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Trolling Motor-engages while going across lake #13157721 05/17/19 08:42 PM
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Have a 2002 MotorGuide that was converted to digital a few years ago. Still going strong BUT I've noticed the prop spins for a few rotations while going across the lake. Happens more when in choppy water. Almost like the bounce from the wake is engaging the motor. What could be causing this? I made sure the harness etc wasn't accidentally depressing the foot pedal button.

Re: Trolling Motor-engages while going across lake [Re: rkd] #13157748 05/17/19 09:03 PM
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unplug it and see what it does


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Re: Trolling Motor-engages while going across lake [Re: boatman025] #13157762 05/17/19 09:14 PM
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Darn! I'll try that the next time I'm on the water. Just to get ahead of the curve-if it happens while plugged in, what does that mean? And if it happens while unplugged, what would that indicate?

Re: Trolling Motor-engages while going across lake [Re: rkd] #13157818 05/17/19 10:28 PM
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If it happens when plugged in there is probably a short in the switch, if it does it while unplugged you need to get a patent for creating electricity from nothing....


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Re: Trolling Motor-engages while going across lake [Re: bronco71] #13157821 05/17/19 10:33 PM
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Funny! Ok, so my supposedly charged batteries crapped out on me today after only a couple of hours. Would a short in the switch drain a battery? Is that a "continuous" charge (even if trickle) kind of scenario?

Re: Trolling Motor-engages while going across lake [Re: rkd] #13159601 05/19/19 06:53 PM
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Yes. If the switch isnt all the way off even though it doesn't have enough current to turn the prop it will drain it.


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