Question about Minn Kota Riptide Sp Saltwater 70 Bow Mount Trolling Motor With Autopilot
The drive motor or gear solenoid could be bad.
Posted on May 06, 2010
The co-pilot control could be faulty, supplying full voltage to the motor with reverse polarity. Try to check, or have someone check the voltage out of the control to see if it's reversed. If it is, the control is bad. The other scenario might be a connector that came loose, and was accidentally connected with reverse polarity, but that's a long shot and guess. Since there is no control over the voltage, I would suspect the co-pilot remote circuit or control first. That seems like it would be the most likely suspect culprit. Good luck, and hope this helps.
Posted on May 05, 2010
You either have the battery hooked up backwards or the unit has reversed polarity. The reversed polarity while rare does happen. What causes reverse polarity is - bad ground during a welding job -- and lighting strikes near or on the boat.
I am hesitant but I think the batteries are hooked up wrong. Either have a local boat yard give a thumbs up on your battery connection or take a chance on hooking them different. You can find a boat dealer - take pictures of the hook up and email them to them too. They will know better if you send the pictures to a dealer in your brand / model boat.
Posted on May 05, 2010
Hello. Check to be sure that the polarity is correct. RED cable is + and BlACK is -
Posted on May 04, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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