NOTE: Do not return your Minn Kota motor to your retailer. Your retailer is not authorized to repair or replace this unit. You
may obtain service by: calling Minn Kota at (800) 227-6433 or (507) 345-4623; returning your motor to the Minn Kota Factory
Service Center; sending or taking your motor to any Minn Kota authorized service center on enclosed list.
Please include proof of purchase, serial number and purchase date tor warranty service with any of the above options.
Please thoroughly read this user manual. Follow all instructions and heed all safety and cautionary notices below Use of
this motor is only permitted for persons that have read and understood these user instructions. Minors may use this motor
only under adult supervision.
ATTENTION: Never run the motor outside the water, as this may result in injuries from the rotating propeller. Connect motor
to battery only if motor is in operating position and the speed-control is in the zero position. Remove power supply from
motor before tilting motor up and propeller out of the water. When connecting the power-supply cables of the motor to the
battery take care that they are not kinked or subject to chafe and route them in such a way that persons cannot trip over
them. Before using the motor make sure that the insulation of the power cables in not damaged. Dsregarding these safety
precautions may result in electric shorts of batt€ry(s) and/or motor. Always disconnect motor from battery(s) before cleaning
or checking the propeller. Avoid submerging the complete motor as water may enter the lower unit through control head and
shaft. lf the motor is used while water is present in the lower unit an electric short will occur and considerable damage to the
motor will be the consequence. This damage will not be covered by warranty.
CAUTION: Take care that neither you nor other persons approach the tuming propeller too closely, neither with body parts
nor with objects. The motor is powerful and may endanger or injure you or others. While the motor is running watch out
for persons swimming and lor floating objects. Persons whose ability to run the motor or whose reactions are impaired by
alchohol, drugs, medication, or other substances are not permitted to use this motor. This motor is not suitable for use in
strong currents. The constant noise pressure level of the motor during use is less than 70dB(A). The overall vibration level
does not exceed 2,5m/sec2.
Store Where Purchased:
Handle controls on/off, speed,
forward/reverse and direction
Quick Release Tilt Lever
Multi Position Mounting Bracket
Flexible Composite Shaft
Cool Power'M Motor Runs Stronger
Specifications subiect to change without notice.
Remove the wire clip from the balldetent located on the inner handle.
lnstall outer handle over inner handle. Position the handles so the detent ball and OFF are aligned.
Push the outer handle into the control box until handle "clicks" into place. The handle is held in
place with locking fingers, so some force may be required to lock the handles together.
Once the handle is locked into the control box, it can be rotated and extended for normal use.
Once the handle is installed, the assembly is permanent. Do not attempt to remove the handle.
Mount the Motor:
lnstallthe motor on the transom ol the boat. Be sure to tighten the clamp screws securely.
Firmly grasp the composite shaft and hold it steady.
Loosen the steering tension knob and depth collar knob untilthe shaft slides freely.
Raise or lower the motor to lhe desired depth.
Tighten depth collar knob to secure the motor in place.
NOTE: When setting the depth be sure the top ol the motor is submerged at least 12" to avoid churning
or agitation of surface water. The propeller must be completely submerged.
Never operate your motor when it is out of the water.
Over-tightening the clamp screws can damage the bracket.
Adjust the steering tension knob to provide enough tension to allow the motor to turn freely, yet
remain in any position without being held or
Tighten the knob to place the motor in a preset position to leave your hands free for fishing.
You can lock your motor in a vertical position, angle it for shallow water or tilt it completely out of the
Firmly grasp the control head or composite shaft.
Depress and hold the tilt lever.
Tilt to any of the positions on the mounting bracket.
Release the tilt lever.
Depth Adjustment Knob
Quick ReleaseTllt Lever
Steerin g Ten sion 5-crew
WARNING: When raising/lowering motor or operating the
tilt mechanism, keep fingers clear of
all hinge and pivot points and all moving parts.
These motors offer a choice of five forward and three reverse speeds. The speed control may be
operated in either direction, forward or reverse. Turn the tiller handle counterclockwise from (OFF) to
increase reverse speed and clockwise from (OFF) to increase forward speed. Thrust decreases as you
approach (OFF) from either direction.
