This MotorGuide electric outboard motor assembled of U.S.A andforeign components by MotorGuide, 835 W. 41st St., Tulsa, OK, USA,complies with requirements of Directives 89/392/EEC and89/336/EEC as amended.Larry RegisterMotorguide Business Unit ManagerMotorGuide835 W. 41st St., Tulsa, OK, USA90-10235R21 502

TABLE OF CONTENTSMaintenanceGeneral InformationHow to Replace the Propeller. 12Customer Responsibilities . 12Safety Do’s and Don’ts . 2Specifications . 2TroubleshootingWiring and Battery Recommendations . 2Transom Mount Installation . 4Trolling Motor . 13Pontoon Mount Installation . 5Mount . 13Bow Mount Installation . 5Bow Mount Operation . 6Repair Parts and ServiceOperation . 7For Repair Service . 14Tour ESFor Replacement Parts and Ordering. 14Making Final Touches . 8Features and Operation . 9How to Operate Motor . 9To Select Trolling Mode . 10First Time Setup . 1090-10235R21 5021GB

WIRING AND BATTERY RECOMMENDATIONSGENERAL INFORMATIONPlease read and retain this manual. The information containedin this manual describes the proper procedures for safelyinstalling, operating and maintaining your motor.Wire and cable routingThe description and specifications contained herein were ineffect at the time this manual was approved for printing.MotorGuide, whose policy is one of continual improvement,reserves the right to discontinue models at any time, to changespecifications, designs, methods of procedures without noticeand without incurring obligation. Transducer installation should be installed according to themanufacturer’s specifications, and cables routed separatelyfrom the trolling motor power cables. Route trolling motor wires on opposite sides of the boat fromother wiring, directly to trolling motor battery.IMPORTANT: Do not route transducer cable downtrolling motor power cord or foot pedal assembly cable.Route transducer cable down arm of mount, then intobow console.Safety and operating information that is practiced along withgood common sense can help prevent personal injury andproduct damage. Sensitive electronics, depth finders in particular, should beconnected directly to the main engine battery. If only a onebattery system, then connect with separate cables.WARNING Motorguide recommends isolating the trolling motorbattery(s) from the main engine battery.Disconnect trolling motor from battery(s) beforechargingIMPORTANT: Proper rigging guidlines Not having a common ground can cause corrosion. If leftunchecked, this problem will damage your motor.SAFETY DO’S AND DON’TSDo not allow children to operate the fishing motor withoutadult supervision. Establishing a common ground connection will allowincreased sensitivity and improve detail on sonar display.Do not modify the unit in any way or add accessories notintended for this motor. Establish a Common Ground – Common ground meansthe grounds for the main engine accessories and yourtrolling motor are connected to the same terminal.The propeller turns when the motor is running.Always disconnect power from motor when replacingprop, removing debris around prop, chargingbatteries, trailering boat or when the motor is not inuse.WARNINGBatteries contain sulfuric acid which can cause severeburns. Avoid contact with skin, eyes, and clothing. Thebattery also produces hydrogen and oxygen gaseswhen being charges. This explosive gas escapesthrough the fill vent cell caps and may form anexplosive atmosphere around the battery for severalhours after it has been charged. Electrical arching orflames can ignite the gas and cause an explosion whichmay shatter the battery and could cause blindness orother serious injury.Always make sure motor is securely locked intostowed position if using a gasoline motor to movequickly to another location, or when trailering boat.Be sure to secure loose items on boat before traveling athigh speeds across water.SPECIFICATIONSModelVoltsKwattsKilos30 HT120.206.4046 HT120.288.4054 HT120.349.4054 HTV120.3411.4046 FB120.2814.8054 FB120.3416.00 Battery Type – The recommended battery(s), 12 volt DeepCycle battery with at least 105 ampere hour rating or higher. Circuit Protection – MotorGuide recommends installing a50 amp manual reset circuit breaker in the trolling motorleads within (1.8 m) 72 inches of the battery(s). To order acurcuit breaker kit contact your local SuperCenter, order kitnumber MM5870. Wire Size – For optimum performance, MotorGuiderecommends the use of six (6) gauge wire if extendingexisting wire more than (3 m) 10 feet beyond the standardbattery cable supplies with product. Bow Plugs – For temporary trolling motor installations,MotorGuide recommends the use of a quality plug designedfor marine applications.GB290-10235R21 502

