DIRECT DRIVE ELECTRIC REEL MOTOR CONNECTED DIRECTLY TO GEAR BOX, NO BELT SLIPPAGE! USES A MORE POWERFUL 3/4 HP MOTOR WITH LOTS OF TORQUE FOR FISHING DEEP WATER TUNA, WAHOO, AND GROUPERS! ABILITY TO ADD MORE FIBERGLASS ARMS BY SIMPLY REMOVING THE SUPPORT PLATE AND STACKING THEM ON LIKE LEAF SPRINGS GIVES FISHERMEN ADDED STRENGTH AND SECURITY WHEN FISHING FOR LARGE HEAVY FISH. USE ALSO AS A HEAVY DUTY TROLLING REEL! HOLDS 5 LBS/MONO. 3450 RPM. (OPTIONAL 1 HP MOTOR @ 1800 RPM). AMP DRAW IS 22 - NO LOAD, 70 UNDER LOAD. 12V ONLY.
Depends on what type of tuna you are targeting. Electric should be fine for yellows and occasional bigeyes. If targeting giants then hydraulic all the way. I debated this for a while and went hydraulic which winds up costing a few grand more but I think it's going to be worth it.
I had an electric reel on my greenstick. Go with hydraulic. We blew the fuse first day out with double header giants on at the Hudson. Handlining double header giants is NO fun. Blew the fuse a few other times when loaded with yellows . IMO if you can afford it go hydraulic.