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Anybody ever had this happen to their Minn Kota Fortrex? #7123365 02/02/12 09:04 PM
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Has anybody had one of these bushing come out of hinge on their trolling motor mount?



the aluminum arm is real sloppy now when i put my motor down. Easy Fix?


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Re: Anybody ever had this happen to their Minn Kota Fortrex? [Re: NickHasty] #7123397 02/02/12 09:10 PM
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Just had that happen a few months ago. I sent my entire mount assembly back to minn kota. They replaced everything. Quickly too.


Re: Anybody ever had this happen to their Minn Kota Fortrex? [Re: NickHasty] #7123428 02/02/12 09:17 PM
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just take it to on site repair by lake fork Marina. If its under warranty they should fix u right up. if not their rates and work is the best I've seen


Re: Anybody ever had this happen to their Minn Kota Fortrex? [Re: NickHasty] #7123501 02/02/12 09:36 PM
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thanks bass johnson. I apologize for not getting back to you on the humminbird. I posted it up in the for sale/trade section w/ pics


Re: Anybody ever had this happen to their Minn Kota Fortrex? [Re: NickHasty] #7123755 02/02/12 10:42 PM
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Seen it happen a bunch, mine did it once and my partner has had it happen twice.




Re: Anybody ever had this happen to their Minn Kota Fortrex? [Re: NickHasty] #7123907 02/02/12 11:24 PM
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Just had mine repaired by lake fork on site repair. Warranty covered it. Exact same thing happened to mine. Fixed for now but don't see what would stop from happening again.


Re: Anybody ever had this happen to their Minn Kota Fortrex? [Re: NickHasty] #7124051 02/02/12 11:58 PM
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kind of frustrating for such a good motor...im not the original owner on mine...so i guess ill fork money, you think you could DIY


Re: Anybody ever had this happen to their Minn Kota Fortrex? [Re: NickHasty] #7124104 02/03/12 12:11 AM
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Yes... had to use steel stick to repair my old one since repair center did not have this WEAK item in stock... Supposed to have some in soon...

Foretrex is pretty easy to tear apart and repair yourself and once you do it I have learned to buy 2 of everything that breaks.


Re: Anybody ever had this happen to their Minn Kota Fortrex? [Re: NickHasty] #7124438 02/03/12 01:28 AM
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there is one on either side. I hope the other one doesnt fail as well!


Re: Anybody ever had this happen to their Minn Kota Fortrex? [Re: NickHasty] #7124663 02/03/12 02:13 AM
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Change them both out at same time...


Re: Anybody ever had this happen to their Minn Kota Fortrex? [Re: John Anderson] #7124680 02/03/12 02:18 AM
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Originally Posted By: John Anderson
Change them both out at same time...


Talked with Minn lots and they sent both sides on mine along with new hardware u need a kick stand on yours! I didn't have one but got one & haven't had a problem since


Re: Anybody ever had this happen to their Minn Kota Fortrex? [Re: NickHasty] #7124685 02/03/12 02:19 AM
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Make sure to tighten all of the screws and nuts on them from time to time, they like to come loose.









Re: Anybody ever had this happen to their Minn Kota Fortrex? [Re: NickHasty] #7124791 02/03/12 02:40 AM
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minnkota replaced the hole arm. fast


Re: Anybody ever had this happen to their Minn Kota Fortrex? [Re: NickHasty] #7126117 02/03/12 02:29 PM
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Forgive my ignorance I have 101# fortrex and do not know where that part came from but if you can install it your self I will buy some spares. thanks Roger



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thats what happens to a troll motor thats 75% plastic, i kick myself everyday for going with a fortrex on this boat


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