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    Motorguide Trolling Motor Problems
from Dave Bureau (208.214.188.62)  
5/13/2002 2:27:00 PM

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  Save yourself a lot of trouble. Don't buy the newly designed Motor Guide trolling motor. There is a set of springs on the motor that allow it to flex if you hit something underwater, but the pins that hold the springs in place keep breaking. I finally got tired of taking it back to the service center. Also, the engineers placed the skeg on a part of the motor housing that rotates when when you hit something. When this happens, it locks up the motor, and breaks the water proof seal which lets water flood the motor casing. The motor is covered by warranty, but the service center for me is miles away and requires a trip to drop off and a trip to pick up. Than what happens when the warranty runs out? Motor Guide will not respond to your complaints, but refers you the service centers. After using Motor Guide for 20 years, this is the last one I'll ever own.

Dave


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   Motor Guide Problems from Ron Cormier (12.65.97.100)  5/13/2002 3:05:00 PM
 First let me say that no one makes a perfect anything, including trolling motors. My problems with Motor Guide have been well documented on this site as well as others and the "iceing on the cake" for me was the lack of response (customer service) from MG.

I am only in the second week of ownership on my new MinnKota 101 but the first time (2 weeks ago) it saw action was a weeks vacation at Clear Lake in Norther Ca. Impressions: Smooth - Quite - Powerful - no scope interfwerence - easy to deploy - cut through weeds and tules like a buzzsaw - What the #!&%$# took me so long to wake up? Ron


   motorguide ef76v 24 volts from garywamer (72.240.250.167)  7/14/2005 10:03:00 AM
 This is a 2000 motorguide. The circuit board in the head crapped out and they have discontiued the part. However there is an upgrade at a cost of $280.00, almost 1/2 the cost of a whole new motor.The replacement part is mxc 60241. If someone has the original part at a fair cost I sure could use it. It the meantime I will reserve judging motorguide, for there i dont care attitude.


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