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Customer Reviews for Attwood MotorGuide VariMAX Saltwater 45 lb Thrust Trolling Motor, 18" Shaft

Attwood MotorGuide VariMAX Saltwater 45 lb Thrust Trolling Motor, 18" Shaft

The MotorGuide VariMAX Saltwater 45 lb Thrust Trolling Motor operates with variable speed and delivers optimum runtime to help you stay in the water for longer periods of time. Equipped with a triple blade, weed-free Machete III prop, this heavy-duty equipment enables you to maneuver quietly and efficiently in shallow water. The VariMax trolling motor can easily be re-positioned with a single touch via the rapid, slide-depth adjustment collar and an Allen wrench (sold separately). This item comes with a BluVis integrated speed monitor and battery indicator. Experience the intelligence of this powerful boating apparatus complete with tri-lobe extension. Fishing enthusiasts will appreciate the competitive edge you will gain from using this marine propulsion system. You'll be able to move closer to your target species for greater accuracy when casting. When your boat has come to a complete stop, raise this 18" shaft saltwater trolling motor out of the water to reduce dragging. </p
Average Customer Rating:
4.25 out of 5
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Customer Recommendation75%3 out of 4reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
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Review 1 for MotorGuide VariMAX Saltwater 45 lb Thrust Trolling Motor, 18" Shaft

!8"shaft to short,

08/31/2014
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4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Prop. Cavities. I had to remove Ht. adj. collar to get more depth. And it looks like I’ll have to mod. My motor mt. to get another inch depth. They should have made it at least 24” with that 2” collar taking up the depth needed. Other then that the motor performed great, lots of power and good endurance even in a stiff wind all tide.
The Value & Expectations ratings are low due to me having to mod. the product to get it to work proper for me!
Product Attributes:
Value
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Meets Expectations
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Recommends this product? Yes
0points
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Review 2 for MotorGuide VariMAX Saltwater 45 lb Thrust Trolling Motor, 18" Shaft

WOW even better than I thought great motor.

12/23/2012
By ,
New Port Richey Fl.
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I traced the motor the day after I ordered it 3 days later it was at the store to pick up. the people that took care of me were the best. Wish I had written their names down so I could write their names in this review.
The next day I was on the water with my new motor and my kayak, you can be sure there will be a lot of kayak men and women buying this motor. The rating should go up to 10 so I could rate it 11 very good piece of fishing equipment I love it. This VariMax 45 sw is awesome. I highly recommend it .
Product Attributes:
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Meets Expectations
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Recommends this product? Yes
Age:65 or older
Gender:Male
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Usage:Every few days
+6points
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Review 3 for MotorGuide VariMAX Saltwater 45 lb Thrust Trolling Motor, 18" Shaft

Excellent motor for a kayak or canoe.

10/26/2013
By ,
San Jose, CA
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Light weight, great performance, excellent value, but the 18" shaft is too short for my flat bottom inflatable boat. I returned it to Walmart hassle-free, and ordered a 36" shaft - 55 pound thrust motor - even better!
Product Attributes:
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Meets Expectations
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Recommends this product? Yes
Age:55 - 64
Gender:Male
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Usage:Never
+4points
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Review 4 for MotorGuide VariMAX Saltwater 45 lb Thrust Trolling Motor, 18" Shaft

Shaft too short

04/17/2013
By ,
FL
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Tried this on my Lifetime Manta fishing kayak. I use the factory motor mount for it. The motor assembly and prop hit the side of the kayak. Needs to be at least 6 inches longer. The said it was for a kayak....not my kayak. Seemed like a well made product. Took it back to Wal Mart refund was no problem. The had the same model with the 36 inch shaft and it worked fine. Plenty of power.
Product Attributes:
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Meets Expectations
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Recommends this product? No
Age:55 - 64
Gender:Male
Ownership:1 week or less
+2points
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