this is one them situations lol where bigger is better a 40lb would pull it alright lol but the eighty would be better n the 101 be even better like said though if ya get the bigger one now ya wont want for a little bit anyway lol if that eighty dont pull it good youll be wantin the 101
Unless if you know were a heck of a deal is on a 101 troller, I would run a kicker motor on it instead. You probaly could set up a nice kicker cheaper than a 101. Considering if your gonna put converters on your troller and all of that. Just a thought
We used an 80lb troller it did good. We kept it on a converter so we didn't fiddle with dead batteries all the time. We did burn up the troller boards about twice a year. Not really the fault of the troller, but rather that we used it at full speed most of the time and we also dragged the pontoon boat over and through a lot of difficult stuff.
i had a 74# on my old heavy deck boat and once it got goin it cruised. i did fry my board once last year too! i put that thing through hell and back though since i didnt have a outboard that would ever run! im guessin 80 is plenty.
I had a 20ft pontoon and my 80# did great actually had to slow it down when going straight. But it did not want to steer to good. I also ran a convertor which did great. mine was a 24v. The toon is like haveing 2 big knives in the water. Good luck we shot lots of fish on ours