| Model # 1370645
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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.
RT EM 160 Full Details
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.
Saltwater and Freshwater
Engine mount motors attach to the outboard engine using a fixed mount and do not have a shaft like traditional trolling motors.
Variable Speed Motor, Wired Remote Control, Digital Maximizer, Weedless Wedge Prop, Composite Mount. (Learn about these features)
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.
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.
3" on each side of the "spine" on the outboard engine (located on the cavitation plate)
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:
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)
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.
Engine mount motors are installed to the outboard engine using a fixed mount and do not have a shaft like traditional trolling motors.
All Engine Mount trolling motors are variable speed. Learn more about fixed vs. variable speed motors.
Two Year warranty against manufacture defects.
Model 1370645 - 14"H x 21"W x 34"L WT: 71.0lbs
RT EM 160 Reviews
Cabin Boat 23 feet
Very good product and very agile purchase
22' Harris pontoon
Have had trouble with this system from about the third trip out. Both motors start up but then one quits. The main control box was deemed faulty and replaced under warranty... not the fix. No support from Minn kota or authorizes repair shops. I'll give it quiet and that's all.
17 ft. flatbottom ultralight, custom designed for electric power
Not your average "add on" setup. The RT EM 160 is used as the dedicated power source for an experimental craft. The idea is to go fast, and use less battery for the trip. Two pods to get on plane, then the arc bottom to keep it there. I returned a different overseas made 48 volt unit, decided that the Minn Kota package would save time, weight, and much special machining to make a good inboard installation. Possibly a "level" class for electric inboards with specific power supply, weight, and building restrictions. It will not "kick up" if it grounds, but we have guards for that possibility, and for beaching the boat. Thanks, to Trolling motors for the fast service, and great prices!! Best Wishes, --- Cal Drake
29' LakesCraft , pontoon
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!