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Grinding Minkota?

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Went fishing in Ohio with my son last week. His trolling motor was grinding. Any one have a usual cause or repair procedure?  dada   4-28-16  7:54 AM

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I have a Riptide and the bearings on the shaft will rust and start grinding if you don't use it often. Sitting though winter seems to be worst time. You can replace them for around $30 to $40 bucks. I just spray with lube and keep working it back and forth until they move freely then lube it heavily when i plan on parking it for a bit.

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Fixed my son's motor guide trolling motor for around $30.00. Ordered online & they sent entire kit with simple instructions.   dada 3-15-17  7:08 AM

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The seals on mine go bad quickly (poor design) so i lube with  white grease often. Figure cant hurt and only couple bucks a can. Better than getting on lake dropping troller and its rusted froze. Good thing is they are fairly easy to work on.

 

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