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Trolling Motor Help!

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gopherfish

I have a MinnKota, bow mount trolling motor. It is about three years old. It really isn't running too well and I want to take it in. Can anyone recommend a good place that does repairs on these units? Thanks.

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slipbob

Try Fishlectronics on University in Fridley. They perform service and sell parts for most units.

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basmastermatt

Go to Motor Clinic in Bloomington they do a great job..If you want it worked on right on your boat take it to Formula Prop in Brooklyn Center(Park?) up off of 694 by crystal kinda. Both places are MinnKota authorized repair shops.

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Fisher Dave

I'll 2nd the motorclinic in Bloomington.. The longest it ever took to get my motor back was 2 days .. most the time it was the day after I dropped it, once was the same day.. that was on a lower unit rebuild(motorguide).

There prices have always been very cheap also.

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gopherfish

Thanks guys, I appreciate the help. I'll give it a try.

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fisherman 66

Just a thought are you sure your battery is good. Three years is about the time some batteries go bad.

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