Arm yourself with the ultimate weapon against saltwater. Riptide SF features fewer moving parts, tighter tolerances and our revolutionary Mono Arm for unwavering toughness. While features like an easy-to-use cam-lock depth adjuster make day-to-day operation easier, SF doesn’t give up an ounce of power, silence or rugged reliability. It’s everything you need to put saltwater in its place.
That extruded, anodized aluminum arm doesn’t just look tough. It redefines tough. Riptide SF’s Mono-Arm Design gives it ruggedness and strength that’s unmatched by any other motor on the water. And with its ingenious one-piece construction, Riptide SF runs with less wear, longer life and quieter operation.
CTS uses an integrated spring that applies force whether the motor’s stowed or deployed. On the water, that translates to a motor with no play, no give, reduced steering torque and silent operation.
Riptide SF’s patented Lift-Assist design cuts the weight of stow and deploy in half, making it as easy as lifting your SUV tailgate. It features a stainless steel, nitrogen-charged gas spring to get you in and out of the water with ease.
Lifting the motor and bowguard off of the mount is now even easier on Riptide SF – just remove a single cap screw. The patented Bowguard 360º™ also features a dual bearing system that eliminates noise and allows for improved breakaways from any angle.
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.
Tilt-Extend Tiller - Riptide SF’s innovative, comfortable tiller handle can both tilt (up to 45º) and extend (up to 6") for maximum control to fit any style of fishing.
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.
Push weeds away and take on the thick stuff without battery-draining chopping and hacking. Weedless Wedge™ 2 features swept-back, flared blades for unrelenting, reliable prop performance.
Advanced Corrosion Protection - 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.
Indestructible Composite Shaft – Guaranteed For Life! - Pound for pound, the composite shaft is stronger than steel. It flexes on impact and won’t break, kink or corrode. That’s why it’s 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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