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Author Topic: Trolling Motor Prop Reminder  (Read 211 times)

FloridaFishinFool

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Trolling Motor Prop Reminder
« on: December 31, 2018, 05:17:20 PM »


Guys, don't forget to remove the trolling motor prop from time to time to check and see if anything is wrapped around the shaft.

Yesterday I ran into some vegetation that had some old fishing line tangled up in it and all of it wound up wrapped around my shaft behind the prop. I almost missed it when checking the boat over before putting it up. I saw just the tip of something sticking out from behind the prop and I tried to pull on it and it would not budge.

So I removed the prop only to find weeds and fishing line wrapped and tangled up on the shaft.

If too much gets in behind the prop it can cause resistance to the trolling motor spin ability and cause it to draw more current off the batts.
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Re: Trolling Motor Prop Reminder
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2019, 04:48:27 AM »

Good reminder Fool and while you’re checking that make sure all of the screws in your TM are tight


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Re: Trolling Motor Prop Reminder
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2019, 12:12:12 PM »

FFF and WT, tks for the reminders.  Yep that fishing line will damage that seal if not checked every now and then.
« Last Edit: January 01, 2019, 05:39:56 PM by Donald Garner »
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Re: Trolling Motor Prop Reminder
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2019, 12:28:40 PM »

Not a bad idea to pull the prop on the big motor as well.  That dang fishing line can cause some expensive problems.
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