This motor has been designed, engineered, and manufactured to give you the best possible dependability and exceptional performance for years of enjoyment. Make sure to buy the same guage of wire as the rest of your trolling system and see our for specific wiring directions. Attach the red wire from the old 12-volt system to the positive terminal of the first battery, Attach a battery cable from the negative post of the first battery to the positive post of the added battery. Earlier I tried 2 batteries in series. If it is a 12 volt unit you need to separate the two batteries to provide 12 volts to the receptacle, not 24. Remove the 12-volt trolling motor from the boat and mount the new 24-volt trolling motor.
Maintenance: If excessive corrosion occurs, replace the anode. I was told by previous owner that it is 54 lbs thrust. In addition to producing more thrust, this upgrade will also let you spend more time on the water, as the combination of two trolling motor batteries will last much longer before charging is required. I have 1 battery and the fuse and wires. MotorGuide® factory accessories let fishermen customize motors to their own unique needs.
Lowell is a freelance writer who has been writing professionally since June 2008, with articles appearing on various websites. To do this, identify the positive red and negative black power leads and attach the leads properly to the battery. The motor will whine or grind. It is 12-13 years old but was used only 1 time. Also I noticed that while the prop is spinning I can adjust the speed so slow that I can read the blades on prop. Some smaller Motorguide trolling motors attach to the rear transom of your boat with a built in clamp.
Now what size wire should I use and what kind of batteries should be used for the least amount of cash. Does your boat have a trolling motor plug up front? This is not an issue if you use the left side battery. Install the four 4 stainless steel mounting bolts through each of the mounting holes. The installation costs are the sole responsibility of the purchaser. Line up the mounting holes with the holes you drilled into the deck. The least expensive deep cycle batteries can be found at Walmart and most farm stores that sell auto and marine batteries. I'm betting that motor at 55 of thrust is a 12 volt unit -- not a 24.
Call Mercury Marine Consumer Affairs to obtain the name and location of the Service Dealer nearest you. MotorGuide will provide a new Wireless composite shaft at no cost for any Wireless composite shaft which contains a defect in material or workmanship. Installing a new trolling motor on your boat is a relatively simple process, but you need to have the right equipment and parts. All wires stayed cool, no fuses ever popped and everything worked flawlessly. Want to join the Coast Guard Auxiliary? If it does is it a two terminal, three terminal, or four terminal style? My old troliing motor had 1 red, 1 black wire, and 1 40amp fuse.
Please see our for instructions. . With this system you will only use the red and black terminals 24 volts on the receptacle. To learn about the different types of charges, see. Lift the trolling motor into position so that the clamp at the rear of the motor rests on the boat transom. If anyone has specific questions, feel free to ask. Include a 40-amp circuit breaker on this positive connection.
This may cause damage to the armature, which is not covered by warranty. The anode will corrode and the trolling motor will not. A trolling motor can be quite useful while fishing to allow you to move quietly and easily into position, whereas a noisy gasoline engine may scare the fish away. Below is a list of the parts that are included with your trolling motor and other parts recommended and required that you will need for installation. Oh, and the motor arrived the next day. Include a 50-amp circuit breaker on the positive connection. Reinstall the propeller nut and tighten securely with your fingers.
I would assume that the locator if you have one has a 16 gauge or possibly 18 gauge wire for power. They hook directly to the batteries. Who says you cannot make the best even better? To replace a lost warranty card, contact the Mercury Marine Registration Department at 1-920-929-5054. These batteries are not rechargeable. Anything above that are 24 volts.
I tried hooking this up the same way but nothing worked. Determine a suitable location for the battery tray for the added battery. These notices will alert you to potential dangers and important information. I've used farm store batteries for decades and they last as long as I have the boat. That too may be why the motor can't start on 12 volts. How to Use This Manual Review the following information carefully.
Those motors would have either three or four wires running from the head of the motor to the plug. If the motor doesn't run in that configuration but it does on 24 volts then it probably is a 24 volt unit but even then -- that's no guarantee. If it seems to turn hard then tight bearing are the likely cause and that may be due to water intrusion via the front seal. Just to be clear, I ran 2 batteries in series for 24V. Once you have measured the length, see our to determine what guage of wire you should use.