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Old 09-29-2014, 04:39 AM
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I have a War Eagle 1860 Flat boat with a 90 horse E-Tech. It is equipped with a 24 Volt 75lb thrust Motorguide Remote Trolling Motor. I am told, that it is believed my in line fuse may be bad. It is a 40 Amp 24v Dc relay switch with a reset button on it.

The problem....when I run my trolling motor on high speed for 20 seconds ish it kicks off and now is not allowing me to even manually reset. When I plug my trolling motor in it beeps as if to connect but shows no power to the unit when I check the battery level or attempt operation. I have checked my prop and there is not fishing line or other obstructions that are causing my motor to run hot.

The fuse is an easy fix if that is the case....does anyone have recommendations on its replacement. Reminder, it is currently a 40A relay.

Thanks in advance, Doug
Old 09-29-2014, 11:34 AM
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I took a look at the owners manual for a Motorguide VaiMAX 24v - 75lb thrust trolling motor and it's calling for a 50amp circuit breaker. Look at page 16 here: http://productimageserver.com/litera...al/38599OM.pdf

Do you have the owners manual that came with yours?

We carry 2 kinds of 50 amp thermal breakers that work with up to 48volts.
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Make sure all of your battery connections are tightened with pliers first.
Old 09-29-2014, 04:12 PM
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Switch to a 50A fuse if that's what your manual calls for. Run the trolling motor and if it trips the breaker feel the wire and see if it feels warm. If it does, you have a trolling motor, probably with bad bearings drawing excess current and it's on its way out.
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Thanks everyone. I purchased the troller used and do not have the manual but also believed that 40A was not enough. I will check my connections and kick up to a 50A.
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Originally Posted by TheMaintenanceShoppe View Post
Make sure all of your battery connections are tightened with pliers first.
a maintenance suggesting something be tightened with pliers? right.

check your connections and the manufacturers suggested breaker capacity as well as the wire gauge.

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