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I Pilot Terrova Repair #13831940 01/04/21 08:33 PM
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I'm looking for a repair shop around Austin that can help me with what I believe is an issue with my Minn Kota Terrova I Pilot 80 lb thrust TM. My boat is 22' and weighs about 3k with me, my gear, fuel and motor, rigging, etc. On speed 10 with no wind (flat calm) I am moving about 1.4 mph according to the I Pilot remote and I believe that thing is pretty close because it feels like I'm barely moving. In a 15 mph wind it won't hold me in one spot on speed 10. I've checked both the batteries under a load and they are putting out 12.6 volts each. The motor is 6 years old. Came on a boat I just bought.

I have looked up authorized dealers on MK's website but wondering if anyone has a recommendation.

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Re: I Pilot Terrova Repair [Re: Jerry713] #13831973 01/04/21 09:08 PM
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my Ranger RT188, 2014 weighs 1200 pounds, loaded probably 1700. My Terrova is a gen2, about 3 years old.
On a smooth lake I can get 3.4 - 3.6 mph. thats with the remote on 10, full batteries. Holds me all day in 15-20 mph wind.
hope this helps...jim fish

Re: I Pilot Terrova Repair [Re: Jerry713] #13832001 01/04/21 09:30 PM
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Following as I have a new terrova that is having same issues. I've wondered if its the plug I have and maybe I need to wire it direct to power wires and remove the plug.

Re: I Pilot Terrova Repair [Re: JIM SR.] #13832148 01/04/21 11:46 PM
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Originally Posted by JIM SR.
my Ranger RT188, 2014 weighs 1200 pounds, loaded probably 1700. My Terrova is a gen2, about 3 years old.
On a smooth lake I can get 3.4 - 3.6 mph. thats with the remote on 10, full batteries. Holds me all day in 15-20 mph wind.
hope this helps...jim fish


have you pulled off the prop to be sure there's no obsructions,...like old line, trot line, weeds,..??

Re: I Pilot Terrova Repair [Re: Jerry713] #13832207 01/05/21 12:14 AM
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I haven't pulled the prop but I'll do that tomorrow.


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Originally Posted by JIM SR.
my Ranger RT188, 2014 weighs 1200 pounds, loaded probably 1700. My Terrova is a gen2, about 3 years old.
On a smooth lake I can get 3.4 - 3.6 mph. thats with the remote on 10, full batteries. Holds me all day in 15-20 mph wind.
hope this helps...jim fish

Thanks yeah that's a good comparison. Mine is definitely not working like it should.


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Re: I Pilot Terrova Repair [Re: Jerry713] #13832302 01/05/21 01:31 AM
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Mine did that, thought I had a bad battery. Called All star marine gave me some helpful hints. Found bad connection behind bow panel where plug is wired. Splice back together and heat shrink connections. Works like a champ. Hope it helps. They are a finicky motor when comes to power supply.


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Re: I Pilot Terrova Repair [Re: Jerry713] #13832317 01/05/21 01:38 AM
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Interesting I'll do some digging on mine and see what I can find.
Thanks.


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Re: I Pilot Terrova Repair [Re: Jerry713] #13833182 01/05/21 08:13 PM
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Welp never take anything for granted when buying a used boat. Turns out the batteries were hooked up in parallel and not in series so I was only getting 12 volts to the trolling motor. I would have checked this first but thought for sure it needed 24 volts to run but it doesn't. Seems to be running fine now. I'll check for sure when I get on the water.


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Re: I Pilot Terrova Repair [Re: Jerry713] #13833380 01/05/21 11:02 PM
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Still pull the prop and check for any obstruction,...takes 5 minutes,..glad all is well..

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