Ive had the same issue. I turned both the motor and remote of for 30 seconds or so and then worked fine. it has happened twice for me. Hope its not reoccurring which would be very annoying. For the cost, this stuff should work. I wonder if they are I-link motors? Mine is.
Lengths were a little tough to figure out without stressing the fish. My board only goes to 24 and that wasn't enough.
I did tare my digital scale with the hoop of my rubber net and weighed em in that. One was 6; the other 8.4. I had another 24 incher earlier in the day but didn't weigh it.
We got 1 pike and severa smallies too but let everything go since fish wasn't on the menu this weekend.