Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
Blaze

Pre-wired Setup for Trolling Motor

Recommended Posts

Do I need any jumpers between the 2 batteries to complete the circuit at all or does the motor just draw from each battery as needed?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No jumpers will be needed because if you wire the plug the orange and black the plug will do the jumper for you. you should have no problem then. let us know if you do.

------------------
JIM PAYNE

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If it is the big round Marinco plug you can just put the ground from the trolling motor into the - on the male plug end. Then just put the positive into either the 12V or the 24v hole depending on your motors voltage and the boat side of the plug will do the rest as Jim said. grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Howdy. I officially joined the family of Minnkota Maxxum owners last Friday (24v/74#) and I'm now trying to get that beast wired properly on my '00 Crestliner Phantom. I have a quick question that will hopefully save me a ton of frustration - hope you guys can help:

I have a pre-wired plug in the bow of my boat with wires that run to the stern. There are 4 of them: red, black, orange, and black with blue stripe. Being the plug is a 12/24v and I have 4 wires at the stern, I'm assuming I need to run them direct to each battery rather than only using 2 and running the batteries in series. Is this correct? If so, which color wires are matched with which? I blew 2 inline fuses trying different combos last night and cannot find anything in my Crestliner manual. HELP.

Thanks in advance.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Blaze,

Hook up the red and black to one battery and the orange and black w/blue stripe to the other battery.

At the plug connect the orange wire to the positive wire coming from the trolling motor and the black wire on the plug to the black wire on the trolling motor.

And I think that's it... let me know if it works...

marine_man

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

If you already have your baot wired with 2 batteries and have 4 wires to the front of your boat, all you will need is a new plug for your trolling motor. As posted before use the Black and Orange wires on the plug.

I just switched to 24 V and had a heck of a time figuring it out. I gues I should have asked here.
Hope this helps!
Good Luck

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Crestliner knows alot about the boats they make but I would not count on them to help you with anything else. They are a boat manufacture not a trolling motor company. The reason I know this is because I have been to the factory and they are trying my new stayncharge system in the factory boat. So my point is if you have questions about boats call the manuf and if you have questions about trolling motors the best person to ask is the manuf unless they are trying to sale you a onboard charger. The wiring is not hard to figure out so don;t make it hard. Good luck

------------------
JIM PAYNE

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

Call Crestliner, I did, those techs will answer any questions you have, and you know you will have the correct answer.

320-616-5600

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you guys. Yes, I did get it going after all.

The secret: a jumper from neg to neg across the 2 batteries and off she went! My trolling motor male plug was also wired backwards so I fixed that too.

Odd thing though...I talked to a shop tech @ Crystal marine, talked to a guy from a trolling motor shop I found online and gave them a call, got opinions here, and talked to a guy from work about it too. Each person I asked had a different answer. Bottom line: TRIAL AND ERROR is what it took. That stinks, but it paid off in the end.

Thanks for your input guys.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this