trolling motor fuse

Discussion in 'Boat Repair Help' started by catfish kenny, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. catfish kenny

    catfish kenny New Member

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    What size fuse you all have for your trolling motor?I have a 43thrust motor guide trolling motor 12v
     
  2. jjfisher666

    jjfisher666 New Member

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    dont know but dont run with out one like i do
     

  3. catfish kenny

    catfish kenny New Member

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    I WAS :big_smile:-but I did recycle a fuse pannel and wired it up-I am prety sure everything is in order -aint smoked the batterey YET:wink:and I keep popping that fuse so I want to know what size I need or should have...befor I get tired and put er back:tounge_out:
     
  4. dougc

    dougc Active Member

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    I've got a 12v 55lb thrust Minn Kota, using a 40-50 amp circuit breaker??? Don't remember exactly...:eek:oooh:
     
  5. psychomekanik

    psychomekanik New Member

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    I have a 65 pound thrust trolling motor. when i got the boat there was no fuse protection at all for the trolling motor. Thats a long stretch of wire from the battery in the back to the trolling motor in the front without being fused. I installed a 125 amp main fuse from a ford vehicle. It might be a little big for the application. but, it'll work in case of a dead short in the wiring. without blowing all the time.
     
  6. Nomdic1

    Nomdic1 New Member

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    I have a 65lb minnkota and use a 50 amp resetable (sp) mounted in the back near the batteries.
     
  7. Seth

    Seth Active Member

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    I have a 65lbs Motorguide Beast trolling motor and they recommend a 40amp circuit break for mine.
     
  8. catfish kenny

    catfish kenny New Member

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    thanks Seth-You give me what I want to know-I got my troll motor on a trade for another that I bought at a yard sale.....
     
  9. cliff n york

    cliff n york New Member

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    kenny why not call the trolling motor manufactor and ask them, its ok for men to ask smart questions!
     
  10. 1sporticus

    1sporticus Active Member

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    Reel men don't need no stinkin directions.LOL right Kenny?
    Later Andy
     
  11. catfish kenny

    catfish kenny New Member

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    yES SIR BRO YOU GOT IT WE NEED NO STINKIN PICTURES OR DIRECTIONS:wink:
     
  12. Gordhawk

    Gordhawk New Member

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    I can see how pictures might help you,but I don't think directions would do you any good.LOL You're always saying that you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink. Well here is what I say alot of the time "you can only teach an ole dog a new trick if he's willing to learn"!
     
  13. catfish kenny

    catfish kenny New Member

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    I might be able to relate to the facts there:wink::eek:oooh::wink:
     
  14. catfish kenny

    catfish kenny New Member

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    Hey I aint no rocket scientist I am a back yard specialist-Education is everything:eek:oooh::eek:oooh::eek:oooh: