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Bent Shaft

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I managed to bend the prop shaft on my 4yr old Minnkota Maxum 70lbs Uni Sonar. I was wondering does anyone know a place I could take this for repair in the south west metro?

Thanks in advance

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Dumb question, but are you sure it's the shaft that's bent and not the cross pin that holds the prop in place. I know I have bent that cross pin before and the prop will wobble, but the shaft was still good. New pins are a few bucks.

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The shaft is kittywampus. Doesn't spin straight. Stupid waves pounded it into some algae cover boulders a few times before I grabbed the rope and pulled it up. Dumb mistake on my part. Thought it was just a clump of algae, guess not.

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I realize you're looking for something in the Metro area, but you are SOOO close to Mankato, why not just take it into MinnKota? They'll probably replace the armature (prop shaft) for you and generally check the motor over while you wait. They did my repairs while I waited a few years back, and I'm only 30 miles away from them! Phred52

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Hmm - if they are open on Sat I may take a road trip. Thanks Phred52. OK so nothing in the SW metro. Any where in the metro? I thought there was a place in Coon Rapids close to Hwy 10 that did repairs. Action's fishing in Anoka fixes t-motors. I'll start to google now.

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The motor clinic (aka Vexilar in Bloomington) fixes these. I just called them and they are 12 mins away and quoted me $120 for parts + labor. I thought it would be a bit more than that.

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Minnkota does have authorized service reps all over. If you give them a call, I'm pretty sure they could steer you to somewhere closer.

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