Using saltwater trolling motors is by now an established aspect of the fishing industry, so much so that each and every person that is involved in this sort of thing swears by them. It is important to choose the right kind of saltwater trolling motor though because of the fact that choosing the wrong one could end up causing a lot of financial loss from you since not only would the motor stop working and require repairs but it could drastically limit how many fish you might be able to catch at any given point in time as well.
With all of that having been said and out of the way, it is important to note that when choosing a motor for this purpose you need to make sure that it has been designed for use in saltwater. People often don’t realize this but fresh water trolling motors work very differently from saltwater trolling motors.
If a motor has been designed to run in fresh water, then the salinity of the sea water could potentially end up ruining it and posing as a safety hazard as well, so be very careful with this sort of thing.
You might want to consult whoever it is that you are buying this motor from before making the purchase all in all. Most of the time these purchases are going to be refundable as long as you haven’t used the motor yet, so if you find that you have accidentally purchased the wrong one then there is no reason why you won’t be able to get it replaced with one that would actually suit the kind of water you are trying to use it in.