T-H Marine G-Force Trolling Motor Handle
*Not recommended for use on Minn-Kota Edge or Motorguide Pro Models
Endorsed by Elite Series pro, Gerald "G-Man" Swindel, the G-Force Trolling Motor Handle is a quantum leap forward in trolling motor replacement rope technology. It features a rugged, nylon jacketed stainless steel cable with a large comfortable cushioned grip handle to solve the problem of the cheap lift & release ropes on today's trolling motors.
As trolling motors have become more powerful, complex and heavier, the lift systems from the manufacturers have not kept pace. Too often anglers are faced with broken ropes and handles often in critical times, especially tournament guys. The G-Force Trolling Motor Handle solves that problem once and for all. Designed to fit most trolling motor models, the G-Force Trolling Motor Handle even comes complete with a hook-n-loop strap to secure to the motor shaft while underway. Built to last and lift in the most difficult situations, the G-Force Trolling Motor Handle is the last lift & release system you’ll have to buy.
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Comments: I was hesitant to purchase this replacement due to bad reviews on the product. I found myself in a bind when my original Minn Kota cord broke for the final time and was beyond repair. I had to go to a local store for a new one, and they only had two to choose from, this one, or a super cheap looking Minn kota, so I decided on this one. The installation of this handle was easy, although the instructions showed an incorrect way to mount to my Fortex. The ball at the end of the cable had to run through the hole of the trolling motor pull arm the opposite way of the instruction manual. After reading these reviews I decided to beef up the washer inside of the handle by adding a second one. Make sure when you're tightening the set screws into the cable that you're apllying an equal amount of torque to each side of the deal that secures the cable preventing slippage through the handle. I HAVENT HAD ANY ISSUE IN THE SIX MONTHS IVE BEEN USING THIS PRODUCT. I ACTUALLY LOVE IT. ITS WAY MORE COMFORTABLE THAN THE ORIGINAL.DONT HESITATE TO BUY THIS PRODUCT. IF I WOULDVE LISTENED TO THESE REVIEWS I WOULDNT HAVE. GLAD I WAS FORCED INTO THE DECISION!
From: Reel reviews: Houston TX 2/6/17
Comments: My comment is in relation to reviews written in 2015 and 2014 listing either the T-H handle breaking or the washer system failing in the handle. I have a solution for cord/handle original parts and the after market replacements. First: the original handle and washers etc. will probably be just fine. Second: just replace the cord. The nylon lift cord on my new Minn Kota Foretrex 112 broke within two weeks. I replaced the cording with 3 feet of plastic covered stainless cable as big as the hole through mounting would allow: approx. 3/16 inch. The cost was less than $2.00 at the local hardware. I used the original washers and handle. The cable was thick enough to require a pliers to snug up the knots at both ends but once done it is now totally secure and the thick cable doesn't blow around in the wind. The most important question is why can't the trolling motor companies figured this out and put on the correct cable. There should be no need for after market fixes for a part this simple. And the after market replacements should be of a quality that does not break and thereby receive a negative review.
From: Warren Williams: Melrose MN 12/11/16
Comments: I have a different issue. This one could be corrected by me just paying closer attention, but nevertheless it is an issue. The cable, the whole reason to buy this because it won't wear out, wore through the covering on the cable that leads away from my trolling motor. Sawed right through it and pretty quickly, I might add. I had to make sure that every time I use the cable, it had to be against the housing of the trolling motor, not the cable. Had to repair my cable with black electric tape. I'm getting a new boat and I won't have one of these. Too many issues. I'm just gonna watch my cord.
Comments: After using this handle for over a year now, overall I feel it is a great improvement over a rope handle, BUT there is one modification that needs to be made. Like other reviewers here have experienced, I had the cable pull through the flimsy washer that was included with the kit during a tournament. Fortunately I found a small stainless nut that slid over the cable and got me back in action. I would definitely recommend that anyone installing this handle chunk the included washer in the trash and find you a small stainless nut that is similar in dimensions to use in its place.
From: Jeremy: Friendswood, TX 7/14/15
Comments: The handle is the weak link in this design. I had two handles break due to the washer and retainer pulling through the plastic inside the handle.
