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« on: October 09, 2018, 06:46:54 PM »

The cover on the steering cables and wire to head tore and I just replaced it. Only about $10, but a bit of work to install.
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Re: FORTREX
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2018, 07:04:53 PM »

Glad to hear the repairs have been made.  I had to replace mine a couple years ago after the wind slammed me into a bluff.  You would think they'd be more durable than they are.  And yep it was a bit of work to install.  I want to say my total parts bill was like $25.00 dollars.
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« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2018, 07:25:31 PM »

Haven't worked on a Fortrex. I had to replace the top gear, indicator and upper/lower housing on my Edge last year. I ordered a few more parts than I really needed and the total cost was only around $25.
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« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2018, 07:28:03 PM »

Hey guys, I have heard of this quite a number of times.  Just what in the heck is going on with MK to have a repeating problem like this.
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« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2018, 08:00:50 PM »

Hey guys, I have heard of this quite a number of times.  Just what in the heck is going on with MK to have a repeating problem like this.

My trolling motor damaged was cause by high winds and having the boat get slammed into a rock bluff.
I was trying to get my crankbait unhung from a submerged boulder.  Here's  (3) pictures of the damaged done.

The end results of > Strong winds a rock bluff and plastic trolling motor parts







It took me a couple hours to take everything apart and put it back together.  The next time I'm letting the tech's at the marine dealership deal with it.  It was a PIA working on this  ~shade
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« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2018, 10:44:26 PM »

I'm sorry for your troubles but I would really like to see better pics of your boat. I love the color.

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« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2018, 10:57:04 PM »

I had to replace mine also a few weeks ago.  Quite a simple fix, would have been easier if the mosquitoes weren't attacking me at the time!!
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« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2018, 06:58:46 AM »

Hey guys, I have heard of this quite a number of times.  Just what in the heck is going on with MK to have a repeating problem like this.
It's not a Minn Kota problem Bud. In my case, I let a tournament partner have my front deck while I retied and he ran the bow of the boat under a dock cracking the housing. I believe Don mentioned that he was blown into a rock bluff. It's hard to blame a manufacturer for damage caused by that kind of abuse.

I'm just thrilled that Minn Kota prices their repair parts IMHO so reasonably.
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« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2018, 06:35:20 PM »

It's not a Minn Kota problem Bud. In my case, I let a tournament partner have my front deck while I retied and he ran the bow of the boat under a dock cracking the housing. I believe Don mentioned that he was blown into a rock bluff. It's hard to blame a manufacturer for damage caused by that kind of abuse.

I'm just thrilled that Minn Kota prices their repair parts IMHO so reasonably.

You and me both   ~shade
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Re: FORTREX
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2018, 01:35:15 PM »

You'd have make everything out of titanium to withstand that kind of abuse.
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« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2018, 06:36:42 AM »

You'd have make everything out of titanium to withstand that kind of abuse.
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