Question about MotorGuide STANDARD MOTOR REPLACEMENT PARTS SWITCHES AND COMPONENTSDescript
I have a 54 motorguide on my skeeter 185 , the trolling motor just dosnt seem to have any real get up and go ,two brand new fully charged batteries, all speeds work, but it just dosnt seem to have enough power to pull the boat around the lake, and forget it if there is a little wind or waves. is there somthing worn out, somthing i need to replace or clean any help you can give would be appreciated
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Wring for trolling motor
just hook the two batteries up in series. To do this buy one short cable and use it to hook the positive of one of the batteries to the negative pole of the other. Then use the two remaining poles, one positive and one negative to hook up to the motor. good luck
Posted on Jan 18, 2009
I have a 4 speed with 48 lbs of thrust. On mine, 1 through 3 will move me out pretty well, however, 4th is similar to an overdrive gear in a car or truck and is meant more for maintaining a speed with less draw on the amps.
I certainly wouldn't want to take off with it. I suspect it is the same with your 5 speed. The boat needs to be up to speed and then those two gears will maintain it, with 5th being optimal as far as low draw in amperage.
Posted on May 23, 2009
The motor should work without the circuit breaker for a test. The breaker is a safety device to protect the motor and wires if something malfunctions.
Posted on Jul 15, 2009
put the motor in the water and ensure that the propeller is at the rear. On the head of the unit (where the direction indicator is) push down and turn the round plastic plate (this plate has the direction indicator on it) clockwise until the direction indicator mark (mine is blue and is about one inch long) is in line with the alignment bar on the non-moveable part on the head. You will hear several "clicks" and this means that the indicator plate is clicking around to the proper directional alignment with the motor in the water.
Posted on Jun 17, 2010
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