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#12813320 - 07/02/18 08:51 AM Motorguide Xi5
Gmann Offline
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Registered: 03/09/04
Posts: 737
Loc: Allen, TX
Ate the line yesterday, took off the prop and dropped the pin in the water hammer

Is this available locally or will I have to order it? Been looking online and don't see them listed anywhere local, anyone know who/where they might be found?

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#12813378 - 07/02/18 09:42 AM Re: Motorguide Xi5 [Re: Gmann]
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Registered: 07/02/12
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Loc: Grapevine, TX
I bet David at Shut up and fish has them. I always carry a spare.

The other thing is do is when this happens, I make sure the nut and pin are facing up when I take everything apart. You can do this if you don’t retract it all the way. That little piece will shut down a trip real quickly if you don’t have a spare.

Good luck.
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#12813386 - 07/02/18 09:46 AM Re: Motorguide Xi5 [Re: Gmann]
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One other thing. It usually happens if I’m out fishing in wind I shouldn’t be fishing in. The first 17 times it happened, it seemed like 50 yards of line gets caught in there. I have a hair trigger now. If it happens, it bet only 6 inches gets hung up in there. Not sure if this thing is new to you. If it is, you will get quicker on shutting off that anchor feature if it happens.
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#12813403 - 07/02/18 09:56 AM Re: Motorguide Xi5 [Re: Davedave]
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Loc: Allen, TX
Originally Posted By: Davedave
One other thing. It usually happens if I’m out fishing in wind I shouldn’t be fishing in. The first 17 times it happened, it seemed like 50 yards of line gets caught in there. I have a hair trigger now. If it happens, it bet only 6 inches gets hung up in there. Not sure if this thing is new to you. If it is, you will get quicker on shutting off that anchor feature if it happens.

LOL all of the above. Windier than hell, third time it's happened (twice to me, this was my partner's first). I have learned a quick response to turn that sucker off as soon as I see the rod double over. First time was NOT pretty.

Thought I had a spare in the boat, but apparently not. I know it's somewhere, but can't remember where.

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#12814057 - 07/02/18 06:06 PM Re: Motorguide Xi5 [Re: Gmann]
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First thing i did was install a kill switch on my boat. If line gets into the trolling motor I quickly step on the kill switch.

As for the pins, just find a nail that will fit in the hole and cut off several pieces the same length as the pin. Works fine as a replacement pin.
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#12814280 - 07/02/18 08:55 PM Re: Motorguide Xi5 [Re: Gmann]
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Great idea Ernest!

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#12814686 - 07/03/18 09:28 AM Re: Motorguide Xi5 [Re: ERNEST PATY]
Gmann Offline
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Registered: 03/09/04
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Loc: Allen, TX
Originally Posted By: ERNEST PATY
First thing i did was install a kill switch on my boat. If line gets into the trolling motor I quickly step on the kill switch.

As for the pins, just find a nail that will fit in the hole and cut off several pieces the same length as the pin. Works fine as a replacement pin.

Great idea, thanks!

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#12814803 - 07/03/18 10:51 AM Re: Motorguide Xi5 [Re: Gmann]
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Registered: 05/31/08
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Loc: Deep East Tx
Knock on wood, it hasn’t happened to me yet. I try to position the boat just a hair upwind of the pile so I’m never fishing in front of the trolling motor. Seems like the worst time is when you get a gust of wind and it has to catch up quickly.
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#12814893 - 07/03/18 11:51 AM Re: Motorguide Xi5 [Re: Gmann]
MAK747 Offline
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Registered: 05/08/09
Posts: 498
Loc: Ft Wth
The pins run about $2 each and the SKU number for the replacement is 17-MBR10202T if you wish to order some. As tough as the pins seem to be, I'm not sure they would actually ever shear. The next time I need some I think I'm just going to cut some welding rod to length and use that.


Edited by MAK747 (07/03/18 11:53 AM)

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