Riptide Saltwater Bow-Mount
Precision maneuverability. Accurate bait presentation. Meticulous speed control. You count on your trolling motor for a lot. And along the way, it has to fight corrosion, run quietly and perform with flawless reliability. Riptide® SM is the trusted powerhouse that meets those challenges head on, keeping you in position to make the catch of the day, every day.
The West Advisor articles have answered boaters' questions and provided solutions to boating problems for more than 20 years. West Marine has compiled one of the Web's most comprehensive collections of technical boating information articles.
Reviewed by 1 customer
Displaying review 1
Comments about Minn Kota Riptide SM 55/L&D/SC/H Trolling Motor, 42:
Used my Riptide RT 55 typically multiple times a week for 12 years on my flats boat mostly in salt water (I'm a retired and passionate fisherman) and the control module finally failed before I did. Bought a new Riptide SM 55 and like it a lot (kind of like buying a new car) - it's quiet, strong and efficient and the improvements (camlock depth control, battery status indicators and fold down handle) are great. Only one minor issue - my RT was variable speed and the SM has a 5 speed selector - I didn't think this would matter but, for me, it does - (wish it had a 1/2 speed) - love the motor and the speed selector is a minor inconvenience but variable speed may be best for you.