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Live_To_Fish
Posted: Mar 09, 2022 - 04:27 pm


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Hi guys, just trying to find some assistance on replacing my deployment cable for my MotorGuide TM. It snapped on me at the end of last season so I'm looking to get things ready for the upcoming season. Long story short, am trying to put a new cable on and cannot for the life of me figure out where it's coming from, I see the spring bar to release it from the stowed position but am trying to follow it back to its anchor point and am having no luck. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance guys.

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Posted: Mar 09, 2022 - 04:29 pm


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Here are a few pictures to try and help

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Posted: Mar 09, 2022 - 04:30 pm


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Here's a pic to try help.

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Posted: Mar 09, 2022 - 04:32 pm


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The first pic is the latch itself, and the second is where the rope is coming out, nothing seems like it can be disassembled so am kind of stumped. Again, thanks.

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Posted: Mar 09, 2022 - 09:15 pm


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I replaced my MG rope (which broke 2 years ago) with a cable. I had to use my fingers to release the latch and slowly deploy the motor using the shaft to let it down easily. Then the place where the rope was attached was easily accessed.

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Posted: Mar 09, 2022 - 10:12 pm


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I had looked under and I can see the latch on the inside that releases it, but the way it's build, it's a solid piece of metal so I'm not sure how I would go about attaching a new one. If I could bypass it somehow, than I might, but other than that, I'm not seeing where it goes. Like there's maybe a 3-4 inch piece of rope that's still there but I'm not sure where it goes so that I can fix it.

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Posted: Mar 10, 2022 - 10:55 am


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I know it's too late now because the rope is snapped, but prior to my rope breaking I had examined the rope with the motor deployed with the intention of replacing it with the cable. So I was able to visualize how the replacement would be threaded through the mechanism while it was still whole. If it's possible, maybe you can find someone who has a similar setup to take a look to see how it's attached and routed through the mechanism. If you were close by, I would be happy to remove my cover so you can see how mine is routed.

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Posted: Mar 10, 2022 - 02:14 pm


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Hi Live to Fish, maybe this can help. https://youtu.be/pCPpEQHYALg
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Posted: Mar 10, 2022 - 06:17 pm


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QUOTE (Motojoe @ Mar 10, 2022 - 03:14 pm)
Hi Live to Fish, maybe this can help. https://youtu.be/pCPpEQHYALg
Good Luck

Excellent!!

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Posted: Mar 14, 2022 - 06:22 pm


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Thanks guys but nothing seems to be working, was thinking if I can find a strong enough piece of metal cable that I could use that, run it through, attaching it with a crimp, maybe that will work, it's nothing fancy, but at least I can use it. I just need to see what I can find. Thanks a lot though to all who offered help.

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Posted: Mar 14, 2022 - 07:41 pm


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QUOTE (Live_To_Fish @ Mar 14, 2022 - 07:22 pm)
Thanks guys but nothing seems to be working, was thinking if I can find a strong enough piece of metal cable that I could use that, run it through, attaching it with a crimp, maybe that will work, it's nothing fancy, but at least I can use it. I just need to see what I can find. Thanks a lot though to all who offered help.

Last year I weny ahead and bought the cable from TH Marine. A bit expensive, but I seriously doubt it will fail me.

https://thmarinesupplies.com/collections/tr...nt-handle-cable

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Posted: Mar 14, 2022 - 08:27 pm


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QUOTE (Goshawk @ Mar 14, 2022 - 08:41 pm)
QUOTE (Live_To_Fish @ Mar 14, 2022 - 07:22 pm)
Thanks guys but nothing seems to be working, was thinking if I can find a strong enough piece of metal cable that I could use that, run it through, attaching it with a crimp, maybe that will work, it's nothing fancy, but at least I can use it. I just need to see what I can find. Thanks a lot though to all who offered help.

Last year I weny ahead and bought the cable from TH Marine. A bit expensive, but I seriously doubt it will fail me.

https://thmarinesupplies.com/collections/tr...nt-handle-cable

This one is very good. I change to this one too.

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