Rip off for Trolling Motor Parts

Last year I found a nice motorguide bow mount trolling motor for $20 at a rummage sale, and it works great. This year I had to order a base for the shaft on a transom motorguide trolling motor, which is a small metal bracket, nothing to it and it cost me $28 from www.trollingmotorparts.com/ and i feel like I got ripped off. I think new trolling motors can be bought for a little more than that. Like with marine parts, they like to jack the prices up on parts for fisherman. What could I do, no one else carried it that I could find it anywhere else. I think fisherman should never throw anything away in which parts can be taken from and sell to each other so these outfits won’t be taking so much of our money.

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Take trolling motor apart and replace part put back together = 30 minutes.
Drill larger holes and bore out = 30 minutes
Fix stripped threads (came with) and find new parts since it came with nothing but the basic part = 60 minutes

About Dave Tackett

Dave Tackett is from Sterling Illinois. An avid fisherman since childhood, he has fished all over the Midwest, mainly the Mississippi River pools 8-19. His home waters are pools 13 & 14. After fishing Bass tournaments for many years, he gave it up to fish for Walleye year round. He now guides and fishes for fun. He likes to take photos of the scenic places he visits on the river and likes to keep a video camera running to get footage for his Walleye DVDs. Photography is now where he most of his time working, using professional DSLR cameras and lens. These photos include landscape around the Mississippi River and the Rock River, river birds like eagles heron, egrets etc.
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