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      Fishing Minnesota had added a new menu item (see above) called Fishing Report Clubs. It's a way to keep the really good fishing reports coming and being shared only with those who also provide detailed fishing reports. We will only approve new members who request to join if they have already posted a recent fishing report in the area forum, associated with the Fishing Report Club area  you want to join. We are going to limit the number of regular memberships, in the Fishing Report Clubs, to the top 20  members in each Club, to those with the best frequency and quality fishing reports provided in the club and less so in the regular fishing report forum open to all members. The higher quality fishing report reserved for the club of course. If  you want fishing reports  around your area, I would Join Now, some of the clubs are starting to fill fast. Use the Fishing Reports Club link in the Menu above (after you've posted a fishing report in the regular area forum) and request to Join.
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fishn4kids

Avoided the rush this weekend and went pannie fishing instead. Did really well with the pannies but on the depressing side of things. My bow mounted trolling motor burned up on me. Just seeing if anyone might have one they would would like get rid of. Or any ideas of where i might find a cheap one to get me through the next month or so of fishing. Thanks Duane

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luckycrank

call motor clinic in bloomington the sell reconditioned and used stuff, what brand is your broken one is it possible to fix it ?

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fishn4kids

It is a minn kota maxxum 54 that i think is about 10 years old. I think it has just burned out on me. Just quit working on me sat night. Had the on board charger plugged in all night friday and the batteries are new so i don't think that is the problem. Not very familiar with trolling motors for i am pretty new to boating. Thanks for the help. I'll have to give either minn kota a call or that place in bloomingtom on monday.

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hawkeye43

go right to minn-kota in mankato on madison ave., they do it all right there anyway, no need to send it. grin.gif

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clamtrap

most of the time there is a in-line fuse check to see if thats good if you have one I had this happen to me on mine just a thought.

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luckycrank

ALSO CHECK TO SEE IF THERE IS A CIRCUIT BREAKER AT THE BATTERY TERMINALS. THEY ARE ABOUT 3/4" X 1" AND HAVE A RESETABLE BUTTON ON THE BOTTOM SIDE OF THEM.

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fishn4kids

I've checked the fuses, bypassed the circiut breaker and the direction arrow light on top of unit comes on, so i'm getting power that far. I can hear a clicking sound in the foot control pedal when i turn it on, so power is there. From what i can come up with, it seems to be in the lower part of the unit. Shaft or gears or something just have to take it to minn kota on monday. Do i need to take it off the boat or can i take my boat in? Thanks for all the help!

Duane

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luckycrank

I HAVE ALWAYS TAKEN MINE OFF THE BOAT BUT HAVE SEEN BOATS PARKED BY THE REPAIR SHOP SO YOU MUST BE ABLE TO LEAVE THEM ON THE BOAT?

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katoguy

Take off the cover and hook 12-volts directly to the 2 wires (red & black brush wires) heading down the tube. (even though this is a 24-v motor the lower unit will run on 12-volts direct)

If the lower unit runs, the problem is the main control board. You're looking at $200 kit.

The MK service is now at 121 Power Dr. The industrial park by Kato Light and Midwest Wireless. (kitty corner from Menards)

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fishn4kids

Thanks katoguy. I tried that and the lower unit still works. Is the main control board located in the foot control?. Mine is the flat foot control with the toe button on it. Thanks for all who have helped me out on trouble shooting this problem. Have a good day and save some eyes for me.

duane

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hawkeye43

I didn't know they moved. Sorry

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