Lake Houston Fishing!

The one stop Lake Houston Fishing resource!
It is currently Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:24 pm

All times are UTC-05:00




Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Trolling Motor Quit
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:46 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:27 am
Posts: 2
Hi guys. Been checking the site for a while, but first time posting. I recently bought a Tracker Pro Team 175. It's my first boat, so learning as I go. My last time out the trolling motor quit working. I've checked the battery, the connections, and have taken apart the lower end to make sure it wasn't bound up. Any other suggestions on what I can try before taking it in somewhere?


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:10 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:32 pm
Posts: 252
Can you check and see if the plug-in for the trolling motor is hot? Either a Volt Ohm Meter or just a 12 volt test light. Does it have a foot switch mounted on the boat deck? Check that.


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:12 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 19, 2008 11:33 pm
Posts: 9496
That is the best idea take a test light and keep
checking to see where you have lost power.

there is a fuse or breaker so check that also. Mine
is a 40 amp breaker.

you can pop the top off the head and check the power there and each side of the switch.


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:14 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 18, 2010 10:15 pm
Posts: 2642
Location: Clear Lake City
There should be an in-line fuse in the wiring. Look for that first. It may be back by the trolling motor battery, or it could be under the motor connection to the foot control if there is one. If you took apart the lower unit, you may have unsealed the water tight seals, so be careful there. If you bought it recently enough, the warrenty might be good.

_________________
Dutch
"Spider Man"

Custom tied crappie jigs $18/doz plus shipping.

"Retired fishing" is just being out in the boat whenever you want.... and getting a Dairy Queen on the way home


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:38 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:27 am
Posts: 2
Thanks for the help guys. I'm an idiot. I had previously checked the fuses in the panel, but didn't realize there was an in-line breaker. Just had to push a button.


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:58 am 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 19, 2008 11:33 pm
Posts: 9496
That sounds great Ponch you are not an idiot.

we all have those moments where the simplest

things are overlooked.

glad some of the advise on here helped.

and saved you a trip to the mechanic.

I guess you were smiling when you hit the

button and the troll motor ran.

a lot of people forget about the kill switch on

their main engine when they can't get it to start.


Top
   
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC-05:00


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited