Minn Kota EM 160



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Quick Overview

Minn Kota's Engine Mount motors stay hidden under the water! Attached to your outboard motor, it provides the convenience of a trolling motor without the hassle or unsightliness of having one on-deck. Perfect for dual-purpose recreation and fishing boats, these engine mount motors can be controlled using the corded remote and feature sealed electronics, an interference-free composite mount and Digital Maximizer for extended run-time.

Minn Kota RT 160 Engine Mount

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Additional Information

Recommended for: Dual-purpose recreation and fishing boats up to 24'. The 160 lbs thrust motor is recommended for boats weighing up to 8,000lbs. For more help picking the right thrust level - or to learn how much your boat weights - please refer to our thrust guide.
How It's Unique: Minn Kota Engine mount motors are unique as the motor attaches to the cavitation plate of your existing outboard engine, rather than the bow or transom of your boat. This unique motor is ideal for dual-purpose boats, or in scenarios where mounting a traditional trolling motor is not possible. The motor includes a wired remote that controls prop speed and direction (forward or reverse), while the motor is steered with your boat's existing steering wheel. Available in thrust levels up to 160 lbs, Minn Kota engine mount motors are a good fit for all sizes of boats.

Be sure to look over the mounting specs of the Engine Mount motor to be sure it is compatible with your outboard motor.
Water Type: Saltwater and Freshwater
Shaft Length(s): Engine mount motors attach to the outboard engine using a fixed mount and do not have a shaft like traditional trolling motors.
Motor Features: Variable Speed Motor, Wired Remote Control, Digital Maximizer, Weedless Wedge Prop, Composite Mount. (Learn about these features)
Available Upgrades: Engine Mount motors aren't compatible with any AutoPilot, Sonar or i-Pilot accessories, but there are a few accessories that compliment the EM motors - please see the right-hand side product bar.

Additional Information

Mounting Details: Mounting an engine mount trolling motor requires drilling into the cavitation plate of your outboard engine. Because this process is more complicated than installing a traditional trolling motor, we have designed a comprehensive Compatibility & Installation Guide. Please read through this guide to ensure that your outboard engine is compatible with the Engine Mount motor, and that you understand what steps are required for installation.
Mount Dimensions: 3" on each side of the "spine" on the outboard engine (located on the cavitation plate)
Bolting Pattern: Download Bolting Pattern
Wiring Details: EM 160 RT is wired directly to the batteries.To protect your motor from damage, a circuit breaker is also recommended but is not required for installation.
Motor Voltage and Batteries: EM 160 RT is a 24 volt motor and requires (2) 12-volt marine batteries. For more information, see our articles on battery selection or battery wiring diagrams.
Power Lead Length: EM motors have a 12' cord that runs from the motor to the control module. The power leads from the control module to the battery are 1' long.
Pedal Cord Length: The Hand control has an 18' cord which attaches to the motor control module.
What Is Included:
  • Engine mount 160 trolling motor
  • Mounting bracket and mounting hardware
  • Wired Remote Control
  • Waterproof control module
  • Power leads
  • Owners manual
What Else Is Required: 2 Marine Batteries, Battery Charger, Circuit Breaker (Recommended)

Additional Information

Amperage Draw: 116 amps at maximum speed
Motor Run Time: Important Note: As you likely won't be running your trolling motor perpetually, the actual amount of on-the-water time a motor should allow will be substantial longer than times listed. Actual motor run time can vary depending on conditions (winds, waves, etc) and the type of battery used. Listed below are run-time estimates assuming a 100 amp hour rated battery. To learn more, please see our article on calculating motor run time.

  • 20+ Hours: At slow, trolling speeds that draw 5 amps or less
  • 2 Hours: Approx. run time with throttle 50% open
  • 1 Hour: Approx. run time with the motor at full throttle
Stow and Deploy Method: Engine mount motors are attached to the boat's outboard engine. When the outboard motor is stowed or deployed, so is the trolling motor.
Motor Steering Method: Engine mount trolling motors are steered with the boat's existing steering wheel.
Shaft Adjustment: Engine mount motors are installed to the outboard engine using a fixed mount and do not have a shaft like traditional trolling motors.
Motor Speed: All Engine Mount trolling motors are variable speed. Learn more about fixed vs. variable speed motors.

Additional Information

Owners Manual: Download Here
Warranty Period: Two Years
Warranty Details: Two Year warranty against manufacture defects.
Box Dimensions: Model 1370645 - 14"H x 21"W x 34"L WT: 71.0lbs

Motor Overview

Customer Reviews

29' LakesCraft , pontoon

Review by Robert Hice
Overall Rating
I gave it five stars but let me say that you must have 13" at least above your plate on your main motor. Even then you will still capitavate some at slow speed and a good bit on high. But now the good news! This thing will boggie! It runs my big heavy pontoon all over the place with ease. The batteries last a very long time as well. It turns much better than I would have thought and on my boat it reverses good. This might not work on a normal boat with a solid transom. This thing is heavy and looks to be very well built. We nicknamed it "Dolly Parton" for obvious reasons. I built this boat from scratch to use for wildlife photography. This motor will be a great tool in that endeavor. The "Dixie Ark" is the single best water base photography platform in the country bar none and I have used the best of the best of everything in building her. This 160 foot pounds of push is one more part of that. Wave if you see us out on your lake, river or swamp! (Posted on April 29, 2015)
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21' Lund

Review by Tom
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This 160 EM well pushes my Lund the way it should. The only thing I don't like is it puts a lot of drag on the outdrive motor when trying to plane out, and this does slow the boat down. Other than that its pretty easy to install. Just make sure the batteries are charged as it does eat the battery after 4-5 hour of full-out use. (Written on 8/3/12) (Posted on November 16, 2012)
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