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#10797346 - 04/25/15 09:23 PM New trolling motor ?
East ex roadrunner Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 01/31/15
Posts: 49
Loc: Lindale, Tx
I just put a new trolling motor on my boat and was told that it had to be tuned. Is it necessary and if so how hard is it to be done
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#10797393 - 04/25/15 09:49 PM Re: New trolling motor ? [Re: East ex roadrunner]
tx6158 Offline
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Registered: 02/09/11
Posts: 338
Loc: East Texas
Dont believe that is true

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#10797640 - 04/26/15 06:49 AM Re: New trolling motor ? [Re: East ex roadrunner]
DLALLDER Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/23/02
Posts: 1686
Loc: pittsburg,tx
never heard of a TM needing to be tuned.

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#10797775 - 04/26/15 08:45 AM Re: New trolling motor ? [Re: East ex roadrunner]
East ex roadrunner Offline
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Registered: 01/31/15
Posts: 49
Loc: Lindale, Tx
Ok thanks for the help
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#10797776 - 04/26/15 08:46 AM Re: New trolling motor ? [Re: East ex roadrunner]
East ex roadrunner Offline
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Registered: 01/31/15
Posts: 49
Loc: Lindale, Tx
Not sure if it matters but I think he was talking about the foot control
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#10798297 - 04/26/15 02:43 PM Re: New trolling motor ? [Re: East ex roadrunner]
psycho0819 Offline
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Registered: 03/27/05
Posts: 1551
Loc: Kaufman
Tuning a trolling motor? Never heard of such a thing, but with all the new multi-feature TM's out there now that doesn't mean it doesn't exist. Sounds kinda like being low on blinker fluid to me.
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#10802770 - 04/28/15 07:03 AM Re: New trolling motor ? [Re: East ex roadrunner]
ssmith Online   content
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Registered: 11/22/07
Posts: 3287
Loc: scotland tx
sounds like you are being tuned.

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#10803985 - 04/28/15 01:21 PM Re: New trolling motor ? [Re: East ex roadrunner]
Baylor_Guy™ Offline
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Registered: 05/07/04
Posts: 20523
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
I think what they mean is timed, not tuned. You can have the control box (Head) positioned anywhere you'd like but will have to time the pinion drum inside the control box so that you get the full 360degree turning

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#10803986 - 04/28/15 01:22 PM Re: New trolling motor ? [Re: East ex roadrunner]
Baylor_Guy™ Offline
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Registered: 05/07/04
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so that the foot pedal is parallel to the deck when you want to go straight ahead and be able to turn it fully in either direction

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#10807898 - 04/29/15 09:18 PM Re: New trolling motor ? [Re: East ex roadrunner]
Jones Trolling Motor Offline
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Registered: 05/01/11
Posts: 528
Loc: NE Texas/SW Arkansas
For the timing, I have the procedure under my FAQ on my website. Some guys have watched a YouTube video about tuning one that involves loosening the brush holder/com cap and turning the skeg to make it run better. DON'T do it. You're changing the relationship between the brushes, and magnets and will change the amp draw.
John
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