Fishing nowadays has become easier than old techniques where the person has to wait for fish to be in a static position. The new techniques involve advance fishing equipment and fishing motors. These instruments are loved by fish catchers as they have advanced features which can be adjusted according to the inner surface of the water.
While finding information regarding outboard engines, we get a large number of tips and videos, but to know more about the trolling motor, you can read ahead. Here is some information regarding the maintenance of fishing motors.
How to maintain the trolling motor?
Checking line and grass – People usually do not check behind the trolling motor prop and fishing line and which reduces the speed and efficiency of the motor. A normal mechanic charges a heavy amount of money for fixing this problem but in reality, these problems can be solved at low cost and that too by your own. You only need to clean the prop nut and lines after a regular interval of time. However, if the line is wrapped deeply and has damaged the seals then you will have to take it to the repairer and this might cost high.
Lubing and greasing metal parts – Metals are substances which need to be cared for to maintain their working. It’s very important to grease and lube between the two metal parts that come in contact while working. These parts include: locking pins, pivot pin, pull rope, etc.
Electric connections – It is often seen that people change their batteries when they face problems regarding power generation. But they forget to check the plug that connects to power, which gets damaged over time due to its location which is upright in front of the door. These plugs get damaged because they face a constant splash of water, which leads to slow corrosion.
Sometimes, plugs are in good conditions but the connections are loose. By tightly fixing the power plugs, there will be no problem regarding batteries.
Pulls and props – In a prop, a small ding can affect the performance of the motor. The person should repair the prop even if it is having a small ding and should always carry a backup. While purchasing, the person should buy at least 36V motor, which is able to prevent the damage of prop while fishing in shallow water.
Steel made ropes – For ropes of the motor steel is the perfect choice as this metal is more reliable than others. By regular lubing, the steel rope, lifting of the motor becomes easier.
Poundings – For keeping this instrument secure, you can use things like Bouncer Buster, RAM Mount Stabilizer or a strap. These products protect the magnet of the instrument from breaking or getting brittle so that it can work fluently.
Danger from salt water – The salt water has the ability to corrode even the hardest of metals. It is important to keep a heavy CRC inhibitor to protect the portion of the instrument which gets exposed to brackish water or salt water.
Checking brackets – The brackets of the instrument should be checked after a set time so as to rest assured that they are not loosely attached. The indication of loose brackets is that they produce noisy sound at this condition.