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by minnkotaman
Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Electric Motors
Topic: minnkotaman retiring
Replies: 4
Views: 480

minnkotaman retiring

Dear friends and customers, I realize a lot of you read this Site. And I would like to let everyone know that as of December 31, 2017 I’m retiring from repairing Minnkota Motors. Boatmasters in Livermore will buying my inventory and Doing all of the work. It’s been a fun 35 years. Thank You all Jim ...
by minnkotaman
Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: minnkotaman retiring
Replies: 2
Views: 570

minnkotaman retiring

Dear friends and customers, I realize a lot of you read this Site. And I would like to let everyone know that as of December 31, 2017 I’m retiring from repairing Minnkota Motors. Boatmasters in Livermore will buying my inventory and Doing all of the work. It’s been a fun 35 years. Thank You all Jim ...
by minnkotaman
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Minn Kota TM repair?
Replies: 5
Views: 461

Re: Minn Kota TM repair?

thanks guys, he coming over tomorrow.
Jim l.
by minnkotaman
Sun May 07, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Minn Kota TM
Replies: 9
Views: 628

Re: Minn Kota TM

not knowing where your at, go to the minnkota
web site and look at the authorized service centers.
by minnkotaman
Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Kipawa Prop/Battery Drain issue
Replies: 5
Views: 511

Re: Kipawa Prop/Battery Drain issue

yes i fish the delta exclusivity, I'll be at the lazy M
tomorrow.
and it's American battery out of Hayward, ca.
Jim Ramos is the owner
Jim l.
by minnkotaman
Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Kipawa Prop/Battery Drain issue
Replies: 5
Views: 511

Re: Kipawa Prop/Battery Drain issue

I've been running the kipawa prop for about 10 years. from my 74 to my present 112 and been advocating kipawa props to my customers for years. I've never had a complaint. my question is did you buy Walmart or Costco batteries? you get what you pay for. I've been running American batteries for about ...
by minnkotaman
Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Minn Kota service center
Replies: 2
Views: 320

Re: Minn Kota service center

Sunny's electric is in sac.
by minnkotaman
Thu Dec 22, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Minn Kota Maxum question
Replies: 2
Views: 328

Re: Minn Kota Maxum question

I'm pretty sure i have 1 down in my shop,
I'll have to look up the price but
you could also put a hose clamp on your shaft
either above or below the clamp.
Jim l.
by minnkotaman
Sun Dec 04, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Minn Kota TMs whats the difference ?
Replies: 7
Views: 613

Re: Minn Kota TMs whats the difference ?

then your going to need the ultera.
and it does come in the SS version.
jim l.
by minnkotaman
Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:48 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Minn Kota TMs whats the difference ?
Replies: 7
Views: 613

Re: Minn Kota TMs whats the difference ?

i can't find if the ultrex is a SS model. you can call minnkota and have them give you more info on them. 1.800.227.6433 i can tell you from a service aspect i've only had 1 ultera in so far, it was 1 of the first motors that came out, and 1 of his magnets that lift the motor fall out. but they do m...
by minnkotaman
Sat Dec 03, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Minn Kota TMs whats the difference ?
Replies: 7
Views: 613

Re: Minn Kota TMs whats the difference ?

here are the 2 web sites.
http://www.minnkotamotors.com/Trolling- ... w-Ulterra/

http://www.minnkotamotors.com/Trolling- ... nt/Ultrex/

i don't know if the ultrex is for sale yet??
jim l.
by minnkotaman
Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Min Kota 101 maxxum
Replies: 2
Views: 356

Re: Min Kota 101 maxxum

take a small screw driver and theres a tab on the bottom of the button.
gently depress the tap and lift it pops right off. i have the springs in
stock they are a whole .60 cents.
jim l.
by minnkotaman
Tue Sep 13, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Need advice on this boat please!
Replies: 7
Views: 1106

Re: Need advice on this boat please!

that's my old boat, i fished in for 5 year before i sold it to a friend. he's owned it ever since. it went to fast for him that's the reason for the whale tail. i had it doing 68 with a hydra jack plate. very good boat and ran like a scalded rabbit. i got out of tournaments, and moved down to an 18'...
by minnkotaman
Sat Jun 04, 2016 6:38 am
Forum: Electric Motors
Topic: Minn Kota Fortrex 24v trade for 36v
Replies: 4
Views: 621

Re: Minn Kota Fortrex 24v trade for 36v

the new motors have the same control boards, so all you have to do is change out the motor. i have 2 112's in the shop just for this. i just need to know how long your shaft is the 1 with US-2 is $500 the 1 with out US-2 is $450. if your interested let me know. jim Lambert 925.829.5977 i've also got...
by minnkotaman
Tue Apr 12, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Delta Smallmouths
Replies: 6
Views: 964

Re: Delta Smallmouths

go to Whimpy"s marina north on I-5 really easy to find. when you get there head north and start on the bank on the left. they're all over up there in the river system. another spot is arrowhead in miners slough. the tides a lot slower up there and a small mouth on every other cast at times. but...
by minnkotaman
Mon Feb 15, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Converting 24 volt to 36 volt TM
Replies: 4
Views: 903

Re: Converting 24 volt to 36 volt TM

this is not that hard.
see attached.
1 positive wire and 1 neg. wire only.
you'll see a marked improvement in speed.
be sure they are 6 gauge wire if it's an older boat.
by minnkotaman
Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: 13.5 ft gregor boat for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 699

Re: 13.5 ft gregor boat for sale

bump
by minnkotaman
Fri Dec 25, 2015 8:21 pm
Forum: Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: 13.5 ft gregor boat for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 699

Re: 13.5 ft gregor boat for sale

bump
by minnkotaman
Tue Dec 15, 2015 4:06 pm
Forum: Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: 13.5 ft gregor boat for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 699

13.5 ft gregor boat for sale

I'm posting this for a friend who has a 13.5 foot Gregor for sale.
I've seen it and it's really clean.
it's on a trailer, no outboard, no electric.
the same as lake chabot boats
in San Ramon please call if interested.
$1600.00
Frank Lansworthy
925-640-5808
by minnkotaman
Sat Dec 12, 2015 4:23 pm
Forum: Electric Motors
Topic: minnkota 101/kipawa prop
Replies: 1
Views: 478

minnkota 101/kipawa prop

my partner just upgraded to a 112.
he has a minnkota 101 with a kipawa prop
for sale. the motor on a shaft of 45"
with NO us-2 for sale.
I've gotten 2 calls since i posted this.
don't read anything into this, it a motor,prop, and 45" shaft ONLY
$100.00 takes it home.
by minnkotaman
Thu Dec 10, 2015 5:16 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fortrex 101 & 112 question
Replies: 1
Views: 360

Re: Fortrex 101 & 112 question

as long as the shafts are the same size.
a 45" bracket is shorter than a 52".
by minnkotaman
Sat Jun 13, 2015 7:45 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Maxxum vs. Fortrex
Replies: 7
Views: 946

Re: Maxxum vs. Fortrex

minnkota makes a 40 and a 60 breaker.
they are in line breakers, a snap to reset if needed.
don't use the thermal ones they take to long to reset.
i run the 40 on my 101 and never popped it.
Jim l.
by minnkotaman
Thu Jun 11, 2015 1:13 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Maxxum vs. Fortrex
Replies: 7
Views: 946

Re: Maxxum vs. Fortrex

i wouldn't hard wire it in.
whats the thing you use the most
and when it breaks your S.O.L
if you have a plug now use it.
Jim l
by minnkotaman
Wed Jun 10, 2015 3:03 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Maxxum vs. Fortrex
Replies: 7
Views: 946

