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Timothy Hanford

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I broke off my shear pin on my Maxxum 74 lb thrust trolling motor today and am having a hard time finding a place that carries them. I've checked Bass Pro, Cabelas, West Marine and Overtons. Does anyone know where I can get my hands on one quickly! I'll be willing to pay overnight shipping. I am pre-fishing a tourny this upcoming Thursday so it's kind of a rush. Thanks.
 

Sisco Sisk

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As long as you have the pin dimmensions, you should be able to find it here: www.costalmarineonline.com
 

Bill McElroy

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You should be able to make something if you have too....don't let a pin keep you off the water! Go to a hardware store and look in their "fasteners" section...they usually carry all kinds of stuff that will work,....you could even use a small brad if you have too.......the key here is to "adapt and overcome!".......hahahaha...FISH ON!!!

Mac
 

Dan J.

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I keep a handful of 1/8" pop-rivets in my boat tool kit for a handy sheer pin replacement. Use a pair of dikes to snip the collar/head off and it leaves a nice straight pin that will bend/snap before your prop blade does. Hope it helps.
 

Russ Charles

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When I removed my Motor Guide with Gator mount I discovered what looks like a part of the mount in the front really is a piece that holds 2 spare pins and under that piece is a spare prop nut. It is very cleverly disguised! I never knew that it existed. I even later checked the book (always look at the book last) and it makes no mention of it.



Agree Mac. I think you could find a finishing nail about the right diameter and just cut it to length.



Russ
 

Russ Charles

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Didn't see Dan's post before mine. Pop rivets sound like the way to go. They won't rust either.



Russ
 

Jon Puhalski

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On the water last year and my son got his line wrapped around the prop. While taking the prop off, the shear pin went for the long eternal swim. I wanted to keep fishing but had no spare pin. ( I actually found two spares on board the next day. But managed to save the day by taking my needlenose with cutters and clipping out a portion of 3/0 worm hook. Not the perfect solution, but kept me fishing for the day.
 

Timothy Hanford

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Thanks for the tips. I made some temporary pins yesterday by using roofing nails. I jsut cut the heads off and used a grinder to grind them to the correct length. Worked like a charm. I called Northern Bass Supply this morning, they carry the pins in a pin/prop nut set and ordered 2 extra sets to carry onboard the boat. The roofing nail will get me by until the correct pins come on Wednesday.
 

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