12 Volt battery hook-up24 volt battery hook-upfdeecdafghckba j1a. Black battery leadb. Red battery leadc. 50 amp circuit breaker2d. Main engine, bilge pumps,aerators, accessoriese. Common groundf. Power cablea. Battery Ab. Battery Bc. Main engine bilgepumps, aerators,accessoriesd. Common grounde. Power cablef. To foot pedal(ES models only)WARNINGBe sure all switches are in the OFF position beforeconnecting to batteries. Electrical arching near thebattery could ignite hydrogen gas and cause the batteryto explode.ibg.h.i.j.k.To optional sonar displayBlack battery lead (-)Red battery lead ( )Jumper wire50 amp circuit breakerWARNINGBe sure all switches are in the OFF position beforeconnecting to batteries. Electrical arching near thebattery could ignite hydrogen gas and cause the batteryto explode.1 Connect the red battery lead to the positive ( ) post of thebattery and connect the black battery lead to the negative (-)post of the battery. Install 50 amp circuit breaker in line withpositive lead.2 Connect the black battery lead to the negative (-) post of thebattery A. Connect the red battery lead to the positive ( )post on battery B. Connect a jumper wire to the negative (-)post of battery B and the positive ( ) post of battery A. Install50 amp circuit breaker in line with positive lead.90-10235R21 5023GB

36 volt battery hook-upTRANSOM MOUNT INSTALLATIONged2hfi45jak4a.b.c.d.Battery ABattery BBattery CMain engine, bilgepumps, aerators,accessoriese. Common groundf. Black battery lead (-)g. Power cable3lbmck2h. To foot pedal(ES models only)i. To optional sonar display(PinPoint ready modelsonly)j. 50 amp circuit breakerk. Jumpe wirel. Red battery lead ( )m. Jumper wire14CAUTIONWhen adjusting the tilt on your motor, keep fingers clearof area between column and bracket.WARNINGBe sure all switches are in the OFF position beforeconnecting to batteries. Electrical arching near thebattery could ignite hydrogen gas and cause the batteryto explode.Twist tiller models1 Clamp screws – The clamp screws allow for easy motorremoval and installation. Mount your motor on the transomthen tighten the clamp screws securely.4 Connect black battery lead of power cale to negative (-) post2 Tilt position pin – The pin allows user to adjust the tilt of theof battery A. Connect red battery lead of power cable topositive ( ) post of battery C. Connect jumper wire frompositive ( ) post of battery A to negative (-) post of battery B.Connect jumper wire from positive ( ) post of battery B tonegative (-) post of battery C. Install 50 amp circuit breakerin line with positive lead.motor. Push tilt position pin, adjust tilt of motor, and releasepin.3 Depth adjustment collar – The depth of the motor can beadjusted up and down by loosening the depth collar tensionknob located on the column directly above the mount. Thecolumn can be adjusted and motor positioned at the desireddepth by retightening the tension knob.4 Steering tension adjustment – To adjust the steeringresistance, simply tighten or loosen the tension knob locatedon front of the mount.5 Quick stow - Standard on SW models only.GB490-10235R21 502

PONTOON MOUNT INSTALLATIONa121, 2a. Mounting holesCAUTIONHow to install pontoon mountWhen adjusting the tilt on your motor, keep fingers clearof area between column and bracket. Carefully select the area on the deck to install mount. Using the mount base as a template, mark the mountingholes with a drill bit.1 On/Off speed control – Rotate handle clockwise to obtain Drill mounting holes with (6.5 mm) 1/4 inch drill bit and deburholes.forward speeds. Rotate handle counterclockwise for reversespeeds. Install the 4 stainless steel mounting bolts through bracketmounting holes.2 Kill switch – To stop motor position toggle switch to:To run motor position toggle switch to: Install the 4 stainless steel washers and nuts on bottom sideof deck and tighten securely.To use quik stowAllows you to stow motor vertically as you move from spot tospot. To lock the fishing motor in a raised position, unlock QuikStow lever and raise the fishing motor the full length of thecolumn and push the Quik Stow lever up. Leave lever unlockedwhile operating trolling motor.NOTE: The Quick Stow device is designed to be stiff to ensureextended life without slipping. To make the operation of QuikStow easier: If you are loosening the Quik Stow, pull up on column whilepushing lever down. If you are securing the Quik Stow, push down on columnwhile pulling lever up.If your transom did not come with Quick Stow you can order theQuick Stow kit (MGA052B6) from a Motorguide Super Center.90-10235R21 5025GB

