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Trolling Motors

Thread in 'Marine Electronics' started by Phil, Jun 26, 2018.

  1. Phil

    Phil New Member

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    I have a 1998 700 lx with a motor guide mounted on the bow. The trolling motor is not late model. It has a low and high range with separate switches on the foot pedal. It has a lot of torque. It is mounted by the trolling motor base sitting on 4 rubber anchors with 1/4 inch bolts. The bolts will work up and down or even bend it the anchors or anchor pads will pull apart. This has happened over and over. I’m constantly retighten the bolts even out on the water. I need a solid anchor. What can I do to stabilize the trolling motor?
     
  2. Wayne  Purdum

    Wayne Purdum Well-Known Member

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    Replace the isolators. They dry rot after a few years.

    https://www.amazon.com/Motorguide-MGA015PB6-Mounting-Isolator-Kit/dp/B07C2YFFL6
     
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    You can also apply a small amount of RTV sealant to the nut threads. Practically ever bolt and nut on my boat has a small amount of RTV sealant on the bolt threads including the seat bolts.
     
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