Need proof that the all-new Riptide SE won’t let anything get in your way? Look no further than the marine-grade anodized aluminum arm running down the center. Coupled with an impact-resistant composite head, the newly redesigned Riptide SE is happy to take any punishment you can dish out. Heck, it kind of enjoys it.
Riptide SE Mount Riptide SE’s all-new mount takes no prisoners, with
an extruded, anodized aluminum arm running right down the center. Built with
uncompromising strength, it also features rock-solid stowing and a Latch & Door
design for easy removal.
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-to-Test Battery Gauge - Riptide SE 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 SE Riptide SE’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.
Weedless Wedge 2 Prop 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.
Full Encapsulated Electronics 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.
Sacrificial Anode 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, our 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.
Cool, Quiet Power Nothing runs cooler or more quietly than a Minn Kota®. Our extra large windings and commutators dissipate heat, resulting in cooler operation, extended battery power, and longer motor life. And our unique bearing system reduces friction to cut fish-spooking noise. So quiet, they’ll never hear you coming.
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