Guys I have an old MinnKota trolling motor. its 24 volt. Over the years I have tightened that tension screw to where its now bottomed out. The motor is starting to drift. I
am guessing I will need to replace the cable. Unless there is a better idea? Also how big of a job is this?
You need to take the head off and see what is broke, or if you have a bearing gone bad allowing the cables to pull the drum toward the cable stop. These cables don't stretch. If you're having to tighen the tension screw, something is wrong and it's usually in the head.