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    Posted: 09 April 2016 at 1:21pm
I have a Minn Kota riptide 12volt motor. I have a plug, which I thought was the problem and replaced both boat and motor side.   I'm getting 11.+ volts on the wires from plug. However when I hook up the motor I get nothing. I can hook it up straight to battery and it works fine. Even tried hooking up old fishfinder to wires from the plug and nothing.   I'm at a loss.
Anyone have any ideas?

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I am thinking somewhere you have a corroded wire between the battery and the boat plug. Many times I have found I am getting 12V, but not getting amps. I can only tell you how many times I have had to chase a wire problem and been getting 12V on the meter.
Most likely the corrosion is on the terminals or the wire on the terminals. 
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I would buy new wires and use the old ones to pull the new one and try that,you've done everything else,the only other thing I can think of is if you have a splice somewhere that's loose or corroded.I had to change wires before because the ones that came on the boat new for the trolling motor were to small for my motor when I stepped up in motor thrust size,I put a copper connector on the wires from power source to the trolling motor wires that I could crank down tight,sealed them with stretch electic tape and sealed it with heat shrink,works fine now.Don't give up keep at it.
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If all else fails, you might consider replacing the inline circuit breaker.
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Thanks guys. It was the circuit breaker I believe or maybe the trolling motor. Either way, both have been replaced.
Trolling motor way over due to be changed.
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