I Feel Really Dumb!
Posted March 22 2012 - 10:57 PM
Posted March 23 2012 - 12:28 AM
Posted March 23 2012 - 08:06 AM
Slo.......... I bet they just dropped their heads and slowly walked away!
Love is the coal that makes this train roll, let me be your everlasting light - TBK
Posted March 23 2012 - 08:12 AM
Posted March 23 2012 - 08:54 AM
Posted March 23 2012 - 09:32 AM
I will try to go on plane at least twice this year with my tm down...
Is that a New Year's resolution?
Posted March 23 2012 - 09:46 AM
Is that a New Year's resolution?
Just replaced my tm so i guess it would be a resolution to not do it this year. Resolutions are meant to be broken however.
Posted March 23 2012 - 11:34 AM
I'm the biggest dummy I know. But, I'm hoping it's because I'm the only person I'm with 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365.25 days per year.
I guess you're right Tom! You aren't real smart... Sheesh! EVERYBODY knows there's only 365 days in a year! Wow! What a dummy!
(maybe a little tough to tell the self-deprecating humor in this post)
Posted March 23 2012 - 12:31 PM
1. If you had a 12 volt system was the boat pre-rigged for 24 volts? Plug on the boat should say 12/24 if it is.
2. What model TM do you have? is it a true 24 volt only or a 12/24 volt version?
3. What are the wire colors at the connections on the TM itself not what is run in the boat? Should be Black or green, Red and some other color maybe Blue.
4. Take the trolling motor and 1 of the batteries and get about 2 pieces of wire about 6 feet long. For this purpose get a old indoor extension or better yet run to Walmart and buy a small roll of 12 gauge speaker wire it should be marked +/-. Make sure the TM is turned OFF. connect the "-" to the ground connection on the TM, should be Black or Green and probably marked "Ground". Then pick the either one of the other connections, Red if there is one and connect to it. then connect to the battery by stripping the other ends of your wires and twist them around the battery post. Set the motor to 12 volts and turn it on. If it works Great, if not turn it off and set the TM to 24 volts and turn it on. Turn the motor OFF. Did it work on either ? If so, Great, if not take the "+" wire off of the battery and then change to the other wire connection on the TM and hook the wire to the battery again and repeat 12 test then switch to 24 volt. One or the other setting should work with each connection on the TM. This will let you know that the motor works and and battery works. I'm guessing on the colors of the wire from memory and those are the common colors used.
4. If your boat was not pre-rigged for 24 volts you will have to pull a new wire up to the TM. If it were me I would see what gauge wire is there now and either match it OR unhook the TM wires at the battery and make a loop in the end of each wire. Then buy at least 8gauge wire in 3 colors or you can buy colored electrical tape and put 2 through one of the looped wires and 1 through the other looped wire. Make loops with these wires and tape the "slices" together tightly. Now you can use the old wires to pull the new wires in the exact same route as the old wire.
Sorry but there was no short way to right this. Be safe troubleshooting. Good luck
Posted March 23 2012 - 09:23 PM
Sorry I was thinking faster than I could type at the time
Posted March 23 2012 - 09:31 PM
Posted March 24 2012 - 06:53 AM
Posted March 24 2012 - 07:00 AM
I am glad that all it was Bird dog!! Have you taken it out yet on the water how you like it?
Work: a dangerous disorder affecting high public functionaries who want to go fishing.-Ambrose Bierce
Posted March 24 2012 - 11:14 AM
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