Re: Maxxum vs. Fortrex

the fortrex is a rock solid unit about .10% of the play and movement
of the maxuum. they make it easy to remove if your not hard wired into the
boat. two thumbs up on the construction of the units.
by minnkotaman
Mon Jun 08, 2015 5:51 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Minn Kota - Lowrance HDI Interference
Replies: 5
Views: 433

Re: Minn Kota - Lowrance HDI Interference

the ground wire goes in the motor so a complete
disassemble of the motor to get to the brush plate.
it's a pain. I've done about 12 of them they all worked
except 1 and that came down the the setting on the unit.
Jim l.
by minnkotaman
Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:13 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Minn Kota - Lowrance HDI Interference
Replies: 5
Views: 433

Re: Minn Kota - Lowrance HDI Interference

the minnkota's with us-2 have a ground wire on the brush plate the connects to the neg side of the light thru a fuze. that is supposed to remove the blacking out. or you could put a wire from the neg side of the trolling motor battery to any ground on the boat. preferably one of the out boards mount...
by minnkotaman
Fri May 29, 2015 6:25 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Question about Minn Kota motors
Replies: 4
Views: 500

Re: Question about Minn Kota motors

the holes are the same.
that's 1 good thing about minnkota they haven't
change their bolt pattern in over 20 years.
by minnkotaman
Thu May 14, 2015 7:28 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Will a 36v trolling motor run on 24v?
Replies: 8
Views: 2250

Re: Will a 36v trolling motor run on 24v?

check all of your connections for rust also, and tightness
and use a hydrometer to check each cell
in the battery. one bad cell drops the whole
system.
by minnkotaman
Wed May 13, 2015 5:52 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Will a 36v trolling motor run on 24v?
Replies: 8
Views: 2250

Re: Will a 36v trolling motor run on 24v?

if it's a minnkota yes the boards are 24 or 36 volt.
but your amp draw will also increase. so your batteries
wont last as long.
voltage goes down amperage goes up
by minnkotaman
Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:27 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Trolling motor rope
Replies: 3
Views: 517

Re: Trolling motor rope

pm sent.
by minnkotaman
Sat Mar 15, 2014 3:47 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: battery charger which brand
Replies: 10
Views: 1033

Re: battery charger which brand

my minnkota 330 has lasted me 15 years.
by minnkotaman
Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Trolling Motor Selection
Replies: 2
Views: 665

Re: Trolling Motor Selection

wrong,,, the terrovia and the power drive are 2 compleatly different motors.
the power drive does not have a channel in the shaft.
jim l.
by minnkotaman
Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:13 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Victoria Canal and IDIOTS!
Replies: 26
Views: 3409

Re: Victoria Canal and IDIOTS!

i've been fishing the south end since '75 and i'd say your at fault. i've never had a accident for 2 simple reasons. i follow the rules of the road (like driving a car and common sense). would you run down the south end of woodard it to traffic to save the 80' at the turn. use common sense. and a gu...
by minnkotaman
Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:11 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Running Minnkota 101 on 24volts
Replies: 3
Views: 897

Re: Running Minnkota 101 on 24volts

the control board is a 24-36 volt board. the motor will run, but your amp draw will double. so the batteries won't last as long. i only have room in my boat for 3 batteries and i run a 101. the trick is to put in group 31 batteries, group 29 will work. if you go 31's you will have to put in larger b...
by minnkotaman
Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:52 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Ambassadors classic ???????
Replies: 10
Views: 1185

Re: Ambassadors classic ???????

i won this event back in "84
and i was told they lost all of there records and have never
received notice of the tournment until like now. 1 day before.
it's a great tourament but getting the info on it sucks.
jim l.
and i am still active but have plans for saturday.
by minnkotaman
Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:07 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Trolling Motor
Replies: 4
Views: 568

Re: Trolling Motor

pull your prop and make sure your not loaded with fishing line.
by minnkotaman
Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:54 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: OT: Peacock Bass in Kauai?
Replies: 4
Views: 762

