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woody1975

Minn-Kota Edge Trolling motor ?

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I recently put one of these on my boat and tried it out for the first time this weekend.

My question to anyone who uses one is does it hold its course?

Is there something that I can do, so that when I take my foot off of the foot control it will stay the course?

At this point, I would get it going in a direction that I wanted to go, then I would take my foot off of the control. A second or two later, the foot pedal would move on its own and of course turn the boat.

I have messed with the tension screw a bit, but haven't found a sweet spot yet.

Do I need to keep trying or is this something that I need to be in control of at all times?

Thanks for any help!

DL

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woody1975

Anyone have any input?

DL

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kslipsinker

That is the deal with a cable steering bow mount trolling motor. You have to steer it all the time.

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Valv

I hate to tell you but if you wanted a motor that keeps same direction you have to get one with Auto Pilot, yours is a cable operated you have to keep it on course all the times.

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woody1975

Thanks for the input - At least I know now.

DL

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