In other words, what’s a suitable setup for a senior kayak angler who would like to motorize their fishing kayak?
Obviously, it has to be lightweight, and easy to install and dismount.
Apart from this, the electric trolling motor must be easy and comfortable to operate, or in other words – ergonomic installed.
Most SOT fishing kayaks are heavy to begin with, because they must compensate for their initial instability by excess width and overall size. Adding a trolling motor and heavy battery makes things worse.
Here is the best setup for an electric trolling motor for a fishing kayak, both in terms of weight, ease of installation, comfort in using and overall ‘fishability’: