Posted by Dave Bureau on May 13, 2002 at 07:30:38:
As long as we're on the topic.
Save yourself a lot of trouble. Don't buy the newly
designed Motor Guide trolling motor. There is a set of
springs on the motor that allow it to flex if you hit
something, but the pins that hold the springs in place
keep breaking. I finally got tired of taking it back
to the service center. Also, the engineers placed the
skeg on a part of the motor housing that rotates when
when you hit something. When this happens, it locks up
the motor, and breaks the water proof seal which lets
water flood the motor casing.
The motor is covered by warranty, but the service
center is miles away and requires a trip to drop off
and a trip to pick up. Than what happens when the
warranty runs out?
Motor Guide will not respond to your complaints, but
refers you the service centers.
After using Motor Guide for 20 years, this is the last
one I'll ever own.
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