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MrTwisted
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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 09:25 AM 08/04/09 (CST)
My foot pedal for my trolling motor quit working my last outing. It's about 7 years old. Turns in one direction but not the other. Do the pedals just wear out eventually? Does a guy try to get the pedal fixed, or can you get a new pedal? Also, if anyone who uses the pedal has tried or switched to the handheld controller, I would be interested in your opinion on which you prefer.Thanks.
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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 07:30 AM 08/05/09 (CST)
Twister,
Yes, the pedal can wear out and they are availale all over the internet and even at Fleet Farm. But before doing that take it apart and clean it. These things operated with sliding mechanics over a printed circuit board. Sometimes dirt and grime will make them foul. Look for broken circuits also. They run about 50-70 for a new one. I think I even seen one on Craigslist not to long ago. If you were closer I would come over and give her a look.



ice cracking
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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 11:06 AM 08/05/09 (CST)
i just bought my boat and had the same problem with the footpedal it turned one way and not the other i took it apart and found the fingers did not touch the buttons on the board so i thought i would shimm it alittle so they would make better contact and fried the board so i had to buy a new one and it was $84 with shipping it was $20 more just to get the whole pedal vs the just the board. so look first and see if you could clean it cuz that is what i was hoping for and it was more than just dirty. alittle fyi good luck ice cracking cool smiley
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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 01:06 PM 08/05/09 (CST)
I took it apart last night, and found that there was a small hole in the plastic covering the contacts, and water got in there and it's all corroded. I'll just have to get a new pedal and be done with it.
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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 07:14 AM 08/06/09 (CST)
That sucks!
I guess it beats the cost of a whole new trolling motor.
Of course you could use that excuse with the wife just in case you really wanted a new one! wink smiley



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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 08:37 AM 08/07/09 (CST)
As much as I'd like to get a new one, I'll have to just go with a new foot pedal, the cabinet building game isn't to hot right now. I would like to hear some opinions from someone that has used the hand remote vs the pedal, though.
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Daily Subscription Msg 7 Posted: 02:38 PM 08/07/09 (CST)
Co-Pilot VS AutoPilot lets help him out guys and gals! wink smiley



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