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  
Jaspernuts

trolling motor vibrates, any ideas?

Recommended Posts

I have a new boat with a minnkota autopilot on the front and it vibrates the whole boat when it is wide open. It is not the prop, looks brand new. Any ideas?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you're absolutely sure the prop is perfect, I'd take a stab and say the prop shaft is bent out of round. If you have a dial indicator, take the prop off the shaft and put the dial on the shaft.

Total indicted runout of any shaft shouldn't be more than .002. Granted, if it's a little more it shouldn't be that big of a deal. If it's, say, .010 then you have a problem.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When you say it's a new boat... does that mean it's a brand new trolling motor as well?

If you've got everything bolted down tightly it's time to check into the warranty on the trolling motor in my opinion.

You can narrow the issue down per boilerguy's info above, but if it's under warranty that's about as far as I'd go.

marine_man

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One other thing to check is pull the prop off the trolling motor. Where the pin goes through the shaft the prop fits over that in a channel. If the prop, which is plastic is slightly off where the pin sits in it won't be perpendicular to the shaft. Its a matter of slightly shimming that channel on the low side of the prop where the pin sits to get the vibration to go away. I've had to do that to a couple of props. Good luck.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have a new boat with a minnkota autopilot on the front and it vibrates the whole boat when it is wide open. It is not the prop, looks brand new. Any ideas?

I had a similar issue when I bought mine. The prop looked straight as an arrow when spinning out of water, shook entire boat when trolling. New prop fixed it. Just something to try down the road if nothign else works.

Share this post


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