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#10895853 - 06/04/15 04:42 PM Trolling motor question
wacky freak Offline
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Registered: 05/14/10
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I have an issue with a trolling motor that I need help with. My trolling motor quit working the other day. I have 24 volt to the plug in the front of my boat. I replaced the plug on my trolling motor still don't work. I put another trolling motor on the boat and still don't work. Anyone got any siggestions. It is a motor guide hand controlled trolling motor.

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#10895859 - 06/04/15 04:47 PM Re: Trolling motor question [Re: wacky freak]
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Registered: 01/20/09
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Loc: Zapata and Olive Branch
Indicates that the issue is not the trolling motor. Put a voltage meter on the wires to verify your getting 24 volts. Check that the fuse between the batteries and trolling motor is not blown/tripped.
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#10895860 - 06/04/15 04:47 PM Re: Trolling motor question [Re: wacky freak]
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Are the batteries charged?
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#10895908 - 06/04/15 05:13 PM Re: Trolling motor question [Re: wacky freak]
wacky freak Offline
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Batteries are good load test done and as stated above wires were checked to the plug and getting 24 volts.

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#10896139 - 06/04/15 07:01 PM Re: Trolling motor question [Re: wacky freak]
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Plug on motor wired wrong?


Edited by 9094 (06/04/15 07:02 PM)

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#10896144 - 06/04/15 07:05 PM Re: Trolling motor question [Re: wacky freak]
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Maybe the plug on the boat itself is bad
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#10896478 - 06/04/15 09:23 PM Re: Trolling motor question [Re: wacky freak]
wacky freak Offline
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Plug is wired right and the plug on the boat has been checked

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#10896554 - 06/04/15 10:01 PM Re: Trolling motor question [Re: wacky freak]
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Are you using bigfoot switches?
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#10896584 - 06/04/15 10:11 PM Re: Trolling motor question [Re: wacky freak]
wacky freak Offline
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Yes using big foot switches

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#10896589 - 06/04/15 10:12 PM Re: Trolling motor question [Re: wacky freak]
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Sounds like it's time for a new boat.

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#10896591 - 06/04/15 10:12 PM Re: Trolling motor question [Re: wacky freak]
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some where there's a break in you power,..you need to check from the battery's all the way to the handle switches.

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#10896608 - 06/04/15 10:20 PM Re: Trolling motor question [Re: wacky freak]
wacky freak Offline
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I can put my meter on the plug in the boat and hit my big foot switch and I get 24 volts to the plug. Thought it might have been the trolling motor but hook another trolling motor up and it didn't work either.

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#10896655 - 06/04/15 10:39 PM Re: Trolling motor question [Re: wacky freak]
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Just a wild hunch. I would pull the plug in the boat and inspect the plug and wires. A meter won't pull any amps. Once you put it under a load, it breaks down. That would make me think plug or wires since another TM did the same exact thing.
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#10896691 - 06/04/15 10:48 PM Re: Trolling motor question [Re: wacky freak]
N5RDN Offline
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Registered: 03/15/10
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Loc: East Texas
Sometimes you can get a good voltage reading while not under a load, then when you apply a load it goes dead. Sounds like the connection at the batteries may need attention. To see if it's the motor itself, hook directly to a known good battery ( single ), it will spin with only 12v if it's ok. If motor if good, then check downstream from the motor for bad switches, connections, etc.

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#10896701 - 06/04/15 10:54 PM Re: Trolling motor question [Re: N5RDN]
Randy Barfknecht Offline
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I'm with him!!!

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