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post Feb 1 2015, 06:50 AM
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I realize the Kel's does trolling motor repair, but I'm trying to rule out everything before I pull it off the bote and take it in.

Minnkota Riptide 24v w/copilot - batteries fully charged

Touch remote on/off and it beeps like it does normally, but prop doesn't turn.

Touch remote left/right and it will turn, but slower than normal. Takes very little resistance to slow it to a stop.

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post Feb 1 2015, 07:59 AM
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resistance in the system somewhere, check the connection, I have seen wires corroded under the jacket and not even visible.


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post Feb 1 2015, 08:00 AM
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QUOTE (S.S.Tupperware @ Feb 1 2015, 08:59 AM) *
resistance in the system somewhere, check the connection, I have seen wires corroded under the jacket and not even visible.


Will take the multimeter out there today, good idea.


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post Feb 1 2015, 09:55 AM
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QUOTE (Sapro @ Feb 1 2015, 09:00 AM) *
Will take the multimeter out there today, good idea.



What Conrad said Phil. Any little bit of corrosion can cause just a few ohms of resistance. At the current ratings of a trolling motor, with an impedance of just a few ohms itself, a couple ohms of resistance along the path between the battery and the motor is effectively a current limiting resister and acts as a voltage divider.

I suggest you solder any connections between the battery and the motor. Crimp fittings are conducive to corrosion.

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post Feb 1 2015, 11:58 AM
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If you do re-crimp, use plenty of dielectric grease...


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post Feb 2 2015, 03:07 PM
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pushpole thru teh lilypads
 
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post Feb 9 2015, 06:28 AM
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Bote is a little heavy for pushpole.


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post Feb 15 2015, 04:02 PM
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One battery reading 0 volts. Replaced, voila. Troller is fine.


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