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    Re: Minn Kota Terrova - Cracked Shaft

    Well then, go with the epoxy solution I gave earlier and you should be fine.

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    Re: Minn Kota Terrova - Cracked Shaft

    Quote Originally Posted by Paintguy View Post
    My Minn Kota Terrova manual says the shaft is covered by a lifetime warranty.

    Jerry
    Just asked and they said you need original receipt and proof of purchase for the shaft. They will only provide the “shaft” and not the other pieces connected to it that will likely need to replaced. No labor is included as well. I think I was quoted around $400-$500 for the replacement including parts.

    I haven’t had time to work on it so will let you guys know how it goes.


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    Re: Minn Kota Terrova - Cracked Shaft

    Quote Originally Posted by Hercules100 View Post
    Hello: I think your shaft is under a lifetime guarantee. On some models the shaft is not removable from the motor case, it is one piece and they are not cheap 4/5 hundred...I would check with MinnKota before you attempt to do any repairs. For what is worth

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    My Minn Kota Terrova manual says the shaft is covered by a lifetime warranty.

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    Re: Minn Kota Terrova - Cracked Shaft

    Hello: I think your shaft is under a lifetime guarantee. On some models the shaft is not removable from the motor case, it is one piece and they are not cheap 4/5 hundred...I would check with MinnKota before you attempt to do any repairs. For what is worth

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    Re: Minn Kota Terrova - Cracked Shaft

    There is a way that it can be heat welded, seen it done on car parts and bumpers. I would re-enforce it with some pipe if possible, but again you would have to remove the motor to do that...….Jetspray
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    Minn Kota Terrova - Cracked Shaft

    Quote Originally Posted by AnglingWes View Post
    It’s a very easy replacement once you get the motor off the bottom of the shaft. Replacements are pretty inexpensive online.
    If you do try to glue it, JB weld is not going to penetrate. You need a very thin glue and drying agent, like what is used on model airplanes. The other option is to grind out the crack to 1/8 wide and use epoxy resin to fill the gap.


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    I’m going to try the 1/8th gap method with a dremel and fill it with marine Loctite. Worse comes to worse I’ll just have to replace the whole shaft if it doesn’t hold up too well.

    Thanks for the informative responses everyone! I’ll post some project pictures shortly.





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    Re: Minn Kota Terrova - Cracked Shaft

    It’s a very easy replacement once you get the motor off the bottom of the shaft. Replacements are pretty inexpensive online.
    If you do try to glue it, JB weld is not going to penetrate. You need a very thin glue and drying agent, like what is used on model airplanes. The other option is to grind out the crack to 1/8 wide and use epoxy resin to fill the gap.


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    Re: Minn Kota Terrova - Cracked Shaft

    The shaft is carbon fiber. A good 2 part epoxy will repair it if you can get it deep into the crack. Devcon makes a good epoxy that you can get at Lowes. However, before I attempted the repair, I'd call Minnkota and tell them what happened, they may replace it for you.

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    Re: Minn Kota Terrova - Cracked Shaft

    I'd be worried the JB weld that actually get INTO the crack won't be enough to hold it together if you scrape off the excess. The fit on the shaft as it slides is pretty tight, so you probably can't leave much JB weld residue on the outside.

    I'd probably just get the replacement shaft and be done with it.
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    Minn Kota Terrova - Cracked Shaft

    Hey guys. Just wanted to get some advice on a temporary fix to this before resorting to buying a new shaft and tearing the motor apart to fix it.

    Motor runs well. Steering works and thrust works and lift assist works just fine. The only thing is the shaft is cracked about 1/2 of the length down the middle (the cracked portion wouldn’t be under water when the motor is deployed).

    What do you guys recommend to bond this together and seal it up temporarily? I was thinking JB Weld and scrape it down to be flush with the shaft.



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