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#11402830 - 02/09/16 10:49 AM Trolling Motor slipping in bracket
johnnyv Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 08/27/15
Posts: 5
Loc: Lake Bob Sandlin, TX
When my trolling motor is on the highest speed, and I am trying to back up the boat, the motor bracket always slips so that the motor is tilted forward. Is this by design? The problem is that it doesn't easily go back to vertical, so when I pull the motor out of the water, it doesn't want to go back into place on the boat. It's sort of stuck in that forward position and the bracket won't fold up properly. Any thoughts?


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#11402981 - 02/09/16 11:53 AM Re: Trolling Motor slipping in bracket [Re: johnnyv]
kingdad101 Offline
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Registered: 10/24/05
Posts: 20734
Loc: W.F. Texas
needs adjustment on foot cables, they are loose...
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#11403252 - 02/09/16 01:45 PM Re: Trolling Motor slipping in bracket [Re: johnnyv]
bradnitro175 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/11/08
Posts: 4361
Loc: Dallas,tx
Do you have the springs in this picture
http://www.scout.com/outdoors/wired2fish...-trolling-motor

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#11403316 - 02/09/16 02:09 PM Re: Trolling Motor slipping in bracket [Re: johnnyv]
johnnyv Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 08/27/15
Posts: 5
Loc: Lake Bob Sandlin, TX
No, I don't have a spring mount. It's the breakaway mount. It's actually the "breakaway" part of the bracket that is slipping. I think it's designed to come forward if the motor hits something to prevent the shaft from breaking. I just can't seem to get it to stay put under normal operation. I will have to check the tension of my breakaway knobs.

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#11403347 - 02/09/16 02:27 PM Re: Trolling Motor slipping in bracket [Re: johnnyv]
bradnitro175 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/11/08
Posts: 4361
Loc: Dallas,tx
You need to buy a spring kit for it to stop.google Jones trolling motor he sells them

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