max is the longer battery life. The Endura Max has the Digital Maximizer that draws power in a pulse. This gives you much longer battery life compared to that of the regular Endura.

The Endura Max also has a built in battery tester that lets you know when your battery is getting low. 

Minn Kota Traxxis


Lastly, we have the Minn Kota Traxxis Electric Trolling Motor. We stock the 55lb thrust with a 36” shaft length.

This model has most of the advantageous features that the Endura Max has, such as the variable speed, Digital Maximizer and built-in battery tester. The tiller arm is telescopic and can also tilt upwards.

The Minn Kota Traxxis also has a steering tension control so you can adjust how easy or how difficult it is to move the steering. It has a "quick cam" depth adjuster so you can trim the motor up or down and lock it into place quickly.  


All of these motors carry a lifetime warranty on the composite shaft and a two year warranty on all other parts.

All this being said, these motors are incredibly well built. It’s pretty rare to see any issues with the Minn Kota electric motors. They are truly workhorses that provide years of reliable service.

If you have any questions about Minn Kota Electric Trolling Motors, please feel free to contact us by email, by phone at 604-931-5044 or stop by the shop at #110 1140 Austin Avenue in Coquitlam BC.

Good luck on the water.

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1 comment


    I have used Minn Kota motors for many trouble free years. I use the Endurance Max 40 on my 10’ fibreglass dinghy. Plenty of power and the Maximizer feature allows me to use a small group U1 AGM battery weighing 24 lbs. Can troll all day long and still have power to get back to the dock. The motor weighs about 18 lbs. Compare that to a Honda 2hp gas motor at 29 lbs. My 17’ sailboat and 14 aluminum share a Traxxis 55 (22.6lbs) with a group 24 deep cycle weighing 46 lbs. The little Honda is a good quality motor but servicing it is a pain, gasoline is a nuisance as is the centrifugal clutch and lack of reverse! One word of warning my depth sounder displays noise from the motor. To minimize interference I use a separate small SLA battery. Sorry for the long winded comment but I hope you find it helpful.

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