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East Coast Dave

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I’m replacing my 36 volt Minn Kota tiller type trolling motor for a Rhodan with the anchor function. While changing this out, I’ll be replacing the plug to a battery tender plug. My question is when I go to sell the original trolling motor, how do I demonstrate it works since it will have the old three pronged plug? It works fine and if I were buying it from a stranger and even some of my “friends” I would want to see if it worked properly.  Just thought about this morning and figured there is probably a simple solution that I haven’t thought of. Thanks!

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3 minutes ago, East Coast Dave said:

I’m replacing my 36 volt Minn Kota tiller type trolling motor for a Rhodan with the anchor function. While changing this out, I’ll be replacing the plug to a battery tender plug. My question is when I go to sell the original trolling motor, how do I demonstrate it works since it will have the old three pronged plug? It works fine and if I were buying it from a stranger and even some of my “friends” I would want to see if it worked properly.  Just thought about this morning and figured there is probably a simple solution that I haven’t thought of. Thanks!

take a video of it working with a news paper as a date stamp.

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I just sold my used 24V Minn Kota and the guy that bought it was an electrician. I told him to bring 2 - 12V batteries if he wanted to test it so instead he just jumped it off of the the 12V truck and said..., "If the board is fried, nothing will happen. If the board is good, it will slowly spin the prop". So, he connected it and the prop slowly spun, then, he paid me and took his used MinnKota home. I guess you learn something new everyday! 

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