texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
PontoonVic, Rippinlips24, ApostlePaul, bcrim, RickyRodeo
109715 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 90,445
hopalong 79,215
Pilothawk 77,906
John175® 70,591
JDavis7873® 67,394
Derek 🐝 61,948
Tritonman 58,514
Mark Perry 55,378
LoneStarSon® 54,917
facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums60
Topics742,025
Posts15,316,210
Members109,715
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
Broken trolling motor #12745709
05/07/18 01:54 AM
05/07/18 01:54 AM
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 501
Fort Worth
J
Jake Blood Offline OP
Pro Angler
Jake Blood  Offline OP
Pro Angler
J

Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 501
Fort Worth
The picture explains everything I think... my passenger was standing on the front deck of the boat as we pulled up to the dock, and as he left the boat, it rose up and the skeg hit an overhanging part of the dock and cracked off. I put a magnet to it and it did not stick, so not metal. Anyone know what this is made of and if it can be fixed?

What is the impact of operating it without, is it just to protect the prop in shallow water? Or does it have another purpose?
Thanks for any feedback in advance.


Re: Broken trolling motor [Re: Jake Blood] #12745734
05/07/18 02:12 AM
05/07/18 02:12 AM
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 791
hubbard
D
dobbin Offline
Pro Angler
dobbin  Offline
Pro Angler
D

Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 791
hubbard
I think they are made of aluminum or may be a cast aluminum. Never seen one busted on a trolling motor but I know they can be repaired on the big motor. The motor should still operate but leaves the prop open to a nasty hit from rock or stump.


Champion Jigs
Re: Broken trolling motor [Re: Jake Blood] #12746063
05/07/18 02:03 PM
05/07/18 02:03 PM
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 501
Fort Worth
J
Jake Blood Offline OP
Pro Angler
Jake Blood  Offline OP
Pro Angler
J

Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 501
Fort Worth
Yeah, I think that is what I am worried about... so mad at myself for letting this happen...

Re: Broken trolling motor [Re: Jake Blood] #12746329
05/07/18 05:30 PM
05/07/18 05:30 PM
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 8,447
Rockwall
S
Stump jumper Offline
TFF Celebrity
Stump jumper  Offline
TFF Celebrity
S

Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 8,447
Rockwall
Housing is aluminum. Magnet will not stick to aluminum or SS. Never tried on brass but guess it is a no go too. Skeg is primarily for steering control. Probably no effect on slow speeds but you will notice on high. It acts like a rudder. You ought to try driving a big motor with no skeg. Ever since my dad jumped out of my months old Ranger and the dock chipped the gel coat on the nose I warn people to be careful when getting in and out.


2200 Bay Champ/200 Mercury Optimax
2017 Tundra TSS 4x4 Crewmax 5.7L
Re: Broken trolling motor [Re: Stump jumper] #12746485
05/07/18 07:23 PM
05/07/18 07:23 PM
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 501
Fort Worth
J
Jake Blood Offline OP
Pro Angler
Jake Blood  Offline OP
Pro Angler
J

Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 501
Fort Worth
Originally Posted By: Stump jumper
Ever since my dad jumped out of my months old Ranger and the dock chipped the gel coat on the nose I warn people to be careful when getting in and out.


Well that is the lesson learned throughout all of this for sure... Just hoping there is a solution to fix it. Sounds like I need to take it somewhere to get it welded... also wondering if that would need to be taken apart because of the heat during welding?

Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread


© 1998-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1