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    A few years ago a friend of mine found a killer deal on 2 x mojos. He took one, I took the other.
    Well the thing has been through several tough seasons and I noticed that the motor wasn't working the way it had been.
    There were 2 x field fixes.
    The on off switch wasn't working.
    It was a rat nest of impromptu wiring to fix it and keep going.
    Returning from a recent deployment I've run out of other chores so looking for things to do led me to tackle this.
    In order - as best I can....
    I started by drilling out the rivets to access the motor.
    Once removed, I inspected the toggle switch, wires, motor, connectors etc... they were in a poor state.
    I cut the connectors from the motor and toggle switch. Put new connections and heat shrunk them all.
    I replaced the motor with an old rc motor I had lying around.
    I then was a bit stumped for a toggle switch until I remembered I had an old flashlight that is in the trash - i fished it out and cannibalized the toggle switch - to my surprise it's waterproof.
    I then tested all the components - wouldn't you know it - it works once again.

    This was as minimalist as I could go. A busted rc car and flashlight provided me enough to get this going again.

    Yes - I left the old toggle on it as I didn't feel the need to plug the hole for aesthetics.
    Total cost of repairs:
    Time: 60 mins as I was entertaining 2 dogs.
    RC motor - free (Amazon had it for $19)
    Toggle switch - free (Amazon = 20 Circular switches for $14.99)
    6 x connections I'll estimate $1

    And 1 of the dogs seemed happy I was done as it was his dinner time I was infringing on.

    On to the next project.

    B.

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    Brandon MacDonald

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    Great save Brother.

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    Looks good nice save
    "Give a man a fish and he eats for a day, Teach a man to fish and he eats for the rest of his life"

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    I've gotta do this again over the Winter with my Higdon floater. I've fixed so many damn spinners it's not even funny!

    -Nick
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    Awesome. I have one of the original Canadaduks. It lasted 15 seasons on the original battery. I wrote them this year and tried to get a new unit, plus a replacement battery. The guy advised he has boxed up that business to pursue other interests. He has tons of motors and equipment to build another 100 units I think he said. If I was handy and had some space, I would buy it as I think he wanted about $10K. So if anyone is looking for a retirement or side business, his contact info is on the Canadaduk site. They are amazing units, all come with remotes and they have the best hard plastic wings. I truly believe it is the best hunting related product I have ever purchased. And NO, I am not in ANY way affiliated with the company or its owner.

    Anyway, got side-tracked there. Your efforts have motivated me to try drilling mine out and replacing the rechargeable battery as I think that is all that mine needs. FYI, his units are plastic welded and watertight so I am hoping all is good inside. I may post how it goes, but I am turd with tools and I am guessing there will be lots of cursing and band-aids involved. Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KennyT View Post
    Awesome. I have one of the original Canadaduks. It lasted 15 seasons on the original battery. I wrote them this year and tried to get a new unit, plus a replacement battery. The guy advised he has boxed up that business to pursue other interests. He has tons of motors and equipment to build another 100 units I think he said. If I was handy and had some space, I would buy it as I think he wanted about $10K. So if anyone is looking for a retirement or side business, his contact info is on the Canadaduk site. They are amazing units, all come with remotes and they have the best hard plastic wings. I truly believe it is the best hunting related product I have ever purchased. And NO, I am not in ANY way affiliated with the company or its owner.

    Anyway, got side-tracked there. Your efforts have motivated me to try drilling mine out and replacing the rechargeable battery as I think that is all that mine needs. FYI, his units are plastic welded and watertight so I am hoping all is good inside. I may post how it goes, but I am turd with tools and I am guessing there will be lots of cursing and band-aids involved. Cheers.
    For my Mojos, I just buy UB645 batteries from the local Gerrie Electric store instead of the Mojo branded ones. Think I paid $9 a battery for the last few I bought.

    -Nick
    Krete

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