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trapper50
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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 04:56 PM 02/07/10 (CST)
I bought a bow mount 24V Fortrex this fall from Cabela's. They had it drop shipped to my house. Slight damage to corner of box but product looked fine. Mounted on boat and powered up but prop wouldn't turn. Sounded like motor was full of gravel. Could barely turn prop w/2 hands. Cabela's was great. They had to backorder but did their best to find me a new motor and set up return on first one. 2 weeks later 2nd motor arrived, told UPS guy not to move till I checked it. Ya, what's the odds same as first motor but absolutly no damage to box. That one stayed on the UPS truck. Minnkota did everything possible to cover their a__, blammed UPS.......Finnally a 3rd motor showed up that worked. Customer service sucked.
Anybody else have this problem? If they cant even ship them from point A to B all boxed up how can they stand the pounding of a walleye boat??????? tongue smiley tongue smiley
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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 07:29 AM 02/08/10 (CST)
Hey trapper50,

Welcome to My Fishing Pals. Glad to have you aboard!

Since I have only owned one MinnKota, I can't speak for their products generally. I have never had any problems with mine, nor have I heard of any problems like the one you are describing. Almost sounds like they had a bad batch, especially since you got two bad ones in a row.



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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 05:10 AM 02/09/10 (CST)
I have had my 2nd hand Minn Kota 30 for a couple years now, it has worked flawlessly and has not had an easy life with me, its been dropped, dug into sand, banged into rocks, fowled with weeds and line but once cleaned off, I'm back on my way and it runs a lot longer on a charged battery than I ever thought it would when I got it. I have never had to deal with their customer service, so I can't comment there. Sorry for your bad luck. Like Web Dude said, sounds like a bad batch.


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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 11:30 PM 02/12/10 (CST)
Call both Cabelas and minnkota, they should exchange it.


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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 04:19 AM 02/26/10 (CST)
My last minnkota died about two years ago. Only 15 years old. About time . I was able to get the auto pilot. Absolutely love it and have never had a problem. 3rd minnkota in 26 years. First one went with the boat I sold 12 years old and never had a problem with that one. You must have hit a batch made on mondays when they were all too tired from fishing or..........
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