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Riptide Saltwater Transom Mount Trolling Motors

Riptide® Transom steps up to the rigors of saltwater and never backs down.

  • Control: 6" Telescoping Handle 
  • Prop: Power Prop, Weedless Wedge 2
  • Composite Shaft: Yes
  • Digital Maximizer: Yes (select models)
  • Warranty: Two-Year 

A remarkably simple, one-hand stow mechanism gets Riptide Transom in and out of the water in no time. Just pull up and forward to stow the motor with no buttons or release levers. Then when it’s time to go, use the easy-access thumb release to deploy Riptide Transom into any of ten different positions.

The innovative collar above the Riptide Transom mount allows you to adjust steering tension precisely to your desired level. Keep it loose for effortless steering or tighten it down to keep Riptide Transom in place, allowing for true vertical stowing.

Quick-Lock Cam Depth Adjuster: This easy-to-use adjuster lets you change depths simply and securely, and it locks in tight to keep your motor right where you want it.

6" Telescoping Handle: Riptide Transom Mount Motor’s innovative, comfortable telescoping handle provides comfortable, easy steering.

Get an instant “state of charge” with this easy-to-read gauge.

Digital Maximizer™ controls and optimizes power to extend battery life and reduce damaging heat. You’ll stay on the water up to five times longer on a single charge. SC versions of this motor feature five variable speeds (forward, reverse). V versions include Digital Maximizer™.

Riptide motors are impervious to saltwater’s corrosive effects, thanks to premium-grade marine alloys and aluminum upper arms. Metals undergo a rigid multi-step cleaning process before being anodized or coated with a special zinc dichromate armor plating. All components are then finished with a durable 5-mil TGIC polyester, powder coat paint. When it’s all done, you’re left with unequaled corrosion protection.

Marine-grade urethane fully encapsulates Riptide control boards to protect the electronic circuitry. Also, all electrical connections are sealed with liquid-tight heat shrink tubing to form an impregnable barrier against saltwater.

Galvanic corrosion occurs when two dissimilar metals come into electrical contact through saltwater. Riptide fights back with a patented sacrificial zinc anode, a composite shaft and properly balanced materials that are close in electrical potential. The result is a motor that’s completely protected from saltwater’s destructive forces.

Pound for pound, their composite shaft is stronger than steel. It flexes on impact and won’t break, kink or corrode. That’s why we’re confident enough to make it the only trolling motor shaft that’s guaranteed for life.

Nothing runs cooler or more quietly than a Minn Kota®. Extra large windings and commutators dissipate heat, resulting in cooler operation, extended battery power, and longer motor life. And the unique bearing system reduces friction to cut fish-spooking noise. So quiet, they’ll never hear you coming.

Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
Riptide 40/SC/T Salt Water Transom Mount Trolling Motor, 40 Lbs. Thrust, 30" Shaft 15106396 1363841
In stock online.

$239.99

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Riptide 45/SC/T Salt Water Transom Mount Trolling Motor, 45 Lbs. Thrust, 36" Shaft 15106404 1363844
In stock online.

$259.99

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Riptide 45V/T Salt Water Transom Mount Trolling Motor, 45 Lbs. Thrust, 36" Shaft 15106412 1363845
Ships when available.

$279.99

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Riptide 55V/T Salt Water Transom Mount Trolling Motor, 55 Lbs. Thrust, 36" Shaft 15106438 1363855
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$399.99

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Riptide 55V/T Salt Water Transom Mount Trolling Motor, 55 Lbs. Thrust, 42" Shaft 15106446 1363856
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$399.99

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Product Description

Riptide® Transom steps up to the rigors of saltwater and never backs down.

  • Control: 6" Telescoping Handle 
  • Prop: Power Prop, Weedless Wedge 2
  • Composite Shaft: Yes
  • Digital Maximizer: Yes (select models)
  • Warranty: Two-Year 

A remarkably simple, one-hand stow mechanism gets Riptide Transom in and out of the water in no time. Just pull up and forward to stow the motor with no buttons or release levers. Then when it’s time to go, use the easy-access thumb release to deploy Riptide Transom into any of ten different positions.

The innovative collar above the Riptide Transom mount allows you to adjust steering tension precisely to your desired level. Keep it loose for effortless steering or tighten it down to keep Riptide Transom in place, allowing for true vertical stowing.

