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    MotorGuide trolling motor pull rope broke...

    Anyone know where to get a replacement rope? Looked at some forums online that suggested using a parachute cord instead or a 3/32" wire.
    Any suggestions or tips you recommend? Where do I buy a replacement rope/cord?

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    Skeeter lance put cable on mine and I love it. That baby will never break again. I'll measure the diameter tomorrow and get back with ya.
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    I appreciate that...thanks I was on Lake Georgetown with my wife today, and no tools in my new boat. But did have a Gerber tool and another cheap knife (wasn't about to use my Kershaw Tactical Blur), so was able to get one blade up under the T pin and slide it out far enough to pull both side out JUST enough to raise the trolling motor from the lock position. Will put some tools on the boat for next time. Glad I had the Gerber at least or would have had to slowlly go back to the ramp with the TM down all the way. Learning fast how much fun it is to have a "new boat"...haha Did search online just now and did find this forum message thread from this site http://www.austinbassfishing.com/for...ing-motor.html Good info on this ABF site and some very knowledgeable posters. Thanks to thoe who respond to all the questions!!
    Maybe Lance will remember what diameter cable he used and respond.

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    Yup, go to Home depot and buy some vinyl coated steel (or maybe it's galvanized) in 3/16" and the proper crimps. Be sure and crimp directly to the cable and not the vinyl sheath. I think mine cost around $5-$6

    Viola...

    Or you could buy one of these
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    They sell the G Force Handle at academy comes with everything you need

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    I wouldn't say that cable will never break again. I have gone through 2 cables in my Fortrex that I got when they first came out. Over time the cable will break from continuously bending in the same spot but it takes a lot of use to cause this. Also that rubber/plastic coating wears off on any parts that rub when you pull the cord and eventually the cord will begin to eat into the parts of the trolling motor bracket itself.
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    Yea, nothing is unbreakable but cable sure beats nylon rope they come with.

    You can do the home depot route like I did or get an aftermarket one like the G Force. If you go the home depot route and need to borrow a crimp tool, let me know.

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    I have 550 (parachute) cord on mine and love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TDub View Post
    Yea, nothing is unbreakable but cable sure beats nylon rope they come with.

    You can do the home depot route like I did or get an aftermarket one like the G Force. If you go the home depot route and need to borrow a crimp tool, let me know.
    You're right, nothing is unbreakable ( accept for my trolmotor cable ) but I've beat the piss out of mine ever sense Lance put it on and it's still goin strong.
    I don't think I'll ever use anything else BUT the cable on a troll motor
    And it's 3/16 like Fish Finder said

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    Thanks for all the advice..I'll have to do something before Friday since we're going to Lake Austin early Friday morning. Mine is easy to get to, just hope I can tie a knot that will not come undone...haha Will probably go the GForce route this time since it is a steel cable. Do you use a crimping tool to attach the G Force to the steel pin?
    Last edited by ghphotography; 09-23-2013 at 01:51 PM.

 

 
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