BOW MOUNT INSTALLATIONaba1a. Standard bow mountb. Heavy duty breakaway mount with spring41 Select mounting position very carefully. Be sure to check forclearance in all motor positions, including running andstowing positions. Make sure there is a (5 cm) 2 inchclearance from top of deck to underside for mountingscrews.a. Down strap4 Use the front mounting holes that go through the plasticdecket and the rear mounting holes on mount base. Placethe mount in the desired position and use the base of themount as a template. Use a (6.5 mm) 1/4 inch drill bit to markthe mounting holes. Drill the marked holes with a 1/4 inchdrill bit into the deck (5 cm) 2 inches deep. Redrill each mounting hole with a (13 mm) 1/2 inch drill bit.2 Insert the rubber mounting isolators into the drilled holes.Position the wider side toward the outside of the mountbracket.2 To make the installation easier remove the motor from the Standard mount only - Position lock down strap betweenrear mount holes and rubber mounting isolators.Position the Velcro side down on the deck and the bucklefacing toward the outside of the boat.mount bracket by loosening the tension knob on the front ofthe mount. Place the mount bracket on the isolators and align the holes.Install the two longer screws into the front holes and the twoshorter screws into the rear holes. Tighten all the mountingscrews until the rubber isolators start to compress.Retighten mounting screws after the first couple of uses.a3**TIP: It is important that your bracket lays flush against theisolators before you bolt it to the deck. If it is not flush,you will put the mount in a bind as you bolt it down,making it difficult or impossible to unlatch. Onceinstalled, your bracket should latch securely with thelatch pins evenly in the latch, and release with a light,easy pull of the rope handle.a. Decket3 Using a phillips head screwdriver, secure decket to mountbase with the two decket screws provided in hardware bag.GB690-10235R21 502

BOW MOUNT OPERATIONAdjust steering tension: (Hand operated motors only.)abcd21a. Depth adjustment collarb. Steering tension knobc. Door knobd. Breakaway tensionknobs2 Loosen the steering tension knob until the motor shaft slidesfreely.Adjust motor depth:(Hand operated motors only.) Position the depth adjustmentcollar so the propeller blades will be submerged(15 to 30 cm) 6 to 12 inches below the water surface.(Foot operated motors only) Loosen the hinge door knoband adjust the motor height so the propeller blades will besubmerged (15 to 30 cm) 6 to 12 inches below the watersurface.WARNINGAdjust breakaway knobs on side of mount so motor willbreakaway when encountering underwater obstacles. Donot lubricate the breakaway handle or overtighten!Your trolling motor should be raised and lowered slowlyby rope to avoid damage to the boat and motor. To avoidpinching a toe or finger in the mount, keep hands andfeet clear of the mechanism when extending andretracting the mount.SPECIAL NOTE FOR 07 STANDARD BOW: It is normal forthe bow arms to bow out slightly and flex when motor isplaced in the stow position. The mount is designed thisway in order to keep pressure on the trolling motor duringrough water situations.Raise motor1 To raise the fishing motor out of the water into the stowposition, pull on the rope handle and raise motor until it laysdown into stowed position.Lower motorTo lower the motor into the water from the stowed position,lift up the motor using pull rope handle and lower motor downinto water.90-10235R21 5027GB

OPERATIONSDirectional indicatorSpeed control4153a3b23c2, 3, 42 The speed of your foot operated motor can be controlled withyour foot by rolling the speed control knob on the foot pedalto the desired speed. The speed control is either 5 speed orvariable, depending on your model motor. The speed controlknob on a 5 speed motor is numbered 1 through 5 andallows you to select a preset speed. The speed control knobon a variable speed motor allows infinite speed selection.1Constant/Momentary/Hi-bypassabc3 This 3 position switch provides constant on, momentaryvariable and hi-speed bypass.3a This allows motor to run continuously without the use ofthe On/Off switch.a. Straight aheadb. Right turnc. Left turn3b This allows motor to activate with the On/Off switch.3c This will automatically deliver full thrust when the on/offswitch is activated.4 On/Off Switch-This switch is located on side of the footWARNINGpedal. To activate the motor, depress the ramped switch pad.Permanent mountingDo not operate the unit while out of the water. Keepclear of the propeller. A rotating propeller can causepersonal injury.5 Determine the desired location that you wish to secure the1 Provides directional information at a glance. Pressing downon the heel of the foot pedal will steer the boat to the left.Pressing down on the toe of the foot pedal will steer the boatto the right.5foot pedal. Place the foot pedal in the desired location. Usinga (3 mm) 7/64 inch drill bit, run the drill through the holes inthe corners of the foot pedal base and into the boat deck.Using the four (4) #8 x 2" screws, run the screws through theholes in the foot pedal base and securely into the holes in theboat deck. (Refer to diagram above.)GB890-10235021 502

