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    Looking for a trolling motor for my 15' canoe. I'd like to get one that could push me upstream on one generator on the Clinch. Would a 30 do, or should I go bigger? I usually have 2 adults on board (total). Thanks!

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    buy the largest you can get you don't have to use it all. better to have more and not need it than to not have it and need it.

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    Remember, you will have to register it with TWRA now that it has a motor. I have a canoe but don't have a motor as I'm too cheap to pay for registration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flydoc View Post
    Looking for a trolling motor for my 15' canoe. I'd like to get one that could push me upstream on one generator on the Clinch. Would a 30 do, or should I go bigger? I usually have 2 adults on board (total). Thanks!
    You will need a 50+ # thrust to navigate upwards on the Clinch on one generator. The issue will come when you start looking at 24v trolling motors; then you will need two-batteries.
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    Thanks for the replies. Got the boat registered. As some of you may recall, I posted a while back about a little gas motor my brother gave me. I've got it up and running, but still not sure how much confidence I have in it. I definitely wouldn't trust it to push me back upstream to my car, I only use it to motor back up through good runs. I'm going to check out trolling motors as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flydoc View Post
    Thanks for the replies. Got the boat registered. As some of you may recall, I posted a while back about a little gas motor my brother gave me. I've got it up and running, but still not sure how much confidence I have in it. I definitely wouldn't trust it to push me back upstream to my car, I only use it to motor back up through good runs. I'm going to check out trolling motors as well.
    Be sure and go upstream on your first few test trips. I made the mistake of going downstream with a sketchy motor once. I was thankful someone was able to come rescue me at close to midnight in February.
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    I'm kind of in the same boat (no pun intended). I have an old canoe that I bought from someone, off of craigslist. That was several years ago. Just a few weeks ago I picked up a trolling motor. I need to get the boat registered, but in Knox County they require a notarized bill of sale. Turns out I can't register it at all.

    The county clerk said that I might try surrounding counties, that they might not care about bills of sale. Anyone know if that's the case?

    --Matt

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    You might be able to register it as a first time registered boat? Take the numbers and information to the clerk and see if they can run it through that way.
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    I did a bill of sale in knox county without a hull number, guess I got lucky.

    If it doesn't have a hull number TWRA can assign one to it. Going through that now with my boat because they wouldn't issue a registration without a hull number. There is a form they send you to fill out and supposedly an agent comes to "inspect" the boat. That hasn't happened yet.

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    I built a kayak a few years ago, and I have the canoe. I was asking about the canoe and the lady I spoke with told me it couldn't be registered. I asked about the kayak since there's no sale there (unless you count the wood and fiberglass) and she said I'd have to apply for a hull number from TWRA.

    I dunno I'm gonna see if my dad can get it registered in Carter County.

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