These motors will operate with any deep cycle marine 12 volt battery. For best results, use a deep
cycle marine battery with at lest a 105 ampere hour rating. The actual ampere draw is subject to your
particular environmental conditions and operation requirements.
Maintain battery at full charge. Proper care will ensure having battery power when you need it, and
will significantly improve battery life. Failure to recharge lead-acid batteries (within 12-24 hours) is the
leading cause of premature battery failure. For best results, use a variable rate Minn Kota charger to
avoid overcharging. lf you are using a crank battery to start a gasoline outboard, we recommend that
you use a separate deep cycle marine battery for your trolling motor.
12 Volt Systems:
Make sure the motor is switched off (speed selector on "0")
Connect the positive (+) red lead to the positive (+) battery terminal.
Connect the negative (-) black lead to the negative (-) battery terminal.
For safety reasons do not switch the motor on untilthe propeller is in the water.
NOTE: ll installing a leadwire plug, observe proper polarity and follow the instructions in your boat
Advice regarding batteries: Never connect the (+) and the (-) terminals of the battery together.
Take care that no metal object can fall onto the battery and short the terminals. This woutd
immediately lead to a short and utmost fire danger.
Recommendation: Use battery boxes and covered battery terminal clamps like Minn Kota accessory
Before connecting battery make sure the switch is in the off position.
Keep leadwire wing nut connection tight and solid to battery terminals.
Locate battery in a ventilated compartment.
An over-current protection device (circuit breaker or fuse) must be used with this motor. Coast Guard
BOAT RIGGING AND MOTOR INSTALLATION
requirements dictate that each ungrounded current-carrying conductor must be protected by a manually
reset, trip-free circuit breaker or fuse. The type (voltage and current rating) of the fuse or circuit breaker
must be sized accordingly to the trolling motor used. The following breaker sizes are recommended
Recommended circuit breaker rating
30# lo 45#
50# to 55#
50A @ 12VDC
60A @ 12VDC
The appropriate breaker size can vary based on the wire gauge used by your boat manufacturer,
distance between your motor and trolling motor battery(s), and modification/alteration to your lactory
boat wiring. For additional information, please consult appropriate ABYC (American Boat and Yacht
Council) and Coast Guard requirements.
United States Code of Federal Regulations: 33 CFR 183
ABYC E-11:AC and DG Electrical Systems on Boats
Boats and Associated Equipment
12 Volt Deep Cycle
Hold the propeller and loosen the prop nut with a pliers or a wrench.
Remove prop nut and washer. lf the drive pin is sheared/broken, you will need to hold the shaft
steady with a screwdriver blade pressed into the slot on the end of the shaft.
Turn the old prop to horizontal (as illustrated) and pull it straight off. lf drive pin falls out, push it
Align new propeller with drive pin.
lnstall prop washer and prop nut.
Tighten prop nut 1/4 turn past snug. (25-35 inch lbs.) Be careful, overtightening can damage prop.
CAUTION: Disconnecl the motor from the battery before beginning any prop work or maintenance.
This motor is not designed for saltwater use. Use of this product in saltwater will void your
The propeller must be cleaned of weeds and fishing line. Line can get behind the prop, damage the
seals and allow water to enter the motor. Disconnect battery and check this after every 20 hours
To prevent accidental damage during trailering or storage, always disconnect the trolling motor
from battery. For prolonged storage, lightly coat all metal parts with silicone spray.
For maximum performance, restore battery to full charge before each use. Unless you are using a
power panel or onboard charger, disconnect the trolling motor when charging the battery.
The composite shaft requires periodic cleaning and lubrication for proper retraction and deployment.
A coating of Armor [email protected] will provide "like new" operation.
The propeller is designed to provide optimum performance with very high efficiency. To maintain
top performace, the leading edge of the blades must be kept smooth. lf this edge is rough or nicked,
restore the smooth finish by sanding with fine sandpaper.
Motor fails to run or lacks power:
Check battery connections for proper polarity
Make sure terminals are clean and corrosion free. Use fine sandpaper or emery cloth to clean
Check battery water level. Add water if needed after the battery has been fully charged.
Check propeller lor line or weeds.
Motor loses power after a short running time:
Check battery charge. lf low, restore to full charge.
Check circuit protection device and replace if faulty.
Motor is hard to steer
Loosen the steering tension knob on the bracket.
