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    Motorguide Pull Cord Replacement Help

    Anyone have any tips or suggestions on how to change a pull cord on a Motorguide trollling motor? The original one is still on the motor, but I can see it' fayed. I'd rather change it in the garage rather than on the water! This is 12-volt, 54lb thrust motor.

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    Re: Motorguide Pull Cord Replacement Help

    I usually tilt the motor in a half up and half down position. Then just run it through all the holes and tie it to the ring on the lock release. I usually get a couple of spares to keep in the boat. "Rod Saver" makes one you can order off their website that is a braided stainless steel cord, I am going to get one of these soon - they will never need replacing.

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    Re: Motorguide Pull Cord Replacement Help

    The turn next to the spot it ties on is a pain. Little trick I have learned from wireing houses. Cut or untie the knot were the rope is connected to the latch. THen be careful not to pull it out as you are doing this . Then tie a piece of heavy fishing line (20 lb test or even 50 lb braid) about 12 inces long to the end that was fastened to the latch. Tie the new rope to the other end of the fishing line and pull the new rope thru as you pull the old one out. If you have to fish a new rope thru it is a booger . Oh yea you will have to take the grip off the end . And another thing that saves you money stop at your local hardware and got a pull rope for a lawn mower 1\4 the price and better rope than what you get from a boat place.

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    Re: Motorguide Pull Cord Replacement Help

    if it brakes on the water, & u should have to do it on the water a tool similar to a putty knife or a kitchen table knife to trip it open is a must. thats from too much experience

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    Smile Re: Motorguide Pull Cord Replacement Help

    Thanks guys I got a new cord on the motor now, so I should be good for awhile. Good fishing to you!!

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    Re: Motorguide Pull Cord Replacement Help

    Quote Originally Posted by rickhise View Post
    if it brakes on the water, & u should have to do it on the water a tool similar to a putty knife or a kitchen table knife to trip it open is a must. thats from too much experience

    Screwdriver works too...never leave home without it.

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