From: John: Houston, TX 6/16/15
Comments: Purchased to replace an OEM handle. Cable is great and very durable, but the handle is plastic and doesn't match the durability of the rest of the kit. The handle cracked and split open after a little more than a year of use & right in the middle of a tournament to boot. Manufacturer definitely needs to redesign the handle to take the abuse dished out in this application & match the durability of the cable.
From: Duke: Wake Forest, NC 6/14/15
Comments: Bought one of these and the handle broke after a month. Emailed the company and they wouldn't sell me just the handle. Would not recommend.
From: Jimmy: Waxahachie, TX 3/8/15
Comments: I installed handle correctly and went to the lake, put my minn kota in the water one time...once i was ready to move..grabbed my T-H Marine handle and was pulling my trolling motor out of water, cable pulled through handle
From: Jason: Nashvegas, Tn 11/8/14
Comments: After a few months of use, this cable failed. The washer assembly that connects to the release mechanism on the trolling motor pulled through the opening. An on the water repair was impossible with the basic tools I carry and was forced to install a basic pull rope I carry for situations like this. Wire cable is durable. Great. The connections used on the handle and trolling motor clearly are not which renders the durability of the cord useless.
From: Michael: Nashville, TN 7/13/14
Comments: Purchased the G-Force to replace the broken OEM pull-cable on my Motoguide (Digital Tour Series). I was initially very impressed with the G-Force, it seemed significantly better than the OEM system (Lasted 3 yrs.)\ But after less than a year of use the cable pulled through the cheap plastic handle.
From: Gilbert: Spring Branch, TX 7/13/14
Comments: ya'll must be abusing the heck out of this thing to break so many of them! i've had 2 of these (one on each of my last 2 boats) and both have been awesome to me. but i handle it with care
From: Kevin: TN 6/21/14
Comments: poorly made. broke first time out. cable pulled through the washers. Ruined my fishing day. Had to cancel and go in. Replaced with the oem cable from minnkota. Would not waste my money again
From: Curtis: Alamo, CA USA
Comments: Only the 3rd time out the handle split in half. TW will replace, but still. T-H Said they have came out with a new handle design and they will send me one of those, so we will see if that is any better. All in all I'm very disappointed. I could have went to Lowes and got the good vibration handle for less money and problems.
From: Chip: Fredericksburg, VA
Comments: Very nice handle and easy to install. After a few weeks, the cable slip from the handle.
From: Kenneth: Jacksonville, FL
Comments: Install was very easy, handle is very comfortable, but after a few weeks the same problem happened as everyone else (Handle cracked and the cable slipped out of the handle). Will use it until it breaks again. Would buy again IF they fixed this problem
From: Alex: CT
Comments: I had the same experience as Kyle. the 2nd time I took my boat out with this cable, the cable itself broke out of the handle. I tightened it down until the allen wrench bent so I bought a minn kota rope again. Wouldn't recommend.
From: Kristopher: Fort Worth, TX, USA
Comments: The handle broke the second time I used it. Pulled right through the bottom. I put the motorguide handle on it and it works great.
From: Kyle: Green Bay WI
Comments: Works great should have bought this long time ago, best price around. Install took all of 5 minutes absolutely love it....
From: A: lake view alabama
Comments: Very easy to install. The cable is very rugged and can take a beating, but the handle is plastic. My handle broke after about a month of use. I didnt bother calling to get a replacement just to have it break again. Instead I made a new handle out of a piece of stainless tubing. I wish the original handle had been made of aluminum or something more durable.
From: James: West Monroe, LA
Comments: Great Product! Installed on MinnKota very easily. Actually makes lifting the TM easier somehow. Saw the factory replacement rope/handle and had to laugh.. why would you go that route again if you know about this option!
From: Andy: Houma, LA
Comments: So easy to install on my motorguide, really cool accessory, would recommend to everyone
From: Willis: Panama City Beach, FL
Comments: Its easy to install , looks great , and TW low price, thats 3 of 3,it doesn't get any better than that
From: Lenny: So, Calif