trolling motor troubles

Discussion in 'Boats and Motors' started by devildog#1, Jun 1, 2008.

  1. devildog#1

    devildog#1 hardcore fisherman

    I have a 55 thrust minn kota and the last time out my positive cable was getting very hot at the battery. What could be the problem? Help!!!:(
  2. sounds like the motor is going bad or you have a cable grounding out or bad connection

  3. Cables will heat up with current, too hot though means a problem. Assuming you've got properly sized wire, there may either be a bad connection (or more) somewhere or the wires may be deteriorating with rust/corrosion. Do you have a fuse somewhere in the trolling motor battery loop? Check for bad/loose connections then check the condition of the wires. Good luck.
  4. Pull the Prop off and check for fishing line wrapped around the shaft.