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New Trolling Motor?

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On my way home from Rainy Lake this weekend the locking collar on my Minnkota loosened up and my trolling motor came down while I was enroute after hitting a bump. Took off the skeg and sounds like I did some damage to the brushes in the motor as well. Called Minnkota today and they said they can most likely repair it so I am sending it in.

This motor is about 6 years old, with the white head on it. It is a 55lb, 48 inch 12V with Auto Pilot and Co-pilot installed.

The question I have is should I have it repaired or should I invest in a new terrova motor? Has anyone had any experience with the new Minnkota's?

Your thoughts are greatly appreicated!

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I bought a Terrova this spring a really like it. I had a 55 Pound PowerDive and upgraded to an 80 pound Terrova. It is very easy to deploy and the I like the new foot control.

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I'd save your money. Don't really think repairing your old one is worth it. The terrova's are very nice. The new PV2 are a good model as well. Good Luck!!

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