I had the same exact issue with mine. I didn't notice it right away but drained it out and ran it after and the motors both still worked. So took it home and didn't use it on the next couple of hunts due to the wind. Went to load it the next time and only one motor worked. Other completed seized up and dead. Probably all that water did it in. I'm not going to waste my time with it. I'll just move onto something else. Jerk cords are hard to deal with if you aren't right on the water line. Some places I hunt they just aren't feasible.