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#12290488 - 06/12/17 04:14 PM How do I fix this?
Too Fat 2 Fish Online   content
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How I straighten the skeg on motor guide TM?

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Edited by Too Fat 2 Fish (06/12/17 04:31 PM)

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#12290577 - 06/12/17 05:05 PM Re: How do I fix this? [Re: Too Fat 2 Fish]
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mine has been like that since the first time i had it in for warranty work, about 6 yrs ago. doesn't seem to bother the operation at all.
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#12290601 - 06/12/17 05:19 PM Re: How do I fix this? [Re: Too Fat 2 Fish]
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I just bent mine back with a rubber mallet.

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#12290727 - 06/12/17 06:40 PM Re: How do I fix this? [Re: smooth move]
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Originally Posted By: smooth move
mine has been like that since the first time i had it in for warranty work, about 6 yrs ago. doesn't seem to bother the operation at all.


Friend from work broke his off and said he couldn't tell much difference before or after. But he has big 36v motor. I'm running a 42# motor on 20' boat. Need all the help I can get.

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#12290739 - 06/12/17 06:48 PM Re: How do I fix this? [Re: 9094]
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Originally Posted By: 9094
I just bent mine back with a rubber mallet.


Was yours bent? Mine Doesn't seem to be. Looks like it just got spun out of line.

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#12291153 - 06/12/17 10:56 PM Re: How do I fix this? [Re: Too Fat 2 Fish]
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loosen the two bolts and turn it back straight. doe not look bent don't have to loosen bolts very much to turn.

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#12291221 - 06/12/17 11:41 PM Re: How do I fix this? [Re: RANGER SKI]
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Originally Posted By: RANGER SKI
loosen the two bolts and turn it back straight. doe not look bent don't have to loosen bolts very much to turn.


THIS! For sure. Look closely. If it was bent, the point where the skeg attaches to the barrel of the motor would be directly below the shaft. It's not - the point of attachment has moved! ....the skeg isn't bent. The portion of the motor housing that has the skeg attached has rotated. Those two bolts should be at right angles to the TM shaft. Loosen them carefully, rotate it all back into alignment, and then carefully/equally re-snug those bolts. Don't crank down on them or you may trash the seal that keeps water out.....

The motor housing is a cast aluminum alloy, and it's very brittle. If you wack it with anything, you stand a very good chance of breaking it.


Edited by Flippin-Out (06/12/17 11:43 PM)

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#12291228 - 06/12/17 11:45 PM Re: How do I fix this? [Re: Too Fat 2 Fish]
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You can tune the trolling motor by moving the s keg around till you find its sweet spot. As said above loosen the two screws ans move tot he best or quietest point.
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#12294563 - 06/14/17 06:57 PM Re: How do I fix this? [Re: Bruce's Guide Service]
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Thanks for all the input. I tried loosening the 2 bolts a little but it won't budge. Not going to smack it with a hammer. Guess I'll just live with it.

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#12294650 - 06/14/17 07:44 PM Re: How do I fix this? [Re: Bruce's Guide Service]
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Originally Posted By: Bruce's Guide Service
You can tune the trolling motor by moving the s keg around till you find its sweet spot. As said above loosen the two screws ans move tot he best or quietest point.


This! And the service dept that worked on it may have set it that way because that was where it made the most torque and least noise.
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#12294854 - 06/14/17 09:22 PM Re: How do I fix this? [Re: SteezMacQueen]
Bob Landry Offline
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Originally Posted By: SteezMacQueen
Originally Posted By: Bruce's Guide Service
You can tune the trolling motor by moving the s keg around till you find its sweet spot. As said above loosen the two screws ans move tot he best or quietest point.


This! And the service dept that worked on it may have set it that way because that was where it made the most torque and least noise.


Ot got the maximum RPM.
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