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Check Your Trolling Motor For Line!
« on: May 30, 2019, 07:49:59 PM »
Be sure to remove your TM prop at least once or twice per year to check for debris on the prop shaft!
Old line is a killer of the seals that keep water out of the guts of your TM, so make sure none of it is living behind the prop.
I took mine apart this week and here's what I removed from behind there!

Braided line is the worst because it takes so much to break it. It will chew up seals in a hurry.  :yes:

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Re: Check Your Trolling Motor For Line!
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2019, 12:43:28 PM »
Same goes for your outboard. People fishing around boat ramps is super common and more often than not its not exactly elite series anglers there. They are often decorating trees and breaking off near the ramp. On a couple of occasions I have had to pull line out of my outboard prop after pulling my boat out of slatersville.
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Re: Check Your Trolling Motor For Line!
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2019, 08:56:55 PM »
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Same goes for your outboard.

Exactly. When you check the TM it's also a good idea to check the outboard. Line getting into your lower unit's seals and causing a blown lower unit is an expensive proposition  :facepalm:

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Re: Check Your Trolling Motor For Line!
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2019, 05:34:00 AM »
I made a weed shield/blocker to prevent line and weeds from getting behind my prop. I can go all year without getting junk in there and I fish in a LOT of weeds.
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Re: Check Your Trolling Motor For Line!
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2019, 01:17:30 PM »
I made a weed shield/blocker to prevent line and weeds from getting behind my prop. I can go all year without getting junk in there and I fish in a LOT of weeds.

Sounds like a great idea! I don't have to deal with weeds behind my prop, but line does get back there at times.

Care to share a pic?

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Re: Check Your Trolling Motor For Line!
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2019, 01:43:42 PM »
@Curt - RI , don't have a pic of it as I am trying to find a market for it but so far the big TM companies aren't responding.
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Re: Check Your Trolling Motor For Line!
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2019, 01:59:16 PM »
@Curt - RI , don't have a pic of it as I am trying to find a market for it but so far the big TM companies aren't responding.

OK. No problem. I understand fully!  ;)