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Adding a Minn Kota Powerdrve V2 50# 12V bow mount on my 17ft Grizzly.  Do you guys generally use a fuse block between battery and motor?  Any other suggestions on making life easier when hooking this up?

Thank you,




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Thanks, just ordered the Minn Kota 60A Circuit breaker.  Hope to install this weekend.

Bass Pro in Columbia doesn't carry Minn Kota parts, that was interesting.  Just Motor Guide.

Appreciate the help :)

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Is your grizzly already setup with 6awg wire or have the batteries in close proximity to the trolling motor? Dad has a grizzly and I believe it came with 8awg wire and you only want to run a 50amp fuse on that size wire. The fuse is there to protect the wire, not the trolling motor. I have 8awg wire on my boat and run a 24v 70# thrust Minnkota Maxxum that draws a max of 42amps. I've got a 50amp fuse within 6" of the positive battery post on my trolling motor circuit.

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23 hours ago, Ketchup said:

Mine is mounted directly to the post.  


Wish I had seen this before I ordered, if I did it this way I would have saved about $20.  That was that was pretty much what BP guy was trying to sell me.  Wish I was more knowledgeable in this area.  

Appreciate the help guys, thank you.....

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