Trolling motor plug in SEAL IT

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Trolling motor plug in SEAL IT

Postby briscoec » Sat Nov 14, 2009 10:27 pm

When I bought my 2020 I was a little disappointed to see that blazer does not use marine grade electrical wire (tin coated). Don't get me wrong, my boat is great. I have been in some terrible squalls and powered through them without a flaw. However, if you fish salt water it is only a matter of time before copper wire will literally disintergrate and quit carrying current. I caulked (sealed-off) my center console panel, however I forgot about the trolling motor plug/ trim switch. After two years of salt water fishing I started having some issues with the trolling motor outlet, on-off it would go, had to jiggle the cord constantly.

Today I opened it up and was required to cut back 2 feet of wire to repair the damaged copper (fortunately for me they had several extra feet of wire coiled up inside). After cutting to good wire I soldered the ends before reusing the plug. I also had to cut back on the trim siwtch wire, had to remove the plug section completely, it was so corroded.

If I were you I would look at this as soon as possible. Cut out the bad peice of blown up wire and then caulk the switch. That goes for your panel switches too!
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Re: Trolling motor plug in SEAL IT

Postby stms26 » Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:59 pm

I have been spraying corrosion inhibitor on everything, but didn't think about the trolling motor plug. Thanks, maybe I can stop the corrosion befor it gets too bad.
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Re: Trolling motor plug in SEAL IT

Postby jkolman » Sun Jan 31, 2010 2:11 am

My trolling motor on my 06 2220 Pro has been acting up. At one point, I would be going along fine and then it would slow down and barely spin. I made sure the batteries were fully charged and the plug and receptacle were clean, but it would still do the same. I took the trolling motor into a local repair shop and it checked out fine, so I decided to unscrew the panel in which the plug goes into. As I was pulling the panel free from the sealant and out to where I could see the connections, one of the positive wires fell out. As I was installing and tightening the connection, the ground wire fell out. After going through the connections, I found that they were all loose. The unit is a 24 volt system and was running on 12 volt since the connection was not tight. I have found this problem with many connections on my boat.
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Re: Trolling motor plug in SEAL IT

Postby neverenough » Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:16 am

i would also recommend spraying all your connections with t-9 from boeshield. most boat shops carry it. yamaha used to sell it as yamaha t-9.
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Re: Trolling motor plug in SEAL IT

Postby HookNUp1 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:20 am

How about dielectric grease for that and the running light plug (which collects saltwater like crazy) ?
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