Weight plate mountingTOUR ES TROLLING MOTORSMAKING FINAL TOUCHESHard mounting the foot pedal to the deckaaa. Mounting HolesFor SW and FW models only.If you are planning to permanently mount your foot pedal, twoholes have been provided which allow you to screw the pedal tothe deck. These holes are located on the left and right side ofthe pedal on the pedal base. The holes are designed toaccommodate a flat head, #10, wood screw.If you prefer the freedom of moving the foot pedal to anylocation on the boat deck, you will need to mount the weightplate to give the foot pedal additional stability.If you would like to purchase a Weight Plate Kit for yourMotorGuide trolling motor, contact the MotorGuide SuperCenter. Order Weight Plate Kit part number MLP312315. Seethe back of your manual for the Super Center nearest you, orvisit our website at the foot pedal resistanceaba. Adjustment nutb. Ball detent screws – Do Not AdjustCAUTIONDo not adjust the ball-detent screws. They are factoryadjusted to give maximum feel to the pedal centerposition)The purpose of setting the pedal resistance is to make the pedalfeel the way that you want it to feel. You may adjust the clutchmechanism to change how firm the pedal feels. The pedalresistance can be adjusted using a phillips screwdriver and a(13 mm) 1/2 inch wrench. To make this adjustment, rock thepedal heel-down and either tighten or loosen the adjustment nutunder the pedal. Your pedal should operate smoothly withoutbinding or slipping.The pedal has a center position stop that you can feel whilerocking from end to end. This is done with the ball detent screwsshown in the figure. They are factory set to give maximumpressure to this feature and are not intended to be fieldadjusted.90-10235021 5029GB

Selecting Momentary ButtonsFEATURES AND OPERATIONaeaba. Press and hold button(s) to activateb. Press and release three timesdbcBoth momentary buttons are programmed to be active from thefactory. Tour ES allows the user the option of activating either orboth momentary buttons. If you prefer to have only one buttonactive. When the user programs only one button to be active,the other button automatically deactivates.f To select a momentary button:Press and hold the momentary button you want to be active,press and release the Constant button three times, then releaseall buttons. To activate both momentary buttons:Press and hold both momentary buttons, press and release theConstant button three times, then release all buttons.ghija. Heel/Toe action servopositioning pedalb. Stow/Run buttonc. Constant on buttond. Speed wheele. Selectable momentarybuttonsf. Lighted directional pointerGB10g. Stainless steel outer tubeand columnh. Pinpoint partner emblem(*select models)i. Battery cablej. *Connects to optionalPinpoint sonar imagingdisplay90-10235R21 502

TO SELECT TROLLING MODEAuto ON/OFF – Tour ES turns itself ON when deployed to therun position and turns itself OFF when stowed. Operation hasnever been so simple. Swing the motor into the water (runposition) and fish. When you have finished, hit the STOWbutton, which will position the motor to land on the bracketchannel, and pull it back into the boat and onto the bracket.eSE Motor Control – Tour ES uses the latest in micro processortechnology to monitor the motor performance at any speed andprevent damage. You can run it in the weeds at full power, ortake advantage of maximum thrust for extended periods of time.The Smart Electronics prevent the motor from drawingexcessive power, which conserves battery power and protectsthe motor from overheating. The result is superior thrust whenneeded and longer battery life for your fishing trip.dbcStraight Line Steering – The foot-pedal has a center detentposition which is calibrated to drag the boat in a straight line.Whenever you want the boat to be pulled in a straight line,simply rock the pedal to the center detent position and pressconstant on.a. Selectable momentarybuttonsb. Stow/Run buttonNote: this feature is dependent upon user calibration.c. Constant on buttond. Speed wheele. Constant off buttonMomentaryHOW TO OPERATE MO