Re: OT: Peacock Bass in Kauai?

contact tom christy in kawaii.
1-808-9707
i've been using him for 25 years
he knows the island. at that time
of year the peacocks should be ending spawn.
call soon he really gets booked up.
by minnkotaman
Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:28 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Trolling Motor Props?
Replies: 2
Views: 343

Re: Trolling Motor Props?

i've been advocating the kipawa prop for years. they are every bit as efficient as the minnkota props. same price, and free express shipping. they don't handle the green slimey stuff in the delta, but you get a little more on the top end and working the beds you can turn it down a little since there...
by minnkotaman
Sat Apr 06, 2013 2:05 pm
Forum: Electric Motors
Topic: maxxum pro mount
Replies: 2
Views: 602

maxxum pro mount

for sale 1 maxxum pro mount, with lift assist.
JIm Lambert up graded to a Fortrex mount.
$125.00 or negotiable.
call 925.998.1406
for info.
by minnkotaman
Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:33 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Minn Kota 101 Fortrex power button sticking
Replies: 2
Views: 887

Re: Minn Kota 101 Fortrex power button sticking

lambert here, the reed switch is set to high. you can adjust it by removing the push button and very gently pushing it down just a hair. it's to close to the magnet under the button you just removed. these new motors are very picky about that. if you push it down to much you can push it up from the ...
by minnkotaman
Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:43 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: minn kota fortrex loud & eats batteries
Replies: 3
Views: 999

Re: minn kota fortrex loud & eats batteries

Lambert here,
bring it, you know i can have it fixed in an hour or less
Jim l
by minnkotaman
Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:25 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Can u adjust trolling motor shaft length/depth under water?
Replies: 5
Views: 1853

Re: Can u adjust trolling motor shaft length/depth under wat

the base on the 52" and longer is much bigger.
with minnkota's the break is 48" then you get the
larger mount. if your running a 45 now you wont
like the 52 its a much larger unit.
by minnkotaman
Sat Aug 04, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Palomar Knot
Replies: 3
Views: 487

Re: Palomar Knot

by minnkotaman
Tue Jul 24, 2012 4:58 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: East Park Res.
Replies: 5
Views: 558

Re: East Park Res.

that's true, i had to get towed out and pushed it with the boat. just to
get on the trailer and get the truck moving. fishing wasn't that great
this late in the year. the delta is far better right now.
by minnkotaman
Fri Jul 20, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: dream fishing trip
Replies: 10
Views: 749

Re: dream fishing trip

i like Hawaii, Kawaii especially peacock bass, black bass, and some really big small mouths.
i have a guides name and no. if you want sent me a pm.
there is a lot of shopping for the wife and i get to enjoy some of the
best fishing in the norther content.
jim l.
by minnkotaman
Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:53 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Onboard battery charger
Replies: 5
Views: 502

Re: Onboard battery charger

i have a minnkota 330 that hasn't missed a beat in 15 years.
the new 1's shut off, i wish mine did then i wouldn't have
to check my water as often.
jim l.
by minnkotaman
Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:33 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: The Weather Site that is most accurate?
Replies: 10
Views: 1117

Re: The Weather Site that is most accurate?

here's the one i use.
seems pretty good to me.
http://classic.wunderground.com/cgi-bin ... uery=94582
by minnkotaman
Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Take some kids fishing, help needed!!
Replies: 18
Views: 1212

Re: Take some kids fishing, help needed!!

i'm in Chris, i'll use my partners boat a nitro since i've disabled my live wells. this looks like fun plus i've found out that the tournament out there friday will only have the top 10 fishing. so 40 teams and the top 10 from the tournament. so there shouldn't be a problem parking. see you there. i...
by minnkotaman
Sat Nov 12, 2011 9:08 am
Forum: Electric Motors
Topic: minnkota motors
Replies: 2
Views: 978

Re: minnkota motors

both motors have been sold.

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