CHAPTER 2: GENERAL INFORMATION Warranty Information

CHAPTER 2: GENERAL INFORMATION

Warranty Information

  1. It is important to keep the bill or purchase receipt of sale.
  2. The original purchaser has the warranty of the electric trolling motor. It frees the motor from any defects in workmanship or material for a period of two years.
  3. In order to receive the warranty, the purchaser must obtain a warranty service to deliver or give the unit back. Buyers are required not to return the unit to the place of purchase, regardless of the service center’s authorization. A copy of the bill of sale, receipt or registration verification is required with the return of the purchase item.
  4. The company will be able to replace the items that come under the warranty. Neither the company nor the service dealers are responsible for any damage of the trolling motor. The company will not be responsible if the repairs on the trolling motor are not done by authorized company’s service dealers.
  5. The government and commercial use customers can get the trolling motors warranted from the retail purchaser. It will be free from any defects in workmanship or material for a period of 1 year.
  6. The warranty is often available for the customers who purchase the product from an authorized retailer or dealer of the manufacturing company. The duration and coverage of the warranty are based on the country in which the owner lives.  The warranty begins when the product is placed into service or after the first sale of the trolling motor. 

The Do’s and Don’ts

  • Do not let the children run the trolling motor without the presence of any adult
  • Do not add any accessories or alter the unit.
  • Do not wash the trolling motor.
  • Do not let the power disconnect from the trolling motor when you replace the propeller, charging batteries, removing the debris and when the motor is not in use.
  • Do make sure that the foot pedal is safeguarded and the motor is fully secured with a lock. It should be locked in a stowed position when you use a gasoline motor to move it.
  • Do not forget to secure all the loose items on the boat before you start to travel at a high speed.
  • Do secure loose items on your boat before traveling at high speeds across the water.

Boating Suggestions

To ensure safe and enjoyable travel on the water, it is important to get yourself familiar with the governmental and local rules and regulations because the restrictions must be considered at any cost.

Use of floatation devices

The law says that it is necessary that the personal floatation device is approved. It should have a correct size for every person present on the boat. The floatation devices must be readily accessible to the people on board. You should also have a throwable flotation device onboard.

Avoid overloading the boat

The boat must not be overloaded with people and gear. Many boats are certified and rated to carry maximum load and capacities. These capacities are listed on the capacity plate of the boat usually located onn the drivers side of the boat. If there is any doubt, you must contact the manufacturer of the boat.

Ensure maintenance and safety checks

Follow a regular pattern of safety checks. Make sure that all the repairs are done in the right way.

Do not go boating while drunk

Do not go boating while you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Being under the influence of alcohol and drugs impairs the boater’s judgment. It also reduces one’s ability to think and react in certain situations.

Boarding the passengers

The trolling motor must be stopped when the passengers aboard the boat.

Stay alert

According to the law, the operator is responsible to manage the lookout of the boat by hearing and sight. There must be an unobstructed view to see the front in particular. No load, passengers or fishing seats should block the view of the operator when he operates the boat.

Hazards

Lower the speed and move forward carefully when you navigate in shallow water. In order to avoid tripping hazards carefully route all the wires and cables neatly. They should be properly routed out of the way.

Accidents

The boat operators are required to file an accident to the state boating law enforcement agency. There are four cases in which it is a necessity to report any kind of boating accident

  1. There is a chance that life will be lost or a life is actually lost
  2. There is a need of medical treatment for any injury
  3. Any damage to the boat or a property and the value of damage exceeds $500.00
  4. A loss of boat

Component Identifications

A trolling motor has the following identification components

Transom mount trolling motor- TRANSOM MOUNT FOOT CONTROL

a - Directional indicator

b - Serial number decal

c - Tilt latch

d - Clamp bracket (Bulldog model)

e - Foot pedal

f - Three?position switch

g - Speed control

h - Battery cables

i - Momentary switch

j - Lower unit

k - Propeller

l - Steering tension knob

 

 

 

Bow Mount trolling motor- BOW MOUNT HAND CONTROL

a - Extendable speed control handle

b - Serial number decal

c - On/off switch

d - Battery cables

e - Mount

f - Breakaway adjustment knob

g - Propeller

h - Lower unit

i - Anode

j - Bracket door knob

k - Steering tension knob

l - Depth adjustment collar

 

Bow mount trolling motor- BOW MOUNT FOOT CONTROL

a - Directional indicator

b - Serial number decal

c - Lock slide release handle

d - Mount

e - Three?position switch

f - Speed control

g - Foot pedal

h - Momentary switch

i - Battery cables

j - Propeller

k - Lower unit

l - Bracket door knob

 

 

Uses and benefits of a trolling motor

  1. A trolling motor is one of the most important equipment while fishing. You can install the motor on your fishing boat.
  2. It acts as a primary motor on the boat
  3. It is used for trolling where it is legal
  4. It acts as a backup when the gas motor fails or needs fixing
  5. If you want to move the boat to a distance in order to fish at a new spot
  6. Moving along a small piece of fishing structure while fishing
  7. To hold the position of the boat on a piece of structure.
  8. A trolling motor is used to fulfill the purpose of secondary resources of propulsion. It is mounted on the transom along the side of the outboard motor.
  9. Trolling motors are designed for the application of the mount in the bow. Auxiliary power is used to steer the boat with precision. It enables the angler to cast the bait where the fishes are located.
  10. A trolling motor is used as a primary source of propulsion and is used for small water crafts such as kayaks or canoes.

 

 

 

 

Understanding the design a mechanism of a trolling motor

The most modern trolling motors are designed around an electric motor of 36 volts, 24 volts and 12 volts. One can take advantage of the presence of deep cycle batteries of about 12 volts. They are specifically designed for marine use.

The motor is sealed inside a compartment. The compartment is watertight from the shaft’s end. Inside the motor its compartment is submerged in the water when it is used. It prevents the trolling motor from overheating.

The propeller is fitted on top of the prop shaft.

Hand-control

Tiller is used for steering. The speed control is either present into the tiller or have a control knob on the top of the entire unit. A clamp is used to attach the hand controlled trolling motors to the boat.

Foot-control

The speed control and on/off control is operated by foot. They are built into the pedals of the trolling motor and control the mechanism of steering as well. Steering can be done through electricity, which is controlled through servo motors.  In older models of foot control trolling motors, a push and pull cables were used.

The trolling motors controlled by foot require a specific mounting bracket. It secures horizontally to the deck. The major advantage of the foot control is that the fisherman gets two free hands for landing and fishing the hooked fish. There are situations such as windy or wavy conditions in which it becomes difficult to coordinate the footwork with the hands

Wireless Remote

The wireless remote of the trolling motor is only available on the latest high-end model of the trolling motor. Speed controlled steering and servo controlled steering, both are used by the wireless device. It is used in a foot pedal or in a key-fob transmitter which is exactly like an automatic remote keyless system.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DESIGN OF A TROLLING MOTOR