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Dahitman44

Trolling motor #2

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Dahitman44

One of my six-year-olds decided to play captain on my boat under the tarp. They came in and told my wife that dadddy's boat was smoking.

Great.

Then I came home to see Lisa moving around the boat fast to take off the cover. As soon as I got out of the cab I could tell that something had burned out. I would guess it is the motor. It doesn't move or respond in any way.

It is only two or three years old -- I can't find my reciept of course.

What are my options?

Who will fix it?

Any idea what burned out? What will it cost?

Any thoughts?

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icehole10

Hitman is this the same trolling motor you were having problems with earlier this year? Either way I would suggest taking it to bob's trolling motor in West Fargo. He could at least tell you if its repairable.

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Bison9

Hitman, the trolling motor on my boat is a 95' motor guide -one day on the water it just crapped out for no reason - I used a screwdriver to take the top off of it and there was a wire burned through in there - I just spliced the wire back up and have been using it successfully ever since (although I never did find out what made that wire just fry) Anyways, open up the top of the motor if you can - you'll be surprised at what you can find by just inspecting it that way...

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Bison9

I have a story from this weekend that tops that even - I decided to move my main depth finder (that had always been in the back corner of the boat) to the front dash so I could always see it when I am driving (mainly due to driving in Devils Lake all the time and seeing the depth just shoot up and all the sudden you are in the middle of a submerged forrest - not good for the prop if you hit one of those trees especially at 35+ mph smile.gif).

Anyways, I drilled some holes for screws to mount the depth finder on the dash and then I decided to pull the power wires and transduecer cable up to the depth finder itself. Well, little did I remember that the material I was drilling through was fiberglass. After spending all day laying on the bottom of the boat fixing odds and ends, my mind was jogged of the fact that what I was laying in all day was in fact fiberglass. My body hurt the rest of the day! crazy.gif

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Dahitman44

Bison --

Yeah, you had a good one too. I was a little freaked out with the trolling motor -- what if it would have caught the tarp on fire with the boys playing in there. Not good. I know it is not likely, but it is freaky.

Brought the motor to Skeels and a guy from Hawley works on them and it is already fixed. He moved me up -- nice to have connections. wink.gifcool.gif

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Dahitman44

Got it back today -- $100 later. So much for my birthday present to myself. crazy.gif

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