Warren Updike Friday, May 06 2016 @ 04:16 PM EDT An excellent article. However, it misses some points worth mentioning. 1) Due to the lack of drip loop in the attached wires, water finds its way into the connectors and will create enough corrosion to increase resistance to the point that excessive heat can be generated. Do fix this. 2) Use a conductive grease on the connectors to inhibit corrosion and insure a good connection. 3) I was able to find a repair shop to replace the motor brushes and connectors. The motor is very heavy duty and well made. It should be very repairable. It will overheat and stop until cool if it has been over stressed.--- Graycruiser C320 #62 1994 "WARR DE MAR"