Ok, I’m going to vent here and I know I’m not part of the norm and do realize that everything tha t is produced or made has bad ones or lemons. I don’t care if you are a “Chevy, Ford or Dodge” guy they all produce bad models or individual cars/trucks that just plain stink.
Well I believe this is the case with my Troll Master purchase. It seems it works for everyone else, but I’m one displeased fisherman. First of all, I had it and it seemed like it had dead spots where I would turn it and it would do nothing, then I would turn it ever so slightly and it would jump me up a whole mph. Not only that, I would hit the MFT (momentary full throttle) button and it is suppose to return you back to your original throttle position. Well, lets just say of all the times I have used that button, I think it has returned me to my original throttle position a total of 2 times out of about 100. I have played with this thing for hours on land to try to get it to run right and have it set properly to give me my maximum throttle range. Well this weekend after finally getting it to at least react on 1-8 on the control, which is only about half of my motors throttle range. I was using it pulling spinners yesterday and it was performing the best it ever has, but still not going back to the original throttle position after hitting the MFT. I hooked a fish and instead of hitting the idle/run button, I hit the power (on/off)button. I reel in my fish and go to turn it back on and NOTHING, ZILCH. . It is done, gone, does not work, could not get it to work again.
I checked all the connections as much as I could out in a boat with the rollers that were on the pond yesterday. They all seemed good. I will investigate further this week. This unit is brand new (installed 2 weeks after opener). Never has even came close to reaching my satisfaction and now it seems it is dead and needs a proper burial. It is a good thing it did not join my line counter trolling rod & reel that found its way to the bottom of the great blue, later that day. Has anyone else had any issues at all with this unit?
Thanks for letting me vent.
In case you are wondering it (venting) didn’t help.