Quick-Lock Cam Depth Adjuster: This easy-to-use adjuster lets you change depths simply and securely, and it locks in tight to keep your motor right where you want it.

6" Telescoping Handle: Riptide Transom Mount Motor’s innovative, comfortable telescoping handle provides comfortable, easy steering.

Get an instant “state of charge” with this easy-to-read gauge.

Digital Maximizer™ controls and optimizes power to extend battery life and reduce damaging heat. You’ll stay on the water up to five times longer on a single charge. SC versions of this motor feature five variable speeds (forward, reverse). V versions include Digital Maximizer™.

Riptide motors are impervious to saltwater’s corrosive effects, thanks to premium-grade marine alloys and aluminum upper arms. Metals undergo a rigid multi-step cleaning process before being anodized or coated with a special zinc dichromate armor plating. All components are then finished with a durable 5-mil TGIC polyester, powder coat paint. When it’s all done, you’re left with unequaled corrosion protection.

Marine-grade urethane fully encapsulates Riptide control boards to protect the electronic circuitry. Also, all electrical connections are sealed with liquid-tight heat shrink tubing to form an impregnable barrier against saltwater.

Galvanic corrosion occurs when two dissimilar metals come into electrical contact through saltwater. Riptide fights back with a patented sacrificial zinc anode, a composite shaft and properly balanced materials that are close in electrical potential. The result is a motor that’s completely protected from saltwater’s destructive forces.

Pound for pound, their composite shaft is stronger than steel. It flexes on impact and won’t break, kink or corrode. That’s why we’re confident enough to make it the only trolling motor shaft that’s guaranteed for life.

Nothing runs cooler or more quietly than a Minn Kota®. Extra large windings and commutators dissipate heat, resulting in cooler operation, extended battery power, and longer motor life. And the unique bearing system reduces friction to cut fish-spooking noise. So quiet, they’ll never hear you coming.

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Minn KotaRiptide Saltwater Transom Mount Trolling Motors
 
4.3

(based on 4 reviews)

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5.0

Works like a charm

By Ifishisurf

from Edgewater, Florida

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy to Use

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Riptide Saltwater Transom Mount Trolling Motors:

      I put this on my Gheenoe LT25 as a bow mount after rotatng the head around. It so far has worked effortlessly trolling me around the grass flats.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Great Riptide trolling motor with variable speed

      By Captain America

      from Terrebonne, Oregon

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy to Use
      • Variable speed

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Fishing at the perfect trolling speed

        Comments about Riptide Saltwater Transom Mount Trolling Motors:

        Instead of having only five speeds, I discovered that with the variable speed when I troll exactly at 1.2 mph the rainbow trout and Kokanee attack my lures. Limited out on three fishing days so far. My wife loves it when I buy something and we actually get food on the table in return. Digital maximizer really works.....four hours of trolling and still have 75 percent battery left.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        3.0

        took too long for delivery

        By salt strong

        from Tampa bay, fl

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sports/Action

          Comments about Riptide Saltwater Transom Mount Trolling Motors:

          Very nice trolling motor!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (22 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Minn Kota 45 SC/T Transom Mount Trolling

          By DoFish

          from Melbourne, FL

          About Me Beginner

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Good Performance

          Cons

          • Can't See Led
          • Started Vibrating

          Best Uses

          • Under 900 Lbs

          Comments about Minn Kota Riptide Saltwater Transom Mount Trolling Motors:

          Just bought. It was my first electric trolling motor. Started vibrating after 1/2 hour of use at #3 power level. Sounded like motor bearing issue.
          Facts: #2 = 1.2 knots, #3 = 1.5 knots, #4 = 2.0 knots, #5 = 2.8 knots with 5 - 10 knot quartering wind in the front, on 850 lb, 15 ft. aluminum jon boat. Ran it off a 950 AH deep cycle battery that was fully charged. 10% at #5, 30% at #4 and 60% at #3 power setting. Trip ended with one LED lit on the battery power indicator. Battery power level LED's are almost invisible in direct FL sunlight. Developed a bearing (or bushing) vibration half way through the excursion that was noisy, forget sneaking up on fish once it starts.

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