Replacing Minn Kota Parts On Trolling Motors

It’s always worth keeping an eye out for spare parts, especially if you can pick these up cheap. Once you have selected the best motor and then the correct battery, you can put together your toolkit with any spares you’ll possible need at short notice.
With an investment in motors comes maintenance costs. If you are interested in kayak fishing and you utilize Minn Kota or Motorguide trolling motors, then you definitely need to be aware of the motor parts that might need replacement. These Motorguide and Minn Kota parts may range from covers, bases, pedals, and steering to switches, boards, and armatures. At any instant, you may be required to replace any of these parts and it is important that you are well aware of your options. This article brings you a brief overview of the choices you have.

BM-1D digital battery meter

BM-1D digital battery meter

There are must haves, would like to haves and other items that you only need when you break down. One item I personally keep to hand is the BM-1D digital battery meter, which I consider a must have in my collection of Minn Kota parts.





Covers & Bases

Both Minn Kota and Motorguide provide you with a variety of covers and bases to choose from. Covers and bases may eventually need replacing in products from both of these brands. The top covers usually range from $12-$18, whereas bases cost around $15 on average. Another range to consider is Prowler trolling motor parts which were popular about 2011.



Pedals & Steering

Pedals and steering are yet another important component for the functioning of a trolling motor. The prices of foot pedals vary based on the model one opts for. The pricing usually begins from $100 ranging up to $200 for higher models. Steering cables cost between $40-$60, whereas other components such as a variable speed knob or a steering cable drum would be available under $10.




Switches tend to be important for completing circuits within the trolling motor configurations. A variety of switches are available at different prices. The micro switch costs around $14, whereas a 5-speed foot switch may cost $18 on average. Similarly, 5-speed hand switches are also available and they cost around $25. In addition to that, up/down switches are cheaper, costing around $12.




Coming to slightly bulkier parts, the boards tend to be the central unit in such circuits. Boards for the trolling motors are available both in 12 and 24 volts. There are two types of boards which are available easily. One is the digital board, which costs around $200, and the other is the Traxxis board which costs $120 on average.




Armatures are yet another tiny part of trolling motors which may need replacements. The armature assembly costs vary for different voltage levels. The prices for the 12, 24, and 36-volt armatures are about $60, $75, and $95 respectively. Furthermore, armature bearings are also available at prices of around $5.


Parting Words

Both Motorguide and Minn Kota are brilliant brands that offer trolling motors to cater to the needs of those who are interested in kayak fishing. The trolling motors are built and designed with careful mechanical and electrical engineering. Such a technology requires constant maintenance and replacing of parts for enhanced functioning. Being aware of the parts that may need replacing will only make it easier for you to maintain your trolling motor and continue to enjoy your kayak fishing.
As mentioned above, the market isn’t just about the 2 brands we focus on, Prowler trolling motor parts as an example are another popular one, although these tend now to be second hand. Also the prices we talk about are what we’ve seen in parts stores when we have been out fishing, these items are usually cheaper online. These parts are not complicated and with only a basic knowledge about your options and prices, you will be good to go!

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