I'm trying to set my canoe up with a trolling motor, but my total lack of knowledge on trolling motors has left me with a few questions. I want to make sure I have the necessary safety angles covered so I'm hopeful folks will share their experiences on the questions below.
Do you secure the battery box to the canoe? If so, how?
What happens if the battery becomes submerged? I imagine it ruins the battery, but does it also present a danger while submerged?
Anyone experienced tipping over while underway? PWC have auto-kill switches to minimize the danger in this case - worthwhile for a similar feature on a canoe or unnecessary?
I'm pretty clueless on this stuff so other tips are welcome too.
Thanks in advance!