Lubricate the composite shaft. (See Maintenance section)
lf you experience prop vibration during normal operation:
Remove and rotate the prop 180". (See removal instructions in Propeller Replacement section)
NOTE: For all other malfunctions, please refer to our website at wvyw.minnkotamotors.com for
a listing ol your nearest Minn Kota Authorized Service Centers.
(36'E q?"1 pARTS L|ST
ln the U.S.A., replacement parts may be ordered directly ftom MINN KOTA Parts Dept., 121 Power Dr., Mankato, MN 56002-8129. In Canada,
parts may be ordered from any of the Canadian Authorized Service Centers. Visit minnkotamotors.com for a current listing. Be sure to provide the
MODEL and SERIAL number of your motor when ordering parts. Please use the correct part numbers from the parts list. Payment for any parts
ordered from the MINN KOTA parts departmenl may be by Discover Card, Master Card or VISA. To order cail 1-800-227-6433 or FAX 1-800-5274464.
ARMATURE ASSEMBLY 12v 3.62 FW
CENTER HOUSING ASSEMBLY.
BRUSH END HOUSING ASSEMBLY3.62 SPCO 36"
BRUSH END HOUSING ASSEMBLY 3.62 SPCO 42"
PLAIN END HOUSING ASSEMBLY
BEARING- FLANGE, SERVICE ONLY
BRUSH ASSEMBLY [2.EA]
BRUSH RETENTION- PAPER TUBE
BRUSH PLATE WITH HOLDER
scREw- # 8-32 [2.EA]
THRU BOLT 1o-32X8.83 [2.EA]
MOTOR ASSEMBLY 12V 3,62 sSPC FW
MOTOR ASSEMBLY 12V 3.62 5SPC FW
TUBE COMPOSITE 36"
TUBE COMPOSITE 42"
PROP, POWER 3-5/8"
WAHER- 5i16 STD SS
NUT. NYLOC 5/16
BRACKET & H|NGE ASSEMBLY (TNCLUDES 30-41)
BRACKETASSEMBLY (INCLUDES 30, 32, 33)
2061 91 0
PARTS L|ST (cont.)
SCREW-CLAMP, WASHER, RETATNER KtT [2.EA]
LEVER- TILT BLACK
TENSION BLOCK-SNAP IN
SPADE TERMTNAL 1oGA. [2.EA]
1O GA SPADE
TrE WRAP [2.EA]
CONTROL BOX COVER
DECAL COVER ENDURA C2 55
SWITCH.FWD/REV 5 SP
scREW-8-18 X 5i8 [6.EAl
OUTER HANDLE ASSEMBLY
O-RING, GASKET SEAL KIT
This item is part of an assembly. This item cannot be sold seperately *re to machining and/or assembly
ENDURA 55 PART5 DIAGRAM
Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics, lnc. warrants to the original purchaser that the composite shaft of
the purchaser's Minn [email protected] trolling motor is free from defects in materials and workmanship appearing
within the original purchaser's lifetime. Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics, lnc. will provide a new shaft,
free of charge, to replace any composite shaft found to be defective more than two (2) years after the
date of purchase. Providing such a new shaft shall be the sole and exclusive liability of Johnson Outdoors
Marine Electronics, lnc. and the sole and exclusive remedy of the purchaser for breach of this warranty;
and purchaser shall be responsible for installing, or for the cost of labor to install, any new composite shaft
provided by Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics, lnc.
Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics, lnc. warrants to the original purchaser that the purchaser's entire
Minn [email protected] trolling motor is free from defects in materials and workmanship appearing within two (2) years
after the date of purchase. Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics, lnc. will, at its option, either repair or
replace, lree ol charge, any parts, including any composite shaft, found to be defective during the term of
this warranty. Such repair or replacement shall be the sole and exclusive liability of Johnson Outdoors Marine
Electronics, lnc. and the sole and exclusive remedy of the purchaser for breach of this warranty.
