I bought a 1991 pontoon about 4 years ago. It came with two older model trolling motors. One works but is almost too short for the pontoon and the other is a Johnson motor that is a lot taller and would be great, but it doesn't work at the moment. Does anybody know what it is? I need to do some googling to get some info on it but I'm not having much luck just googling Johnson trolling motor. I just can't find a model number or serial number on it anywhere. The only writing at all is the big "Johnson" on both sides. That's it.
It is has a switch to switch between 12 and 24 volts. It also has three wires, red, white, and black. I tried all combinations of hooking them up to my battery, but couldn't get it to show any life.
It has 3 forward speeds and one reverse speed. The handle pushes straight in/out. I can't imagine what the purpose of that is. Anybody know?
What are the chances that it's something simple to replace? I've never taken a trolling motor apart and never really thought about them before. I haven't used one since I got rid of my little fiberglass bass boat. I just would like to be able to use it to help control my drifts a little better when drift fishing. I'm sure these older (pre 2000) model trolling motors will not go easy on my battery, but I also don't want to spend a fortune for a new one when I won't actually use them all that much.