So i received a Minn Kota maxxum 55 lb 12 V trolling motor and the wire leads coming from the motor are 10 gauge per the "10 AWG" imprinted on the wire so my first instinct was to get 10 gauge bonded tinned "marine" wire. There is nothing in the paperwork that says what gauge wire should be used but instead says to consult the American Boat and Yacht Council which I did and found nothing. But after searching another forum and googling and all that it looks like a toss-up between 6 and 8 but then I come back to the 10 gauge lead already on the motor from the factory which would be the weakest link. I need to pull it about 17 feet total if that helps any experts determine proper size and also I'll mention that there is nothing is the paperwork that mentions "maximum amp draw" although it does provide a recommended circuit breaker of 60 amps. Thanks for any help.