Terms Applicable to Both Warranties
These limited warranties do not apply to motors used commercially or in salt water, nor do they cover normal
wear and tear, blemishes that do not affect the operation of the motor, or damage caused by accidents, abuse,
alteration, modification, misuse or improper care or maintenance. DAMAGE TO MOTORS CAUSED BY
THE USE OF REPLACEMENT PROPELLERS OR OTHER REPLACEMENT PARTS NOT MEETING THE
DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS OF THE ORIGINAL PROPELLER AND PARTS WILL NOT BE COVERED BY
THIS LIMITED WARRANTY. The cost of normal maintenance or replacement parts which are not defective
are the responsibility of the purchaser. To obtain warranty service in the U,S., the motor or part believed to
be defective, and proof of original purchase (including the date ol purchase), must be presented to a Minn
[email protected] Authorized Service Center or to Minn [email protected]'s factory service center in Mankato, MN. Any charges
incurred for service calls, transportation or shipping/freight to/from the Minn [email protected] Service Center
or factory labor to haul out, remove, re-install or re-rig products removed for warranty seryice, or any other
similar items are the sole and exclusive responsibility ol the purchaser. Motors purchased outside of the U.S.
(or parts of such motors) must be returned prepaid with proof ol purchase (including the date of purchase and
serial number) to any Authorized Minn [email protected] Service Center in the country of purchase. Warranty seruice
can be arranged by contacting a Minn [email protected] Authorized Service Center listed on the enclosed sheet, or by
contacting the factory at 1-800- 227-6433,1-507-345-4623 or lax 1-800-527-4464. Note: Do not return your
Minn [email protected] motor or parts to your retailer. Your retailer is not authorized to repair or replace them.
THERE ARE NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES OTHER THAN THESE LIMITED WARRANTIES. IN NO
EVENT SHALL ANy tMpLtED WARRANTTES (EXCEPT ON THE COMPOSITE SHAFI), INCLUDING
ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILIW OR FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE,
EXTEND BEYOND TWO YEARS FROM THE DATE OF PURCHASE. IN NO EVENT SHALL JOHNSON
OUTDOORS MARINE ELECTRONICS, INC. BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL, CONSEOUENTIAL OR
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation of
incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations and/or exclusions may not apply to you. This
warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other legal rights which vary from state to
ENVI RONM ENTAL COM PLIANCE STATEM ENT
It is the intention of Johnson Outdoors lnc. to be a responsible corporate citizen, operating in compliance with
known and applicable environmental regulations, and a good neighbor in the communities where we make
or sell our products.
EU Directive 2O02/96|EC "Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE)" impacts most
distributors, sellers, and manufacturers of consumer electronics in the European Union. The WEEE Directive
requires the producer of consumer electronics to take responsibility for the manalement of waste from their
products to achieve environmentally responsible disposal during the product life cycle.
WEEE compliance may not be required in your location for electrical & electronic equipment (EEE), nor may
it be required for EEE designed and intended as fixed or temporary installation in transportation vehicles such
as automobiles, aircraft, and boats. ln some European Union member states, these vehicles are considered
outside of the scope of the Directive, and EEE for those applications can be considered excluded from the
WEEE Directive requirement.
This symbol (WEEE wheelie bin) on product indicates the product must not be disposed
of with other household refuse. lt must be disposed of and collected for recycling and
recovery of waste EEE. Johnson Outdoors lnc. will mark all EEE products in accordance
with the WEEE Directive. lt is our goal to comply in the collection, treatment, recovery
and environmentally sound disposal of those products; however, these requirement do
vary within European Union member states. For more information about where you should
dispose of your waste equipment for recycling and recovery and/or your European Union
member state requirements, please contact your dealer or distributor from which your
product was purchased.
Minn Kotra motors are not subject to the disposal regulations EAG-VO (electric devices directive) that
implements the WEEE directive. Nevertheless never dispose ol your Minn Kota motor in a garbage bin but
at the proper place of collection of your local town council.
Never dispose of battery in a garbage bin. Comply with the disposal directions of the manufacturer or his
representative and dispose of them at the proper place of collection of your local town council,
Consumer & Technical Service
Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics, lnc.
PO Box 8129
121 Power Drive
Mankato, MN 56001
Fax (800) 527-4464
Copyright 2010 Johnson Outdoors Marine Electroincs, lnc. All rights reserved.
Conforms to 89/336/EEC (EMC) under standards EN 55022A, EN 50082-2
since 1996 LN V9677264
WARNING: This product contains chemical(s) known to the state ol Califomia to cause
cancer and/or reproductive