Question about Minn Kota Riptide Sp Saltwater 70 Bow Mount Trolling Motor With Autopilot
I have checked power to motor. All is good. I adjusted the handle once and the motor turned one round then stopped. What could be the problem
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Raventrans click this link to take you to a website which will you can click on schematics. I suggest adding a 50 amp fuse for your 70 lb thrust unit. scroll to the end of the schematic to find the battery hookup for a 24 volt hookup.
Posted on May 08, 2009
Odds are you have sheared the pin (slides through the prop shaft) holding the prop, or you have damaged the slot on the prop that the pin sits in.
Prop is secured to the shaft with a metal nut, or flat plastic wing nut. Remove the nut to remove the prop. You may have to pry, slightly, the prop from the motor housing. Removed, you will see a whole in the shaft where a pin should be located. If the pin broke, it probably hit the floor when the prop was loosened. If the pin is intact, examine the rear side of the prop and look for damage to the plastic slot where the pin would sit making contact.
If you've snapped the pin, you can make a replacement with a nail using a hacksaw. Replacement pins can also be ordered from Minn Kota. If the back side of the prop is damaged (recess for the pin to sit), the prop is toast. Replacement props are often carried by Walmart, and include a new pin.
If neither part is broken, perhaps the prop was just not seated on the pin correctly allowing the prop to freewheel.
Posted on May 13, 2009
It is the circuit board in the foot pedal. You will have to replace the whole foot pedal. This is a very poor design. The thin plastic which protects the contacts gets a little hole which allows water to enter and consequently the contacts corrode. Has happened to me two times in past four years. It might be OK for operation in a dirt-free water-free environment; but not under actual fishing conditions.
Posted on May 26, 2009
I'm installing a Minn Kota Power Drive 70# on my Crestliner Fishhawk. I understand the 24 volt system. however the boat has 2 black, an orange and a red wire running to the batteries. I know black to neg. but where do the orange and red wires go.
Posted on Jun 28, 2009
To start with, here's a schematic:
RT55 Hand Control
Sounds like key# 87 broke....seen it before.
To replace it, remove top cover, then remove the handle portion by removing the 5 screws underneath. There are a few peices in there, so keep close watch. Also be careful of the fine ribbon wire attaching the handle to the control board...it's pretty fragile.
Best of luck!
Posted on Sep 27, 2009
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