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Minn Kota released the original PowerDrive trolling motor in 1987 and kicked off the electric steer era. Almost thirty years later that legacy continues. The PowerDrive offers anglers the full range of Minn Kota features and options, all at an affordable price.
Comes standard with a wired foot pedal that enables hands-free, precision steering as well as Digital Maximizer and a Power Prop. The PowerDrive is a trusted motor that will serve you well while leaving some extra dollars in your pocket for gas and beer! See below for additional product details.
PowerDrive 45 Full Details
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 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 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.
PowerDrive 45 motors come with a 48" shaft. For help selecting a shaft length, please see our shaft guide.
Variable Speed Motor, Electric Foot Pedal, Digital Maximizer, Built-In Battery Gauge, Power Prop, Composite Shaft. (Learn about these features)
- CoPilot: Control your motor using a wireless remote (More on CoPilot)
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.
18 5/16" length x 7" width
Motor Voltage and Batteries:
Power Lead Length:
Pedal Cord Length:
What Is Included:
- PowerDrive 45 trolling motor
- Foot pedal
- Power leads
- Mounting hardware
- Owners manual
What Else Is Required:
1 Marine Battery, Battery Charger, Circuit Breaker (Recommended)
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.
An adjustable depth collar makes it easy to set how deep the shaft and propeller sit in the water.
All PowerDrive motors are variable speed. Learn more about fixed vs. variable speed motors.
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.
Model 1358704 - 11"H x 20"W x 61"L WT: 38.0lbs
PowerDrive 45 Reviews
17 foot Lund pro v
I made to order on line without a hitch. Just a few days later the power Drive 45 arrived. After installation on the bow, and initial trial, I went fishing. The thing reacts quickly to directional commands from the foot control and speed settings are uniform. I am very happy with this motor and the TM.cet!
Pontoon 22 ft
Excellent product at excellent price.
Lund open 14 ft
Was sent and received very fast, in good shape , mounted easy , looking forward to use it.
Skeeter bass boat 16ft
Very pleased with service. Had my motor the next day and had my co-pilot in a week, which seems to back ordered everywhere. Also let me know when items were shipp and delivered
minnkota v45..perfect vender !! customer for life….k
bought no line, no problems ,delivery was quick,only one problem the release is very hard for me to use other then that excellent product my second min kota