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    Anybody have experience with a Riptide 112 lb thrust i-pilot trolling motor?

    Dave77Dave77 USAMember Posts: 1
    Hello Hurricaners. 2016 SS203 OB owner here, but new to me as of just 3 weeks ago. Buying a used boat can be an enigma, especially when the nearest Hurricane dealer is 100+ miles away. Right now my issue is getting a grip on the trolling motor. I downloaded the Minn Kota manual (such as it is), and discovered this is a 36V motor. This is a bit of a shock in that there are only TWO batteries connected to it! Besides derated performance, I am very concerned this setup will eventually damage the motor or the electronics. Anybody heard of this? All 4 boat batteries are in the stern, and it is a rats nest of wires and cables going here there and everywhere, including a battery switch for the starter batteries. I am wondering if somehow they have tied into the starter circuit for the missing 12 volts. There is a single red cable going from one of the trolling batteries to one of the one of the starter batteries. I contacted the previous owner; he seemed as surprised as me.
    I discussed this with Minn-Kota. They had never heard of it, had little opinion on it, but felt 36 volts was best (the safe answer).
    All this brings up another question as to the duty rating Hurricane uses in their trolling harness. Minn Kota specifies 60 amps and 8 AWG wire for this motor. That is very stout stuff. Given this is a "Coastal Edition" boat I am hoping Hurricane did the right thing here with a heavy duty harness. 
    Any guidance you can offer is appreciated.
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