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Min Kota Trolling Motor (Plastic Top Exploded)

 
 

I can not knock these Trolling Motors for performance, just the cost to replace one.

I have had my 80 pound thrust maximum trolling motor for about two years and never had a problem with it. In fact, my fishing partner asked me when I was going to install seat belts in the rear.

At the end of last season, I was fishing a little lake down the road. When, I guess the boat hit some mud. I tried to move the boat with the trolling motor. 

As I pushed down on the foot petal as a hundred times before and not hard grant you, The whole top of the trolling motor exploded, (PLASTIC) went every where. I guess after two years, the plastic gets old and brittle. We have all seen that in plastic.

Well needless to say, that ruined a fishing trip. I could not believe the guts are made of (PLASTIC)! With out taxes, the  trolling motor goes for $999 For (PLASTIC). The top of the trolling motor can not be replaced. You have to replace the whole motor because of the wiring.

This might be why fishing cost so much. I do not have a sponsor to replace this motor will have to come out of the back pocket.

Min Kota stopped making quality and went to plastic, but still charge $1000 or more for plastic. They should at least design the motor where the plastic can be replaced if the cover is only going to last 2 years.

A $1000 for only 2 years use with plastic covers exploding should be sending Min Kota back to the design table plus taking a closer look at the manufacturing facility.

I am not saying this is only MIN KOTA doing this, MOTOR GUIDE might be the same way, but the MOTOR GUIDE trolling motor that came with the boat was not powerful enough to move the boat. If a heavy wind came up, you could count on getting blown all over the place and could end up on the rocks.

Looks like I will miss Spring fishing, went out back to check the money tree and did not see anything. Will start saving money to replace the trolling motor and this will be the last one for me. If it happens again, will look for another sport and sell my fishing gear.....maybe wood working. Anybody got any suggestions ????

 

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Steve

 


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