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#11952683 - 11/26/16 08:12 PM Minnkota Fortrex 101 Trolling Motor Repair
Pops0598 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 08/21/03
Posts: 238
Loc: Keller, TX, USA
The bottom plastic housing on my trolling motor cracked/broke today causing cables and gears to misalign. Can anyone recommend a reputable repair person I can call to see if it can be repaired? I live in north Fort Worth.

Thanks in advance.

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#11952698 - 11/26/16 08:24 PM Re: Minnkota Fortrex 101 Trolling Motor Repair [Re: Pops0598]
kevine80 Online   content
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Registered: 11/20/15
Posts: 492
Loc: humble texas
its not that difficult
same thing happened to me
ordered the parts from minn kota and they were a lot cheaper than i thought
i assume your talking about the bottom half of the head

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#11952765 - 11/26/16 09:18 PM Re: Minnkota Fortrex 101 Trolling Motor Repair [Re: Pops0598]
Pops0598 Offline
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Registered: 08/21/03
Posts: 238
Loc: Keller, TX, USA
Yes. Bottom half of head. Good to know it may not cost an arm and leg.

Kevine80, can you PM me your cell # so I can text you pics to see if it's similar to what you repaired?

Thanks

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#11952793 - 11/26/16 09:44 PM Re: Minnkota Fortrex 101 Trolling Motor Repair [Re: Pops0598]
kevine80 Online   content
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Registered: 11/20/15
Posts: 492
Loc: humble texas
pm sent
there is a metal hoop bracket that supports the gear for the direction pointer
mine broke the mounting lug for this bracket
bought the bottom half of the head -new pointer gear -and new pointer (mine popped off and went in the lake )
it was all 39.00

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#11952797 - 11/26/16 09:49 PM Re: Minnkota Fortrex 101 Trolling Motor Repair [Re: Pops0598]
kevine80 Online   content
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Registered: 11/20/15
Posts: 492
Loc: humble texas

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#11952808 - 11/26/16 10:06 PM Re: Minnkota Fortrex 101 Trolling Motor Repair [Re: Pops0598]
kevine80 Online   content
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Registered: 11/20/15
Posts: 492
Loc: humble texas

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#11953711 - 11/27/16 05:20 PM Re: Minnkota Fortrex 101 Trolling Motor Repair [Re: Pops0598]
DEFMP Offline
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Registered: 10/18/13
Posts: 397
Loc: DFW
Just had the same thing repaired on mine by lakeviewbmarine on 515 near Fork. Great guy and fairly cheap. Did it that hour so I could keeep fishing that day.

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