Minn Kota PowerDrive V2 45



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Quick Overview

The PowerDrive V2 series offers anglers the full line of Minn Kota features. Optional CoPilot and iPilot offer unprecedented boat control with fixed heading, wireless and GPS trolling capabilities. The unique deploy-assist lever makes one-handed motor deployment easy. Maneuver your boat with ease using the included electronic pedal, offering hands-free precise control of your trolling motor. Combined with additional features such as Digital Maximizer and a Weedless Propeller (on certain models), PowerDrive V2 is the full-featured motor that will take your fishing to a new level.

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  • Composite Shaft
  • Weedless Wedge Prop
  • Digital Maximizer
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Additional Information

Recommended for: Small to medium freshwater v-hull, bass, pontoon and general fishing boats up to 17'. The 45 lbs thrust motor is recommended for boats weighing up to 2,250lbs. For more help picking the right thrust level - or to learn how much your boat weighs - please refer to our thrust guide.
How It's Unique: The PowerDrive V2 series is a step-up from the Maxxum line of motors. Compared to Maxxum, PowerDrive offers electronic steering (vs. cable control), advanced control options (such as AutoPilot, CoPilot & i-Pilot) and an optional integrated US2 sonar transducer.

Terrova motors are a step-up from PowerDrive models and offer larger thrust options of 55, 80 and 112 lbs. While both models are compatible with AutoPilot/CoPilot/i-Pilot accessories, only the Terrova line offers the ability to use a foot pedal AND a wireless CoPilot or i-Pilot controller simultaneously.
Water Type: Freshwater Only
Shaft Length(s): PowerDrive V2 45 motors come with a 48" shaft. For help selecting a shaft length, please see our shaft guide.
Motor Features: Variable Speed Motor, Electric Foot Pedal, Digital Maximizer, Built-In Battery Gauge, Power Prop, Composite Shaft. (Learn about these features)
Available Upgrades:

Additional Information

Mounting Details: This motor is bolted directly to the bow of the boat using the included mounting hardware, and requires drilling into the boat for installation. Ideally, it's best to have access to the underside of the mounting platform in order to secure and fasten the bolting hardware. However, if accessing the underside is impossible you can use no access bolts to secure the motor from the top. For more information see our compatibility and mounting guides.
Mount Dimensions: 18 5/16" length x 7" width
Bolting Pattern: Download Bolting Pattern
Wiring Details: PowerDrive V2 45 can be wired directly to the batteries, and can also be used in conjunction with a plug and receptacle for a cleaner, more professional installation that's easy to remove. To protect your motor from damage, a circuit breaker is also recommended but is not required for installation.
Motor Voltage and Batteries: PowerDrive V2 45 is a 12 volt motor and requires (1) 12-volt marine battery. For more information, see our articles on battery selection or battery wiring diagrams.
Power Lead Length: 5 Feet
Pedal Cord Length: 18 Feet
What Is Included:
  • PowerDrive V2 45 trolling motor
  • Foot pedal
  • Power leads
  • Mounting hardware
  • Owners manual
What Else Is Required: 1 Marine Battery, Battery Charger, Circuit Breaker (Recommended)

Additional Information

Amperage Draw: 42 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 substantially 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
  • 4.8 Hours: Approx. run time with throttle 50% open
  • 2.4 Hours: Approx. run time with the motor at full throttle
Stow and Deploy Method: PowerDrive's Deploy-Assist lever makes it easy to deploy the motor by squeezing a lever, raising the shaft and deploying it into the water. When not in use, the shaft and head can be quickly removed from the water and laid on the deck for storage.
Motor Steering Method: The motors is steered via the included foot pedal which can control motor speed and direction. If the CoPilot or i-Pilot accessories are purchased, PowerDrive V2 can also be controlled via wireless remote control. Note: If a CoPilot or i-Pilot wireless remote is installed, the foot pedal will NOT function. If you'd like to be able to use both a pedal and wireless remote simultaneously, you'll need to choose a Terrova motor.
Shaft Adjustment: An adjustable depth collar makes it easy to set how deep the shaft and propeller sit in the water.
Motor Speed: All PowerDrive V2 motors are variable speed. Learn more about fixed vs. variable speed motors.

Additional Information

Owners Manual: Download Here
Warranty Period: Two Years
Warranty Details: The motor's composite shaft caries a lifetime guarantee. If it's ever broken - regardless of the circumstances - Minn Kota will replace it at no charge. The rest of the motor caries a two year warranty backed up by hundreds of local Minn Kota service centers across the country.
Box Dimensions: Model 1358704 - 11"H x 20"W x 61"L WT: 38.0lbs

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Customer Reviews

16 ft Lund Rebel

Review by Fishin Magician
Overall Rating
I have a 1994 Lund Rebel Deluxe that was outfitted with a 42 lb Minn Kota Powerdrive V2 with autopilot that I have owned since it was brand new. Over the last 18 years, it has had countless hours of use and always worked flawlessly. However, last fall right before I store my boat for winter it finally died and I did not pursue any repairs as I felt it was time to replace. This spring I purchased a new Minn Kota Power Drive 45 from Trolling Motors.net and had a great purchase experience from initial questions all the way through shipping and receiving the actual motor. Their follow up was outstanding to make sure all was well. The new motor is an improvement over the old one as the secure-stow position is locked down tight with the locking release mechanism. I would definitely reccomend Minn Kota and TrollingMotors.net to anyone interested in purchasing a new trolling motor! (Written on 5/8/12) (Posted on November 14, 2012)
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