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Recently purchased a used 74# Maxxum 24 volt trolling motor to replace the 46# MotorGuide I had. It doesn't seem to be getting enough power it runs slower than the 46# Motorguide. Positive from motor to positive on battery A. Negative from motor to Negative on battery B. Negative from battery A to Positive on Battery B. New Batteries...what gives?

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Sound like either voltage drop or hi resistance from cables... if you test 24v at the plug then resistance is the problem and may have to rewire to a 6ga wire to carry the load, pretty simple just hook the new cable to the old one and SLOWLY pull it thru, help may be required because you dont want to loose it half way.....hope this helps...GL

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